11/16/2016 -PJP Hires New Head Coach, Tom Hontz
Pope John Paul II High School welcomes head wrestling coach Tom Hontz and assistant wrestling coach Christopher Sheetz to their coaching staff. Coach Hontz brings over 25 years of experience to the up-and-coming PJPII group. A majority of his time was accumulated at Upper Perkiomen High School, were Coach Hontz first began his coaching career after graduating from Duke University. He sees many similarities to his new team compared to when he first started at UPHS. He even details that ironically the first tournament he ever coached and the first tournament schedule for PJP this year, are one in the same. "its like everything has come full circle" Coach Hontz states. He brings with him one of his former student-athletes and former state champion- Chris Sheetz. Coach Hontz is "looking forward to working with Chris and working to make wrestling relevant at PJP. Our passion for the sport of wrestling will hopeful translate into building a successful program." The staff is ready to get started working on a long term plan for the team, which they see as having great untapped potential.
"We have a very specific criteria we consider when hiring coaches- rounded out by consistency, involvement, and expertise" says Athletic Director, Nicole McMullen "Coach Hontz and Coach Sheetz will be a great fit for PJPII." The selection committee was rightly impressed with the resume that preceeded- which included accolades including 2006 PIAA Coach of the Year and nine time PAC champions.
The team returns three time defending district AA champion Nicholas Yerger, and six more regional qualifiers from last year. The season kicks off on Friday, November 18th.
S 11/26 9:00 AM Methacton/ ND*
F 12/09 TBA NHS Tournament
S 12/10 TBA NHS Tournament
S 12/17 TBA Springfield Duals
M 12/19 6:30 PM BOYERTOWN
W 01/04 6:30 PM Methacton
W 01/11 6:30 PM Norristown
S 01/14 TBA Spartan Clash
W 01/18 6:30 PM POTTSTOWN
S 01/21 11:00 AM Phoenixville
W 01/25 6:30 PM UPPER MERION
R 01/26 TBA AAA District I Duals 1st Round
W 02/01 6:30 PM Upper Perkiomen
F 02/03 TBA AAA District I Duals Semi-finals
S 02/04 TBA AAA District I Duals Finals
W 02/08 6:30 PM POTTSGROVE
S 02/18 TBA PAC Tournament (Boyertown)
S 02/25 TBA AAA District I Tournament
F 03/03 TBA AAA SE Regionals
S 03/04 TBA AAA SE Regionals