Sports Teams

Stories in this category include the variety of sports opportunities offered at James River High School. If you click this category (either at the end of an article or on our right side bar), all our previous sports stories will be visible. Stories will also be tagged to reflect the specific teams listed below.

Curious and want to learn more about our sports teams? Interested in joining a team? Keep reading the sports information below:

A message from Chip Boone, our Student Activities Director:

Welcome and thank you for your interest in James River Athletics.  We have many outstanding programs that are committed to excellence in academics and athletics.  We are a part of the Virginia High School League’s 6A South sectional and conference 3 as well as the Dominion District.

We recommend that you contact the coach for the sport you are interested in playing well before the “first practice date”.  The coach can inform you of any pre-season conditioning, clinics, or open gyms.  You can go to  to access all of James River’s athletic schedules.  You may also find information at, our athletic booster’s website.

In order to participate in athletics for the 2014-2015 school year, student athletes will need a Virginia High School League physical form filled out by a physician and must be dated after May 1, 2015.  This form is required before any type of participation in pre-season conditioning or before participation in try-outs.  You may pick up a physical form in the James River High School main office or go to and print out a physical form.  All physicals must be on the VHSL form THAT WAS REVISED MARCH 2013.  You must also turn in a signed concussion form before you are allowed to participate in any athletic activities.  This form can be found at or in the front office. Please also see for Athletic Boosters information.

Administration                                                                        Contact  Information                     

Director of Student Activities          Chip Boone     

Asst. D.S.A.                                  Warren Kempf        

Asst. D.S.A.                                Paul Williams      


Fall Sports                                              Coach                                    Contact Information                      

Varsity Football                       Greg Defrancesco 

JV Football                               James Riley               

Varsity Field Hockey               Barrett White         

JV Field Hockey                       Courtney Zamparello

Cross Country                         Brenda Averette    

Golf                                          Tim Llewellyn           

Varsity Girls Volleyball            TBA

JV Girls Volleyball                     TBA

Varsity Boys Volleyball            Michael Blankenbecler

JV Boys Volleyball                     Ned Flemming        

Varsity Cheerleading                 Gina Morgan            

Rapid Motion (Dance Team)      Julie Garrett             

JV Cheerleading                             Anna Gahagan        


Winter Sports                                                   Coach                                    Contact Information                      

Varsity Boys Basketball                      Dave Clinger        

JV Boys Basketball

Varsity Girls Basketball                      Sarah Cooke             

JV Girls Basketball                             Kathleen Jones     

Varsity Wrestling                                James Riley          

Indoor Track                                        Cornell Core             


Springs Sports                                Coach                                    Contact                Information                     

Boys Lacrosse                           Rob Helsley              

Girls Lacrosse                           Cherie Miller           

Outdoor Track                           Cornell Core             

Baseball                                     Pete Schumacher    

Asst. Baseball                           Greg Dommisse        

JV Baseball                                 Josh Thomas           

Softball                                       David Chase            

Boys Soccer                                 Forsan Radwan       

JV Boys Soccer                        Courtney Zamparello

Girls Soccer                                Ian Stowe                  

JV Girls Soccer                            Kieley Thomas         

Boys Tennis                               Christopher Calfee 

Girls Tennis                                Nadia Hassan