•  Britney Allison - Girls Basketball

    PLHS Graduate Class of 2010
    Graduate of Centenary University
    PLHS Special Education Teacher since 2019
    Head Girls Basketball Coach since 2018
    2015-2018 Assistant Girls Basketball Coach at Jefferson Township
    2015-2018 Assistant Softball Coach at Jefferson Township
    2016-2018 Assistant Field Hockey Coach at Jefferson Township
    2016-2017 Volunteer Unified Track & Field Coach at Jefferson Township

    I’m proud to be back home in red and white; I’m grateful for the opportunity to coach and lead these hard-working athletes.


    Doug Batsch - Bowling

    Graduate of Marist College
    Middle School Special Education Teacher since 2002
    Head Coach and Junior Varsity Coach since 2002
    2012-2013 Teacher of the Year
    267-39 Varsity record, 258-20 JV record
    Proud coach of the 2014-2015 state individual bowling champion
    10 League titles
    6 state sectional wins
    2 county tournament wins
    2012-2013 Passaic County Bowling Coach of the Year
    4 time NJIC Bowling Coach of the Year


    Tina Brindisi - Field Hockey

    Graduate of Adelphi University - BA 2017, MA 2019
    Middle School Health and PE Teacher in Pompton Lakes since 2018
    Head Field Hockey Coach since 2022
    Freshman Field Hockey Coach 2018-2022
    Assistant Track and Field Coach 2020-2022
    Assistant Softball Coach 2023
    Assistant Field Hockey Coach at Adelphi University 2017
    Volunteer Field Hockey Coach at Lakeland Regional HS 2015-2017
    ZULU Club Field Hockey Coach since 2017
    Lakeland Area Special Olympics Volunteer Basketball, Bowling, and Track and Field coach since 2018 

    Collegiate Career:
    4 year player at Division II Adelphi University, appearing in all 80 games including 73 starts
    Captain 2016
    NE10 Conference Champions 2015
    Ranked #4 in the nation
    NCAA Tournament 2014, 2015
    7-Time NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll
    D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award 2016, 2017
    Adelphi University Major of the Year
    New York State Major of the Year Runner-up
    SHAPE America Major of the Year Nominee

    High School Career:
    Played Varsity Field Hockey, Basketball, and Softball, earning 11 Varsity Letters
    3 Sport Captain (2-time Field Hockey Captain)
    All-League and All-Area in 3 sports
    All-County, All-North Jersey, 3rd Team All-State Group 2 in Field Hockey
    Darlene Dondero Memorial Scholarship Recipient
    PCCA County Field Hockey Champion
    Top 5 Field Hockey team in NJ
    North Jersey Field Hockey Player of the Year 2012
    North Jersey Female Athlete of the Year Runner-up 2013
    Lakeland Female Athlete of the Year 2013


     Thomas Clarke - Girls Soccer

    Graduate of Muhlenburg College
    I have been teaching Social Studies in Middle School/H.S. setting since 2004
    2004-2006 Assistant Varsity Boys Soccer Coach at Nutley High School, leading team to first state tournament appearance in 10 years
    2007-2009 Head Boys Soccer Coach at St. Mary's of Rutherford and et school record for wins in a season (2007 and 2008)
    Since 2011, coach of PLHS Girls Soccer team, becoming head coach in 2013.  Team has made county semi-finals and state semi-finals.  Also, 2014 and 2019, team recorded the 2nd most wins in program history.
    2019 NJIC Coach of the Year
    2004-2007 - Boys Basketball Coach (various levels) at Wallington High School
    2008-2009 - Girls Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach at Kinnelon High School
    2009-Present - Freshman Boys Basketball Coach at PLHS


    Kerriane Connor -  Girls Track and Field

    Graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey
    Head coach since 2020
    PLHS Math teacher since 2017

    I attended Dumont High School where I played soccer and competed as a four year varsity athlete on the winter and spring track and field teams, earning all league and all county honors.  I was a 4 event competitor in the Bergen County Meet of Champions.  I placed at the state sectional and state group levels, competing in the New Jersey State Meet of Champions three times.  As a high school athlete, I was a 4x most valuable player, broke league and county relay records, and still hold my high school's record in the indoor high jump.  My senior year, I was selected as my high school's NJSIAA Scholar Athlete where I was honored at the same event as Coach VanDerlofske!

