Athletic Director/Activities Coordinator
In her first year as Naples High School’s Athletic Director and Activities Coordinator, Cassie Barone is excited to help grow, enrich, and support her Alma Mater. After graduating from Naples High in 2002, Barone attended the University of Florida, earning a degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences in the College of Health and Human Performance. In 2006, she completed a full-time internship at Naples High School under former NHS Athletic Director Ernie Modugno.
Before joining the Golden Eagles this year, Barone worked as an Athletic Administrator at Community School of Naples and The Village School of Naples. In addition, she has been a successful Cross Country and Track and Field coach. Twice she was named as the FACA 1A Cross Country Coach of the Year. Her teams have won multiple individual and team state titles, but she’s the first to admit she values these student-athletes over any of the wins or accolades. She feels privileged to have been their coach.
Barone has served on both the Sectional Appeals Committee and the Representative Assembly of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). Locally, she was a member of the City of Naples’ Community Services Advisory Board. She is married to her running partner, Dan (NHS ’01), and they have two children: Lorelai, age 9, and Shalane, age 5. She is thrilled to be part of Naples High School and is looking forward to a successful year.
Assistant Athletic Director/Activities Coordinator
The Assistant Athletic Director/Activities Coordinator at Naples High School is Chris Bettridge for the past three years.
Chris has been a math, science and engineering teacher at Naples High School since 2013. Before that he taught physics and math at Lorenzo Walker Technical High School. Chris was also the Head Wrestling Coach at NHS from 2009-2013. And for the past five years, he has been an assistant coach in the Golden Eagle wrestling program.
Chris grew up in Michigan where he lettered in football, wrestling and track at Lake Orion High School. After high school, he wrestled at Muskegon Community College in Rochester, Minnesota. Chris also began his high school wrestling coaching career in Minnesota, first as an assistant coach and then as a head coach, quickly developing a struggling program into both District and Region Champions.
After graduating in 2008 with a B.S. in History from Oakland University in Rochester, Minnesota, Chris moved to Naples to teach and coach. Chris has teaching certifications in Math, Science, CTE and Social Studies. This school year he will be teaching Principles of Engineering, physics and physical science. Chris and his wife Kelly (also a teacher at Naples HS) have two lovely children: Hannah and Carys. Chris is excited about the new school year and he is looking forward to using his athletic and administrative skill set to support the athletic and activities programs at Naples High School.
Athletic /Activities Office Assistant
Trish Hendry is beginning her fifteenth year at Naples High School as the athletic/activities office assistant. She works with coaches, club and class sponsors, and student-athletes and their parents to provide the best possible support and service for all. Her duties are varied, but include: preparing and maintaining the online eligibility database for all NHS athletes, processing all athletic and non-athletic, extra and co-curricular transportation requests for coaches and sponsors (school buses, charter buses and activity vans), preparing and maintaining accurate and up-to-date sports rosters for all sports teams, maintaining accurate and up-to-date physical, insurance, academic eligibility and parent consent information for all student-athletes, processing all reserved seat season ticket sales every football season, preparing game-day programs for non-football sports teams, preparing all athletic awards (letters, pins, plaques, and certificates, etc.) for all NHS sports teams. She also assists in the coordination of all school facilities usage. Trish’s daughter, Tori, is a graduate of Naples High School and Florida State University. Trish is proud to be a part of the Golden Eagle family and is looking forward to yet another exciting year of Naples High School athletics and activities!