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Mike Rivera was named Head Coach of the Bolles Track & Field program in June 2019. Rivera joined the Bolles staff in 2013 as a Chemistry teacher and head boys’ cross country coach. He also joined the Residential Life Staff in 2015.
He has led the boys' cross country team to its most success in the last three decades. The 2017 and 2018 seasons produced consecutive state titles, Nike Cross Nationals berths, individual cross country state titles and coach of the year honors by both the Florida Dairy Farmers Sports Awards and U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Rivera led the cross country team to runner-up finishes in 2016 and 2019.
On the track, the boys’ distance runners were instrumental in Bolles winning its second-ever boys’ track and field state title in 2019, winning individual titles in the 800, 1600 and 3200-meter runs—the first for the 1600 and 3200 in program history. Rivera has coached runners to numerous school records and individual honors as well.
Prior to Bolles, Rivera served on the Nease High School staff in the I.B. program as well as head coach of the boys and girls cross country teams and an assistant track coach. In 2009, he was honored as Boys’ Cross Country Coach of the Year by Jacksonville Running Company and Mizuno. Rivera and his family moved to Jacksonville from Indiana where he was head girls track coach at Columbus North High School in 2006 after serving as an assistant track coach from 2001-05. Rivera also assisted the Columbus North cross country program, helping the boys’ team to state titles in 2002 and 2003, and working with Indiana Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame coach Rick Weinheimer.
A successful runner, Rivera began his collegiate career at Notre Dame where he was a member of the Fighting Irish cross country and track teams in 1990 and 1991. He transferred to Hanover College where he set school records in the outdoor 3,000-meter run (8:57.10), 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:25.75), and indoor 1,000-meter run (2:31.20). Rivera qualified for the NAIA national championships in the steeplechase in 1992 and was named Hanover’s Outstanding Student-athlete in 1994. He earned a B.A. in Chemistry from Hanover and a M.Ed. from Indiana Wesleyan University.
He and his wife, Jodi, have three children- Bolles graduate and Naval Academy Midshipman Chase '19, current Bolles student Layne '21, and Miles.
Tony Ryan joined the Bolles faculty in 1997. He teaches 11th grade English and serves as an 11th grade advisor. Ryan served as the boys' cross country head coach from 1997-2012 and took over as head coach of the girls' squad in 2003.
Ryan has led the girls' cross country teams to seven of the program's 11 state titles including four straight from 2012-15. Bolles is tied for first in the state record book for most girls’ cross country state titles won. Ryan's 10 career state cross country titles ties him for second all-time among Florida cross country coaches. Ryan's teams have continued a streak of 12 consecutive top-2 finishes at the state meet and 26 straight top-5 finishes. He has guided the girls' program to seven state-runner finishes in his tenure, as well as several top-10 state finishes for the boys' teams.
Ryan served as the boys' and girls' track and field head coach from 1998-2003. He led the boys' team to a state title in 1999, a state runner-up finish in 2003, and six straight district titles from 1998-2003. Under Ryan, the girls' track and field team was state runner-up in 1998 and district champions in 2000 and 2003. Ryan returned to the upper school track and field program as an assistant coach focusing on the distance runners in 2006 and helped the girls' team win the program's first state title in 2014 and two more in 2016 and 2017.
Prior to Bolles, Ryan led the Bishop Kenny girls' cross country team to three straight state titles from 1994-96 and consecutive district titles from 1992-96. Ryan guided the BK boys' and girls' track and field teams to district championships during his two years as head coach, with the girls' team placing third at the state meet in 1997.
Ryan is a graduate of the University of North Florida, earning bachelors and master's degrees in English. Ryan competed in cross country and track for the Ospreys, earning NAIA All-American honors in indoor and outdoor track in 1988. He was the 1987 Florida Intercollegiate cross country champion in an unofficial collegiate state championships record time of 24:30. Ryan still holds the school record at 5,000 meters (14:12.5). He was also teammates with fellow Bolles faculty member Cormac O'Riordan. Ryan transferred to UNF after two years at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. While at Austin Peay, he won Ohio Valley Conference titles in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs in 1986, won the conference title in cross country in 1986, was the runner-up in the two mile run in the 1986 indoor conference meet, and was named Ohio Valley Conference Cross Country Runner of the year in 1986.
