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Our Staff

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.

 Julie Skinner, General Manager

photo (9)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, Facility Manager

Untitled (3)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 is married to Dennis “Bubba” and recently gave birth to their daughter, Peyton.  Cathy spends most of her free time in the outdoors, and her favorite hobby is bow hunting during the fall deer season!


 Shawn Good, Director of Basketball & Spectrum AAU

50013552ECoach 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 Roanoke Catholic High School and the former Head Coach at Christiansburg High School (2012 State Champion) and Co-Founder of Just 2 Good Basketball camps in Indiana.  Coach Good is married to his wife Kelly. The couple has three children Hayse, Rinnah and Gatlen.

Coach Good is passionate about helping kids develop the work ethic and attitude needed to be successful in life through the game of basketball!


 Megan Evans Schumeyer, Sports Performance Trainer/Softball Trainer

MEGAN EVANS SCHUMEYER, Ph.D., C.S.C.S., FMS-1

Megan is a native of north central PA and moved to the New River Valley as a student athlete at Virginia Tech in 2001. During her record-breaking career as a softball player at Virginia Tech she was a 4 time- NSCA All region selection, ASA All- American, and finished her career 23 different school records. In September of 2017 she was inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame for her accomplishments as a standout softball player.

After her softball career with the Hokies and receiving her B.S. in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, she became a Strength and Conditioning graduate assistant in the athletics department while working on her advanced degrees at Virginia Tech. She was hired in 2009 as an Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports and has worked with most of the teams in Olympic sports area at some time or other. Some of her teams’ notable accomplishments were, several women’s track ACC Championships, and National Championships, Women’s soccer College Cup final 4 appearance in 2013, NCAA representatives in Swimming and Diving, and Women’s Lacrosse Historical Season in 2018.

Megan completed her Ph.D. in Education in May of 2014 and currently holds a certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She also received her Functional Movement Systems (FMS) certification in 2010. After leaving Virginia Tech in 2018 she is pursuing a career in higher education as an Adjunct Professor at Radford University in the Department of Health and Human Performance

 Koby Hearn, Baseball Trainer

Koby is a 29 year old native of Paris, KY, who played high school ball as a pitcher and center fielder graduating in 2007 from Bourbon County High School with a .565 batting average and a 2.87 ERA.

From 2008 to 2011, Koby played college ball at Union College in Barbourville, KY serving primarily as a closing pitcher. During his collegiate career, he was named conference pitcher of the week 6 times, 1st team all-conference his junior and senior year and was shy by one inning of being eligible for all conference pitcher of the year/national pitcher of the year boasting 6 wins, 9 saves and a 1.19 ERA. In addition, he set the school record for most appearances/relief appearances in a single season (28) and the most Saves in a single season (9) with zero blown saves during his career. During his time at union college, the team was ranked no lower than 5th in the nation, making two trips to the NAIA World Series and winning conference for the first time in school history.

Koby was invited to spring training by the St. Louis Cardinals organization where he played a brief stint in their low A, minor league affiliate organization, the palm beach cardinals before hanging it up.

Koby had been a resident of Roanoke, Virginia for over three years. He works as the director of corporate partnerships and group sales at Berglund Center. He has previously worked for the St. Louis Cardinals, Miami Marlins, Atlanta Braves, NASCAR, NHRA and most recently assisted the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs with sales in their inaugural year.

Favorite baseball movie: For Love of the game

 Ellen Sloss, Volleyball Trainer

Coach Sloss is currently in her twenty fifth year coaching volleyball.  She is a Pulaski County High School graduate and played college volleyball at Liberty University.  She has coached middle school volleyball as well as high school volleyball.  Coach Sloss also coaches travel volleyball.  She is currently coaching with River Valley Juniors out of Blacksburg, VA.  She will be assisting with Blacksburg High Volleyball for the 2018 season.  

 Carla Ponn, Volleyball Trainer

Hidden Valley Head Varsity Volleyball Coach
State Final Four, Region Runner up’17
State, Region and Conference Champions ’16
Coach of the Year’ 16
State Runner- Up; Region Champs- ’15
Regional Coach of the Year- ’15
State Champions-’13
State Coach of the Year-’13 

 

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