New Coaches Lead Three Fall Teams
Penn Charter's fall sports teams are back in action this week with tryouts, some practices and scrimmages — and three teams are being guided by new coaches.
The new boys water polo boss is Rob Mida, and his situation is quite unique. Luckily for PC, girls water polo at Villanova is played in the spring, so Mida can coach the PC boys in the fall. The Michigan native starred at 'Nova (he was the MVP as a senior) and enjoyed much success coaching at Wissahickon High. Paul Macht left PC after a winning season to lead the boys and girls polo teams at LaSalle University.
Now running the boys cross country program is Bryan Skelly, who worked as an assistant under the previous coach, long-timer Tony Farrell, who continues with his main gig at PC, teaching mathematics. Skelly was an oustanding runner at La Salle University before making coaching stops at Duke and Haverford School. He also guides PC's boys varsity track team.
Field hockey is now being controlled by Steve Wagner, who boasts quite the resume. As a player, Wagner was ranked one of the top five goaltenders in the world, competed in the 1996 Olympics and earned bronze medals in the 1991 and 1995 Pan Am games. To boot, in 1989 he was honored as the Men's Field Hockey Athlete of the Year.
Wagner's coaching stops, as an assistant, have included Princeton, Temple, James Madison and Drexel. He has also worked extensively on the club level. Wagner has replaced Tara Maguire, who needed to step aside for medical reasons.
Enjoy some practice photos! Go Charter!!
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