Mark Sieron joined the Bolles track and field program as an assistant coach in 2007, coaching the throwing events. Sieron has also been very involved in youth athletics, having founded the Jacksonville Basketball League and served as President of San Jose Athletic Association.
Sieron graduated from Crestview High School in Florida's panhandle and then attended the University of Florida, where he earned undergraduate and law degrees. His primary occupation is as a criminal defense attorney and shareholder in the law firm of Aguilar & Sieron, P.A.
While in high school, Sieron played football in the fall and competed on the track and field team in the spring. As a high school senior, he finished second in the state in the shot put and registered the farthest throw in his state classification in the discus. He set school and county records in the shot put and discus in 1977 which still stand today. Sieron competed in the discus and hammer throw for the University of Florida's track and field team, earning letters in 1978 and 1979.
Mark and his wife, Robyn, have sent two children to Bolles: Grant '07 and Kendall '10. Grant played football and baseball at Princeton University and Kendall was a member of the FSU swim team.
|Steve Stam '00
|Matthew Morris '12
|Taylor Newman '11
Sean Mullings joined Bolles during the 2006-07 academic year. Since then, he has served the Bolles community in various capacities including: In-house Substitute Teacher; Math Teacher; Assistant Coach; Head Coach, WEB Coordinator; and Middle School Assistant Dean of Students. Currently he serves as the Assistant Dean of Students, Grade 7 Volleyball Head Coach, Grade 8 Boys Basketball Head Coach, Middle School Track & Field Head Coach and WEB Coordinator.
Prior to coming to Bolles, Mullings spent six years as a math teacher in South Florida where he coached middle school, JV and varsity basketball. He spent the 2005-06 season as Head Coach for the Grandview Prep Lady Pride, leading the team to its first FHSAA District Championship.
Mulling’s history in sports is long and varied. His first exposure to basketball was as a freshman at Xaverian High School, a perennial basketball powerhouse, in the Brooklyn-Queens Division of the Catholic High School Athletic Association. The CHSAA featured some of the best high school players in the city at that time. Some of the marquee players were: Kenny Anderson, Jamal Mashburn, Malik Sealy, Adrian Autry, Brian Reese, Jamal Faulkner, Derek Phelps and Khalid Reeves, to name a few. As a senior, he was ranked 75th, by Hoop Scoop, out of all seniors in New York City. During his high school athletic career, he also earned varsity letters in two other sports. Mullings was a stand-out Middle Blocker for the Varsity Volleyball Team. He competed and won a Bronze Medal, as a member of the 1987 New York City Scholastic Volleyball Team, at the Empire State Games. He was also a member of the 1987 and 1988 New York City Junior Olympic Volleyball Team. Mullings was a three-year letter-man in Track & Field; specializing in high jump, long jump, triple jump, and hurdles.
Mullings went on to play collegiate basketball for the NCAA Division I at Long Island University. He played for the Blackbirds for two seasons before transferring to LIU - C.W. Post (NCAA Division II) for his junior and senior campaign, as a Pioneer. While at C.W. Post, Mullings played for New York State Basketball Hall of Fame Coach Tom Galeazzi. His junior year, C.W. Post achieved a record of 26-5 while advancing to the second round of the NCAA Division II National Tournament. In 2000, Mullings earned a B.S. in Public Accountancy from LIU-C.W. Post. In 2005, he completed his MBA (Global Management) from the University of Phoenix.
Mullings lives in Nocatee with his wife, Jennifer, and their two sons Tristan '27 and Kaden '28. He also has two older sons, Sean Jr. and Shane.
Reggie McAfee became the JV girls' soccer coach in 2019. He joined Bolles in 2011 as an assistant cross country and track coach, has coached middle school soccer and serves as a P.E. teacher on the Ponte Vedra Beach Campus.
McAfee has helped the Bolles girls' cross country team to four state titles, the girls' track team to two state titles and the middle school girls' and boys' track teams to two conference titles. He holds a USATF Cross Country and Track and Field Level 1 and Level 2 coaching certification and also serves as a coach with the Armada Youth Football Club.
McAfee earned a bachelor's degree from North Carolina A&T State University. He was a four-year member of the Aggies' cross country and track and field teams, competing in the 800, 1500, 5000, 10000 and steeplechase.
