Meet the Coaches

marcus_boydMarcus Boyd

Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach

Marcus Boyd is the Head Coach of Waldorf’s Varsity Boys Basketball Team. After graduating from the Waldorf School of Garden City in 2004, Marcus Boyd attended Southampton College where he played on the Men’s Basketball Team. He then transferred to the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University where he was an NCAA Division II athlete in basketball. Over the years, he has coached basketball and hosted a wide variety of basketball training sessions for all ages and skill levels. In July of 2011, Marcus was ranked 5th in the Long Island Lighting-Pursoo Team of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Division 2 Nationals. When he is not playing or coaching basketball, Marcus works in the corporate headquarters of Lifetime Brands, Inc. – North America’s leading resource for national branded kitchenware, tabletop, home décor and lifestyle products. He is also certified in first aid, automated external defibrillator (AED), and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).


olivia_czavarOlivia Czavar

Varsity Girls Soccer Assistant Coach

Ms. Olivia Czavar is the assistant coach of Waldorf’s Varsity Girls Soccer Team. A current student at Adelphi University where she is studying education; majoring in English and special education, Ms. Czavar graduated from West Hempstead High School in 2012. An avid soccer player since the age of five when she played for the Alberton Soccer Club, Ms. Czavar went on to become the leading goal scorer with 24 goals for West Hempstead’s varsity team in 2011. In 2009, she received the All-County Award and in 2011 she was a member of the All-Long Island Second Team. In 2012, she played on the All-Long Island First Team. A center forward for Adelphi’s Women’s Soccer Team, she has received the NE-10 Second Team All-Conference, NSCAA Second Team All-Region (2013) and the NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. In 2013, she was the team’s leading goal scorer with a total of 9 goals.


jasmine_davisJasmine Davis

Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

Ms. Jasmine Davis is the Head Coach of Waldorf’s Varsity Girls Basketball Team. Coach Davis played for Farmingdale State College’s Women’s Basketball Team. Over the course of her career with the Farmingdale Rams, the team ranked in first place in the Division III conference and played in the NCAA finals during the 2012-2013 as well as 2013-2014 seasons. Coach Davis went on to become an assistant coach for the Farmingdale Rams – assisting, organizing, and planning in all aspects of NCAA Women’s Division III basketball. Having coached at the college-level as well as at the Nassau County Department of Parks and Recreation, Coach Davis strongly believes in both group and individual skill development of student-athletes. Coach Davis is also certified in first aid, automated external defibrillator (AED), and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).


shane_flanaganShane Flanagan

Director of Athletics, Physical Education Teacher,
Varsity Boys Soccer Head Coach

flanagans@waldorfgarden.org

Shane graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s from Adelphi University and also earned a master’s from Long Island University – C.W. Post Campus. Over the years, he has coached and taught at Chickasha High School in Oklahoma, the Garden City Middle School, and the Stewart Avenue Elementary School. His academic awards and achievements include the Helen Sedelmeyer Award for Excellence in Student Teaching as well as membership in Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Phi Elison Kappa Honor Society, and Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society. He completed his intercollegiate soccer career with C.W. Post’s men’s soccer team – where he was named most valuable player (MVP) during the 2010 East Coast Conference (ECC) Championship. A certified New York State physical education teacher, Shane brings his wealth of knowledge and passion to the Waldorf’s after-school athletics program.


libia_galloLibia Gallo

Spanish Teacher, Grades 9-12, Senior Class Co-Advisor

libiag@waldorfgarden.org

Born and raised in Colombia, South America, Libia Gallo holds a degree in fine arts from Jorge Tadeo Lozano University. She also studied philosophy at The National University in Bogota, Colombia. Her background includes various teaching assignments such as at the non-profit foundation Rafael Pombo where she worked with children as well as with teachers as well as at the Museum of Modern Art in Bogota as an artistic workshop teacher and guide. Most recently she taught Spanish in New York City and on Long Island focusing on the use of art and literature to teach writing, reading and conversational skills. An active Waldorf parent, Libia enjoys painting, reading, hiking, playing basketball and yoga.


james_hughesJames Hughes

Varsity Boys Baseball Head Coach

A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, James earned a bachelor’s in history and went on to earn a master’s in accounting from Long Island University. For 35 years, he worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Since retiring from the FBI, James has coached baseball – as well as football – at the high school level. He was an assistant varsity baseball coach at Mepham High School in Bellmore, New York and for nearly 20 years, James was also a little league baseball coach in Floral Park, New York. He is certified in first aid, automated external defibrillator (AED), and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). A certified New York State baseball and football coach, James looks forward to bringing his wealth of knowledge and passion to Waldorf’s Varsity Boys Baseball Team.


