Head High School Coach
Coach Gilliland graduated from Teays Valley High School in 2012 where he was first team All-MSL and third team all central district in soccer. He played for the Pride Soccer Club (Canal Winchester) from his sophomore to senior year. Grant has witnessed the awesome work God is doing at New Hope as his brother (Isaac, 2018 graduate) went through the program and was prepared for success in college following. Coach Gilliland expressed his excitement, “I have been a part of the New Hope family for four years now, coaching alongside an amazing mentor and coach Shane Roese. I love what God is doing with the program and hope to continue to build the soccer program to one that binds us together as a family and a successful one along the way.”
Head Middle School Coach
Coach Tripp graduated from Teays Valley High School in 2017 as a four-year varsity starter and first team all-MSL his junior/senior year of soccer. "I feel as if I’ve been a part of the New Hope family for a long time as I played soccer and basketball for the school in all four years of middle school, learning a lot about culture building under Coach Roese. I’ve seen the way that God, Family, and athletics have been woven into the boys’ basketball program under Coach Roese and I am excited to try to build a similar culture around this team.”
Head Varsity Coach
Coach Stone is a graduate of Teays Valley High school where she played four years of both volleyball and softball. She continued her academic and athletic career at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Mandi has a degree in Elementary Education and taught in the Teays Valley schools before becoming a stay at home mother. She began her coaching career at New Hope Christian Academy in 2014. Mandi also works as a fitness instructor at the Pickaway County YMCA. Mandi is married to Pastor Jason Stone and is the mother of Halley and Carley Stone. Mandi's desire is to use volleyball to help young girls develop positive self-esteem, friendship, and a growing relationship with Jesus.
Head Middle School Girls Coach
Coach Conrad has been a part of New Hope Athletics since 2010, playing basketball from sixth through twelfth grade. During her high school career, she led her team to three OCSAA final four appearances and two championships. She went on to play basketball at Ohio Christian University and graduated with a major in English and a minor in Biblical Studies. Coach Conrad is passionate about using basketball to disciple young girls to become godly women and is looking forward to her first season as head coach of our middle school girls’ program.