Kevin Brungard, Head Coach for Varsity Boys and Middle School Girls
Jeremy Ashton, Assistant Coach for Middle School Girls
Coach Jeremy Ashton saw his passion for basketball grow as he witnessed his kids develop a heart and passion for the game. He has spent the last two years being a genuine teacher of the game. Coach Ashton and his wife, Beth, have six children ranging in age from 6 months to 17 years.
Kevin Brungard, Head Coach for Varsity Boys and Middle School Girls
Coach Kevin Brungard has had the blessing of having basketball evolve from a sport he enjoyed playing in high school into a sport that he is passionate about coaching. Coach Brungard has had incredible experience and exposure to excellent coaches and mentors from the time he was an assistant coach at a dominant public school program in northern Virginia in the late 90s to coaching his kids' rec and interscholastic homeschool teams throughout the years. His high-pressure defensive style has enabled his teams to win multiple trophies and awards, but he calculates true success as discipling young athletes to be world-changers for the Kingdom. When he's not coaching basketball, Coach Brungard is watching cooking shows, riding rollercoasters (if he makes the height allowance), and chilling with his family. Coach Brungard has been married to his wife, Nikki, for 23 years and has three pretty fantastic kids.
Tommy Cahoon, Head Coach for Middle School JV Boys
Coach Tommy Cahoon is a homeschool dad of 4 great kids. He loves any and every sport, but basketball is his true passion. He was the center on his high school team, and to this day, he can't walk past a court without taking a few shots. It wasn't until he coached his daughter's first Upward team 11 years ago that Coach Cahoon realized he loves coaching as much as he does playing. He sees it as a privilege to pass on his love, knowledge, and respect for the game to the next generation. Above all else, he encourages his players to reflect Christ-like ideals on and off the court. His favorite scripture is John 3:17.
Kevin Coley, Assistant is a sports enthusiast at best. Married to his wife of 22 years, this Richmond native has a fabulous team of four also known as his children. With much experience in basketball competition, Coach Coley also brings his track and field experience; helping each athlete create a good foundation for conditioning and discipline. Coach Coley has a zeal to reach, teach, and empower the young leaders of today. He truly believes that sports is a conduit for those who are called to bridge the gap between our youth and God. Coach Coley stands by the words of Proverbs 22:6 that if we train our children in the way they should go, when they are old they will not depart from it.
Rick Curry, Head Coach for JV Boys
Coach Rick Curry enters his fifth year coaching homeschool basketball. A retired Marine, Coach Curry proudly served our country for 20 years. Prior to becoming the 16U coach for the Warriors, he coached the Fredericksburg Victory 14U basketball team for 4 years. He recognizes the need for homeschool athletics and a competitive environment for young men to grow the attributes required for success. Coach Curry is committed to providing an environment that is challenging, competitive, and committed to Christian principles. Rick and his wife, Laura, have two children, Dylan (20) and Lance (15).
Jeremy Dill, Assistant Coach for Middle School JV Boys
Jeremy Dill has been married to Shannon for 15 years and together they have three great kids in Ava, Caden, and Conner. Jeremy played baseball in his younger years, transitioned to volleyball in high school, and then played softball as an adult. These three sports helped to learn the concept of team and the importance of working together.
His first coaching experience was with his oldest son's basketball team which he considers to have had more of an impact on him than the kids. "The best feeling was seeing every kid on the team score at least once in a game and to see the reaction of the last kid to score as well as his teammates made the season a success! From that point, I wanted to help out as much as I could when my boys are involved in any sport."
Jeremy's favorite passage of Scripture is Psalm 91. At Cap City, his enthusiasm for kids as well as for the Lord are both contagious.
Bo Hay, Assistant Coach for JV and Varsity Boys
Coach Bo Hay loved playing sports through-out his high school years, especially basketball and golf. He found his love for coaching children and youth while coaching both of his sons for the past thirteen years starting with Upward basketball and then with several competitive interscholastic basketball organizations. Coach Hay loves helping coach young athletes, and while he truly loves the sport of basketball, his greatest love is for Jesus Christ. Because of Him, he strives to be a coach that reflects His love. Coach Hay encourages young athletes to work hard and do their best, to work together, to have a humble attitude, to give God the glory for all good things, and to make wise choices both on and off the court. Coach Hay has been married to Laurie, his bride of 31 years, and together they have two terrific boys.
Hunter Sjogren, Assistant Coach for Varsity Boys
Coach Sjogren developed a love for the game watching his older brother hit his first shot at a young age. His family always strived for excellence in sports on and off the court. Through a competitive Christian homeschool sports program, he worked hard and enjoyed much success with his teams.
Although he has enjoyed the competitive side of sports, Hunter has appreciated the life lessons in leadership, faith, and personal development that came from his involvement playing basketball.
Through his years of experience in leading different teams, businesses, and working at churches, he will combine his knowledge base with the other coaches to create the most effective program designed to create young men of God who work hard on and off the court. Coach Sjogren values and rewards integrity, hard work ethic, honesty, perseverance, and self-discipline all while making basketball fun.
Luke Swygard, Head Coach for Middle School Boys
Coach Luke Swygard grew up in a competitive, faith based homeschool basketball program in Kansas where his team enjoyed national success over multiple years. He is grateful for the opportunity to raise and coach his two boys and their peers in an equally competitive basketball program. His personal experience of being a homeschooled athlete is the source of his conviction in the value a competitive and faith-based basketball program has in shaping the identity of our youth. Coach Swygard's pursuit as a coach is to bring out the individual strengths of each player while unifying the team to execute at higher and higher levels as each season progresses. In each practice and each game, the ultimate pursuit is the personal growth of each player in their faith, character, and ability. This pursuit is rooted in bringing the right attitude and approach to every aspect of life. Coach Swygard believes the work of Christ in each of us empowers us to live life to His glory by combining our desire and ability with hard work. He finds it a great joy to see athletes grow together in unity as a team and a family under these guiding principles.