Athletic Director

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Ms. Jessica Johnson

Ms. Johnson has been a mathematics teacher in Pocono Mountain for 20 years, and she also served as the mathematics department head. Over the years, Ms. Johnson spent 12 years as the head varsity softball coach at East HS, and also coached girls' volleyball, girls' tennis, boys' tennis and swimming. She will work to support the coaches and student-athletes of Pocono Mountain East and promote the school's athletics within the community.

Professional Memberships: PSADA, NIAAA

Education: Graduate Certificate from Emporia State University, Masters Degree in Secondary Education - Mathematics from East Stroudsburg University, Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Elizabethtown College, PA K-12 Principal's Certification

Assistant Athletic Director

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Mr. Jerry Greeley

Mr. Greeley was named the Assistant Athletic Director for the Pocono Mountain East Athletic Department in 2019. Mr. Greeley has extensive experience at the professional, semi-professional, collegiate and high school levels. 

Mr. Greeley has been a minor league baseball coach with the Baltimore Orioles since 1997. He has coached collegiate baseball for the past 30 years, and is currently the head baseball coach at Kings College in Wilkes Barre, PA. He also previously served as Athletic Director for the Crestwood School District. In 2017, Mr. Greeley was honored by the American Baseball Coaches Association for his 900th career coaching win. 

Mr. Greeley has been a special education teacher for PMSD since 1989. He is currently a Lifeskills Support Teacher/Job Site Supervisor and continues to lead the School to Work Program for the district. In his time at PMSD and King’s College, Mr. Greeley has dedicated his time to community service and has won many awards for his hard work and dedication, including the 2017 Lauretta Woodson Award for Unselfish Dedication to Education. In 2011 and 2012, he was honored by President Barack Obama with the Volunteer Service Award. He was also a Jefferson Award finalist in 2008 for numerous community service activities, including The Jared Box Project, which is nearest to Mr. Greeley’s heart. 

Mr. Greeley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from East Stroudsburg University in 1989, and then completed his Master of Education degree in Health and Physical Education, and Sports Management and Administration at East Stroudsburg in 1998. He also completed his Secondary and Elementary Principal Certification from Temple University in 2002.

Administrative Assistant

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Mrs. Alyssa O'Malley

Mrs. O'Malley began working for the Pocono Mountain School District in the fall of 2005 as an administrative assistant. She has been a member of the athletic department staff since 2013. Mrs. O'Malley and her husband Joe are residents of Cresco. They have two children who both graduated from Pocono Mountain East High School where they participated in various sports and activities.

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Head Athletic Trainer

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Mr. James Dixon

James Dixon is a licensed and certified Athletic Trainer from St. Luke's Health Network. He previously worked as an athletic trainer at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Northampton High School and Notre Dame Green Pond.

Professional Memberships: Certified corrective exercise specialist - National Academy of Sports Medicine

Education: Masters degree in athletic training from East Stroudsburg University. Bachelor's degree in athletic training from East Stroudsburg University.

 

 

Athletic Trainer

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Ms. Alex Burns

Alex Burns is an Athletic Trainer from St. Luke's Health Network.

Education: Masters Degree in athletic training at Bloomsburg University. Bachelor's degree in exercise science at Bloomsburg University.

 

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Mr. Aadil Mendez

Aadil Mendez graduated from Pocono Mountain East High School in June 2012. His college journey began at Keystone College where he played four years of NCAA Division III soccer. After graduating with an undergraduate degree in Pre-Physical Therapy, he started working at SPEAR Physical Therapy in New York City. After working there for 3 years, he returned home to coach Pocono Mountain East Boys Soccer team from 2019-2022. While coaching, he completed his Master's degree in Athletic Training at East Stroudsburg University. He gained clinical experience with Lafayette College, Centenary University, and Freedom High School. After graduating from ESU in May 2023, he joined the St. Luke's Sports medicine team. He is CPR, AED, and First Aid & Safety certified through the American Red Cross. He is currently in the process of receiving licensure and certification in Athletic Training. In his free time, he loves watching Manchester City with his family, and also enjoys playing soccer with his wife and two daughters.

Education: Masters degree in athletic training from East Stroudsburg University. Bachelor's degree in pre-physical therapy from Keystone College.

 

Sports Performance Coach

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Mr. Ryan Wieand

Ryan Wiend is a licensed and certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from St. Luke's Health Network. He has coached in both the private and public sectors and worked with athletes of all sports, abilities, experiences and levels from youth to professional. As an athlete, he played football and rugby at Parkland High School and has also competed in powerlifting and strongman events. He grew up and still lives in the Lehigh Valley.

He believes that every athlete needs a solid fundamental base of movement capability. “If you can’t get good at the basics, how will you be good at the complex things.” He always sets out to be more than just a Strength Coach – he tries to create an environment that the kids want to participate in and to not only be a coach and mentor, but a difference maker in their lives. 

Professional Memberships: National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS)

Education: Masters degree in exercise science from Bloomsburg University. Bachelor's degree in exercise science from Bloomsburg University.