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Meet the Athletics Team

 

St. Francis Director of Athletics
T. Riley, MA
Director of Athletics
713.458.6336
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 17 years of experience in teaching, coaching, and athletic administration.
  • Former head baseball coach and assistant athletic director at St. John’s School.
  • Played college baseball at James Madison University. 
  • 24th round draft pick of the Texas Rangers in 2000.
 

St. Francis Cross Country Program Head Coach/Physical Education Teacher Jamie Platt
Jamie Platt
Associate Athletic Director
Cross Country/Girls Lacrosse Program Head Coach
Director of Physical Education

713.458.6340
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 16 years coaching at the collegiate, high school, middle school, youth, and club levels.
  • Three-sport varsity athlete at Western New England University, where she ran cross country and played basketball and lacrosse; collegiate and high school Hall of Fame member.
  • Coached numerous All Americans and collegiate student-athletes at independent schools in Texas.
 
Mike August


Mike August
Baseball Program Head Coach/Physical Education Teacher
713.458.6492
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 16 years coaching at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels.
  • Spent eight years coaching Division I college baseball at Delaware State University, including five years as associate head baseball coach and recruiting coordinator. Taught and coached an additional eight years at The Independence School in Delaware.
  • Standout player at Cecil Junior College in Maryland. Served as team captain for two years and received All Maryland JUCO and All Region honors. 
  • Two-year starter at division I Delaware State University from 2000–2002. Part of a 2001 team that led the nation in runs scored and a member of the 2002 team that set a school record with 40 wins. 
  • Served as team captain senior year and received the Coach’s Award and Leadership Award.
 
Doug Durkee Swimming Program Head Coach

Doug Durkee
Swimming Program Head Coach

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 30 years teaching and coaching swimming for summer league, school, and USA teams.
  • Has worked full- and part-time with St. Francis Episcopal School since 1995 in teaching, coaching, and administrative roles.
  • Certified lifeguard, water safety instructor, and USA Swim Coach.
  • Graduated from Southern Methodist University. 
 
Loure Dews-Gray


Loure Dews-Gray
Volleyball Program Head Coach/Physical Education Teacher
713.458.6451
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 16 years coaching at the high school and club level. 
  • Served as head volleyball coach at Sweeney HS and Episcopal HS for three years each.
  • Has coached 10+ years of club volleyball and served as Director of Protégé Volleyball Club in Lake Jackson from 2014-2017.
  • Four-year letter winner at University of Houston where she was a middle blocker.
 

St. Francis Football Program Head Coach/Physical Education Teacher Charles McMillian
Charles McMillian
Football Program Head Coach/Physical Education Teacher
713.458.6451
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 20+ years of college football coaching experience at Texas A&M, TCU, Navy, Boise State, Prairie View A&M, Cincinnati, Indiana, and New Mexico.
  • Played college football at Utah State. Served as team captain senior year.
  • Has coached numerous All Americans and defensive players who have advanced to the NFL.
  • Led grade 7/8 team to a Houston Junior Preparatory Conference (HJPC) Division I Football Championship in 2019.
 
Marion Tolon


Marion Tolon
Track & Field Program
Head Coach

713.458.6196
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 27+ years  of coaching experience in middle school, high school, college, AAU, and the Marine Corps.
  • Two-sport college athlete in basketball and track at Baker University where she served as a team captain.
  • Numerous awards in both sports; set records in track in high school and college. 
  • Played All Marine basketball and semi-pro for KC Mustangs.
  • Coached athletes in basketball and track in Louisiana, Oklahoma, California, and Texas who advanced to compete at the collegiate level.
 


Scott Dawley
Upper School Golf
Head Coach


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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 20+ years of golf coaching and instruction with adults and kids, including summer junior camps.
  • 1997 State Champion and winner of multiple Junior Tour national events. 
  • Division I Collegiate golfer at two top-15 ranked teams—University of South Carolina and University of Houston.
  • Founder of Speedgolf USA, the national governing body of the sport in the US.
  • Currently ranked No. 8 in the Speedgolf World Rankings with a low Speedgolf score of 73 in 45 minutes. 
 


Harold Baber
Boys Basketball Program Head Coach/Physical Education Teacher

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 20+ years of experience coaching at the high school and collegiate level.
  • Spent 14 years as the boys basketball program head coach at St. John’s School where he led his teams to three SPC state championships and more than 250 wins.
  • Played collegiately at Oakland University. Served as an assistant basketball coach for five years at Oakland University following his playing career and spent one season at Western Michigan University.