Each of our Academies is staffed by Directors who bring passion and vision to the programs that we have developed to train our athletes. Of course, passion and vision needs to be augmented by skill and experience, and our staff certainly have both! Please click on the links below to access the bios of each of our staff.
Coach Julie Skinner leads the Spectrum Team with energy and determination. She graduated from Loudoun County High School in 1982. She is a graduate of Campbell University NC, 1988 with a BBA in Marketing and played for the Division 1 Lady Camels as a point guard. While starting as point guard the Lady Camels maintained a win loss record of 68-19. Coach Skinner still holds the All Time Record for assists of 586 and steals of 343. During her career, she recorded 3 triple doubles and was All Conference, All Tournament and an Honorable Mention-All-American. Coach Skinner still holds the Big South record of most assists in their women’s conference tournament with an average of 10 per game. Coach Skinner recently has been inducted in the Loudoun County High School Hall of Fame (2014) and the Big South All-Decade team.
Additionally, Coach Skinner played with AIA Basketball, South America, 1989 and AIA Basketball USA Tour Team, 1990-91. Coach Skinner actively coached the NRV Storm Girls AAU team and founded in 2000 NRV Elite Hoop Training and NRV Elite Boys and Girls Basketball Club. Coach Skinner is also the General Manager of Spectrum Basketball Club, which has boys and girls’ travel teams. 2nd through 12th grade.
Coach Skinner is married and has three children: Macie Stipes, RU, Ben Stipes, VT and Caleb Stipes, VT Corps of Cadets.
Coach Skinner is happy to help our athletes, parents and teams find their opportunity for success at Spectrum Sports Academy.
Cathy Johansen is a Botetourt native who graduated from Lord Botetourt High School and James Madison University. While in high school, Cathy played Varsity basketball helping take her team to the State Finals in 2005 and the State Semi Finals in 2006. She was also a stand out soccer player, playing varsity four years and earning district, regional, timesland and all-state awards. At JMU Cathy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management and a minor in Business. In college she continued her athletic career and was a key player for four seasons on the James Madison Women’s Rugby team. Cathy has previously coached both middle school girls’ basketball and high school girls’ soccer. Cathy spends most of her free time in the outdoors, and her favorite hobby is bow hunting during the fall deer season!
Coach Shawn Good comes to the Spectrum with 10 years of high school coaching experience and 12 years of AAU playing and coaching experience. Coach Good graduated from Columbus East high school in Columbus Indiana. He is a 92′ graduate of Fork Union Military Academy where he played for Coach Fletcher Arritt. Coach Good earned a basketball scholarship for Virginia Tech from 92′-96, where he led the Hokies to the 95′ NIT championship making the All-Tournament team. In 96′ coach Good led the Hokies to the NCAA tournament, where he received first round player of the game honors and averaged 15 points a game. He also led the team in field goal percentage in 95′ and was a thousand point scorer for his career.
After his career at Virginia Tech coach Good attended NBA camps held by NBA great Bill Walton. During camp coach Good worked with Bill Walton, Bob Hill formerly of the San Antonio Spurs and Hal Wissel formerly of the New Jersey Nets. Coach Good played with the AIA basketball USA Tour Team in 96′ and traveled to Brazil in 97′ to play against the national teams of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.
Coach Good is currently the Head Varsity Boys coach at Christiansburg High School (2012 State Champion) and Co-Founder of Just 2 Good Basketball camps in Indiana. Coach Good has been married to his wife Kelly for 10 years. The couple has three children Hayse, Rinnah and Gatlen. Both girls are members of the Virginia Techniques Gymnastics Club.
Coach Good is passionate about helping kids develop the work ethic and attitude needed to be successful in life through the game of basketball!
Christa was a three-sport athlete during her high school career at Leesburg Christian School (LCS) in Northern Virginia, as well as a four-sport intramural athlete in college. Upon graduating, Christa had the opportunity to return to LCS to help improve the athletic program while teaching elementary and secondary classes and working in the school office. Since 2003, Christa has coached competitive sports at various levels. Her coaching experience includes college intramural sports (volleyball), varsity, junior varsity, and middle school sports in volleyball, basketball, and soccer. Christa has coached four years of club volleyball, eight years of high school varsity volleyball, and is IMPACT certified. Her highest achievement was winning the ODACS conference state competition in 2012 with a 24-1 overall record. Working with that particular team from their youth years in Loudoun Youth Volleyball (LYV) through their senior year of high school was the highlight of that championship season. Christa also has coached LCS LYV volleyball team to several house and open league championships. She recently assisted the varsity girls’ soccer team to five consecutive state championships. During the summer, she has conducted youth volleyball camps while overseeing several other sports camps for LCS.
Christa has just moved to Roanoke, and previously served as the athletic director and girls’ coach at LCS for thirteen years. She has been happily married for seven years and is a proud mother of two children. During her free time, she enjoys painting, interior design, gardening, hiking, and animals. Christa looks forward to the opportunity to help further build the youth volleyball movement in the Roanoke area while returning to the club volleyball world this season. She hopes to inspire each player to grow in their passion, knowledge and skill of the game of volleyball, while giving 100% on the court.
Dave started playing volleyball in 1992 and has been playing and coaching ever since. He was the head varsity coach at Bath County HS from 2004-2011 and the Chargers have improved tremendously under his direction, going from their first-ever winning season in 2004 to a state championship in 2011. Along the way, they have won 4 district titles, 3 consecutive regional championships, and 4 straight trips to the state tournament. He came to James River HS in 2012 and the Knights have had much success with a finish in the state tournament and 2 conference titles. Dave is CAP Level II certified, has attended numerous USA and GMS Volleyball clinics, and in 2014 completed a master’s degree in kinesiology with a focus in sports psychology. He has also been the club director and coach for the Virginia Highlands Volleyball Club from 2003 until its merger with Roanoke United in 2012 where he has been coaching the 16 Red team. He believes in teaching skills in ways that are based on biomechanical and/or statistical principles and in ways that utilize guided discovery and adhere to the principles of motor learning.