Coaching Staff

Sean McGinley | Head Coach (Sprints)

Coach McGinley is starting his 20th season at Bishop Chatard and his 16th year as head coach. He has been nominated as a finalist for IATCCC Coach of the Year on 16 occasions. In 2024, 2023, 2022 and 2012 he was awarded the IATCCC Coach of the Year. Coach McGinley is a graduate of Cathedral High School and was a member of the state championship 4 x 400 relay team in 1998. He continued his running career at Wabash College and received a bachelor of liberal arts education from Wabash in 2002. Sean is the Director of Operations at Cork Medical.


Chase Ayres | Pole Vault

Chase is starting his 4th season as the Bishop Chatard Pole Vault coach. Chase vaulted at Columbus North High School and Marian University. After graduation, Chase has stayed involved in the vaulting community and has coached at Columbus North High School and also Franklin College. Chase is the Senior Marketing Specialist at St. Vincent.

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Larry Coan| High Jump

Larry Coan is starting his second season as the Bishop Chatard High Jump coach. Larry is no stranger as his daughter Becca graduated from BC. Prior to coaching at Bishop Chatard, Larry spent 12 years coaching track at IHM. Larry has donated countless hours @ IHM and in 2023 was awarded the Spirit of IHM for his dedication to the community. His wife Ellen and him are proud parents of 4 (Elizabeth, Emily, Becca and Lawrence).


Becca Grote | Hurdles

Becca graduated from Bishop Chatard in 2016. After graduating, she competed for Purdue (undergrad) and Butler (post grad) in the multi events. At Purdue, she scored numerous times in the Big Ten Championship and was highlighted by being Top 20 in the nation in 2020. At Butler, she was the Big East Champion in 2022. Becca works for Community Hospital has a PA and married Nick Grote (2016 Bishop Chatard graduate and 4 x 4 state medalist)

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Kevin King | Throws

Coach King will be working with the throwers for his 12th season at Bishop Chatard and he has spent 39 years coaching a combination of football, wrestling and track. He has spent time at Bishop Chatard, Center Grove, Lawrence North and Bloomington South. Kevin was a IHSAA state champion in wrestling and the discus. His wife Joan is a teacher and has 2 children (Vincent and Emily).

Dan Kinghorn | Distance

Coach Kinghorn is starting his 29th track and field season at Bishop Chatard. He is the head boys and girls CC coach. During his tenure at Bishop Chatard, Coach Kinghorn has earned 19 City Coach of the year awards in track & CC and was the 2005 IATCCC State CC Coach of the Year.


Kris Roney | Hurdles

Coach Roney is a Bishop Chatard Track and Field Legend. In our Track and Field History, we have had 5 state champions and Coach Roney was the 1998 110 hurdle meter champion. Thru the years Kris has served as a consultant to the sprint and hurdle program and is starting his 4th full season as our hurdle coach. Coach Roney had a successful career at Indiana State.

Josh Schaffner | Sprints

Coach Schaffner is in his sixth year with the Bishop Chatard Track and Field program working with the sprinters. Prior to being at Bishop Chatard, Coach Schaffner was an assistant and then head coach at Scecina Memorial High School and spent one year at Roncalli. Schaffner is also a theology teacher at BCHS in addition to moderating the Cooking Club and Trivia Club. Coach Schaffner is a 2009 graduate of the University of Notre Dame (MA) and a 2006 graduate of Baylor University. He is married to BCHS teacher Katie Schaffner and they have two future Trojan runners, John and George.


Monique Ware | Long Jump

Monique graduated from Bishop Chatard where she placed 6th in the 2005 state meet and currently holds the long jump school record. In college, Monique qualified for both the indoor and outdoor nationals NAIA championships and currently holds the school record in both events. After graduating from Marian, she spent 4 seasons as the Bishop Chatard Long Jump coach and then coached the jumpers at Marian University for 5 seasons. Monique is the associate director of financial aid at Ivy Tech.