Coach Kingsley wins 100


Photo Credit: GRHS Volleyball

The winning team gathers to congratulate Coach Kingsley on his victory.

by Max Felsenstein, Sports Editor

The head varsity volleyball coach earned his 100th career win, in a match against Manchester Regional High School last Friday on October 10th.

Matthew Kingsley has been the Head Coach at Glen Rock since 2012, but his coaching experience dates back to 1996 at Pascack Hills High School where he coached for four seasons. His teams won two North Bergen Interscholastic Athletic League titles and a Group 2 State Championship.

After his tenure at Pascack Hills, he was an assistant coach for eight seasons at Paramus High School.

Although he’s won several titles, Coach Kingsley won’t forget this 2-0 win over NJIC division opponent, Manchester.

Glen Rock High School history teacher and girls’ JV volleyball coach, Kathleen Walter said of Kinglsey, “He’s a real technician.”

She continued, “He really helped raise the skills of the Glen Rock volleyball players when he came here, and we’re happy he can celebrate 100 wins here.”

Several of the current varsity players were proud to be part of Coach Kingsley’s achievement.

“It’s a great accomplishment as a coach because it is a product of the time and effort he has put into this team and program,’ said Christina Howie, junior.

“Coach Kinglsey really cares about the success of Glen Rock Volleyball as a program and winning this regular season game demonstrates how hard he works to be the best,” Ari Berke (’16) said.

Coach Kingsley is dedicated to the program; he preaches that hard work and determination will get his athletes to where they want to be and success is a direct result of that work.

“He always looks forward to what’s next with an optimistic view,” Paige Lemieux, a sophomore. said, “I believe that has helped lead us to where the team is now and where he is in his career.”

“Coach has a motto of ‘next play,’ which reminds us that what happened the play before doesn’t matter, you need to keep working and this pushes us through times of adversity,” said sophomore Lizzie Alba.

Glen Rock’s next game is today at 4 p.m. against Mary Help of Christians Academy at Glen Rock High School.