Girls Varsity Soccer: Head Coach
Coach Johnson has been the Varsity Boys Soccer Head Coach at HCA for the past three seasons. He also has experience at the club and recreational level with both boys’ and girls’ programs. He works as a Hiring Manager for Fellowship of Christian Athletes where he has worked for the past 8.5 years.
Coach Johnson and his wife Kim (10 years) have four children: Claire, Sophia, Jack and Joseph.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the HCA community as the girls varsity soccer coach and to continue to work with the students at HCA. I am excited to build on the foundation laid by Coach Tassy in developing the soccer program at HCA!” —Coach Johnson
Girls Varsity Soccer: Assistant Coach
Coach Wright served as the assistant coach for HCA’s varsity boys soccer team for the past two years. He previously coached rec league soccer for six seasons as well as nine seasons at the Mt. Olive Lutheran School. For the past six years, Wright has also served as a Special Olympics Unified Soccer coach (BV West). He also volunteers his time for various church and community organizations.
Coach Wright is married to Kendra (21 years) and has two children, Taylor (19) and Jenna (15).
“I love watching the kids grow and develop in their skills and passion for the game. I am excited to serve alongside Coach Johnson in working with the varsity girls program this season.” —J. Wright
High School Track & Field: Head Coach
Mr. Palodichuk is beginning his fourth year coaching Track & Field at HCA. He also coaches with the KC Flyers, a local track club. Mr. Palodichuk works at Teva Pharmaceuticals in Account Management.
Coach Palodichuk has been married to his wife Kelly for 23 years. They have 3 children and a dog (Rory). Madolyn (21), is a junior and runs track and cross country at Oral Roberts University. MaryJane (20), is a sophomore at Oral Roberts University. Robie (15) is in 8th grade. They live in Olathe, KS.
“I really enjoy being able to work with student athletes and help them achieve their goals. What I love about coaching track is that it helps build character. Athletes not only compete against other athletes, but they compete against themselves to be the best they can possibly be. It’s extremely rewarding to watch the progress, through hard work, that is made throughout the season.” —Coach Palodichuk
High School Track & Field: Assistant Coach
Mrs. Grbac has coached cross country two years at HCA. This is her second year coaching track at HCA. She has earned a degree in accounting and a license in real estate. Currently she works as a stay-at-home mom.
Coach Grbac lives in Olathe with her husband Rob (married 7 years), daughter Charlotte (5), son Cooper (3), son Granite (5 months) and dog Sugar.
“I enjoy being around kids that are enthusiastic about running. I like coming up with new ways to challenge their ability while also encouraging them to hold true to their Christian values. All of the HCA families are wonderful and I enjoy getting to know each and every one.” —Coach Grbac
High School Track & Field: Assistant Coach (Throwers)
Mr. Schulz is a retired police officer who assisted HCA Track & Field Coach Chad with throwing events last season. He has an interest in HCA athletics and graduated two sons from HCA.
He and his wife Stacie have three sons: Joshua, Caleb and Dillon.
“I desire to help our student athletes make the most of their God-given talents for His glory. That, to me, is success.” —Coach Schulz
High School Baseball: Head Coach
Mr. Briley is beginning his ninth year as the HCA baseball head coach. He also coaches for the local baseball club Building Champions and is a Sonic Drive-In Franchisee.
Coach Briley has been married to his wife Meaghen for 25 years. They have three kids: Noah, a senior pitcher at Baker University, Gracely, a freshman playing soccer at KU, and Luke, a 7th grader at Heritage.
“I love to coach in a Christian environment where I can share Jesus with the guys and watch them begin to grow into the men God designed them to be.” —Coach Briley
High School Baseball: Assistant Coach
Mr. Robinson has served three years as a youth baseball coach, and currently works as a staff engineer at Garmin.
Troy has been married 25 years to his wife Amy. They have two children: Andy (17), a junior at HCA, and Elayna (15), a sophomore at HCA. They live in Overland Park.
“I am motivated by the growth of youth athletes in the understanding and development of their strengths and facing and overcoming disappointment and setbacks through the context of sports and competition. I am motivated by seeing athletes rely less and less on me as a coach as they progress through a season.” —Coach Robinson
High School Baseball: Assistant Coach
Mr. Hamm has ten years’ experience coaching recreational and competitive baseball, including three years high school. He works as a Client Owner at Cerner.
