Welcome to the Home of the Crusaders! We are extremely proud of our student athletes, coaches, parents, and fans. Their commitment to sportsmanship at the highest level is recognized by the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). Canterbury has been a recipient of the 2A State Sportsmanship Award five times in the past 16 years. We pride ourselves in letting our coaches coach, our players play, and our spectators to spectate.


Five members of the Class of 2017, and one from the Class of 2018 have signed athletic scholarships to compete in softball, swimming football, and soccer. A total of 42 CSF graduates have received scholarships to play college athletics in the past seven years. That number speaks volumes to the dedication, commitment and hard work by both the student-athletes and their coaches.


Athletics are an essential part of Canterbury’s mission to educate the whole child. The physical education program begins in PK3 where students learn the importance of movement and physical activity, and work to develop lifelong wellness habits. Beginning in Grade 6, students are encouraged to become a member of an athletic team. Over 80% of our students participate in at least one sport. Becoming a member of a team promotes lifelong skills such as time management, teamwork, and prioritizing to create a healthy life/school/work balance.

Our athletic complex, located on the Knowlton Campus and includes baseball and softball fields, a football and soccer field, and a gymnasium. Our facilities frequently host district and regional competitions as sanctioned by the FHSAA.

Canterbury prides itself in hiring coaches who are knowledgeable, compassionate, and students of the game. Many coaches are faculty members at CSF, furthering the community feel and creating a strong bond between faculty/staff and student-athletes.

Read more about some of our outstanding student athletes and teams:

Meet our Coaches

Sarah Adams, Track and Field

Sarah Adams, former Canterbury athlete, state finalist, and and current track and field coach, is entering her 8th year coaching at Canterbury. She skillfully develops throwers, jumpers, and sprinters, and instills a strong work ethic and high energy to bring out the best in Crusader track and field student athletes.

Under Adams's leadership, Canterbury student athletes have excelled at both middle school and high school state finals. Within the past two years, six Crusaders have reached the FHSA state tournament.

Kim Brackin, Swimming

With over 20 years of collegiate swim coaching experience, Kim Brackin has proven her dedication to helping swimmers reach their potential as elite athletes. After leaving the University of Texas, and collegiate coaching, she developed her private swim training business, Coach Brackin Elite Swim Training (BEST), in Austin, Texas in 2012. Coach Brackin and her talented coaching staff spent the next four years assisting National Junior Team members, Olympic Trials qualifiers, TAGS champions as well as swimmers just beginning their swim career. Coach Brackin is careful to ensure that she mentors all her athletes with the same philosophy that helped her guide promising high school recruits to Olympic, World, NCAA, & Conference Champions. BEST was developed to help young athletes learn the same technical and racing strategies that helped her former athletes succeed.

Throughout her career, Coach Brackin has been a leader among her peers and a mentor to every athlete she’s coached. She’s proud of having coached 7 female Olympians to a total of 7 medals, including 2 gold. She’s also trained 9 female World Champion swimmers who took home 9 total medals (including 4 gold) and 14 World University Games swimmers who garnered 7 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze medals. With international experience at the highest levels of competition, Coach Brackin helped bring the Auburn University and University of Texas women’s swim teams to new heights.

After acting as head coach for the Zimbabwe National Team and coaching swimmer Kirsty Coventry to Olympic gold through the 2004 to 2016 Olympic Games, Coach Brackin continues working one-on-one with driven athletes. She is thrilled to launch her St. Petersburg, FL based Brackin Elite Swim Training site in late 2018.

Coach Brackin spent the last two years living in Stuttgart, Germany with her husband and two children. While there, she coached a group of 11-15 year old swimmers at Schwimmerbund Schwaben, a local German team. As her family settles in St. Petersburg, she looks forward to continuing to work with middle and high school aged swimmers in her first stint as a high school swim coach.

Coach Brackin is a former USA National Team Coach and member of USA Swimming.


Kevin Bouis, Football

Kevin Bouis has coached Canterbury varsity football for three seasons. Coach Bouis earned a full athletic scholarship to play football at the University of Texas, El Paso. He was a two-year letterman at UTEP before transferring and completing his college football career at the University of Kentucky. After college, Coach Bouis played and coached professional indoor/arena football for 11 years, in which he was the head coach for five years, winning 3 national championships. In 2008, Coach Bouis was awarded a gold medal at the YMCA National Sports Achievement Gala for his work with the community’s youth.

Coach Bouis graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology (1998), received a Master of Business Administration from William Carey University (2000), and earned a Juris Doctor from Ave Maria School of Law (2012). Coach Bouis is a member of the Florida Bar and currently owns and operates his own law practice in St. Petersburg, the Bouis Law Firm. He is also an adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College. Coach Bouis is committed to developing men of character, integrity, and good sportsmanship at Canterbury.

Coach Bouis and his wife, Brooke have two little Crusaders, Bode (6) and Katie (4).


Milen Gaganelov, Soccer

Soccer has been a major part of Milen Gaganelov's life for over 30 years, both as a player and a coach. His experience in the sport has taken him from Europe to Indonesia to Florida. As a coach, Coach Gaganelov focuses on the individual--not just as an athlete, but as a person who will learn ethical and moral values through sport. To

Coach Gaganelov, success is more than simply winning a match, it is the development of lasting character traits such as determination, loyalty, and selflessness in his players.

