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Coach of the Month


Each month we recognize a coach that has demonstrated outstanding dedication to his or her students. This award is based on parent feedback, interaction with the students, parents, and other coaches, organizational skills and attention to lesson plans and administrative duties. If you would like to nominate your coach please contact us and tell us why!

January 2013

  • Tim Herbertz - CA - Orange County

    We are pleased to have coach Tim working with us. Tim has received the Coach of the Month award for January 2013.

December 2012

  • Kristy Oswalt -

    Pilates, Yoga, Aerobics, Surfing, Canoeing, White Water Rafting, Body Surfing, Skiing, Ice-Hogar Fishing, Soccer, Softball

    Coach Kristy Oswalt brings a wealth of athletic ability to EMH.   Coach Oswalt graduated from USIU San Diego with 2 majors, Physical Education and Health.  She also completed courses for the California Teaching Credential Program for grades K1-12th.

    She is highly proficient in water sports: surfing, canoeing, white water river rafting, and body surfing.  She has also spent time teaching and volunteering for after school team sport activities.  

    Coach Oswalt has an extensive background in Aerobics, Yoga, Nutrition, Health, Kinesiology, and Preventive & Adapted PE.  

    When she is not instructing for EMH, she teaches Classical Pilates mat routines privately and has earned a Pilates Mat certification through Pilates Mind and Body work courses.

    She also works with children and elders providing various levels of modified Pilates routines and nutritional evaluations. 

October 2012

  • Michelle Boles - CA - Orange County

    Volleyball, Soccer, Softball

    EMH is honored to welcome Michelle Boles to our coaching team. She brings a wealth of experience instructing children in the classroom setting as well as summer day camps. As a first grade teacher, her patience and easy going personality make her a favorite with students. Coach Michelle works with the children’s ministry at her church and is currently homeschooling her two sons. She has experience in a variety of sports especially, volleyball. Coach Michelle enjoys working with children of all ages.

September 2012

  • Lisa Burnes -

    Dance, Choreography, Track and Field, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball

    Lisa Casullo Burnes has been teaching all styles of dance and fitness for over 25 years. Conducting Master Dance Classes, working with Performing Arts Camps, teaching at numerous dance studios across the country and for many City Parks and Recreation. Lisa so enjoys bringing her love of dance and sports to all students.

    She has traveled extensively with numerous dance and revue shows worldwide such as “Will Roger’s Follies”, “Annie”, “The Nutcracker” and “West Side Story”. For three years in a row, Lisa has starred as a Radio City Rockette in “The Radio City Christmas Spectacular” show.

    As a teen, Lisa played ice hockey, basketball and even lettered in Indoor Track her Senior year of high school all while continuing to study dance.

    As a choreographer, Lisa has created pieces for Busch Gardens Theme Park and the stage productions of “Nunsense”, “Godspell”, “Cinderella”, “Plain & Fancy”, “The Chipper Show”, “Pride and Prejudice: The Musical” and “The Chipper Lowell Experience”.

June 2012

  • Steve Otten - CA - Sacramento County, CA - Solano County

    Football, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Track & Field, Soccer

    Coach Steve Otten is an exceptional instructor and we welcome him to the EMH family. He earned his B. S. Degree in Physical Education from CSUS and his M.S. in Special Education from National University. He has participated in team sports from childhood to adult. Coach Otten has a vast background coaching football, basketball and baseball. His students have ranged from the severely disabled to the elite athlete. He is the North Central Head for the Homeschool Sports League Federation.

    Some of his other interests include a background in mortgage, real estate, and the marketing industries.  He enjoys the great outdoors in his spare time and family is extremely important to him.  His wife also has an extensive athletic background and is enshrined in her college and high school Hall of Fames. Their three sons have also participated in Varsity sports. The oldest is currently playing D1 College Football.

    Coach Otten's goal in instruction is to make sure that his students are having fun, enjoying the experience of play while developing a passion for lifelong health and fitness. 

May 2012

  • Marlene MacIsaac -

    Golf, Softball, Horseback Riding, Rodeo, Snow Skiing, Water Skiing, Curling and Ice Skating

    Coach Marlene MacIsaac is a very talented athlete from Canada and we are excited to have her as one of our coaches. She has an extensive background in the realm of softball and golf.  She played for her city league and took home a division championship. 

    Her educational background is in Engineering where she holds a degree in Piping and Instrumentation Design for oil and gas exploration.  As one of our outstanding instructors, her patience and caring attitude has made her one of the EMH favorites.  In her spare time Coach Marlene is an avid golfer and has 3 holes in one to her credit. She enjoys working with children of all ages.

April 2012

  • Mike Perez - CA - L.A. County

    Football, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Track & Field, Soccer

    Coach Mike Perez is no novice to the realm of sports and EMH is excited to have him as a coach. He has played and competed during his high school years in wrestling, football, baseball and track and field. He went on to pursue his love of football in college while studying kinesiology. He has been a youth coach in baseball and football and his positive and motivational instruction serves his students well.

February 2012

  • Martha Ashe -

    Tennis, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, and Track & Field

    Coach Martha Ashe is a great addition to the EMH Sports family lending us her expertise in the sport of tennis.  Coached by Dave Sanderlin, who played doubles with tennis star Arthur Ashe, has made her tennis knowledge second to none.  After graduating from San Diego State College, Martha has participated in numerous tennis tournaments throughout the San Diego area and continues to perfect her game on a weekly basis. 

    Martha is actively involved in youth events through her church and has also worked as a missionary.  Her travels have taken her to far off places such as Africa, Indonesia, Russia and parts of Europe.  Instructor Ashe’s missionary work is extremely important to her as she continues to volunteer in relief-type ventures.

  • Jennifer Shipp -

    Softball, Swimming, Soccer, Volleyball, Track & Field

    Coach Jennifer Shipp is a Lead PE Instructor for EMH Sports USA. She brings her special blend of talent to EMH on the softball field.  She started out as a young player in softball and was the MVP of her club league.  In high school she played center field and catcher.  Her athleticism also had her as a member of the swim team.  Upon graduation of high school, she has continued her love of softball by playing on many league teams throughout the state of California. 

    Coach Shipp has participated in the development of youth physical fitness through her church where she volunteers her services in her spare time.  She has also traveled around the world as a missionary and enjoys working with orphaned children.

January 2012

  • David Scott - CA - Orange County

    Baseball, Softball, Wrestling, Football, Gymnastics, Track & Field, Weightlifting, Bowling

    Coach Dave Scott is a Lead PE Instructor for EMH Sports. Coach Scott has been involved in youth sports for 17 years in baseball, softball, wrestling and football. The children on his teams, over the years, have spanned from ages 4 to 18. The programs have produced many city and state champions as well as academic excellence. Several children went on to receive college scholarships in their prospective sports. Coach Scott’s philosophy is to use the sport to build their self esteem, make them a better student, friend, and family member.

    As an athlete he has achieved success in track and field, baseball, softball, bowling, gymnastics and weightlifting. He was elected to the all state team in softball 3 times, athlete of the year 2 times, city championships in gymnastics, hurdles, long jump, 440 and 880 relay teams, and ranked in the top 10 of the country in the dead-lift competition. He is currently active in umpiring boys and girl’s baseball and softball.