Coach Hamm and his wife Glenda Hamm live in Olathe with their three children: Audrey, HCA class of 2014, Alli, class of 2017, and Austin, class of 2019.
“I enjoy getting to know our players and their personalities during the season and over a span of years, while working with Coach Briley to figure out how we can get the absolute best out of each one. I love baseball and the grind of the season. It’s a privilege to see the mental, physical and spiritual development of the players as they work to improve their skills.” —Coach Hamm
Middle School Girls Soccer: Head Coach
Mr. Schenk is the Activities Director for HCA. He has over 28 years of experience in Christian education, both teaching and coaching. Schenk has coached soccer at the high school (19 years) and college levels (7 years: Dordt) and holds an Advanced National Diploma from United Soccer Coaches. He also coached high school basketball (10 years) and track (5 years) in Pittsburgh, PA. This is his second season coaching the middle school girls soccer team at HCA.
Dave has been married to his wife Liz for 30 years and they have four children: Joshua (24), Kirstin (21), Erika (18) and Anna (13). A native Canadian, he is now a U.S. citizen and has lived in the states since graduating from college.
“It is a true blessing to coach Christian young people that truly desire to honor the Lord with their gifts, and to be a part of their overall development is a great privilege.” —Coach Schenk
Middle School Girls Soccer: Assistant Coach
Keith will begin his second year as the middle school girls assistant head coach at HCA as well as having served as both a head and assistant coach for the boys middle school program. Anderson is an independent distributor for Young Living Essential Oils and serves as an affiliate staff member with Cru.
Keith is married to Emily (15 years) and they have six children: Caedmon, Hadley, Elsa, Milo, Kohen and Olive. They live in Olathe.
“I love being able to teach and challenge young players to encourage their growth in soccer skills which translate into life skills.” —Coach Anderson
Middle School Track & Field: Head Coach
Coach Parr is a graduate of the University of Kansas where she competed in Varsity Track and Cross Country and was named an All-Big XII First Team Scholar Athlete. After graduating, she accepted a teaching and coaching position at Blue Valley High School, serving five years as Varsity Cross Country Coach and distance coach for the Track and Field program. She currently acts as the Middle School Track coach, the advisor for National Honor Society, and the instructor for 9th and 12th grade English and Communications at HCA.
Coach Parr and her husband Jason are parents to HCA students Simon (8th), Elise (7th), and Juliana (5th). Their favorite date is a four-mile run on the trail near their home in Olathe.
“Track and Field is an incredibly rewarding sport because, no matter what place a racer finishes, they win simply because they had the courage to lace up their spikes, step out on the track, and give it their all. An athlete can be anywhere in a pack of runners—front, middle or back—and find themselves deep in competition with another runner. Track also celebrates multiple areas of giftedness: athletes can run fast or run far, jump high or jump far, aim high or throw far. I love track because it is both an individual and a team sport, so there are multiple avenues through which one can experience success.” —Mrs. Coach Parr
Middle School Track & Field: Assistant Coach (Jumpers)
Jason started running when he was in elementary school, competing in the 400m, 800m, high jump and long jump. He currently serves as the upper school chapel coordinator and has served in worship ministry in local churches for 21 years.
Jason is married to Marsha Parr (Middle School Track Head Coach), and is the father of three students at HCA: Simon-13, Elise-12, and Juliana-11.
“I love to teach students fundamentals that spark a flame to set goals, and then to help them achieve those goals.” —Mr. Coach Parr
Middle School Track & Field: Assistant Coach
Mr. McNellis has been coaching kids sports since his college days, ranging from gymnastics to football. He was the Athletic Director at Kanakuk Kamps, a Christian sports camp, overseeing 32 different sports for kids 8–18.
Coach McNellis and his wife Michael (yes, they have the same name!) have been married for over 21 years. They have two children: Jack (14) and Cole (almost 13) and serve as hosts to international student William (also 14). They are the proud owners of one dog, Clancy, and willing servants to one cat, Bob. They live in Overland Park.
“I love working with kids! It is such a blessing to be able to encourage them to do things they may not have thought possible. Also, it is good to give back and invest future servant-leaders for Christ.” —Coach McNellis