THE SAINTS VARSITY BASKETBALL COACHING STAFF

Ron Ginyard

Varsity Head Coach

Ron Ginyard is in his fifth year as the head coach of St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School Boys Basketball. Coach Ginyard is maintaining a program on Hard Work, Mental Toughness, Disciplined Work Ethic, Family Values, Leadership, and Skill Development. SSSAS boys’ basketball emphasizes the team over the individual and teaches lifelong lessons through sport. In four seasons the program has developed into a championship contender that helps send its players to college basketball programs. Most importantly the program’s graduates are all doing well in college, and they consistently return to campus to check on their former school and basketball program.

Coach Ginyard joined the St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School community to teach Middle School physical education and coach after spending six seasons as a collegiate basketball assistant coach and four seasons as a high school assistant coach. He now works at the school as its Associate Director of Admission. He has worked at Niagara University, The United States Naval Academy, The Citadel, Columbia University, and Bishop O’Connell High School. During those ten years he assumed many different duties and gained progressive experience in program building, practice planning, game coaching, opponent scouting, attracting student athletes, player development, leadership development, academic support, alumni relations, and community service.

Coach Ginyard played high school basketball and graduated from Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Virginia, before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University. He grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. Coach Ginyard resides in Vienna, Virginia, and is married to the former Therese Annick Blouin. They have a five-year-old son Xavier Michael Ginyard and a two-year-old daughter Soleil Madeleine Ginyard.


Kenny Barton

Varsity Associate Head Coach

Kenny Barton begins his fifth season at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School and his second as the program’s Associate Head Coach. His versatility has helped the program grow into a championship contender while helping 7 players reach the collegiate ranks. He helps Coach Ginyard run every aspect of the program; he focuses on team defense, the development of shooting skills, and big guard development.

Coach Barton is a native of Largo, Maryland, who graduated from Riverdale Baptist School. While playing at RBS, he was named to the Tri-State Conference First Team, All-Academic Team, Tri-State Conference Tournament MVP, Tri-State Player of the Year and was named RBS’s Most Valuable Offensive Player his senior year. Coach Barton continued his basketball career, as well as, obtained his Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise Studies from Greensboro College in Greensboro, North Carolina. Upon graduating he went to the University of San Francisco (USF) in San Francisco, California and completed the master’s program in Sports Management.

Since graduating from USF he has gained valuable experience in various education and athletic settings. He was an assistant boys’ varsity coach at Wheaton High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. He then returned to California to become an assistant men’s basketball coach at Chabot College in Hayward, California. Returning again to the Washington area, he has held the title of assistant coach for the Maret School boys’ varsity basketball and the head varsity girls’ coach at Thurgood Marshall Academy.

In addition to coaching, he works for Prince George’s Community College. Coach Barton and his wife Toshiko have a five-year-old son, Felix and a one-year old daughter, Akina.


Stu Wilson

Varsity Assistant Coach

Coach Wilson begins his fifth season with St. Stephen’s & St Agnes School Basketball serving as a varsity assistant coach, the Director of Player Development and Academic Coordinator. He will focus on team offense and forward player development. Every starting forward over the last three seasons for the Saints is now a collegiate basketball player. Relying on a wealth of experiences from his numerous coaching positions, Coach Wilson will be looked upon for advice in many facets of the game. He brings coaching experience from many levels of basketball in both public and private school settings, from head and assistant coaching at the college level to assistant coaching at the high school level for both varsity and JV. Coach Wilson is great at relating to players and helping them get the most out of their abilities.

Prior to joining our staff at SSSAS, Coach Wilson was the head coach at Montgomery College at Germantown for two seasons. Before working at Montgomery College Coach Wilson was an assistant coach at Bishop O’Connell High School, McDaniel College, James Blake High School, and his alma mater Rockville High School.

Coach Wilson graduated from McDaniel College in May 2005 with a master’s degree in exercise science with a concentration in athletic administration. He received his undergraduate degree in history with a minor in education from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Currently, Coach Wilson is the physical education and health coordinator at St. Michael School in Annandale, Virginia.

Coach Wilson is married to the former Erin Moldenhauer, a speech pathologist for the Montgomery County Public Schools in the Infants and Toddler Program. Coach Wilson and his wife have two beautiful children Sydney (8) and SJ (7).


Isaac D. Mcneil

Varsity Assistant Coach

Isaac D. Mcneil begins his fifth year at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School. After three seasons as the JV Head Coach he is now entering his second year as a full time varsity assistant. He will be the program’s associate basketball camp director, and he will work specifically with the point guards. Three former Saints point guards have reached the college ranks under Coach Mcneil’s skill development program. He brings a versatile coaching background to SSSAS. He has coached at the high school level at South Granville High School in Creedmoor, North Carolina. He has coached Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball in Durham, North Carolina with One-on-One, and over the past summer he was the assistant coach for the 17u Uncommon Bulls.

