Leadership

 

SFWS Athletic Director | Coach Wendland

A member of SFWS since 2004, Mr. Wendland loves how our students naturally integrate movement, teamwork and cooperation skills in their daily life at school and on our various teams. He has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Humboldt State University, a California K-12 teaching license, and is a Spacial Dynamics Level 1 graduate. He loves to get his hands dirty by working with the earth and enjoys the rewards that mother nature provides.

 

Volleyball

 

Varsity Volleyball | Coach Longacre

 

 
 
 

Middle School Volleyball | Coach McConaughy

Coach Carrie, mother of two at SFWS, started working with the Volleyball teams three years ago. Her experience working with children and young adults began with a homeschool co-op, and continues as an outdoor educator with the nonprofit organization Arts of Nature.  She works with SFWS accompanying and assisting in the planning and adventures of many of the outdoor expeditions. She is a certified EMT-I and works with the ski patrol at Santa Fe Ski Area. She has a passion for experiential education and being athletic, and sharing that enthusiasm with kids of all ages.

 

Soccer

 

Junior Varsity Soccer  | Coach Otero

A member of SFWS since 2008, Mr. Otero likes seeing students go through their high school years maturing towards what they will become. He graduated with honors from San Francisco State University, with a double major in Journalism and International Relations, and studied Art in Holland. He finished his Waldorf teacher training in 2011. In his spare time, he coaches SFWS Junior Varsity Soccer and Varsity Boys’ Basketball, as well as reads and writes. His two children attend SFWS.

 

Basketball

 

Varsity Girls’ Basketball Head Coach | Coach Willett

Coach Awbrey practically grew up in a gym.  Her Dad was a professional basketball player and ran a basketball academy, “Hoops,” while she was growing up.  She started playing in 5th grade year-round (AAU) and had lots of opportunities to coach from an early age.  She started playing with the Varsity team in 7th grade.  The highlights of her career were winning the state championship her junior year, being honorable mention player of the year in USA Today, as well as receiving a full ride scholarship to play for Oregon State University (at the time a Pac 10 D1 School).  Being a big believer in balancing life on and off the court, she decided not to play in college and focused on academics and other endeavors-  taking and teaching yoga, being on the student government, playing ultimate frisbee, and working for the OSU Women’s Center to name a few.  Last year, Coach Awbrey refereed a men’s league and coached weekend basketball camps for kids in Pojoaque.  She is a student herself, pursuing her Masters in Counseling and taking the Waldorf Foundations class offered at the Waldorf school.  She is a certified Developmental Specialist and enjoys teaching of all kinds.  She assists with the Golden Lantern Theatre Company and substitute teaches. Coach Awbrey is also deeply committed to her family and is so thrilled to have her daughter Ruby Rose (who is in third grade) attending the Waldorf school this year after being homeschooled for two years.  As far as her coaching philosophy goes, it can be captured (though not easily, she loves to talk and share) in three words- It’s all about Fun, Friendship, and Fundamentals.  Fun is partially a feeling of enjoyment created by a playful environment, and partially about improvement.  Friendship is about positive relationships- connecting with each other, with your coaches, your opponents, and everyone participating in the success of our team.  Fundamentals is about learning the game of basketball and being the best you can be.  When you have a solid foundation you get better at the game and enjoy it more.  For Coach Awbrey, sports are about so much more than playing a game, they are about how you want to live your life.  Live it with joy, with others, and with excellence!

 
 
 

Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach | Coach Otero

A member of SFWS since 2008, Mr. Otero likes seeing students go through their high school years maturing towards what they will become. He graduated with honors from San Francisco State University, with a double major in Journalism and International Relations, and studied Art in Holland. He finished his Waldorf teacher training in 2011. In his spare time, he coaches SFWS Junior Varsity Soccer and Varsity Boys’ Basketball, as well as reads and writes. His two children attend SFWS.

 
 
 

Middle School Co-ed Basketball Head Coach | Coach Kerr

Coach Kerr has played on State and National Champion interscholastic sports teams at the high school level. He has also competed at the collegiate level. Coach Kerr (a certified yoga instructor) focuses on sportsmanship, positive attitude, and positive vision on and off the court. His motto for sports: ‘Be Simple, Humble, and Nimble." 

 

Track & Field

 

Middle School & Varsity Track & Field Coach | Coach Cole

Everett has two sons in Santa Fe Waldorf School and has been involved with the Santa Fe Waldorf community for many years. Growing up in Northern New Mexico, Everett developed a love of sports playing basketball, football, and running track. He was a member of the 1995 New Mexico AAA High School State Champion Track and Field Team and was also recognized as the Los Alamos High School Track Athlete of the Year that same season. Recently Everett has been part of the Santa Fe art scene working in galleries. This year he was an Assistant Middle School Basketball Coach. His free time is spent with family, fly fishing, fitness training and playing basketball with his sons or at local rec centers. Everett believes that school sports provide opportunity to learn skills and habits that are carried into all adventures life presents.