Coach Bates has been Episcopal's Head Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach since 2016. Chris brings a wealth of collegiate-level coaching experience as the former Head Coach at Princeton University (2010-2016) and the Head Coach at Drexel University (2000-2009). Prior to being named head coach, he also served as the Assistant Coach at Drexel University (1993-1999). Coach Bates led his teams to five league or conference championships with two NCAA appearances. As a player at Dartmouth College, Coach Bates earned All-Ivy attackman twice. Following graduation, he competed in the NLL for seven seasons with the Philadelphia Wings (1992-1999) and was named All Pro (1996).
Todd Fairlie is the Head Football Coach at Episcopal. He led the 2012 team to a 10-0 record while capturing the Inter-Ac championship. He has been the Delaware County Coach of The Year and the Philadelphia Eagles Coach of The Week on two occasions. Before joining Episcopal, Todd was a member of the football coaching staff at Widener University and a member of the lacrosse coaching staff at Widener and Ursinus College. A graduate of Widener University and four-time NCAA All-American—twice in football and twice in lacrosse. He played professional lacrosse for two years and directed youth football camps for the Philadelphia Eagles and NXT sports.
Coach Tomaino is in her fourth season as the Episcopal Academy Head Varsity Girls' Lacrosse Coach. In three seasons, she has amassed a 61-13 record and helped guide the program to both an Inter-Ac (2014) and PA State (2016) Championship. In 2016, she was named Philly Lacrosse High Honorable Mention Girls' Coach of the Year. In addition to coaching at EA, Coach T is also the Co-Owner/Director of Philly Blast Lacrosse, a local club program for girls in 4th through 12th grade. Prior to coaching at Episcopal, Coach T served as the Assistant Coach at Villanova University (2012-2013). At Haverford College, she was a selected 4x All-Conference, 4x All-Region and was named IWLCA All-American in 2011.
Coach Lavallee has directed Episcopal Academy's Dance Program since 2013 and served as the Head Coach for the Middle and Upper School Dance Teams. She brings experience coaching dancers in grades K-12 as well as dancers at the collegiate level. Coach Lavallee has cross-trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and modern dance and holds a Masters in Education from Temple University. Recent graduates of EA's Dance Program now perform with dance companies at Vanderbilt, NYU and Brown.
Coach Finnical has over a decade of experience coaching track at Episcopal Academy; she has served as the Head Coach for the Middle School Track program since 2007 and has worked with the Varsity Cross Country team since 2009. In 2014, she lead the girls' varsity team to an Inter-Ac championship. Coach Finnical is a USATF Level 1 Certified Coach.
Coach Goens is entering his 8th season coaching for the Varsity Girls' Indoor & Outdoor Team. He has led the program to multiple Inter-Ac (2013, 2014, 2015) and PAISAA (2011, 2014, 2016) Championship titles as well as back to back Penn Relay "Philadelphia Academic" 4 x 400 Championship titles (2013, 2014). Coach Goens has trained countless qualifiers for New Balance Indoor and Outdoor Nationals and holds a USATF Level 1 coaching certification.
Coach Kelly has served as the Head Coach for the Varsity Boys' Water Polo team at Episcopal Academy for the last four years. Previously, he was the head coach at William Penn Charter, where he led the program to an Inter-Ac Championship. Coach Kelly also works with USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program as the U16 team Head Coach.
As a standout member of the water polo team at Occidental College, Coach Kelly served as team captain and earned All-Conference and All-America honors as a goalkeeper.
Coach Simmonds has served as the head varsity girls' basketball coach since 2004. He has led the team to two league titles (2013, 2014) and the 2013 state title, the same year the team was ranked #1 by the Delco Daily Times Super 7. In the last five seasons, EA Girls' Basketball has not only finished 1st or 2nd in the Inter-Ac league, but has also placed in The Philadelphia Inquirer Top 10 or Honorable Mention City Rankings.
Prior to coaching at EA, Coach Simmonds was the assistant coach at Archbishop Carroll, Bryn Mawr College, and Marple Newtown, as well as the Athletic Director for Holy Child Academy located in Drexel Hill. Coach Simmonds also has over 16 years of experience coaching at the AAU level for the Comets.
Coach Conlin has led the Episcopal Academy Boys' Basketball program to success for over seven seasons. In the 2015-2016 season, the team ended with a 19-6 record and was a fixture in both The Philadelphia Inquirer's top-25 rankings in Southeastern Pennsylvania and in The Delaware County Daily Times weekly "Super 7" polls.
Prior to coaching at EA, Coach Conlin served as the Associate Head Coach at Germantown Academy for 16 years. He also enjoyed tremendous success as a Professional Basketball Player in Europe as well (1989-1993). Coach Conlin was a four-year starter at La Salle University and was named Big 5 Sportsman of the Year.
Coach Knox has served as the Head Coach for the Varsity Boys' Soccer Program since 2009. He led the team to a 2nd place finish in the competitive Inter-Ac league in both the 2015 and 2016 seasons. In addition to running the EA varsity program, Coach Knox has been the Director of Coaching for Main Line Soccer since 2011. Previously, he coached at the Charlotte County Day school (2002-2009) for both the Boys' and Girls' varsity programs. Coach Knox brings tremendous international experience to The Episcopal Academy having served as the head coach and athletic director at the Bavarian International in Munich, Germany from 1995-2000 and the Head Coach for the Croxteth Community Comprehensive School in Liverpool England from 1993-1995.
Coach Fraggos joined Episcopal Academy as the Head Varsity Girls' Soccer Coach in the fall 2016. In his first season, he led the program to an overall record of 14-5-1. Throughout the season, the team had 13 different goal scorers and 12 players recording at least one assist, a true team effort cultivated by Coach Fraggos' emphasis on positive culture.
In addition to coaching at Episcopal Academy, Coach Fraggos is a USSF Nationally Licensed Coach and has been on staff as a New Jersey ODP Coach since 2011. Previously, he served as the Rosemont College Women's Soccer Assistant Coach (2015-2016). Coach Fraggos is a graduate of Towson University where he played Division I Soccer!