Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Bishop Ward welcomes new coaches

Courtesy of Bishop Ward High School

Change is on the horizon at Bishop Ward High School as they hope to strengthen two of their athletic programs both physically and spiritually by welcoming two new coaches to its athletic department.

The boys’ basketball team will have new leadership in Brian Gavin as their new head coach for the 2015-16 season.

Gavin’s experience ranges from being an assistant men’s basketball coach and weight lifting instructor at Kansas City Kansas Community College where he helped coach for two seasons to most recently coaching basketball at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park, Kan.

Gavin was assistant coach for the varsity team at St. Thomas Aquinas, where he was primarily responsible for player development.

“I believe players must be well rounded in faith, academics, athletics and service. Our talents and our passion for sports are given to us by God. Sports give us an opportunity to make the best of our physical abilities. You need to be where you're supposed to be, have a good attitude and appreciate what a blessing it is to go to Bishop Ward,” said Gavin.

Bishop Ward will also be welcoming Kelcie Cater as the new head cheer coach. Cater is a member of the Kansas City Tap and Ballet Company and previously coached at Miss Marias Dance and Acrobatic Studio in Lenexa, Kan.

Cater will bring award winning choreography and coaching experience to the Bishop Ward cheer team.

Cater is very excited to coach the Bishop Ward cheer team and looks forward to the new school year.

“My goal is to help the girls enjoy the sport of cheer, learn new skills, make lifelong friends, and support our school with a tremendous amount of spirit. With hard work, endurance and a lot fun, the future is bright. I want our team to grow spiritually and be determined to embrace the abundant life God has for each of us,” said Cater.