Sabres Coaching Staff

Meet Our Coaches

“Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.”

Larry Manley, Head Coach - Varsity Boys Basketball

Larry Manley

Head Coach - Varsity Boys Basketball

  • Head coach of middle school boys basketball for 3 years from 1987-1990 in West Milton, Ohio.
    (Milton Union school district)
  • Coached Upward basketball for 5 years
  • South Wake Sabres middle school boys head coach 2013-2014 season
  • South Wake Sabres varsity boys assistant coach 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons
  • South Wake Sabres varsity boys head coach 2020-2021 season
Oliver Wilson, Athletic Director

Oliver Wilson

Athletic Director

Oliver Wilson is the current Athletic Director for the South Wake Sabres.  Oliver and his wife Rebekah have two sons, Trey (16) and Ira (14).  They have been homeschooling for 8 years. Oliver is originally from the Greensboro, NC area and moved back to NC from Minneapolis, MN three years ago.   Currently Oliver and his family live in the Fuquay-Varina area.  He has over 30 years of playing and coaching experience.  Oliver played college basketball at St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, NC, and received his MBA from Texas A&M University.  Before taking on the role of AD, Oliver was the head coach of our middle school boys team the last three years helping to lead them to 3 consecutive regional and state championships, 1 national championship and 1 national runner-up.  One of his favorite scriptures is Jeremiah 29:11, “‘ For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”  Oliver hopes to bring all of his basketball experience and zeal to his role as AD. 

 

Rob Hoover, Assistant Coach - Varsity Boys Basketball

Rob Hoover

Assistant Coach - Varsity Boys Basketball

Rob Hoover was the head coach for the JV Girls team in 2019-20.  He has also been an assistant head coach and a head coach for the Sabres Boys JV basketball team. Rob has played basketball for most of his life, and as an adult he played for Navy teams in the US and overseas. His goal is to make sure that the girls on his team learn strong fundamentals,a good sense of fair play, to honor Christ on the court and off, and a confidence in
themselves. Rob and his wife Dee have 3 boys: Jeremy, Harrison, and Jackson. Jackson and Harrison both played for Sabres teams. The Hoover family is actively involved in their church, Triangle Community Church in Apex.

David Jones, Head Coach - Varsity Girls Basketball

David Jones

Head Coach - Varsity Girls Basketball

David was born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC, then received his degree in ministry from Kentucky Christian University.  David is a full time pastor and, for the last 6 years, has been the planter and Lead Pastor at Relentless Church.  David is married to his amazing wife of 23 years, Kelly, and has 3 kids, Mia, Jackson and Eli who are all involved in the Sabres program.

In addition to coaching in various leagues from rec league to AAU, David coached our Middle School Girls in 2018/19 and was blessed to lead an incredible group who won the top bracket at East Coast Nationals as well as set the record for most points scored in a season for any Sabres middle school girls team.  

Reggie Chapple, Head Coach - JV Boys Basketball

Reggie Chapple

Head Coach - JV Boys Basketball

Reginald Chapple, an Ohio native recently moved to North Carolina from the greater Chicago area. Chapple has ten years of experience coaching basketball. Chapple earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Valley Forge Christian College. He also earned a master’s degree in sports management from Southern New Hampshire University.

Coach Chapple began his career as an assistant athletic director and assistant coach at Lancaster Bible College. From there he became a head coach at a few colleges including his Alma Mater Valley Forge Christian College (now University of Valley Forge).

Chapple was blessed with the opportunity to play basketball all through college. Now, he enjoys working with student athletes and impacting lives through sport. He views coaching as a ministry opportunity.

Coach Chapple has been married for 14 years. He and his wife Laquetta have four children.

Ryan Webb, Assistant Coach, Varsity Girls

Ryan Webb

Assistant Coach, Varsity Girls

Ryan was raised in Utah and played high school basketball, baseball and tennis. After meeting KaDawn Smith in 1997, they were married in 2002. They are the parents of six children, many of which are current Sabres players. Ryan received his bachelors from Utah State University and master’s degree from the University of Utah. The Webb’s have lived in North Carolina for five years and love being a part of Sabre Nation. Being raised by a high school basketball coach and having three brothers play college basketball, Ryan practically grew up in a gym. He has been coaching in one form or another for the last 25 years. The Webbs love the game of basketball and all the wonderful things you can learn from competing and being a part of a team. 

Mark Duffield, Assistant Coach - JV Boys Basketball

Mark Duffield

Assistant Coach - JV Boys Basketball

Mark was born in New York, but grew up in the great state of Texas. He participated in football, basketball, baseball, track and field, and many other sports. After graduating high school, he moved to Florida where he attended Florida Atlantic University and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. It was here in Florida where Mark’s coaching career started. He worked at Coral Springs Christian Academy and was head coach for middle school football and Varsity girls volleyball. He also has several years of experience as an assistant coach in football, basketball, track and field, and AAU. Mark was the assistant coach for the Sabres JV boys last season.

He met his wife in 1999 and they were married in 2000. They have three children. He moved his family to North Carolina in 2005. His son has been in the Sabre program for the past four years. His family helped plant Redeemer Community Church and they still attend. Mark enjoys coaching and teaching for the Sabres. He just wants to be a great encourager to the athletes and coaches for the program. He wants to see all the players honor and glorify Christ on the court and when they move on from the Sabre family.

Matt Wright

Head Coach - Middle School Boys Basketball

Jason Wright, Head Coach - Middle School Girls Basketball

Jason Wright

Head Coach - Middle School Girls Basketball

Jason Wright has been married to Vanessa for 19 years.  They are blessed to be the parents to Jacob (15), Taylor (13), and Emily (13) and started their homeschool journey 12 years ago. He graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and has spent over 20 years as an IT Professional working in many different federal agencies in Northern Virginia.  He currently works for a pharmaceutical research company supporting multiple data integration projects. The Wrights moved to North Carolina in 2016, and are blessed to be part of the Sabre Community.  Jason has previously coached basketball for two years at Colonial Heights High School (VA) for their summer league program and for two years in the Central Loudoun Basketball League in Virginia (Middle School Boys). Jason was the Assistant Coach for the Sabres Middle School Girls team in 2019-2020 and has helped do stats for the other Sabres teams the last two seasons. 

Darin Dixon

Assistant Coach - Middle School Boys Basketball

Tanya Bange

Assistant Coach - Middle School Girls Basketball

Steve Ramirez

Head Coach - Middle School Boys Developmental

Shawn Williams, Assistant Coach - Middle School Boys Developmental

Shawn Williams

Assistant Coach - Middle School Boys Developmental

Shawn is a native North Carolinian having attended Wilson Fike High School. After playing baseball, football, and basketball through high school he attended North Carolina State University, and met his wife, Lauren, a Durham native.
 
As an assistant for the Middle School Boys Development team, Shawn’s passion is to serve Christ in all words and actions, while encouraging the team to complete, and learn the game of basketball.
 
Shawn and Lauren reside in Cary, along with their children; Thomas, Carolina, Kate, and Jameson and attend Summit Church.