    I went on to attend Ramapo College of New Jersey for my Bachelor's Degree and later my Master's Degree.  I competed on the track and field teams there, as well.  I placed at the conference level in the hurdles, triple jump, and high jump.  While at Ramapo, I was admitted to the Chi Alpha Sigma Athletic Honor Society and earned the honor each year of making the New Jersey Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.  My relay team set the school record in the 100m shuttle hurdles and I remain on the college's top ten all time lists for 6 events.

    I have experience as a volunteer coach and guest events specialist at the middle and high school levels.  Here at Pompton Lakes High School, I became an assistant coach in 2019 and the Girls' Head Track and Field Coach in 2020.  I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this program and to help our athletes to grow while inspiring them with a love of the sport and the unique experience track and field has to offer them.



     Rob Edgar - Boys Soccer

    Graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University (BA) and Montclair State University (MAT)
    English and Broadcast Journalism Teacher at PLHS since 2003-04 and serving as the boys varsity soccer coach since 2008

    College Playing Experience: Coach Edgar played 4 years of Division I soccer at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU), starting three of those years. In 2000, the team reached the NCAA tournament after winning the NEC championship. They also were regionally and nationally ranked during that time period. 

    College Coaching Experience: Coach Edgar served as an assistant coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2001 under long-time coach Seth Roland. During that season, the team captured the NEC championship and later reached the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament before falling to the University of North Carolina, the eventual champions, in triple overtime, 3-2. FDU finished the season ranked 11th nationally and had two members recognized on the All-American teams, respectfully.

    PLHS Coaching Accolades: League Champions (2008, 2011, 2016),
    Suburban Trends “Team of the Year” (2013, 2015, 2016), 
    Suburban Trends “Coach of the Year” (2013), 
    NJIC Colonial Division “Coach of the Year” (2016), 
    Passaic County Honor Award (2016), 
    North I Group I State Sectional Champions (2017), 
    Group I State Champions (2017), 
    The Star-Ledger NJIC Overall "Coach of the Year" (2017), 
    The James La Cava Sr. Memorial Award Recipient (2018),
    Passaic County Overall “Coach of the Year” (2018-19), 
    Group I Northwest Regional State Champions (2020), 
    NJIC Division 3 “Coach of the Year” (2020), 
    Passaic County Boys Soccer “Coach of the Year” (2020).

    Other Accolades: Fairleigh Dickinson University Division I Hall of Fame Inductee (2013), 
    Pompton Lakes High School "Teacher of the Year" (2018-19), 
    Passaic County "Teacher of the Year" (2018-19).
     Coaching Licenses: New Jersey Youth Soccer “F” and “E” certificates.


    Matthew Hales - Girls & Boys Tennis

    Graduate of Sacred Heart University, BA History with a minor in Education, MA Social Studies Education
    Middle School History Teacher since 2003
    PLHS Boys Tennis Coach since 2007, head coach since 2008
    PLHS Head Girls Tennis Coach since 2012
    Division Coach of the Year Award Recipient, 2021

    Boys Tennis – League Champions from 2007-2010
    Passaic County Girls' Tennis Coach of the Year, 2015 and 2018 
    Girls Tennis - 2nd place county finish 2014-2018
    Passaic County Honor Award Recipient, 2012   

    Assistant coach for both boys and girls fencing since 2011

    7th grade United States History at Lakeside Middle School since 2005
    6th/7th/8th grade Academically Talented/Gifted and Talented teacher since 2011
    Lakeside School Teacher of the Year, 2010


    Karyn Hennessy - Softball

    Graduate of Gettysburg College (played basketball)
    Spanish Teacher since 2000/Tech Coach since 2017
    Varsity Softball Coach since 2002
    JV Softball – Coached for 1 year
    JV Soccer – Coached for 10 years
    Freshmen Girls’ Basketball – Coached for 3 years
    Assistant Girls’ Track & Field – Coached for 1 year

    Softball League Championships – 2004, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2012
    Group 1, Section 1 Championships – 2007, 2008
    Group 1 Runner Up - 2007

    Named Passaic County Coach of the Year by the Bergen Record 2008

    Named PLHS Educator of the Year 2020

    I consider myself incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to coach so many wonderful student athletes. I strongly believe that sports teach athletes invaluable life lessons and help to prepare them for life's challenges. In our softball program we hope to steer our athletes to become better softball players, better students, and better people while working hard and having fun. 


