7190 Bouse Road, Glen Carbon, IL 62034 - Phone: (618) 855-9010 - Fax: (618) 855-9011

Meet Our Coaches

Jeff Oller, Athletic Director & Girls Basketball Coach


Jeff Oller comes to Father McGivney Catholic High School after 7 years filling a number of roles at St Boniface School.  He served as athletic director, Physical Education teacher, and coach at St Boniface School.  He has also coached at Father McGivney as an assistant boys basketball coach and now as the head girls basketball coach.  He is a native of Lincoln, IL. There he was a member of the football, track, and 2005 Elite Eight basketball team. He then enrolled in Illinois College, earned his teaching degree and played football for the Blueboys.  He is currently attending Missouri Baptist University where he is pursuing his masters degree.

Mr. Oller began coaching basketball after his graduation from IC in 2010 as an assistant coach at Jacksonville High School. From there, Oller has also been a basketball camp director and skills trainer, select team coach, and assistant track coach.  Mr. Oller is a member of Illinois Athletic Director’s Association and the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.

Mr. Oller believes that high school athletics provides the opportunity for students to grow in every aspect of their life. He is committed to working collaboratively with all coaches, faculty, staff, and students to develop a high performing athletics program.  Emphasis on spiritual growth, healthy lifestyle, academics, dedication and teamwork will help to build the growing Father McGivney community.

Mr. Oller and his wife, Danielle, were married in July 2016 and are expecting their first child this summer.

To reach Mr. Oller, please email him at joller@mcgivneygriffins.com.

Rich Beyers, Boys Basketball


Rich_editRich Beyers is a native of Shelbyville, IL. He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1997, where he led the Rams to the State Championship during his junior season in 1996 under Coach Sean Taylor. During his high school career, Rich scored 1,980 points, while averaging 20 points & 10 rebounds per game. He was selected Class A player of the year in 1996 as well as 1st team all-state in 1996 & 1997. He then went on to play under Coach Lon Kruger at the University of Illinois, where he was a member of the 1997-1998 Big Ten Championship team. During his sophomore season, Rich transferred to Illinois State University & would finish his basketball career under Coaches Kevin Stallings & Tom Richardson. He played in the NCAA Tournament with the Fighting Illini & in the NIT Tournament with the Redbirds.

After graduating from college, Rich went on to work as a Credit Analyst & Junior Loan Officer at Marine Bank & then worked for R.P. Lumber as a management trainee. He was the Head Coach of the St. Boniface 8th grade boys basketball team from 2006-2008. Coach Beyers is currently employed at Small Business Growth Corporation as a VP/Loan Officer. Rich and his wife, Jenna, were married in June 2013 and currently live in Edwardsville with his two children, Bryce and Grace.

To reach Coach Beyers, email him at rbeyers@mcgivneygriffins.com.

Tim Vance, Boys & Girls Soccer


E3304266-782B-CB35-112EC49B0A29FB69Tim Vance joined McGivney as the Mens’ and Womens’ Soccer Coach in 2013. The growing soccer program is looking forward to competing at the varsity level and the IHSA Playoffs this year. Vance enjoys working to build a successful program and develop students with strong character.

Vance has been coaching since graduating from Lewis University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing, where he was a member of the Men’s Soccer Program. The soccer team went to the NCAA Division II Final Four his senior year, as well as a GLVC Conference Tournament Champion as a sophomore.

Vance is a coach with Elite Fitness Training in Glen Carbon, as the Staff Director, scheduling and training more than 70 local youth soccer teams from four local clubs. Before coming to McGivney, Vance coached the Girls’ Soccer Program at Mater Dei, where he helped guide them to an overall record of 24-12-2, the first ever 2 regional championships, and a sectional win.  Vance is currently pursuing his Master of Teaching from Lindenwood University in Belleville, IL, where he serves as a Graduate Assistant for the Men’s Soccer Team.

As a coach, Vance hopes to instill in his players a sense of community and family. Win, lose, or draw we will play to love our teammates and the game.

To reach Coach Vance, please call 618-855-9010 or email him at tvance@mcgivneygriffins.com.

Amanda Dreyer, Boys and Girls Volleyball


E330667F-782B-CB35-112E6739C77AD7B7Coach Dreyer joined McGivney in 2014 as a mathematics and theology teacher, while also inaugurating the Griffins women’s volleyball program.

She had previously coached track and field and volleyball at Kolbe Cathedral High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

She is very excited to be back in the Midwest and to join the FMCHS family.

