Athletics Faculty & Staff

Chris DeAntoni

Chris DeAntoni

Titles: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Assistant to the Athletic Director
Departments: Athletics, Faculty & Staff
Biography:
B.A. - Classics
CF-L2, USAW-L1

“My goal is to help students and athletes achieve daily growth—emotional, mental and physical.”

After 22 years as a Marine Special Operator and three years as a strength coach at Valor Christian and Regis Jesuit High Schools, Chris DeAntoni is delighted to return to his alma mater to lead the school’s strength and conditioning program. “I learned so much at Kent Denver as a student and an athlete,” he says. As a teacher and coach, he hopes to model humility and selfless love of others.

Before beginning his career in the US Marine Corps, Mr. DeAntoni taught Classical languages and coached football and lacrosse at Kent Denver and Graland Country Day Schools.
John Jessup

John Jessup

Titles: English and Physical Education Teacher
Departments: English, Athletics, Faculty & Staff
Biography:
B.A. – English
Klingenstein Fellow

“When my students reflect on their experiences with me, I hope they think of a classroom where passion, enthusiasm, and intellectual rigor collided to create an enduring knowledge of themselves and the wider world.”

Inspired by Kent Denver’s “one-of-a-kind community” of faculty, staff, administrators, students, and parents, Mr. Jessup joined Kent Denver in 2019. He previously taught at Vail Mountain School, where he helped create and launch a project-based learning program for middle school students.
Richard Judd

Richard Judd

Titles: Associate Director of Athletics
Departments: Athletics, Faculty & Staff
Biography:

B.A. - Journalism
M.A. - Sports Management

"Improving in a sport takes practice, patience and dedication. I enjoy watching students perfect their skills."

Being able to work in a team is one of the hallmarks of a successful career. Mr. Judd takes great pride in helping students master the art of teamwork at this foundational stage of their lives.
Stephanie Kyser

Stephanie Kyser

Titles: Assistant Director of Athletics
Departments: Athletics, Faculty & Staff
Biography:

B.A. - Mathematics

"I enjoy coaching because I get to build relationships with kids and help them grow their leadership and character through the vehicle of sports."

Before coming to Kent Denver, Ms. Kyser was a college athlete competing in women's basketball at Wheaton College.
Emma MacLeod

Emma MacLeod

Titles: Assistant to the Athletic Director, Strength and Performance Coach
Departments: Athletics, Faculty & Staff
Biography:
B.A. - Kinesiology

"I enjoy watching the students grow as people the more they learn."

Ms. McLeod joins Kent Denver's athletics team after a stellar college career playing both field hockey and lacrosse at the Division 1 level. She has worked as a coach and counselor at field hockey and lacrosse camps across the country and served as a fly-fishing guide at the A Bar A Ranch in Wyoming.
Connor Mulvihill

Connor Mulvihill

Titles: Athletics Department Fellow
Departments: Athletics, Faculty & Staff
Biography:
B.A. - Business

Already an assistant boy's lacrosse coach at Kent Denver, Mr. Mulvihill joined the school's Athletics Department as a Fellow in 2018. He was previously Lacrosse Program Coordinator for I9 Sports in Denver.
Jack Pearman

Jack Pearman

Titles: School Trainer
Departments: Athletics, Faculty & Staff
Biography:

B.A.

"I'm always there for the kids and their families, in their easiest or in their most difficult times."

A key member of Kent Denver's athletics team since 1997, Mr. Pearman provides a warm and reassuring presence on the sidelines and in the training room.

Scott Yates

Scott Yates

Titles: Director of Athletics, Health and Wellness
Departments: Athletics, Faculty & Staff
Biography:

M.A. - Educational Administration
Scott Yates Leadership Chair

"I love seeing growth in student-athletes, the lessons they learn while participating in athletics will last them a lifetime."

Coach Yates has been at Kent Denver for nearly 40 years, joining the school's athletic department as a new college graduate. Apart from one year spent at Arizona State University, he has never left the Kent Denver community.