     Matt Hennessy - Girls Cross-Country

    Graduate of the College of New Jersey
    High School English Teacher since 2002
    Head Cross County Coach since 2013
    Collegiate cross-country and track varsity athlete

    JV Girls Basketball: 2003-2009 (7 years)
    Assistant Girls Track: 2006-2011 (6 years)
    Varsity Girls Basketball: 2010-2018 (7 years)
    Varsity Girls Cross Country: 2013-present (10 years)


    Samantha Lorenc - Girls Fencing

    PLHS Graduate Class of 2016
    Graduate of Mercy College: BS 2020, MS 2021
    PLHS Math Teacher since 2021
    Head Girls Fencing Coach since 2022
    Assistant Girls Fencing Coach since 2021
    Assistant Field Hockey Coach since 2020

    At Mercy College, I played four years of NCAA Division II Field Hockey.  I was named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad, the NE10 Academic Honor Roll, D2 Academic Achievement Award, and the ECC Commissioner's Honor Award.  During my tenure at Mercy College, we won the ECC Conference Championship in 2018.

    At Pompton Lakes High School I was a four-year member of the varsity Field Hockey and Fencing teams.  I was a senior captain of the field hockey team and led the team to appear in the county and state sectional finals.  I was also a two-year captain of the Girls Fencing Team.

    I am proud and fortunate to be back at PLHS as a coach.  The coaching staff at PLHS helped me grow into the person I am today, and I hope I can pay it forward to the next generation of athletes.


    Scott Mahoney - Football, Wrestling

    PLHS Graduate Class of 1989
    Graduate of Edinboro University

    PLHS Physical Education and Health Teacher

    2005 Passaic County Coach of the year for all sports


    Assistant coach 1994 – 2004 (11 Years)
    Head Coach 2005 – present (16 Years) Career Record 107 - 56
     4 -  North 1 Group 1 Sectional Champions ('05,'11,'12,'13)
     5 - BPSL/NJIC League Championships ('05,'11,'12,'13,'16,20)
     7 - State playoff qualifiers ('05,'07,'08,'11,'12,'13,'16, 17,18,19) 

     Three-Time Passaic County Coach of the Year ('05,'11,'13)
     New York Giants High School Coach of the Year, 2013


    Assistant Coach 1995-96
    Head Coach 1997-Present (25 years)   Career Record 403 – 161 – 2 

    North 1 Group 1 Sectional Champions, 2015
    District Champions, 2008, '17, '18
    Walter Woods Tournament Champions, 2008
    Lakeland Tournament Champions, 1997, '99, 2002, '03, '04, '05, '07, '08, '14, '17
    Mountain Lakes Tournament Champions, 2014
    B.P.S.L. / N.J.I.C. Championships, 1997, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09, '10, '13, '14, '15, '17, '18, '19, '20, '22

    Passaic County Coach of the Year, 2002,'05


    Started program as a club team 2014
    Two years as JV coach 2015, 2016
    Head Varsity coach 2017 – 2018 (2 Years)  Career Record 12 – 16

    Collegiate Wrestler at Edinboro University


    Rob Meyers - Boys Lacrosse

    Became the Pompton Lakes High School Varsity Boys Lacrosse coach in 2019 after serving as an Assistant Coach in 2018.
    2022 League Champion.

    Other experience includes coaching the New Jersey Thunder Elite since 2015 and working as an assistant football coach at Butler High School since 2017; winning a State Championship in 2018.

    Played collegiate lacrosse at Franklin Pierce University as a four-year starter and two-year captain.  Was named 2014 Rookie of the Year, a member of the Northeast-10 Conference All-Rookie Team Selection and named to the NEILA Division 2 Academic All-New England Team.  Also, selected to play in the NEILA Division 1, 2, and 3 All Star game.

    Played high school football for Pompton Lakes, winning consecutive State Championships in 2012 and 2013.  Won recognition as a two-time All League selection and First Team All County and All State Group 1 as a quarterback.

    Franklin Pierce University cum laude graduate; currently a school counselor at Butler High School.

    I love being a part of the PLHS Cardinal community, and helping to spread the passion for the sport of Lacrosse. 


     Tom Owens - Boys Fencing

    Graduate of Rowan University
    Special Education Teacher at PLHS since 2000

    JV Boys/Girls Fencing coach for 4 years
    Boys Varsity Fencing coach for 17 years  

    Weight Room Coordinator/Spring Season 

    Passaic County Fencing Coach of the Year Award Recipient

    2022 Passaic County and League Champion


    Christine Parisi - Cheerleading 

    1996 Graduate of William Paterson University with a BS in Physical Education and Health
    2005 Graduate of Jersey City University with a MS in Health Education
    2006 Graduate of Marygrove College with a Masters in the Art of Teaching