To reach Coach Dreyer, please call 618-855-9010 or email her at adreyer@mcgivneygriffins.com.

Jim Helton, Boys & Girls Cross Country & Track and Field


After 34 years, Jim Helton retired from a career in education (teacher/principal/superintendent).  Since retirement, he has worked as an educational consultant for a state association, and started his own personal coaching business, “Run to the Top, LLC.”

Holding a USA Track and Field Level 1 and Level 2/Endurance coaching certifications, Helton’s coaching philosophy is based on helping athletes achieve personal bests; in turn, those enable teams to achieve at a championship level.   He has been fortunate enough to coach past Illinois High School State Champions/trophy winners, numerous Illinois High School All-State runners, and thousands of PR’s in track and cross country. In addition, was named “Coach of the Year” in high school cross country twice by the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association.

After relocating to the area, he and his wife call Glen Carbon home, and are members of the St. Boniface Parish.  All three of their children ran collegiately, and their youngest is now a collegiate coach in cross country/track.  Every four years (since 1988), the Helton’s attend the USA Track and Field Olympic Trials…it is a family affair.

Coach Helton has been a runner for over 45 years, starting in elementary school and continuing today.  Countless 5K’s, 10K’s, half-marathon’s, and marathon’s (earning a Boston Qualifier at age 50], and now spend time “chasing our two grandchildren!”

To reach Coach Helton, please email him at jhelton@mcgivneygriffins.com.

Paul Johnes, Baseball


Paul Johnes is a native of Alton, IL.  He graduated from Marquette Catholic High School in 1990, where he played football, basketball and baseball.  Paul attended Quincy University for one year participating in football before transferring to Illinois College to play baseball.  Paul was elected as a team co-captain his senior year and helped lead Illinois College to the most wins in school history and only the second conference championship in school history. After graduating he began his coaching career as an assistant basketball and baseball coach at Marquette Catholic.

Paul began teaching in the Edwardsville School District in 1997, he currently teaches Health and Physical Education at the middle school level.  He has coached football and basketball at the high school and middle school levels all twenty years he has been in the Edwardsville School district.  In 2007 Paul earned a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology (Sport Management) from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.

Paul took over the Griffin baseball program prior to the 2017 season which saw the Griffins earn the first win in program history with a 10-7 win over Brussels on April 7, 2017. Paul believes the Father McGivney Baseball program exists to provide a full integration of faith into the game of baseball; and to instill great work habits, academic excellence, and developing baseball skill and teaching the game of baseball.

Paul and his wife, Kasey have three daughters, Elizabeth, Claire, and Abby.  The family resides in Edwardsville and are members of St. Boniface Parish.

To reach Coach Johnes, please email him at pjohnes@mcgivneygriffins.com.

Laura Mannisi, Boys & Girls Golf


Laura Mannisi joined the Father McGivney Catholic High School coaching staff for the 2017 golf season and also as a faculty member as a full-time mathematics teacher the same school year.  Mannisi is no stranger to the golf course, as her father was a golf coach when she was growing up.  Her family spent countless time on the course playing.  She continued the tradition raising her son playing the game.  Her coaching experience spans the past three years, where she coached on the high school level, with one junior taking first place at the 1A Regional Tournament.

Coach Mannisi is excited to bring her love of the golf game to the Father McGivney Catholic High School program as the team enters its third year.

To reach Coach Mannisi, please call the school at 618-855-9010 or email her at lmannisi@mcgivneygriffins.com.

Alyssa Spa, Coed Cheer


E3306B30-782B-CB35-112E557C6D78BB3BAlyssa Spa joined the McGivney faculty in 2014 as a mathematics teacher. She also launched the first McGivney Cheer Squad. She has been a cheerleader since she was 12. She cheered throughout high school at Civic Memorial where she helped her squad earn first place at the ICCA Championships. From there she continued cheering for a few years in college at SIUE.

Spa took her first teaching job at Roxana High School and accepted the Junior High Cheer Coach position as well. The following year, she was promoted to the JV Cheer Coach. Upon arriving at McGivney, she was very eager to start the cheer program. She hopes to continue her passion and develop her squad’s skills and performance each year.

Spa and her husband Bryan were married in March of 2014. They have two dogs together and are enjoying married life. They are hoping to start their own family soon!

Contact Coach Spa at 618-855-9010 or aspa@mcgivneygriffins.com.