Administrative & Coaching Staff

Jay Lower

 Athletic Director

561-683-6266 ext. 1049

jay.lower@cardinalnewman.com

 

Jennifer Jones

Athletics Secretary

561-683-6266 ext. 1033

jennifer.jones@cardinalnewman.com

 

BASEBALL:

Pudge Poston

Head Coach

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BASKETBALL:

Dennis Miles

Girls Head Coach

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DMilesCOACH DENNIS MILES

Dennis Miles is the Girls Basketball Head Coach.  He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Political Science.  Mr. Miles was a career U.S. Marine Corps Officer and is currently the Regional Managing Director for the Southeast Region of the Department of Children and Families.  The Southeast Region consists of Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Indian River counties.  Coach Miles has been coaching youth sports since 1982.  Locally he coached both boys and girls basketball at Holy Name of Jesus School for 11 years as well as developing a successful AAU travel basketball program with the Wellington Wolves where he also served as Director of Coaches.

 

Coach Miles has coached the girls’ varsity basketball team at Cardinal Newman for the past 5 seasons compiling an overall record of 88-50.  The Lady Crusaders have reached the district championship in each of the 5 seasons and captured the district title the past two seasons back-to-back.  Last season, in addition to capturing their 2nd consecutive district title, they also won their first regional championship in school history and advanced to the state championship series in Lakeland.  The Lady Crusaders posted a 27-4 record and set numerous team records during the season.

 

Our program stresses the leadership development, academic excellence and community service.  For the past 3 years we have partnered with a local organization (Friends of Foster Children) and conducted clothing drives for foster children in Palm Beach County focusing on both toddlers and teen girls.  This past year the team was recognized publicly for their charitable work.

 

Tavarus Harris

Boys Head Coach

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Sean Cunningham

Boys Freshmen

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BOWLING:

Mike Miller

Head Coach

michael.miller@cardinalnewman.com

 

CHEER:

Wende Saucier

Head Coach

wende.saucier@cardinalnewman.com

Morgan Cintron

Assistant Coach

 

CROSS COUNTRY:

Emily Powell

Head Coach

emily.powell@cardinalnewman.com

Harry Howell

Assistant Coach

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Coach Harry Howell’s Forty Four years at Cardinal Newman with the Cross Country Teams and his Thirty Seven years with the Track and Field Teams have brought great success and high honors. His teams have won numerous District, Regional, and State Championships. In 1992 both the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams swept the Palm Beach County Championship for only the fourth time in history. In 1990 Coach Howell received the Florida Athletics Coaches Association Professional Service Award, the FACA honored Coach as Class 3A Girls Coach of the Year in 1995, and in 1997 the FACA presented him with the Life Membership Award. Coach Howell has been inducted into two Hall of Fame’s, his first in 1998 he was inducted into Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame and in 2000 into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

 

FOOTBALL:

Head Coach

 

 

GOLF:

Deborah Hale

Girls Head Coach

deborah.hale@cardinalnewman.com

Toby Hill 

Boys Head Coach

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LACROSSE:

Beth Donovan

Girls Head Coach

beth.donovan@cardinalnewman.com

 

 John Mockoviak

Boys Head Coach

john.mockoviak@cardinalnewman.com

John, originally from Towson, Maryland has been involved in lacrosse for over 30 years. He attended and played at Loyola Blakefield, a private jesuit all boys Lacrosse and Football powerhouse in Baltimore, Maryland. John then attended Towson University. John has been a Head Coach in Lacrosse and Football for over a decade in Maryland and Pennsylvania. He has coached in over 500 games, numerous championship games and state championship tournaments. John recently coached lacrosse at the Rosarian Academy in 2015.

John and his family relocated to Florida in the summer of 2014. He and his wife Jen have 3 boys, Wade, Joey and Jake.

 

SOCCER:

Abe Lopez

Boys Head Coach

boyssoccer@cardinalnewman.com

Coach Lopez played soccer in High School for 4 years and broke several scoring records. He played semi-pro summer leagues in Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay. Coach Abe also played as Goalkeeper at UCF and in Venezuela for Monagas FC – 1996 thru 1999. Coach is presently playing with the Broward Select (8 Years) and the Palm Beach Islanders as a Goalkeeper. Coach Abe has been coaching since 2002 with the following travel clubs: SABR in Boca; Predators in PBG; PBSA Nomads; Jupiter United; and the Royal Knights in Ft. Lauderdale. He has won many tournaments and leagues throughout his travel coaching career. He also coached at Boynton Beach High as Head Boys Varsity Coach in 2014.

Chris Clemente

Girls Head Coach

chris.clemente@cardinalnewman.com

Rob Schrotenboer

Assistant Coach

 

SOFTBALL:

Gene Meyerowich

Head Coach

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SWIM & DIVE:

Leslie McClarren

Head Coach

leslie.mcclarren@cardinalnewman.com

Leslie McClarren grew up in Glen Burnie, Maryland. She attended college at LSU and The University of Missouri. While at the University of Missouri, she was a member of the Swim Team and set school records in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. Leslie graduated with a BA in French, Suma Cum Laude, received a French Award, and was an Alumni Scholarship recipient.