Born and raised in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Coach Mcneil played high school basketball at Wilkes Central High School. He attended North Carolina Central University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 2005, and became the first historically black college or university student to graduate from an accredited athletic training program. Coach Mcneil returned to school and earned his Master’s Degree in Athletic Administration in May 2011 and is currently continuing his education in receiving his doctorate degree. In addition to coaching, he works for Fairfax County Public Schools as a Teacher at Hayfield Secondary High School. Coach Mcneil resides in Alexandria with his wife Raiesha Warren Mcneil of Manassas, VA.


Mike Jones

Varsity Assistant Coach

Mike Jones joined the St. Stephen’s & St Agnes community this year to teach Middle School Physical Education. He also serves on the Football and Basketball coaching staffs. He joins us with a wealth of coaching, mentoring and playing experience.

Coach Jones has spent the last two years working for the Brooklyn Nets starting out as Video Coordinator then working his way up to Manager of Video Operations with player development and assistant coaching duties. Prior to joining the Nets, Coach Jones spent four years at Perry Street Preparatory School in Washington D.C., eventually rising to roles of Dean of Students and Boys’ Head Basketball coach. Mike played professionally for 11 years in France, Turkey, Poland and Iran, as well as in the CBA.

Coach Jones received his bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University. While at TCU, he was a stand-out player earning Associated Press Honorable Mention, All-American honors and WAC Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior. Coach Jones is also listed in the top 10 of all time 1000 point scorers at TCU.

Coach Jones was a three-sport athlete for Casady Preparatory School in Oklahoma City, OK. While at Casady, he earned several awards including Oklahoma High School Player of the Year, Oklahoma City All-Time Leading Scorer and Oklahoma State Small School Player of the Year. In addition to basketball, he also excelled on the gridiron, earning four football letters and four letters in track and field.

Coach Jones is married to Marcia Jones and they have two boys. Their oldest son, Major, is currently a second grader at SSSAS and Maverick is an inquisitive two year old.


Oliver Johnson

JV Head Coach, Varsity Assistant Coach

Oliver Johnson begins his third season at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, and his second as the JV Head Coach. Coach Johnson has a valuable role as the Director of Youth Development. Coach Johnson coached at C.D. Hylton High School as the Freshmen Head Coach and assistant varsity coach for 3 years.

Coach Johnson is an Alexandria native who attended T.C. Williams as a student athlete. He’s also involved with Higher Level AAU program as its 17U Head Coach. Coach Johnson has trained and developed youth and collegiate athletes in the DC area since 2010.

Coach Johnson and his wife Nikia reside in Woodbridge VA with their 8 year old son Jaiden.


Kurt Samuels

JV Assistant Coach, Varsity Assistant Coach

Coach Samuels is a native of New York and has been involved with basketball for over 25 years. He played professional basketball for over 10 years in Italy, Belgium and England. Coach Samuels has extensive coaching experience from 10 years old to 20 years old playing college basketball in England. Coach Samuels knew from a very early age that he wanted to play basketball professionally and dedicated many hours to improving his basketball skills. Coach Samuels went on to be an All American High School player (honorable mention) and went to college to study Business and playing for the University of North Carolina At Asheville. He also holds a master’s in Education.

During Coach Samuels’ professional career he took part in coaching clinics for Nike and Adidas Camps, and coached all ages and skill levels overseas and worked basketball camps at the University of Houston. A dedicated coach and educator, Coach Samuels believes in making sure athletes are equipped on and off the court to manage what life brings them.

Through his dynamic and eager instruction, showing care and concern for student athletes, Coach Samuels is able to connect with players to help them recognize their abilities, challenge them and find out what inspires them to improve and work harder. Coach Samuels provides a hard working and stimulating environment that encourages young athletes to work through a tough challenge or skill while gaining confidence after each achievement.


André Hunter

Freshmen Head Coach, Varsity Assistant Coach

André Hunter is going into his third season as an assistant men’s basketball coach at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, with his first season being in 2009-2010 as the men’s freshmen assistant coach. André is a graduate of St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, Class of 2006. He was a three-year starter and a 2006 All-IAC player. The program won two Sleepy Thompson Championships (2004, 2006) and an IAC Tournament Championship (2006) during his tenure. André continued his basketball career at Randolph-Macon College.

André comes to us with over 20 years of experience in the game of basketball. He has coached and trained kids in the game of basketball for over 5 years. As a point guard, André focuses on the mental aspect of the game and pushes kids to think about the game as much as they play. His high value to the program is difficult to measure, as he is the only member of the coaching staff who attended St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School. He will serve as a mentor to the players on and off the court, and he will help the program stay in touch with all of its former players.

André was born and raised in Alexandria VA, and he currently resides in Suitland Maryland with his fiancée Shardia Thomas and their daughter Skylar Hunter.

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