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2018 Spring Hurricanes Coaches

 

The Gainesville Hurricanes is pleased to announce the coaches for the 2017-18 AAU/Travel season.  This marks the Hurricanes eighth year to provide expanded opportunities for youth to play and enjoy the game of basketball, support the development of character, sportsmanship and advance the visibility of youth basketball in the Gainesville, VA. and surrounding areas.

The Hurricanes are proud to have a highly qualified and dedicated coaching staff.  All Hurricanes Coaches are VHSL Certified and are required to complete the NFHS concussion course.  The Hurricanes strive to not only continue the development of its student athletes, but for its coaches as well.

 

BOYS

3rd Grade

Head Coach-Steven Brooks

Coach Brooks was raised in Fairfax City, where he played golf and a lot of basketball.  He has four boys of his own and almost all of them play basketball all year long.  his plan is to continue coaching all his boys and to provide a level of mentorship to these young men and to help them reach their basketball goals.

Coach Brooks has been both an assistant and head coach for local recreational youth basketball for 7 years.  This will be his second year coaching AAU with the Hurricanes.  He believes in teaching how to control the pace of play and playing with sound fundamental team basketball.  he expects hard work, listening and for all his players to respect the game and have fun while doing it.  Each player selected to be on his team must represent themselves, the game and the Hurricanes organization with respect and pride.

4th Grade

Head Coach- Stephen Richards

 

 

5th Grade

Head Coach- Sam Stiggers

 

 

6th Grade

Head Coach-Chris Chipps

Coach Chris Chipps has been coaching and training student athletes for competitive basketball in the Gainesville area for the past eleven years. He has coached youth recreational, winter travel, competitive AAU and High School teams.

Coach Chris Chipps completed five years coaching in the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League (FCYBL) winter travel program in both D2 and D1 divisions. He has served as Head Coach for seven years in competitive AAU divisions from grades 3rd through HS.

Coach Chipps is a Virginia High School League (VHSL) and National Federation of High School (NFHS) certified coach. Coach Chipps served three years as the Girls Junior Varsity Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach at Battlefield High School.

Assistant Coach-Karli Chipps

Coach Karli Chipps has served as Head Coach for student athletes in the Hurricanes Crossover program for three years. Coach Karli has served as assistant coach and as a trainer for the past six years, including serving as a counselor at the Battlefield High School Summer camp and multiple Hurricanes training events.  Coach Karli enjoys working with the student athletes to share her experience and passion for basketball.

 

7th Grade (Purple)

Head Coach Steve Swanson

 

 

7th Grade (Black)

Head Coach-TBD

 Accepting applications

 

8th Grade (Purple)

Head Coach-Rick Gerber

 

Coach Gerber has been a youth basketball and football for 15 years with the past 8 years in Prince William County. Coach Gerber has coached at the School, Recreational and AAU levels. Coach Gerber brings a passion for fundamentals while developing and teaching young athletes how to manage the mental aspect of athletics through adversity and learning to count on the player next you while giving maximum effort on the court. Coach Gerber was a 4 year letterman in football and basketball in High School and at the Collegiate level. He now resides in Gainesville, VA with his wife and two children.

 

8th Grade (Black)

Head Coach-TBD

Accepting applications

  

 

9th Grade (Purple)

Head Coach-Jeff Bergman

Coach Bergman has been coaching and training student athletes for over 15 years in the Gainesville Virginia area.  He was a varsity letterman in high school basketball as well as an intramural basketball player in college.  He has been a youth basketball coach for 11 years with the Gainesville Basketball Association as well as with the Gainesville Hurricanes. Coach Bergman is entering his fourth year with the Gainesville Hurricanes organization.  He is a dual licensed soccer head coach for 27 consecutive seasons with the Virginia Soccer Association as well as a USA Football trained assistant while he coached with the Gainesville Grizzly football organization.

 

10th Grade

Head Coach- Eric Field

Coach Field has been coaching athletes for over 11 seasons.  He has coached with the Gainesville Basketball Association for seven seasons including several seasons as an assistant and head coach for boys and girls travel teams.  He has also been coaching boys and girls AAU basketball teams for the past four seasons.   

In addition to basketball, Coach Field has been both an assistant coach and head coach for football and lacrosse with the Gainesville Grizzlies and Brigade Lacrosse, respectively.  Coach Field played three seasons of high school varsity basketball in his home state of Maine, and was an assistant high school varsity coach while attending the University of Maine.

 

 

 

 

GIRLS

3rd/4th Grade

Head Coach- Shawn Chen

 

 

 

5th Grade

Head Coach- TBD

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6th Grade

Head Coach- Andrea Chipps

Coach Andrea has been coaching and training student athletes for in the Gainesville area for the past seven years. She has coached youth recreational, winter travel and competitive AAU basketball teams. Coach Andrea is in her fifth year coaching for the Gainesville Basketball Association winter travel program and competitive AAU. Coach Andrea is a licensed soccer coach and has spent a number of year coaching youth recreational and travel soccer.  She is also currently serves as a certified soccer and basketball referee. She was also a three year letterman in basketball while attending High School in Portland, OR.

 

 7th Grade

Head Coach Andrea Chipps

 

 

 

8th Grade

Head Coach Eric Field

Coach Field has been coaching athletes for over 11 seasons.  He has coached with the Gainesville Basketball Association for seven seasons including several seasons as an assistant and head coach for boys and girls travel teams.  He has also been coaching boys and girls AAU basketball teams for the past four seasons.   

In addition to basketball, Coach Field has been both an assistant coach and head coach for football and lacrosse with the Gainesville Grizzlies and Brigade Lacrosse, respectively.  Coach Field played three seasons of high school varsity basketball in his home state of Maine, and was an assistant high school varsity coach while attending the University of Maine.

 

 

High School Division

Head Coach-Chris Chipps

Coach Chris Chipps has been coaching and training student athletes for competitive basketball in the Gainesville area for the past eleven years. He has coached youth recreational, winter travel, competitive AAU and High School teams.

Coach Chris Chipps completed five years coaching in the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League (FCYBL) winter travel program in both D2 and D1 divisions. He has served as Head Coach for seven years in competitive AAU divisions from grades 3rd through HS.

Coach Chipps is a Virginia High School League (VHSL) and National Federation of High School (NFHS) certified coach. Coach Chipps served three years as the Girls Junior Varsity Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach at Battlefield High School.