ann_mulvehillAnn Mulvehill

Development Assistant

mulvehilla@waldorfgarden.org
(516) 742-3434   x310

Ms. Ann Mulvehill received her undergraduate degree in marketing from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York and her master’s degree in special education from Hofstra University. In addition, she is a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (in Training) and recently graduated from the Winkler Center’s Foundation Studies program. Ms. Mulvehill found her way to the Waldorf School in 2008 when her eldest child enrolled in the school. Prior to being a parent at Waldorf, her two children attended public school where she was heavily involved in volunteer work and service organizations. Prior to joining the School’s Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, Ms. Mulvehill was an active parent volunteer of the Waldorf community – dedicated her time and energy to the School’s Annual Fund as well as other fundraising activities.


deann_reyesDeann Reyes

Middle School Girls Soccer Coach

Deann Reyes teaches math in grades 6 through 8 as well as 10th grade geometry. Born in Lafayette, Indiana where her father was a Marine, Deann moved around a bit as a young girl and even lived in Okinawa, Japan for a few years. She finally ended up in Arizona and later went on to get her Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice Studies with an emphasis in mathematics from Arizona State University. Inspired by her father (who had a second career as a math teacher), Deann followed in his footsteps and became a math teacher. She taught and tutored math for several years at both the middle and high school levels in Arizona and in Florida. When she’s not in the classroom, Deann also enjoys coaching softball and soccer. “I look forward to cheering-on Waldorf’s athletic teams from the sidelines!”


victor_riveraVictor Rivera

Varsity Boys Baseball Assistant Coach

riverav@waldorfgarden.org


Alex Sapuppo

Middle School Boys Soccer Coach
Middle School Boys Basketball Coach

A graduate of the Waldorf School of Garden City (class of 2011), Alex Sapuppo has played soccer since the age of three and has played on multiple travel teams as well as the ENY ODP program over the years. While a student at Waldorf, Alex played soccer from seventh through twelfth grade, winning two championships at the varsity level. In addition to playing for Waldorf, Alex’s team won the New York State cup during his senior year. As a coach, Alex specializes in defense, communication and player development.


kim_wyantKim Wyant

Varsity Girls Soccer Head Coach

One of the original members of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, Kim Wyant is the Head Coach of Waldorf’s Varsity Girls Soccer Team.

Wyant comes to Waldorf with a remarkable playing and coaching resume. As a player, she was the first goalkeeper in the history of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, appearing in the squad’s inaugural game in Italy in 1985. In all, Wyant played 16 games as the U.S. goalkeeper, recording the team’s first-ever win and shutout. In 2008, she received the Special Recognition Award from the National Soccer Hall of Fame for her contributions to the National Team.

On the professional level, Wyant played for the Long Island Lady Riders of the W-League for nine years, ending her career as the squad’s all-time leader in minutes played between the pipes (8,636) and second in games played (99). She helped lead the Lady Riders to W-League Championships in 1995 and 1997, as well as to a victory over the Brazilian Women’s National Team in 1999. Wyant won W-League Goalkeeper of the Year honors in four consecutive seasons (1995-98), was honored as the Most Valuable Player of the 1997 Championship Series and was twice named an All-Star.

After retiring from the pitch, Wyant was named General Manger of the Lady Riders. Under her direction, the team twice received W-League Organization of the Year honors. During the 2002 season, Wyant served as Lady Riders’ Interim Head Coach, leading the team to the playoffs and an 11-1-1 overall record. In 2004, she was inducted into the United Soccer League’s Hall of Fame.

On the collegiate level, Wyant has had significant coaching experience. She was the Head Coach of the Florida Atlantic University women’s soccer program from 1995-98, and the Head Coach of Dowling College from 2003-06. Most recently, Wyant was an assistant women’s soccer coach at New York University. There, she helped the team break numerous records.

A 1986 graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, Wyant had a stellar four-year career for the Knights. As a freshman, she was named the team’s Rookie of the Year and started at goalkeeper in the first-ever NCAA Women’s National Championship Game. Though UCF fell 2-0 to the University of North Carolina, Wyant was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. A First Team All-American as a senior, Wyant was inducted into the UCF Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.

A licensed U.S. soccer coach and holder of a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Diploma, Wyant is the creator and founder of Above-All Goalkeeping camps. In addition, she currently serves as the Head Coach of the New York Athletic Club’s women’s soccer team and the Director of Coaching for Long Island’s Brentwood Soccer Club.