Coach Paro currently serves Prep in a number of capacities. He is the Athletic Director, Head Football Coach and the Director of the Georgetown Prep Golf Operations and GP Golf Camp. Coach Paro brings a wealth of teaching, coaching, administrative and leadership experience to GP Sports Camps. Coach is an alumnus of Prep, received his BA in Liberal Arts at Denison University and his Masters of Athletic Administration from Ohio University. As a graduate assistant at Ohio University he also served as an Assistant Football Coach.
Since 1997, Coach Paro has served as Director of Georgetown Prep Golf Operations and GP Golf Camp. He has created an atmosphere that provides skill development, golf etiquette, educational understanding as well as the implementation of the rules, along with the competitive spirit of the game. Having grown up playing competitive golf, Coach Paro understands all levels of the educational experience that needs to be provided to aspiring young golfers. Prep’s Golf Camp staff consists of former high school and college players, along with young adults who know the game of golf and value the development of young campers.
Dan Paro’s football career includes many honors while coaching as well as playing a variety of positions. His accomplishments lead to All-American recognition and his participation in the NFL draft. He participated in NFL training camps in the early 1980s with the Detroit Lions and the Washington Redskins. The Redskins were the defending Super Bowl Champions at that time.
As Prep’s athletic Director, Coach Paro is actively involved in a variety of coaching, administrative and student athlete-related organizations. They include the American Football Coaches Association, Maryland High School Football Coaches Association, The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc., Maryland State Athletic Directors Association and National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association (NIAAA)
As a student-athlete at Great Valley High School in PA, Carl won 152 matches during his four years and received Pennsylvania All-State recognition twice. That led him down a path to wrestle at the Division 1 College level. University of Maryland Head Wrestling Coach and two time Olympian, Kerry McCoy had recruited Buchholz out of high school. Buchholz initially committed to Rutgers University. After two seasons, though, Buchholz sought a change and transferred to nationally acclaimed, University of Maryland. His career at Maryland would finish with the same intensity and success that had carried him to that point.
“It’s the mental toughness that wrestlers have that a lot of other people don’t have,” Buchholz said. Buchholz helped U. MD clinch matches against top NCAA opponents, Purdue and Nebraska. In one season, he cut 50 pounds to wrestle at a lower weight class for U.S. nationals. “He showed his dedication,” Coach McCoy remarked. Buchholz achieved Asics University Wrestling Freestyle All-American honors as well. Coach Buchholz, looks to bring this his experience and what he has learned from top coaches to his campers at Prep’s Wrestling Camp, while doing so in a fun and positive environment.
Before UDC, Coach Urick served at Georgetown University for ten years as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator. In his ten seasons at Georgetown, he helped 24 players earn All-American accolades including coaching three Conference “Offensive Players of the Year.” He coached at Cornell University for one season before Georgetown.
As a player, Coach Urick is one of the most decorated players in Georgetown University lacrosse history. He captained the 1999 and 2000 teams and was named All-American as a junior and senior. He is the all-time leading goal scorer in Georgetown history.
Coach Urick played professionally in Major League Lacrosse (MLL) for nine seasons. Playing for the New Jersey Pride and the Chesapeake Bayhawks, he retired in 2009 as the third all-time leading goal scorer in MLL history. In 2006, Coach Urick led team USA to a silver medal in the World Lacrosse Championships and was the team’s leading scorer.
Coach Urick graduated from Georgetown in 2000 with a B.A. in Government with a minor in Theology. He is a member of the Potomac Chapter of the US Lacrosse and James W. Robinson High School hall of fames. He was selected to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Board of Directors. He and his wife, Peggie, reside in Bethesda, Md., with their sons, Parker (4) and Ryan (2).
His coaching philosophy at Prep involves being personable, and enabling his players to relate easily to him, knowing he too was in their shoes navigating both athletics and academics. He pushes his players to be “confident but not cocky, proud but not complacent”. He maintains “championship expectations” of them in practices and games but helps them transform the pressure into constructive energy in the quest for a league title.
Before coming to Prep, Coach Eskow worked as an assistant basketball coach for 3 seasons at Catholic University of America. Eskow’s firm knowledge of the game and understanding of player development made him an asset to the Cardinal coaching staff. His duties included work with CUA’s big men, scouting, video breakdown and game planning. His player development work with center Chris Kearney – who went on to play professionally in Spain – helped him blossom into a first-team All-American.
While a student at American University, he also was the AU Men’s Basketball team manager, then head manager for 4 seasons and working closely with AU players and coaches, including video analysis work and team logistics. Prior to graduating from the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Md., he was a two-year student varsity assistant basketball coach. For many recent summers he had been an assistant coordinator for the Hoop Group DC Metro Showcase and Big Shots tournaments.
Coach Coleman played Division I Lacrosse at Fairfield University, where she was team captain, and at Georgetown University where she finished her career as a fifth year graduate player.
At Fairfield, she set the single-season record for points (90) and goals (68) as a freshman and assists (27) as a sophomore. By her junior year she set the career record for goals (186), points (257) and assists (71). In 2008, she was MAAC Rookie of the Year and Fairfield Freshman Athlete of the Year. She was a three time IWLCA All-Northeast Region Second Team performer, a two-time MAAC Offensive Player of the Year winner, and a three time First Team All-MAAC honoree. She was also a three time member of the MAAC All-Academic Team. Kristen graduated from Fairfield as a US Lacrosse All-American.
Following a serious knee injury suffered before her senior season, Ms. Coleman transferred to Georgetown University where she finished her lacrosse career and obtained her Master Degree in Sports Management. Kristen was a leading scorer for the Hoyas and was nominated to play in the North vs. South Senior All Star Game representing Georgetown. She was also selected for the IWCLA Academic Honor Roll.
Ms. Coleman graduated from the Academy of the Holy Cross in 2007 where she is currently the head coach for the Varsity lacrosse team. During her high school career she was a four year Varsity Lacrosse player, serving as team captain during her junior and senior years. She was a 2007 U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American, and a three-time All-WCAC player, two time team MVP, and 2nd team All-Met. AHC finished her senior year ranked #6 in the Washington Post. As a senior, she tallied 89 goals and 44 assists and their team record was 18-2.
Coleman currently works in the Athletic Department at Georgetown Preparatory School.
He was captain of the soccer team his junior and senior year, was named All-IAC his junior and senior year and led the league in scoring his senior year.
Additionally he was a goal keeper on his club team, a team that won multiple state and regional championships. As a goal keeper he was a member and captain of Maryland’s Olympic Development team throughout high school.
He went on to play soccer at Georgetown University as a goal keeper.
In 2002 he returned to Prep to help coach soccer.
Her coaching philosophy was a key element to her 2012 team being awarded the Maryland 4A State Sportsmanship Award. Benke-Murray was recognized as the All-Gazette coach-of-the-year (Montgomery County) in 2008 and 2012.