• Athletic Department

    NHS Activities & Athletics Director, Cassie Barone   CASSIE BARONE
    Athletic Director/Activities Coordinator


    In her third year as Naples High School’s Athletic Director/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, Cassie 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 the opportunity to get to know so many student-athletes over any of the wins or accolades. She feels privileged to have been their coach.


    Cassie has served on both the Sectional Appeals Committee and the Representative Assembly of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). Locally, she has been a member of the City of Naples’ Community Services Advisory Board, is an active volunteer at her children’s schools, and a volunteer for the Gulf Coast Runners Youth Team.


    She is married to her running partner, Dan (NHS ’01), and they have two children who are future Golden Eagles: Lorelai, age 11, and Shalane, age 7. She is looking forward to another successful year.

    NHS Assistant Athletic/Activities Director, Mr. Chris Bettridge   CHRIS BETTRIDGE 
    Assistant Athletic Director/Activities Coordinator


    Chris Bettridge is beginning his sixth year as the Assistant Athletic Director at Naples High School. 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 an assistant coach in the Golden Eagle wrestling program until 2018.


    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 Muskegon, Michigan. Chris also began his high school wrestling coaching career in Michigan, first as an assistant coach and then as a head coach, quickly developing a struggling program into both District and Regional Champions.


    Chris moved to Naples in 2008 to teach and coach. Chris has teaching certifications in Math, Science, CTE, and Physical Education. This school year he will be teaching Principles of Engineering, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, and Aerospace Engineering. Chris and his wife, Kelly, also a teacher at NHS, have two wonderful children who attend Collier County Public Schools. Chris is excited about the new school year and is looking forward to continuing using his athletic and administrative skill set to support the athletic and activities programs at Naples High School.

     NHS Activities & Athletics Secretary, Trish Hendry  

    Athletic /Activities Office Assistant


    Trish Hendry is beginning her seventeenth 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, age 29, is a graduate of Naples High School and Florida State University.