“A coach will impact more people in one year than the average person will in an entire lifetime” – Billy Graham
There are a number of new faces visible in the BFA Fairfax athletic facilities this winter season. With athletic activities experiencing some of the highest participation rates in school history, it takes a special group of people to take on the very important role of coaching our various athletic teams. When we hire coaches, we are not only looking for people that know the game. More importantly, we are looking for people who we believe will allow the fields of play to be an extension of the classroom; one in which students not only learn and improve their specific sports skills but also acquire valuable life skills THROUGH their sports participation. Please join us in welcoming our newest members of the BFA Fairfax Athletics family!
Kevin Duquette – JV Boys Basketball
“After coaching for 6-7 years at the rec level, I was presented with a unique opportunity to fulfill a dream and coach some of the most talented group of young men I have ever met. As well as joining the beginning of what is and will be an incredible program. Thank you for the opportunity, Fairfax! GO BULLETS!!”
Mike Bruso – JV Boys Basketball
“I have a huge amount of time invested with this junior varsity group. I have been coaching this group since there were in first grade and wanted to continue to help them develop to varsity players.”
Jacob Kent – JV Girls Basketball
“I look forward to coaching at BFA because it’s a great way to be more invested in our community. While high-school sports are a lot of fun, they are also a great opportunity to develop positive skills and attributes in our youth at a vital age. I’m excited for a great season!”
Chris Benjamin – 7th Girls Basketball
“I’ve been coaching for over a decade with the last six years focused on the Fairfax/Fletcher community through both the Fairfax Fletcher Youth Basketball Program as well as the Fairfax Fletcher Westford Little League. I sit on the board of directors for the youth basketball program and enjoy watching the development of skills, maturity and especially team chemistry as players progress through the years. I’m thrilled to continue to work as a BFA Coach with this special group of young women, including my daughter Faith, who I’ve seen develop and grow since beginning in first grade. Go Bullets!!!”
Ben Albee – 8th Girls Basketball
“I have a lifelong interest in and passion for sports. This, coupled with the real joy I find working with kids makes coaching the perfect balance. Through coaching, I hope to instill a love of physical activity, competition, and teamwork that will far outlast the athletes’ playing days at BFA.”
Danielle Rothy – Middle School Cheerleading
“Having participated in athletics at BFA in middle and high school, I am thrilled to be back as a coach. I hope to be able to provide an amazing experience and give opportunities to the same program that gave so much to me.”
Patrick Sheehan – 8th Boys Basketball
“I have been a resident of Fairfax since 2006. I have coached youth Basketball, Football, and Baseball. I have always been impressed with the way Fairfax shows up to support its teams even for road games. I am excited to be a part of such an energetic and caring community!
I love the way that the Patriots Youth Football program works alongside the school teams so that the players are given a consistent message during their development. I would love to be a part of building something similar to that in Basketball, a sport that I have loved for as long as I can remember!”
On behalf of the entire BFA Fairfax Athletic Department, we look forward to seeing all students, fans, and families at our various games, races, and other events. Your support for all coaches and student-athletes is greatly appreciated and is a large part of what makes our athletic community so great.