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Coaching Staff

Upper School

Dan DearingDan Dearing '95
Head Coach

Dan Dearing '95 joined the Bolles track and field coaching staff in 2002, becoming head coach in 2004. He was recently selected to a three-year term as the statewide Track and Field Chairman for the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA). Dearing also serves on the FHSAA Track and Field Advisory Committee. In these roles, he works closely with the FHSAA to guide the direction of track and field in Florida.

Dearing is a United States Track and Field Level 1 certified coach and official, as well as an FHSAA Certified official. In his tenure as head coach at Bolles, Dearing's boys and girls teams have won a combined 20 District championships, 10 Region Championships, 6 Regional Runner Ups, the 2015 Girls State Championship Runner-up and the 2014, 2016 and 2017 Girls State Championships. Dearing's teams have recorded 16 top-ten finishes in the state championship meet. The 2014 Girls State Championship was the first for the girls program in school history.

Prior to coaching at Bolles, Dearing competed for the University of Florida track and field team as a decathlete. He competed for two seasons after redshirting for one at UF following a transfer from Davidson College. At Davidson, Dearing started at free safety and kick returner for the football team. He also competed on the track and field squad and set the school record in the javelin.

Dearing is a 1995 graduate of Bolles where he participated in football, baseball, wrestling, and track and field. He set three school records during his prep career: 300m hurdles, distance medley relay and the 3200-meter relay. He was also a member of the National Honor Society.

Dearing earned a bachelors degree and masters in Business Management from UF. His father, Judge Peter Dearing '62 and brother, David '83, are also Bolles graduates. Dearing is the managing partner at Professional Retirement Services, Inc, a financial services firm. He also serves as assistant music director at St. Marks Episcopal Church. His wife, Katie, is a civil litigation attorney and they have two children.


Tony RyanTony Ryan
Assistant Coach

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.

The Bolles girls’ team won four straight state titles from 2012-15, bringing the program's state title total to 10. The 2015 championship was Ryan’s sixth at Bolles and ninth girls’ cross country title overall as a coach. Bolles is tied for first in the state record book for most girls’ cross country state titles won. The 2016 team continued the program's streak of top-five finishes at the state meet to 23 consecutive years with a runner-up finish. Ryan has guided the girls' program to five 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.

Ryan was born and raised in County Clare, just outside of Limerick, Ireland. He attended high school at Saint Munchin's College in Limerick, competing in cross country and track, as well as rugby and soccer. He helped the cross country team to a second place national ranking as a senior. Ryan's three children have attended Bolles: graduates Eilis ’11 and Audrey ’15 and current student Aidan ’23.


Mark SieronMark Sieron
Assistant Coach

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.


Mike RiveraMike Rivera
Assistant Coach

Mike 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.

Rivera has led the boys' team to its most success in the last three decades. The 2016 team posted the program's highest finish since also placing second in 1989. The team won consecutive district titles in 2015 and 2016, the first district titles since 2000. In his Bolles tenure, the team has not finished lower than eighth at the state meet.

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 students Chase '19 and Layne '21, and Miles.


Steven StamSteve Stam '00
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Mark BrownMark Brown
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Additional Coaches: Matt Hinson, Eli Sundquist, Matthew Morris '12, Amelia Williams '11

Middle School

Sean MullingsSean Mullings
Head Coach
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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 and Kaden. He also has two older sons, Sean Jr. and Shane


Reggie McAfeeReggie McAfee
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Natale Blackwell
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Chris Parliment
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Taylor Newman '11
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Middle School Schedule

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Orange & Blue Meet (Time Trials)
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Bolles- San Jose Campus Details
Bolles Mini Meet
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Eagle Open
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Bolles Middle School Invite
Bolles- San Jose Campus Details
Bulldog Classic
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Bolles- San Jose Campus Details
Eagle Middle School Invite
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Providence Middle School Invite
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Northeast Florida Independent Middle School Track Championship
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