Rachel Freeman joined the Bolles girls’ basketball staff in 2017 and track and field program in 2020. Freeman has served as an elementary school teacher and math coach in the Duval County School District for 12 years. She previously was the head girls’ basketball coach and an assistant softball coach at Terry Parker for the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
Freeman earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida, where she was a member of the Osprey’s basketball team. She began her career at Darton College, playing both basketball and softball. She attended Sherwood Christian Academy in Albany, Georgia, and lettered in basketball, softball and track from 8th-12th grade.
Freeman and her husband Terrance have four young daughters, all four currently attend Bolles.
|Alice Creed||2020||Haverford College|
|Marshall Gainer||2020||Samford University|
|Helena Kummings||2020||Emory University|
|Laine Roberts||2020||Vanderbilt University|
|Ben Foltz||2019||George Washington University|
|Alex Hastings||2019||University of Chicago|
|Charles Hicks||2019||Stanford University|
|Dylan Lageman||2019||Davidson College|
|Maeve O’Riordan||2019||Florida State University|
|Chase Rivera||2019||United States Naval Academy|
|Mone’t Bowen||2018||Howard University|
|John Bowers||2018||United States Naval Academy|
|Caitlin Collier||2018||Stanford University|
|Nia Guine-Herndon||2018||Howard University|
|George Lewis||2018||Davidson College|
|Rachel Shapiro||2018||Davidson College|
|Ally Hajda||2017||Brown University|
|Brittany Wilkinson||2017||George Washington University|
|Suzanne Dannheim||2016||George Washington University|
|Ari Dixon||2016||Princeton University|
|Alex Turnock||2016||Jacksonville University|
|Mackenzie Wilson||2016||Northwestern University|
|Holly Weber||2016||United States Naval Academy|
|Robert Yardley||2016||UNC Charlotte|
|Ashley de Hechavarria||2015||Colgate University|
|Jonathan Dixon||2015||Wake Forest University|
|Frances Rice||2015||University of South Florida|
|Danielle Spence||2015||Jacksonville University|
|Lily Arnold||2014||Washington and Lee University|
|Ashton Butler||2014||Florida State University|
|Austin Decker||2014||University of Florida|
|Harry Glasser||2014||University of Florida|
|Jasmine Maina||2014||Auburn University|
|Nathan Jeffers||2013||UNC Charlotte|
|Micayla Costa||2012||The College of William and Mary|
|Tori Reiman||2012||University of Kentucky|
|Rachel Rice||2012||East Carolina University|
|Molly Ungrady||2012||Washington & Lee University|
|Rebecca Chandler||2011||Vanderbilt University|
|Chaselle Miranda||2011||Florida Atlantic University|
|Zoe Regas||2011||Florida State University|
|Amelia Williams||2011||University of Central Florida|
|Kelsea Sears||2010||College of Charleston|
|Dylan Gidado||2010||The Citadel|
|Javaris Herndon||2010||University of South Florida|
|Evan Saitta||2010||Princeton University|
|Kaitlyn Iselborn||2009||Florida State University/North Carolina State University|
|Kiera Blakely||2008||Georgia Southern University|
|Phillip Jamison||2008||Troy University|
|Kenny McClain||2008||Cornell University|
|Caroline Barlow||2007||United States Naval Academy|
|Amy Beth Gallogly||2006||University of Mississippi|
|Tiaira Harrell||2006||University of Florida|
|Chessie MacRae||2006||Sewanee: University of the South|
|Ricky Myers||2005||Elon University|
|Chris Rowland||2005||Duke University|
|Matt Frith||2004||Florida State University|
|Jessica Czervionke||2001||Georgetown University|
|Natalee Hayes||2001||Rollins College|
|Brieanna Lohse||2001||University of Florida|
|Kelly Basinger||1999||University of Georgia|
|Ed Baker||1997||Harvard University|
|Emily Dent||1997||Georgetown University|
|April Nudo||1997||Jacksonville University/US Coast Guard Academy|
|Marcus Odum||1997||Florida State University|
|Nick Christopolis||1993||University of Georgia|
|Jonathan Zisser||1993||Vanderbilt University|
|Tripp Godfrey||1984||University of Florida|
|Patricia Bent||1977||Princeton University|
|Hank Langee||1977||Florida State University|