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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.

Coach Skinner is married and has three children

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!

 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 

 Todd Lynn, Volleyball Trainer

Todd has been involved with volleyball for close to 20 years. He started playing club at Liberty University and then began coaching soon after graduating. Todd was an assistant coach for LCA when they won a VISAA state championship in 2007 and then as head coach, led the Lady Bulldogs to two straight VISAA State runner-up finishes in 2008 and 2009. He has also coached JV at Hidden Valley in Roanoke, VA for one season. Most recently Todd was the Varsity head coach at Alleghany High School in Covington, VA for two seasons in 2016-2017. Todd has given private and small group lessons for a few years and loves helping athletes reach their full potential.


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