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Pocono Piranhas Coaching Staff
Peter Vernon - Coach Vernon in his 3rd year of coaching the Pocono Piranhas.The Stroudsburg Area School District currently employs Peter as a history teacher and as Head Coach of the High School Swim Team. A graduate of Northern Lehigh School and Kutztown University, Coach Vernon coached many different swim teams in the Lehigh Valley, before moving to Stroudsburg, where he currently reside.Peter swam for the Northern Lehigh Lightning while in high school and says one of the greatest influences on him to become a swim coach was not being able to swim in college.The inability to participate on the Kutztown swim team drove Coach Vernon to find another way to participate in the sport and coaching was it.
EPCN News: New swimming club opens at North
Swim coaches Romayne Mosier and Peter Vernon have found the perfect activity for children that provides a mixture of exercise, competition, and plenty of fun.
...After years of throwing around the idea of starting up a swim club, Mosier and Vernon have started the Pocono Regional Aquatic Club (P.R.A.C.).
"We were looking to provide a swim program for the community that was affordable," Vernon
...PRAC's assistant coach, Peter Vernon has lived in the Stroudsburg area for five years and is the head coach for the Stroudsburg High School swim team.He is originally from Slatington and is a graduate of Kutztown University.Vernon
has coached at various schools in Pennsylvania since 1997.
EPCN News: Cav boys win first MVCswim title
"With it being Senior Night, I wanted to get that set of girls a chance to do something special," added Stroudsburg coach Peter Vernon.
Despite relinquishing the league title to his
biggest rival, Vernon
remained quite pleased at the final outcome of the meet.
"I'm very proud of the way everyone swam today," he
said."Both boys and girls just awesome meet.
Pocono Record - Mounties, Cavaliers go to the wire; Lady Mounties roll
"The girls had a very tough meet today," said Stroudsburg coach Peter Vernon."The rest of the girls in the league are getting so much better and a lot of credit has to be given to them because without the other girls in this league, we wouldn't be as good as we are.They push us to make ourselves better, so a lot of credit has to go to them for everything we've been able to accomplish."
Stroudsburg won the team title a year ago as well.
"It's great to be able to have the opportunity to coach such great girls," Vernon
Both Patascher and Vernon
expressed a similar desire to use the district meet as a means to validate the legitimacy of the MVC as a swimming power.
"It's going to be great," Vernon
said of the district meet.
Pocono Record - 2006-07 High School Girls Swimming Capsules
Coach: Pete Vernon