    PLHS Physical Education and Health Teacher since 1998

    Head Football Cheering Coach since 2020
    Assistant Football Cheering Coach since 2018
    Head Basketball Cheering Coach since 2020
    Freshmen Field Hockey Coach (10 years)
    Assistant Girls track Coach (1 year)
    Head Girls Track Coach (1 year)


    Chris Patrick - Boys Cross Country/Winter Track

    Graduate of Albright College, BA in Political Science; University of Phoenix, MA in Education Administration

    PLHS History and Economics Teacher since 1997

    Boys XC: varsity, since 1997
    Indoor Track: varsity, since 1999
    Spring Track and Field, varsity, for 13 years

    24 years, History and Economics
    Teacher of the Year: 2001 – 2002
    Nominee for the Princeton University Distinguished Secondary School Teaching Award, 2010

    Cross Country Career Record (1997 – 2020): 175 – 69
    Cross Country: New Jersey Group I Finalists: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
    Cross Country: League Champions: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
    Cross Country: 2007 Season Opener Invitational Champions
    Spring Track and Field Career record (1999 – 2010) 93 – 45
    Spring Track and Field: Twin Boro Relay champions: 2006
    State Sectional Champions: 2006, 2007
    Spring Track and Field League Champions: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010


    Brianna Phillippe - Cheerleading 

    Brianna has cheered since the 6th grade on school and competition teams. She attended undergrad at Susquehanna University where she cheered football and basketball seasons all 4 years of college. Brianna was a base and a back-spot throughout her cheerleading career. She received the coach’s award her Junior year, and was named captain her Senior year. Brianna has a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Caldwell University and works as a part of the Pompton Lakes School District Child Study Team. Brianna has coached young elementary but this is her first high school position. She has high expectations for the team to enhance their skills while having fun.


    Adalberto Ruiz - Boys Basketball

    Graduate of Marist College (BS, 2008)
    Graduate of St. Peter's University (MA, 2014)

    College Playing Experience:
    4-year member of the Marist College Football team
    2 MAAC Championships (2006, 2007)

    Coaching Experience:
    Head Girls Basketball Coach at Harrison HS (2010-2016) with a record of 84-74
    Associate Head Coach at St. Peter's Prep (2016-2021) with a record of 81-29
    2 Hudson County Championships
    2 Sectional Final Appearances


    Jill Snyder  ATC, LAT    Athletic Trainer

    Graduate of Ursinus College

    NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer since 1983
    NJ Licensed Athletic Trainer – State Board of Medical Examiners NJ
    VT State Licensed Athletic Trainer
    Holds a NJ Dept. of Education Athletic Trainer Certificate
    CPR/AED Health Care Provider Certified
    NJSIAA Wrestling Hydration Assessor

    Recipient of Bill Petty Memorial Athletic Service Award – The Old Timer's Athletic Association of Greater Paterson 6/5/16
    Recipient Passaic Co. Coaches Association – Service Award 2001

    Working at PLHS since 1991, 6-7 yrs prior @ 2  Div III small colleges
    While employed by Chilton/SMRNJ – 10 yrs contracted to PLHS – provided AT services to PLHS, helped organize Apple chase 10K race and other community service activities
    Covered practices/games and traveled with the Olympic Field Hockey training squad
    Assigner for PCCA Passaic County Tournament Athletic Trainer coverage
    Member in past of ATSNJ Public Relations Committee
    Annually attend/obtain @ least 50 hrs of continuing education
    Speaker on Athletic Training as a career for PLHS Career Day multiple times

    Implemented BOE policy on Concussion management, have administered hundreds of baseline concussion tests and follow up post tests and coordinate return to play w MDs

    Work closely with team physicians (NJOI – Dr McInerney/Palacios, +) to schedule annual free sports physicals, football game coverage, arrange prompt exams/imaging for injuries, often same day. Can contact MD’s anytime.

    Manage AT Yearly budget for HS and Hershfield Park sites
    Helped coordinate design and set up of new Athletic Training room area @ HS
    Asst Coach Girls Basketball FDU Madison/Asst. Athletic Trainer
    Camp Counselor/Coach/ATC Intercollegiate Field Hockey Camp

    Played 3 sports in HS, played Field Hockey in college


    Mike Riordan - Baseball

    B.A. Syracuse University, MAT Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Head Coach since 2020
    Social Studies teacher 1995-2001
    Social Studies Department Chairman 2002-Present
    Business Department Chairman since 2019

    Head Baseball Coach since 2020
    Assistant Baseball Coach PLHS 1995-2019
    Assistant Football Coach PLHS 1995-2004
    Assistant Baseball Coach Wayne Hills High School 1994-1995


    Anthony Vigorito - Boys Track and Field