Wissahickon Names Three New Coaches
(Submitted by Wissahickon High School
Wissahickon High School is pleased to announce the selection of three new head coaches:
Rory Graver will serve as the new Head Football Coach. Graver recently served as the head coach for the past eight seasons at Pope John Paul II HS. Prior to that, he served as an offensive coordinator and QB coach for one year at Upper Merion High School and three years at Pope John Paul II High School. Coach Graver graduated from Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School where he competed in football, basketball, and baseball. He went on to graduate from Ursinus College where he played baseball.
“Our football program's mission is to help develop our student-athletes into exceptional young individuals while creating an environment where they can take great pride in their accomplishments, develop impactful relationships, and have an enjoyable experience. We want to compete to the best of our abilities at all times and this includes in the classroom, in the community, and on the football field. I am excited for this opportunity to build a successful football program here at Wissahickon High School one that our school and surrounding community can take great pride in,” said Graver.
Nicole Fisher will assume the head coach position for the girls’ lacrosse program. Fisher played lacrosse at Bloomsburg University and then began her head coaching career at Archbishop Wood and won a District Championship in 2018. She then coached for Central Bucks West.
“My vision for the Wissahickon Lacrosse Team is to grow the student athletes on and off the field. With limited time this season, I hope to make every moment count. We will get to know one another and work to be our best both on and off the field and grow together as a team. I hope to bring to these girls all of the memories and intangible lessons that this sport has given me,” said Fisher.
Wissahickon also welcomes Christopher Sanni as head coach of the Boys’ Tennis Team. Sanni played tennis at CB West and then at Rutgers University. After college, he worked as a head tennis professional at the Upper Dublin Sports Center before a career in mortgage lending working for Advanta and JP Morgan Chase. He then returned to tennis full time in 2008 and has been teaching and coaching ever since. Most recently Sanni served as a Director with Kinetix Tennis in Norristown. Throughout his playing career he has competed regionally and nationally and has won a few national championships. Sanni represented the USA Men’s Team at the ITF World Tennis Championships in both 2015 in Turkey and 2017 in South Africa.
Sanni now oversees programming as a partner at Kinetix Tennis and this will be his first season as head coach for the Trojans. “I believe my passion for learning and tennis will align nicely with the vision of what previous head coach Mark Daniel instilled in the young men: the vision of diligence and respect both on and off the court,” Sanni said.
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