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Mary Frances Smith
Junior High Volleyball Coach
Varsity Head Coach Bios
Michele Bierstedt (Cross Country)
I am very excited to coach the Cross Country Team this year. As a runner myself, I have a passion for the sport and want to support the athletes at FRCS as they pursue their goals while glorifying Christ. I am an avid trail runner, and have competed in many trail marathons and ultras, including four 100-mile races. I have run the Boston Marathon twice, and completed many trail races. I am currently on the PR Bar racing team, and am on the board of the Highlands Ranch Running club. I am a former High School Science teacher, and love working with high school and middle school students! I have a degree in Economics from West Point and an MBA from the University of Colorado, and a Colorado teaching certificate in Science and Math. In addition to coaching at FRCS, I currently work for a non-profit that sponsors global collaboration programs for students. My husband, Adam, and I have one daughter, Kiera, who will be in 9th grade at FRCS this year. I look forward to this cross country season!
Dave Hiltman (Girls Basketball)
I coached Varsity Girls Basketball at Jim Elliot Christian School for 20 years. I coach because I love the sport, but over the years I have realized I coach more because I love the interaction with our young people. I enjoy seeing them learn and grow in confidence and skill. We have a tremendous opportunity to impact others positively through our faith and how we demonstrate that during competition. It is my highest priority to help our kids learn to compete with Christian character and to learn to serve and honor our opponents while competing with great intensity and passion. I also hope that they leave with a passion to remain active and fit throughout their life.
Paul Lowe (Football)
Coach Lowe has been leading the Football program at Front Range Christian since 2016. He has been a coach since 2003 in various sports that include Track & Field, Football, Basketball and Swimming. In addition to Football, he is currently the Head Coach of the Denver Christian Track & Field program. Outside of coaching, he is a Youth Pastor at Hillcrest Christian Church. He is an avid mountain biker, hiker and would rather sleep in a tent than inside. He has been married to Katina since 2005.
Jon Moore (Volleyball)
I am a Colorado native who is married with four kids. My biggest passions growing up were playing sports, skiing, waterskiing, and doing anything adrenaline inducing. I began playing volleyball as a young adult, and I had the fortune of having many great players mentor me and teach me the game. I played for over 20 years and competed in innumerable tournaments and leagues at double A men’s level and in co-ed.
This is my fourth year coaching Varsity Girls’ Volleyball (second with FRCS) and prior to that, I coached boys’ Flag Football for six years. I have helped with Boys’ Varsity Basketball as well, I and found that I have a passion for coaching. I enjoy sharing what I have learned about the game, the strategizing aspect of coaching, and helping these young ladies develop their God-given talents to the fullest. I also believe a coach should continually strive to learn and improve, therefore, I work to constantly challenge and improve myself as a coach. Most importantly, I have realized that sports are a vehicle for learning important life lessons about identity in Christ, how to apply scriptural principles to daily challenges, discipline, organization, focus, teamwork, selflessness, work ethic, and commitment, to name a few. I am honored to have this opportunity to coach at Front Range Christian.
Justin Olson (Baseball)
I have been Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Front Range Christian School since 2014. Prior to coaching I was fortunate enough to play college baseball for the University of Illinois and then pro baseball for the Minnesota Twins. Through that experience I have played for coaches I did not care for and coaches that I loved. I try daily to bring those positive coaching styles to our team. For those who know me, they understand that baseball is truly a passion of mine. Coaching allows me to share that passion with the young men at FRCS. After a long day at work I look forward to spending time and having fellowship with the team on the field. I strive to coach these young men in a manner that respects the game and the opponent and brings glory to God.
Eric Osberg (Girls Soccer)
I have been married for 13 years and have 4 wonderful kids who attend Front Range Christian School. Samson is in 4th grade, Emery is in 2nd grade, Jonas is in Kindergarten, and Cecelia is 3 months old. I have been the girl’s varsity soccer coach for the last 6 years. I have over 15 years of coaching experience at multiple levels of soccer. I love working with the team and molding them into a family that wants to compete together everyday on the field. I see coaching as an extension of the classroom here at Front Range Christian, where we try to give everything we have. One of the greatest things that I get to do is teach the girls how to compete has hard as they can for one purpose and that is to serve our Lord Jesus Christ. This is a great calling and one that I do not take lightly. GO FALCONS!
Kyle Stidom (Boys Basketball)
I am from Morehead, Kentucky, but grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. I played four years of high school basketball at a small Christian school in Greenwood, Indiana, called Greenwood Christian Academy. The four years I spent at that high school helped change my life. From the faith-based academics to relationships to on the court. While playing basketball there, I personally scored 2,059 career points and collected over 1,040 rebounds allowing me to be one of only three people to accomplish this feat in the history of Indiana high school basketball. Following high school, I went on to play college basketball at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for one season before transferring to Taylor University in Upland, Indiana for the remainder of my career. I became an All-American at Taylor and scored over 1,600 points in my three-year career there.
After college I immediately got a job working for Indiana’s NBA team, the Indiana Pacers. I was doing sales & marketing there but knew my passion was with coaching and impacting others through the game of basketball. I received an opportunity to become an Assistant Basketball Coach for the University of Indianapolis’ women’s basketball team, and I decided to take it. I learned a ton coaching at the collegiate level this past year as well as through all of my experiences coaching camps, clinics, AAU teams, training, etc. My passion is using the game of basketball to impact people both on the court and whoever may be watching us. I am beyond blessed and excited to be your head coach!
Pilo Miranda-Troup (Boys Soccer)
Pilo played 4 years soccer (2010-14) at Barclay College and was an ACCA All-American Scholar athlete (2012) and MCCC 1st Team All Conference (2011) and Honorable Mention (2013).
He coached the Crestmor club 2014-2016, U14 and U15 Girls soccer (2014-2016), U11, U12, and U16 Boys club assistant coach (2016) US Soccer Federation National E license (2016)
He holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Barclay College (2014) and Masters degree in Transformational Leadership from Barclay College (2017).
His coaching philosophy is to focus on fundamentals, developing strong defensive movement, hardworking attackers, and great communication. He views coaching as a ministry and an opportunity to develop close relationships with the players. He desires to see all players grow spirituality and become leaders both on and off the field. His goal is to develop a culture that will allow players to grow into leaders who impact the lives of others as well each other.