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College ChoicesAs part of educating the entire person Nativity offers 9 boys and 9 girls interscholastic sports.

All of the school’s sports programs are part of the Schuylkill Interscholastic Athletic League (SIAL) and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), District 11.

Nativity promotes a strict code of conduct with all of its student athletes, coaches, parents, fans and guests of the school.


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Head Coaches


Ben Krieger

Basketball (Boys)

Mike Walborn

Basketball (Freshmen Boys)

Sean Kramer

Basketball (Girls)

Scott Forney


Amy Jenkins

Cross Country

Vincent Zimerofsky


Pat Mason

Football Jr. High

Gregory Koperna


William Waldick

Soccer (Boys)

Soccer (girls)

Mookpolo Wait


Chuck Rushannon

Track & Field

Vincent Zimerofsky


Jenn Daubert


Gary Keener

Athletic Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Crown


Six alumni were inducted into the 10th Class of the Nativity BVM Hall of Fame on April 7, 2024. Pictured (l-r) Angela Altemose (08), Ashley Smith Hoak (98), Katelyn MacCready McCann (05), Lt. Col.David Mills (56) (deceased), Joseph Schaeffer (96), and Dave Sabol (Coach-Athletic Director).


Nativity BVM HS 1959 Football Team

Lee Strause (Coach)
Kevin Cuff ‘04
Angela Kuperavage Kelly ‘08
Lauren Marshall Kleckner ‘99
Ronald Koscil ‘71
Lindsey Smith Wonchalk ‘03


Megan Brennan ’80
Mike Brennan ’88
Stanley Leganza ’79
William Mansell ’70
Barb Williams Willis ’79
Jeff Yordy ’15


The Nativity Green Wave Track State Record “Streak” of Consecutive Dual Meet Victories
Girls 1996-2008 (108)
Boys 1986-1992 (64)
Boys 1994-2001 (64)


2000-2002 Nativity Girls Cross Country Championship Teams

David M. Wixted ’65 (Coach)
Kiely Chaklos ’11
Robert Herndon ’02
Lindsey Williams Phillips ’00
John M. Ryan ’60
Danielle Kadingo Thompson ’97
John Toomey ’74


2005-2006 Girls Class A State Championship Basketball Team

George D. Forney ’65 (Coach)
Christopher J. Brown ’94
Patrick Dougherty ’73
Debra Grapsy Guers ’78
Fred Miller ’60
Elizabeth “Hootie” Mohan ’00
Dr. Jared D. Novack ’01


1989-1990 Girls Class A State Championship Basketball Team

Edward Tray ‘65 (Coach)
Megan Bainbridge ‘03
Patrick J. Brennan ‘72
Brenda Campion Churico ‘79
Anthony Pitrowski ’79
Sara Leymeister Siro ‘03
James Toomey ‘70


1996 District XI Class A
Champion Boys Basketball Team

Ruth Weidman (Coach and Athletic Director)
Michelle Forney Heenan ’93
Paul J. Lonergan ’85
Ronald Matalavage ’65
Eric J. Muldowney ’90
Ronnie Parker ’75
Jaime Williams-Troutman ’01


1999-2000 Golden Girls Basketball State Champions

J. William Norton (Coach)
Daniel J. Ford PCHS ’51
Robert A. “Bob” Ford PCHS ’52
Michael E. Tracey ’74
David S. Williams ’78
John B. Lieberman IV ’87
Dr. Trista Felty Tsang ’02


1977-1978 Girls Basketball State Champions

Rev. Stephen L. Maco (Coach)
Rev. Msgr. William E. Handges PCHS ’54
Tom “Tipper” Lucas PCHS ’55
Kathi Schuettler Charles ’76
Ed Dougherty ’77
Dan Lonergan ’80
Joe Souchak ’81
Michael Grapsy ’82
Tammy McDonald Gerenda ’84
Pamela Porter Grauer ’90
Kristin Cuff ’00
Kayla Felty ’04
Samantha Snukis ’04

Schuylkill League

The Schuylkill League was created to stimulate, foster and sponsor friendly rivalry through competition in athletic activities and to encourage and develop right attitudes, ideals, and practices between contesting athletic teams and their respective student bodies, i. e. good sportsmanship.

The league holds a prominent place in athletic competition within District XI and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA). (SEE MORE…)

Anti-Hazing Policy

The Diocese of Allentown prohibits any form of hazing of, or by, employees, volunteers or students.

Hazing is defined as: “Any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a person, or which willfully destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with, or as a condition for, continued membership in any organization.

The term shall include, but not be limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug or other substance, or any other forced physical activity which could adversely affect the physical health and safety of the individual, and shall include any activity which would subject the individual to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct which could result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the individual, or any willful destruction or removal of public or private property.

For purposes of this definition, any activity as described in this definition upon which the initiation or admission into or affiliation with or continued membership in an organization is directly or indirectly conditioned shall be presumed to be “forced” activity, the willingness of an individual to participate in such activity notwithstanding.” (PA Act 2016-31)

Any student who experiences some form of hazing or staff member who becomes aware of hazing should report it to the school administration. Any staff member who permits or encourages hazing will face disciplinary action, including possible dismissal. Any student who engages in hazing is subject to discipline, up to and including expulsion, depending on the seriousness of the offensive conduct. Every elementary and secondary school shall promulgate this policy to parents and provide a copy to all athletic coaches and moderators of activities in accordance with Pennsylvania state law.

Superintendent’s Regulation – Adopted: August 1, 2016

Athletic Trainer

Athletic Training Services are provided by St. Luke’s University Health Network. St. Luke’s is the largest provider of sports medicine services in the region, offering athletic training, orthopedics, rehab and concussion management as well as sports performance training for individual athletes and teams.

Our Athletic Trainer
Austin Dietz, BS, LAT, ATC
Certified Trainer since 2021
Date started at Nativity: 12/10/2023

Concussion Information

Concussion Management of a Sport Related Injury

All athletes will be required to perform baseline concussion testing prior to the start of their respective sports season. Nativity BVM currently utilizes the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool – 3rd edition (SCAT3.) All baseline and subsequent tests will be maintained by the Athletic Trainer. Download more on concussion management.

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Nativity BVM High School  •  One Lawtons Hill  •  Pottsville, PA 17901  •  570.622.8110

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