Tim Gunn finished his second season as the head baseball coach at Germantown Friends School. Gunn brings extensive collegiate level coaching experience to the GFS program. He has been Swarthmore College’s Assistant Baseball Coach since 2009. At Swarthmore, Gunn helped the team make the NCAA Division III Playoffs for the first time in school history. His resume includes his ongoing roles as Head Coach at the Maplezone Sports Academy in Great Valley, PA, and Head Coach/ Baseball Instructor at the All Star Baseball Academy in Broomall, PA. In 2010, he was also the Head Coach of the summer Wood Bat program at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
Coach Bergstrom Mark, who is also the Head Athletic Director at Germantown Friends School, enters her 13th season as Varsity Lacrosse Coach. During past seasons, the program has won four Friends’ League Championships and been a league Finalist every other year. More than 30 of her athletes have gone on to play Division I or Division III lacrosse at schools including Dartmouth, Penn, Middlebury, Bates, Bowdoin, Howard, Wesleyan, MIT and Davidson. Bergstrom Mark has extensive experience coaching youth to elite players at camps, clinics, and tournaments at the local and national level. During her own playing career at Columbia University, she was the leading scorer for Division I Lacrosse, Ivy League Lacrosse and Field Hockey Teams. Coach Bergstrom Mark is also the Director of the GFS Summer Camps.
Proud to be a GFS Alumni, Class of 1999, Coach Robinson returned to GFS to teach science in the fall of 2004. While a student at GFS, she was a three-sport athlete, won three championships and was also a member of the very first GFS Varsity Softball Team. After high school, she continued her education at the University of Delaware majoring in biology education. Before graduating magna cum laude, she founded the Girls’ Club Basketball Team. Since her return to Germantown Friends School, Coach Robinson has spent a total of eight seasons coaching with girls’ softball and basketball. From 2004-2009 she was Head Junior Varsity and Assistant Varsity Coach. While working with the Junior Varsity the team won two JV Championships and the Varsity went to play-offs every year. Now she enters her sixth season as Head Varsity Softball Coach and holds high expectations to continue building the program that she was part of in the very beginning.
Coach Robinson adds on a personal note, “Athletics have helped shape the person I am in terms of providing me with a sense of confidence, independence and perseverance and I work everyday to instill that in each of the girls I coach.”
Kim will be heading up both the Boys and Girls Varsity Tennis squads for her second year. She brings a depth of coaching experience to the Tennis program, having coached all levels and genders of tennis at GFS, in addition to her experience playing on the Division I Columbia University tennis team. Kim has been a teacher and coach at GFS since 2010. Kim’s tennis experience extends back to her junior tennis career while playing in high school. Her team won the Eastern Division State Championship in her senior year at Immaculate Heart Academy in Washington Township, NJ. At Columbia, Kim competed against top Division I players and gained valuable match play experience playing singles for the Lions. After graduation, she was led to Germantown Friends because of its similarities to her own high school; both schools are known for intensive academics and strong sports. After coaching several successful seasons in both girls and boys tennis, in addition to middle school squash, Kim was prepared to take on the role of Boys and Girls Varsity Head Coach. Kim notes that her teaching ability plays a strong role in her coaching, especially due to the individual nature of tennis. “Individuals learn in a wide variety of styles,” she comments, “and I work with athletes individually so that I can get ideas across in the style that works best for each person.”
Coach Myran has been and integral part of the Germantown Friends School faculty since 1988. Currently, he works as the Head Varsity Boys’ Track Coach, Middle School Basketball Coach, 10th Grade Advisor/College Advisor, and Physical Education Teacher. Entering his 16th season as Head Coach of the Boys’ Track and Field Team, Coach Myran has led the Tigers to eight Friends’ School League Championships (1996-98, 2004, 2006-08 & 2012), two Penn Relays Championships in DMR Championship of America (2008) and 4x400m Independent School Champions (2003) as well as a PAISSA State Championship in 2010.
Throughout his time at GFS, Coach Myran has also held the titles of Director of Boys’ Athletics (1997-2006), Physical Education Department Head (1992-1995), Assistant Athletics Director (1991-1997), and Adventure Education Instructor and Life Issues Instructor.
Coach Hewitt, now in his 11th year as the GFS Head Boys’ Cross Country and Distance coach, contributes a great amount of knowledge and experience to the athletic staff. He also has worked with Boys & Girls Indoor Track and Field and Girls’ Outdoor Track & Field. An alumnus of Saint Joseph’s University, class of 2003, Hewitt competed as a cross-country athlete at the Division 1 level. As a member of SJU’s Cross-Country team, he served as captain his senior season and helped lead the Hawks to a second place finish in the Atlantic 10 conference. Since arriving at GFS, he has continued to lead his teams to success. Hewitt has guided the GFS program to 7 straight Friends Schools XC titles (2004-2010) and 5 straight PA Independent State XC titles (2006-2010). In 2007 and 2009, the GFS Cross Country Team has been ranked top 15 nationally (10th in 2007, 14th in 2009) and featured in The Harrier magazine, Dyestat.com, Milesplit.us, and ESPN Rise. He has coached 8 athletes to 13 All-American Honors, which included an NSIC Indoor National 2-mile Champion in an all-time Indoor PA record and an all-time PA Indoor record in the 4x1 Mile Relay. In 2008, the Tigers won the Penn Relays Distance Medley Championship of America and in 2009 qualified as one of 22 schools in the nation for the Nike Cross Nationals (NXN) in Portland, Oregon. In accordance with his team’s success, Hewitt has been recognized as a three- time Pennsylvania Independent Schools Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2006, 2008, and 2009.