Our Team

Directors

Executive Director

Blake Kaplan

Blake Kaplan is the Executive Director of GP Sports Camps and oversees all summer program operations, curriculum development, and staff recruitment. Blake has over 10 years experience with summer camps in the DC area. He currently serves as the Director of Operations for Prep and JV lacrosse coach; in past years he has served as the Director of Strength and Conditioning. Blake has been involved with every aspect of Sports medicine including rehabilitation in-patient and out-patient, as well as trains athletes from the professional to adolescent level, certified by NSCA and continues to represent SPARQ, Nike’s elite trainer program. Blake has a strong commitment to the physical and mental development of adolescents, he continues to strive to create the most productive and innovative environment to develop athletes of the future.
Assistant Director

Kristen Coleman

Kristen Coleman is the Assistant Director at GP Sports Camps. She is involved in year round operations and is responsible for camper enrollment, staff recruitment/development, and team training. Kristen graduated from the Academy of the Holy Cross in 2007 and coaches Varsity Lacrosse for the Tartans. Kristen received her undergraduate degree from Fairfield University where she played four years of Division I Lacrosse. Immediately following college, Kristen was accepted into Georgetown University’s graduate program and received her Master’s in Sports Management. Kristen is also the Director of Potomac Power Lacrosse.

Our Coaches

Baseball

Rob Begin

Originally from Princeton, NJ, Coach Begin graduated from Georgetown University in 2009, where he was an outfielder for the Hoyas baseball team. Coach Begin has been coaching the pitchers at Georgetown Prep since 2009 and is returning for his fourth year as camp director. A number of his pitchers have gone on to collegiate success and Georgetown Prep has won outright IAC championships in two of the four years he has been the pitching coach. He has held a number of other baseball camp positions, notably at Princeton and Georgetown Universities. He also teaches and works in the administration at Georgetown Prep.
Football Camp

Marc Richards

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

Dan Currently serves as the Athletic Director and Head Varsity Football Coach for Georgetown Prep.
Wrestling Coach

Cam Watkins

Cam Watkins has received more than his share of wrestling accolades. The former high school standout earned 196 wins and was named First Team All Met four straight years during high school. He went on to wrestle Division I at Old Dominion University while earning a degree in Sports Management. As the Assistant Coach for Georgetown Prep and the founder of High 5 Wrestling Club, wrestling remains a huge part of his life. He is thrilled to share his passion and love for wrestling with young athletes throughout the upcoming summer.
Boys Lacrosse Coach

Billy Falatko

Graduated from Georgetown Prep in ’09 and went on to play lacrosse at Providence College, where he was a 2 year captain. He has been coaching lacrosse for the past 8 years and am currently a coach for Georgetown Prep and Club Blue. In addition to coaching lacrosse, he is a member of the football coaching staff and works in the Dean of Students office, as well as the Resident Department at Georgetown Prep.
Athletic Trainers

Joe Spelta and Adam Brown

Boys Basketball Camp & Girls Basketball Camp

Larry Gray

Georgetown Prep Varsity Basketball Asst. coach
Girls Lacrosse Camp

Kristen Coleman

In her second year as head coach, Coach Kristen Coleman led the Tartans to their best season in program history. AHC ended the season with a 16-4 record and a 2nd place finish in the WCAC tournament. They ended the season ranked as the #4 team in the country. Under her leadership, AHC achieved its first national ranking and highest Washington Post ranking since 2007. Additionally, Coleman was named Coach of Year in the Montgomery County Gazette.

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 and is the President of Potomac Power Lacrosse.

Boys Soccer Camp & Girls Soccer Camp

Brian Danver, Eric McAndrew, other Prep Coaches

Brian Danver – Current Varsity Head Coach, more info to come.

 

Eric McAndrew –  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

Erika Murray

Erika Benke-Murray is the Field Hockey Camp Director. She graduated from Whitman High School where she earned recognition as All- Met, and All State, while being named All-County Player of the Year her Senior year. She then accepted a scholarship to play Division I Field Hockey at Central Michigan University. She currently is the head coach at Walter Johnson High School where she has been for the past 8 seasons. During Erika’s tenure at Walter Johnson, her teams have earned a Division Title, Regional Title, and appeared in the State Tournament. Her coaching philosophy was a key element to her 2012 team being awarded the Maryland State Sportsmanship Award. She has a track record of developing players that have participated in the National Futures Program, a Junior Olympian, and has sent numerous players on to compete at both the Division I and Division III level. Erika has also been named Montgomery County Coach of the Year (Gazette) twice over the past 8 seasons, most recently in 2012. Her passion for the game comes from her objective of teaching young women the sport of field hockey through improving the skill set required for continuous success, while keeping both the passion and enjoyment of what makes the sport to fun to her. Erika is a school counselor and mother of two that is entering her 5th season at Georgetown Prep Sports Camp.