Our Team

Our Coaches

Baseball

Rob Begin – Director, Baseball Camp

Coach Begin is currently a faculty member, administrator and coach at Georgetown Preparatory School. Besides his duties teaching English and working in the Admissions Office, he has been the Varsity Pitching Coach at Prep since 2009. Coach Begin has been running the GP Sports Baseball Camp since 2012 and also oversees Prep’s summer baseball program for incoming, JV and Varsity players. Coach Begin got his start coaching at a camp he was recruited out of: the Princeton University Baseball Camp. While an outfielder at Georgetown University, he returned to Princeton (his hometown to boot) as a coach. After also coaching at Georgetown Camps throughout college- a practice he continues to this day with his old head coach- he accepted a position coaching at Georgetown Prep while also teaching in DC Public Schools as a DC Teaching Fellow. Coach Begin is now in his sixth year on the English Faculty and in the Admissions Office at Prep. He has seen many of his pitchers go on to college success as the Prep baseball program has won or shared 4 IAC Championships in his time. He has also coached at many local camps, showcases and clinics in his capacity on Prep’s coaching staff.
Football Camp

Marc Richards – Director, Football Camp

Coach Richards started all 3 years as varsity QB during Prep’s 32-game unbeaten streak between 1986-1988, and all 3 years on the varsity basketball team as the point guard. He earned honorable mention All-Met as a sophomore, 2nd team All-Met as a Junior and Senior in football and All-IAC for two seasons as a football player and basketball player. He started at William & Mary as a defensive back and had the opportunity to play in several NCAA playoff series games and the Epson Ivy Bowl in Japan.  Coach Richards is currently the Offensive Coordinator and QB Coach at Prep.
Golf Camp

Dan Paro – Director, Golf Camp

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)

Boys Lacrosse Coach

Scott Urick – Director, Boys Lacrosse Camp

Scott Urick is the head coach of Prep’s varsity lacrosse team.  Coach Urick was named the program’s head coach on July 8, 2016.  Before coming to Prep, Coach Urick oversaw the lacrosse program at the University of the District of Columbia.  He was hired in 2012 as the school’s first ever head lacrosse coach and guided the program for four seasons.

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).

Athletic Trainers

Joe Spelta and Adam Brown

Boys Basketball Camp & Girls Basketball Camp

Larry Gray, Nate Koenig – Director, Basketball Camp

Coach Nate Koenig was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He attended Bethesda Chevy Chase High School where he contributed to two Regional Championship teams, one that made it to the State Semi-Finals and the other to the State Finals.
Nate played college basketball at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. While at Catholic, Nate studied Psychology and was a captain of the first Landmark Conference Championship team in school history.

From 2014 – 2016, Nate owned and operated his own soccer and basketball camp, Bethesda Chevy Chase Sports Camp, but decided to join the team at Georgetown Prep last summer. Nate currently serves as a Reading Intervention Teacher, 7 th Grade Team Leader and Testing Coordinator at Francis Scott Key Middle School in Silver Spring, Maryland. He continues to stay involved in basketball throughout the school year by coaching the Boys Basketball Team at Key.
Go Eagles!
Nate is extremely excited to be back at Prep for his second consecutive summer! The success of the basketball program would not be possible without the support of our wonderful campers and dedicated parents!

Girls Lacrosse Camp

Logan Smet and Delaney Muldoon – Director, Girls Lacrosse Camp

Logan Smet is a rising senior at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. She is a standout player for the Hawks Division 1 Women’s Lacrosse Team, and is majoring in Communication. Succeeding both on the field and in the classroom she received a spot on the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference all Academic team for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. Before Monmouth, Smet played both basketball and lacrosse for 4 years at the Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington, Maryland where she received the teams Tartan Award for Spirit. Logan Smet is one of six kids, and is from Rockville, Maryland.

 

Delaney attended high school at The Academy of the Holy Cross. Earned U.S. Lacrosse All-America First Team and USA Today Honorable Mention All-America. Also, lettered in soccer and basketball at AHC. Played club for the MC Elite Lacrosse program and a current coach for the club. Currently, a junior at Pennsylvania State University and a member of the lacrosse team. Team has reached the Final Four of the NCAA Championship the past two years. Majoring in psychology in hopes of attending nursing
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Boys Soccer Camp & Girls Soccer Camp

Eric McAndrew, Brian Danver, Harrison Gibert – Director, Soccer Camp

Coach McAndrew graduated from Georgetown Prep in 1994.

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.

Field Hockey Camp

Karen Mata – Director, Field Hockey Camp

Karen Mata has been playing field hockey since middle school. She graduated from Walter Johnson High school in 2012, where she played on the field hockey team. Karen then went on to play field hockey at the Stevenson University from 2012-14. During her time at Stevenson, Karen was a part of the NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad. She then transferred to the University of Maryland, College Park to continue to pursue a degree in biochemistry and she joined the club field hockey team. During the fall 2015 season, Karen coached junior varsity at Walter Johnson and coached u14 and u16 club for KOA Sports. Karen is currently head coach of the WJ field hockey program and is excited for the future.