Tim Gunn is in his fourth season as the head baseball coach at Germantown Friends School. Coach Gunn brings extensive collegiate level coaching experience to the GFS program.
In his first season in 2012, the Tigers won the Friend's School League Title and finished runner-up in 2013.
Gunn's playing days were spent at Saint Joseph's University where he was a three-year starter at first base. He finished his career in the top 10 all-time in hits, doubles, home runs and RBI. He hit .325 with seven home runs and 16 doubles as a senior.
Gunn spent his prep years at St. Joseph's Prep in Philadelphia where he played in the Carpenter Cup for three seasons and was named first team All-City as a Senior.
In the summer of 2001, Gunn coached the Brooklawn American Legion program that won the National Championship with a final record of 56-4. In 2003, he guided the junior legion squad to the State Final game.
In the summer of 2004, he was an Assistant Coach for the Outer Banks Daredevils of the Coastal Plains college summer league, his team finished runner-up on the season. In the summer of 2005, Gunn coached in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League with the Brewster Whitecaps.
From 2006-2007, he was the hitting instructor at his alma mater, Saint Joseph's, before he moved on to Swarthmore College from 2009-2011 where he helped the team make the NCAA Division III Playoffs for the first time in school history. He has an ongoing role as a Head Coach at the Maplezone Sports Academy in Great Valley, PA running various age groups. In 2010 and 2013, He was the Head Coach of the summer Wood Bat program at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. At the end of 2014, he will coach a youth team in the 2014 Good Will Games In Australia.
Coach Bergstrom Mark, who is also the Head Athletic Director at Germantown Friends School, is in her 14th 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.
Stephanie Aurello is in her first season at GFS's Head Softball Coach. Stephanie did her undergradaute work at Penn State Abington, and recently completed her Masters in Sports Management at Drexel. Stephanie was an assistant coach, JV Head Coach and then the Head Varsity Coach at Mount St. Joseph Academy over a five year period. Coach Aurello has been a softball junkie her whole life, and still competes in a fast-pitch womens softball league. As a catcher, Stephanie has an inherent ability to analyze the game at a fast pace.
Justin Gilmore knows GFS well. He is a 1996 alumnus who has rejoined the school community as JV Tennis Head Coach last year, and is now taking the Varsity reins this fall. Justin played Varsity Tennis for the Tigers and Tennis has continued to be a big part of his life ever since.
Justin has taught at the Penn Tennis Center, where he provided lessons for children and adults, directed a Saturday Junior Development Program, and played a heavy role in the Penn Tennis Camp, where he worked as Associate Director and later the Co-Director.
Justin’s creative approach and his ability to inspire are also found in other aspects of his life. An accomplished magic performer, Justin regularly entertains patients at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and his clients include organizations and schools throughout the Philadelphia area. He is also the owner and manager of his own independent record label, Karma Response Unit Records.
Coach Hewitt contributes a great amount of knowledge and experience to the athletic staff, bringing more than a dozen years of coaching experience to his role as Head Coach of the Girls and Boys Track & Field teams. He also has worked with Boys & Girls Indoor Track and Field and Boys & Girls Cross Country. 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.