Coaches

We are fortunate to have a great group of coaches to lead the BHS Ultimate team:

Andrew Lovejoy

Andrew grew up on Bainbridge Island, and began playing Ultimate as an 8th grader at Hyla Middle School. He quickly fell in love with the game, and it’s been a big part of his life ever since.

As a high school Sophomore, Andrew was one of the founding members of the BHS Ultimate team. He played competitively through high school and college, making three trips to the College National Championship tournament as a member of the Carleton College team (CUT). After college, he played two seasons of club Ultimate in Seattle before retiring from competitive play.

Andrew has coached the BHS Ultimate team since 2011, and in 2014 began coaching the Hyla Middle School team as well. Coaching Ultimate is one of his great passions, and he loves the opportunity to share his knowledge of this great and unique sport.


Cath O’Neill

Cath first played Ultimate when out on a run, and her route took her past a game…. she was invited to join, and has loved playing ever since. Her whole family plays (except their dog, Seamus – he prefers balls to discs).

Cath has played at the college level for the University of Chicago, and at the club level in both the women’s and mixed divisions. She had the good fortune of competing at several national and world club tournaments with her women’s teams — Seattle Riot, and Seattle Women on the Verge. She was a member of the Verge team’s 3-peat world champion squad.

Cath started coaching on Bainbridge Island in 2012, and has coached here at the middle school and high school levels. She loves coaching Ultimate–it is such fun for her to see players do amazing things on the field!


Dave Babcock

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Lisa Timmins

Lisa was first introduced to Ultimate in high school PE class, back in the day, and then learned the finer aspects of the sport while at Yale. For a stretch, she was just a casual, pick-up player in Prospect Park, Brooklyn (competitive distance running being her priority), but then she joined the NYC women’s club team in the mid-1990s and was hooked.

From that point on, Lisa poured her athletic energy into club-level Ultimate, spending a few seasons in NYC and then relocating to Palo Alto, CA, where she began with a women’s team but eventually migrated to the mixed scene for close to a decade. She was a captain and founding member of Mischief, traveling to club Nationals and Worlds along the way.

Forced into retirement by the rigors of motherhood, Lisa had a stint coaching at BHS from 2006-2009, then picked it up again when her own children came of age, at Hyla in 2018 and then back to BHS in 2021.