Cross Country-Head Coach

Ms. Nicole Metzger

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Ms. Nicole Metzger

Nicole Metzger has been the head varsity cross country coach at East High School for the past 15 years. She has also been a guidance counselor at East High School for the past 16 years. In addition, she is the SAP Coordinator and Mental Health First Aid Trainer for the East High School. She has coached the 2006 Mountain Valley Conference Boys' Champions and the 2006 Mountain Valley Conference League Meet Champions. She has brought multiple runners to the state meet at Hershey and Rachael Davalos to the state meet all four years. She is also in her 14th year of coaching track where she currently coaches pole vault and hurdles and has previously coached jumps and distance running. 

Education: Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Wilkes University. Masters Degree in Secondary School Counseling from Kutztown University. Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Anthropology from Wilkes University. 

Coaching Philosophy: I believe anyone is beatable; it takes hard work and discipline to be successful. The time and effort you put in at practice will be present at the competition. You have to work hard every day to be successful; nobody got better by taking an easy day. To be the best, one must feel the discomfort, feel the pain, and push through it. I believe in working as a team, being a leader and a role model for the younger kids and your peers. Athletics are an important part of a student’s life; they must be challenged. Learn to work with others, learn to listen and be coachable.

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” Tim Notke

"The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.” Bobby Knight