Meet the Coaches

Mrs. Becky Barvick

Sports Coached at Chelsea: Varsity Girls’ Volleyball

 

Mr. Robert Farris

Sports Coached at Chelsea: JV Volleyball

Playing Experience: Competitively, Mr. Farris played football, soccer, baseball, and gymnastics (gymnastics was a long time ago) through middle school and some of high school. He played volleyball recreationally throughout high school and participated in intramural tournaments in college. Mr. Farris’s strongest sport is hockey, even though he has never had the opportunity to play for an organized team. From 1999 to 2009, he played hockey on lakes or frozen parking lots each winter and at rinks over the summers.

Years of Coaching Experience (at Chelsea): 7 years (5)

Interesting Fact: Mr. Farris’s favorite sport to play is Hockey. Though he never played on a club team, he had the opportunity to play against the Quinnipiac Universities men’s team during a year in which they had qualified to compete in the NCAA Division I men’s tournament.

 

Mr. Stephen Foster

Sports Coached at Chelsea: Varsity Cross-Country

Accomplishments: Mr. Foster has completed two half-marathons and several 5K races, finishing 2nd place in two of the races.

Interesting Fact: Mr. Foster can juggle and enjoys playing street hockey.

 

Mr. Tommy Mulvaney

Sports Coached at Chelsea: Middle School Cross-Country

 

Mr. Kieran O’Donnell

Sports Coached at Chelsea: Middle School Boys’ Soccer

Interesting Fact: Mr. O’Donnell is excited to be back on the pitch with the Knights for his first year coaching the MS soccer team. Since leading the Knights as the team captain back when he was a student at Chelsea, he went on to play college soccer both on the College team and at inter-murals. Kieran achieved the most improved player and Lion-heart award when playing varsity soccer at Chelsea and received the All-Academic award from the USCAA for maintaining a high GPA while on the college team.

 

Mr. Harold Siegel, Athletic Director

Sports Coached at Chelsea: Varsity Boys’ Soccer, Varsity Girls’ Soccer, Varsity Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ and Girls’ Futsal.

Playing Experience: Mr. Siegel has played soccer since the sixth grade. He also ran cross country, played lacrosse, and did some downhill ski racing (his best sport) in high school. During college Mr. Siegel raced road bicycles for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (a club team). After college he continued to play soccer on adult teams.

Accomplishments/Awards: Mr. Siegel began his coaching career in Michigan with several youth club teams which consistently won regular season and tournament titles. He also developed several players who went on to play in college. At Chelsea, his soccer teams are known for their purposeful possession and technical play. The boys’ team has won three consecutive DAC D II tournament titles along with the regular season title in 2018. In his first year with the girls’ program, the team won both the DAC D II regular season and tournament titles. In 2018, he earned DAC D II coach of the year award for both the girls’ and boys’ seasons.

Years of Coaching Experience (at Chelsea): 17 years (5)

Interesting Fact: Outside of soccer, Mr. Siegel loves to hike in the mountains, whether in the Shenandoah National Park or the 14ers in Colorado (anything with a lot of vertical).

 

Ms. Veronica Stephens

Sports Coached at Chelsea: JV Boys’ Soccer

 

Ms. Rachel Wilk

Sports Coached at Chelsea: Middle School Cross-Country

Experience: High School track, multiple 5k’s and 4 half marathons

Interesting Fact: Ms. Wilk enjoys exploring new places and she spent the summer backpacking around Europe.

Years of Coaching Experience: 2 years

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