Jodi Chmielewski enters her 21st season as the Head Coach of Pine-Richland Girls' Varsity Soccer Team. Jodi has led her teams into the playoffs sixteen of her twenty seasons, including 8 section titles (including most recently last 3 years; 2015, 2016, 2017) and 6 trips to the state playoffs. The Rams won back-to-back WPIAL titles in 2005 and 2006. The 2005 squad defeated the number #1 ranked team in the nation to capture their first ever PIAA State Championship. The 2010 team won the Section title and advanced to the WPIAL Semi-Finals and State Quarterfinals. Jodi was also recognized in 2005 as the Pennsylvania Girls' Soccer Coach of the Year, the NSCAA US East Regional Coach of the Year, and was a finalist for the NSCAA National High School Girls' Soccer Coach of the Year. In 2017 Coach Chmielewski was named Big 56 Coach of the Year. Coach Chmielewski has an overall record of 291-95-25, which ranks her 3rd in number of wins among all active coaches in the WPIAL and 5th in Western PA history.
Jodi joined Pine-Richland in 1998 after graduating from Westminster College where she was the captain of the soccer team. She holds a National "C" coaching license through USSF, a National Youth license from USSF and a National license through NSCAA.
In addition to her Pine-Richland coaching duties, Jodi is the Director of the PRGS Academy youth training program and is the Director of the PRGS Shoot to Score Camp. Jodi is also the Director of Girls' Coaching at Beadling North. After obtaining a master's degree in education from Geneva College Jodi currently teaches 6th grade at Eden Hall Upper Elementary in the Pine-Richland School District.
Matt Pontoriero -- Girls' Varsity Assistant Coach
Matt Pontoriero enters his 4th season as Varsity Assistant Coach of Pine Richland Girls Varsity Soccer Team. Prior to coming to Pine Richland, Matt served as an Assistant Coach for North Allegheny Girls Soccer. He also coaches at North United Soccer Club and Quick Skills Soccer.
Matt has a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Chatham University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Gannon University. He is currently a Physician Assistant with a cardiology practice. Matt holds and “E” Coaching License through USSF.
This is Tyler’s first year with PRGS after working with Jodi at both North United and Beadling, where he has been a goalie coach for the past 2 years.
Tyler and his wife moved to the area just over two years ago, and for the past 8 years, Tyler has been working in the film and video industry. He is currently the Senior Video Editor for Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network where he is responsible for filming and editing commercials and web videos.
PRGS Coaching Staff
From Left to Right: Matt Pontoriero, Jodi Chmielewski, Tyler Rupert