1991-1997 Leslie coached USS Swimming in Bridgeton, Missouri. In 1997 she moved to Florida and in 1998 began working with The Diocese of Palm Beach Schools. 2005-2009 she taught French at Cardinal Newman and began coaching the Swim Team in 2006. In 2009 Leslie became the Media Clerk at Cardinal Newman and in 2011 she became the Media Specialist.

Leslie has been married to Brad McClarren for 34 years they have two daughters, Elizabeth and Patty, and five grandchildren.

 

TENNIS:

Dave Williams

Head Coach

dave.williams@cardinalnewman.com

 

TRACK:

Thomas Johnson

Head Coach

track@cardinalnewman.com

Harry Howell

Assistant Coach

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Emily Powell

emily.powell@cardinalnewman.com

Thomas E. Johnson NAMED PRESIDENT USATF ATHLETE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Coming in on the heels of outgoing USATF Alumni Association (USATFAA) President Sharrieffa Barksdale and Vice President Gary Morgan, Thomas E. Johnson has been chosen as the next President of the USATFAA. While Barksdale, has been named the Manager of Alumni Relations and Morgan as Michigan Chapter President of Olympians and Paralympians Association, Thomas will continue to move the alumni association forward as we increase activities and opportunities for our members, says Barksdale.

Thomas has been an active member as well as an integral part of the revitalization and resurgence of the Alumni Association since 2000. He has been a Member At Large and has served as the Social Coordinator and Communications Advisor to past presidents Willie Banks and Sharrieffa Barksdale. While serving in these roles Thomas has been responsible for several social functions and outreach programs that were instrumental in the increase of awareness and active participation in USATF sponsored activities, such as the Jackie Joyner Kersee Award, the Relay for Boston and the Celebrity All-Star Basketball game held at the USA Olympic Trials. These activities have grown into hall marks and traditions of the USATF organization. As the communications Advisor Thomas has advised and written critical communications plans and directives to assist with the messaging and promotions of Alumni activities that have enabled the president to deliver sound and deliberate messaging to reenergize alumni and motivate them to action.

Thomas is no stranger to the sport of Track & Field and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise as an athlete and servant leader. Thomas has coached several Olympians, World Champions, high school and middle school state champions as well as youth and junior champions throughout his career. Thomas competed in the World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) for the United States Army after two years at Florida State University. He competed in the World Military Games, winning gold and bronze medals from 1987-1989. He achieved a number two world ranking in the 800m and competed in the 1988 Olympic Trials, advancing to the semi-finals. Thomas returned to collegiate athletics at the University of Mississippi, earning All-American honors in the 800m and 4x400m in 1990. He won 2 Silver medals in the 1990 Olympic Sports Festival and finished runner-up in the 400m SEC Outdoor Championships and again earned All-American in the 4x400m relay in 1991 NCAA.

Thomas successfully combined military service as a commissioned officer and commander in the United States Army as well as an athlete and certified coach on national youth, junior and collegiate teams. After graduating from Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale as an All-American and 4x400m Relay State Champion, Thomas attended Florida State University where he set and still holds the school records for 500m and 600m indoor events. He was chosen as an All-American in the 4x400m after his freshman season. During the 1986 season at FSU, Thomas set a World leading time in the 500m and was selected as an All-American, while competing in the NCAA Championship in the 500m and 4x400m indoor relay.

Thomas returned to the U.S. Army in 1992 as a Field Artillery Officer and served in over 12 different assignments as well as a Battery Commander in 217 Field Artillery, Camp Hovey, South Korea. He also served 2-Tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in 2003 and 2005 as a CFLCC Public Affairs officer and Commander of the 14th Public Affairs Detachment (OIF). Thomas retired from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. in 2009 and returned home to Ft. Lauderdale. Where he became an educator, teaching leadership as a JROTC Senior Army Instructor (SAI).

Thomas has served as a head and assistant coach at various levels of competition, including U.S. Army Track & Field and Texas Christian University. He served as the Head Coach of the 2014 IAAF World Junior Outdoor Championships in Eugene, OR. He was inducted into the Golden South Classic Hall of Fame in 2013 as well as the Florida Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2011. Thomas was also an assistant coach for the World Outdoor Championships, South Korea in 2011. He was most recently elected to serve as the Men’s Chair for USATF-FL and is a USATF Level 1 and Youth Level 2 certified coach, National Level Certified Official as well as an AAC Event Leader for Middle Distance.

Thomas graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, and earned his Master’s degree in Christian Studies from Trinity International University, Florida Campus in 2012. Thomas founded Behind the Athlete (BTA) Track Club in 2014. Thomas retired as Field Grade Officer in the rank of Major and has received numerous military honors for his 23 years of military service. “I am excited about the opportunity to continue the rich tradition of motivating alumni to be actively engaged and to be the best advocate for retiring athletes as they transition into various careers after athletics. This is a special opportunity to influence the lives of the future by providing sound and fundamental programs and activities to continue success”.

VOLLEYBALL:

 Wyatt Hamilton

Co-Head Coach

wyatt.hamilton@cardinalnewman.com

Janaina Miranda

Co-Head Coach

janaina.miranda@cardinalnewman.com

Toni Rich

Assistant Coach

Tiffany Rich

Assistant Coach

Rossana Parra

Assistant Coach

 

WRESTLING:

Doug Fanelli

Head Coach

doug.fanelli@cardinalnewman.com