The Mont Alto Athletic Department announces Leah Pongratz as the new Head Women's Volleyball Coach entering the 2016 season.
Coach Pongratz has coached at various levels from grades six and up, starting her coaching career as a middle school coach and volunteer assistant at Boonsboro High School in Washington County. She went on to coach U16 and U18 teams for three seasons with the Tri State FCA Volleyball Club (now Washington County Juniors) in Maryland before taking the Assistant Varsity/JV Coaching position at Mercersburg Academy. After spending a season there, she moved to a Head Coaching position at St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown, MD. Coach Pongratz then returned to her former coaching roots, and alma mater, as the Head Varsity Coach for Boonsboro High School in Washington County, MD.
Coach Pongratz holds a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Frostburg State University and has been an elementary school teacher for the Washington County Public School system for eight years. She currently lives in Greencastle, PA with her husband, Rob, and four year old son, Benjamin.