Ken Johnson, Cross Country

Ken Johnson has coached at Canterbury for 20 years. Before that, his background included 30 years of Marine Corps training, as well as marathon runs in Chicago; Montreal; Washington, DC; and the 1979 Boston Marathon. Coach Johnson focuses particularly on the health and fitness of his long distance runners, emphasizing that they should focus first on developing stamina, in order to be able to run longer and longer distances without injury. And all of his runners well know Coach Johnson's exhortation to "drink water, water, and more water!"

John Lancaster, Baseball

John Lancaster has been an assistant baseball coach at Canterbury for two years prior to taking over as the head coach this past year. A graduate of Canterbury in 2008, Coach Lancaster lettered in baseball, basketball, and football. He went on to play collegiate baseball at Eckerd College for four years. As a coach, focuses not only on the development of quality baseball players, but also strives for his players to become quality young men. Coach Lancaster aims to continue to grow this baseball program in hopes of bringing home a state championship to Canterbury.

Ric Lenholt, Basketball

Ric Lenholt played basketball at Eckerd College as a starter for all four year. He was an assistant AAU basketball coach for four years. As coach for the Canterbury Varsity boys' basketball team for the past several years, Coach Lenholt has guided the team to three district titles. A student of the game,

Coach Lenholt strives to continuously learn and pass this knowledge along to his players.

Coach Lenholt believes in working student athletes hard--harder than they think they can work so that the players discover that they can achieve far more than they initially thought possible.


Allen Liberato, Tennis and Soccer

Allen Liberato's leadership in tennis began as captain of his high school tennis team, followed by a year and a half of playing at Villanova University. He has been coaching in Florida since 2001, with two stints at Academy of the Holy Names, as well as a tenure as a High Performance Coach at Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center. In 2002, Coach Liberato was named the Hillsborough County Girls' Tennis Coach of the Year. From 2006 to 2015, he was the Director of Tennis at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center.

For three years, Allen Liberato has coached soccer at Canterbury. His experience stretches back to playing high school soccer in Italy as well as in the United States. For 20 years, Coach Liberato played USSF affiliated men's soccer; for many of those years, it was as player, manager, and coach. He has also coached youth soccer in the Brandon Area Youth Soccer League.


Meredith Mikell, Cross Country

Meredith Mikell has been coaching Cross Country for 10 years, both at private schools in Tampa Bay and in California. She is a USATF Certified Level 2 coach. She is herself an avid marathon runner, and she raced in the Boston Marathon in 2016 and 2017. Coach Mikell's philosophy centers around fostering in her athletes a lifelong passion for running, a healthy approach to challenge and competition, and a sense of adventure.

Jody Moore, Softball

Jody Moore has played softball since she was 8-years-old. She earned a scholarship from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, to play on a developing team. This experience led directly to what she has been doing at Canterbury since 2006. When Coach Moore arrived, there was no softball program. Over the past 13 years, the softball players under her guidance have won 11 district championships, nine regional championships, and four state championships. Even more important than the achievements is the development of her softball players into well-rounded student-athletes into people of integrity . Coach Moore’s philosophy of play is to connect every aspect of the athletic endeavor with important life skills that will affect her players’ lives long after softball has ended for them.


Monica Talley, Volleyball

Volleyball has been an integral part of Monica Talley’s life for close to 30 years. A former "Player of the Year" in Pinellas County, Coach Talley played college volleyball at Hillsdale College in Michigan. A coach at Tarpon Springs High School for 10 years, Coach Talley is in her second year as the varsity head coach. She aims to focus on doing the little things right, and encouraging her players to leave it all on the court with every point. A firm believer in the mission of Canterbury, Coach Talley hopes to inspire her student-athletes to achieve more than they thought possible and make their marks on the world. Coach Talley is also the Athletic Director at Canterbury, mother of two daughters at Canterbury, and is proud to be a Crusader in every way.

Adam Crawford, Girls Basketball

Grace Leah, MS Volleyball

Joe Simboli, MS Football

Mandy Carlson, MS Cheerleading



Become a member of the Booster Club and support Canterbury Athletics!

Contact Us


Athletic Director
Monica Talley
(727) 521-5919


Assistant Athletic Director
Joe Simboli

Embed

Championship Teams

2018

Boys Basketball: District Champion

2017

Softball: Regional & STATE Champion
Boys Basketball: District Champion

2016

Softball: District & Regional Champion

2015

Boys Basketball: District Champion
Golf: Individual District Champion
Softball: District & Regional Champion

2014

Baseball: District Champion
Softball: District, Regional & State Champion
Swimming: Individual District Champion
Boys Tennis: Individual District & State Champion
Track and Field: Individual District & Regional Champion

2013

Baseball: District Champion
Softball: District, Regional & State Champion
Track and Field: Individual District & Regional Champion

2012

Baseball: Regional Champion
Softball: District Champion
Track and Field: Individual District Champion

2011

Football: District Champion
Volleyball: District Champion
Baseball: District Champion
Softball: District,Regional & State Champion