Girls' Soccer-Head Coach

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Mr. Below has been the head varsity girls' soccer coach since 2023. He is also a physical education teacher at PMWJHS. He has been coaching both girls' and boys' soccer at PM since 2001. He played soccer at PM from 1998-2001. In that time, the boys soccer program won 3 league titles, and made 4 trips to the District Playoffs. As a senior, he was a team captain as well as a 1st team all-league midfielder selection. He then went on to play soccer at Slippery Rock University from 1992-1996. Since returning to the Poconos in 2001, he has coached club soccer locally in addition to coaching for PM. He resides in PMSD with his wife Maddie and three children Wynne, Magnus and Stratton. Memberships: National Coaching Diploma United Soccer Coaches Association, D License USSF Education: Masters Degree in Educational Technology from Wilkes University. Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education with a specialization in Sports Management from Slippery Rock University.

Mr. Shaun Below

 
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Team Accomplishments:

2022-2023:

Season Record: 10-9-2. Finished 3rd in DXI 3A. Finished 8th in the EPC.

Qualified for the DXI Girls Soccer tournament, and made it to the semi-final round.

EPC All Conference 1st Team: Campbell Demarest

2021-2022:

Season Record: 9-9. Finished 8th in DXI 4A. Finished 3rd in the EPC.

EPC All Conference 2nd Team: Campbell Demarest

Program Expectations/Coaching Philosophy:

Our program's goal is to field a team yearly that will qualify and compete in the league playoffs and District 11 tournament. We will do that by creating an atmosphere which promotes the following qualities: hard work, sportsmanship and class. We hope to provide an environment which will prepare young women to face adversity on and off the playing field, while having some fun along the way.

Upcoming Season Goals:

We will always have the goal of making the district playoffs, and competing for a league playoff spot.

Off-Season Programs/Summer Camp Announcements:

We support and promote our players participating in other school activities/sports. With that being said, we provide the opportunity to play soccer year round with team workouts, fitness training, and pick up soccer.   We also promote our players to improve by playing club soccer in addition to school soccer as we continue to become a better team in a very competitive East Penn Conference.