U13 (8th) Black
Mark Bibbee (Head Coach)
Mark Bibbee is currently a principal in Fairfax County Public Schools (Cherry Run ES) and has twenty four years of experience working with kids as a teacher, coach, and administrator. Coach Bibbee began his coaching career in the spring of 1994 as an AAU coach with Cardinal AAU and began coaching HS that fall at Mount Vernon HS.
In 1998, Coach Bibbee began coaching at West Springfield HS and the Lady Spartans won the 1999 State Championship going 30-0 and ranking 6th nationally. That team showcased National Player of the Year Kara Lawson. Over the next six years the Lady Spartans won five district Championships and played in three more state tournaments, losing in the finals in 2002.
From 2001 to 2005, Coach Bibbee coached as an assistant with the Fairfax Stars including the 2001 U13 National Championship team. Over the last five seasons Coach Bibbee has worked with numerous Nationally ranked teams.
He believes in the motto “Hustle Takes NO Talent” and that effort and hard work is the key to becoming a better player. Coach Bibbee believes in developing every player on the team to the best of their ability, not just the perceived ‘best’ players.
Assistant Coach – Megan Holmes
Megan Holmes lives in Lakeridge, Virginia with her husband Craig, 4 month old son Kai and two miniature Dachshunds Doc & Dunkin. She graduated from West Springfield High School in 2004 where she played JV Basketball for one year with coach Mark Bibbee and Varsity for three years. This will be her third year being an assistant coach to coach Mark Bibbee’s older girls team. Growing up she also played for the Fairfax Stars for many years and thinks it’s such a wonderful opportunity to give back to such an amazing program!
Assistant Coach – Mark Pavlech
Over the last ten years Mark has been a head or assistant coach for Basketball (rec), Baseball, Softball, soccer, and Flag Football. Mark officially moved into an “assistant coach” capacity last summer and will be entering his second year in that role. Mark has a daughter (Sophie) who plays on the team and will attend Chantilly High School next year and a son (Tanner) who he currently coaches in recreation basketball.