ATHLETICS

Gerhard Sanchez
Athletic Director
gsanchez@essextech.org
Ph: 973-412-2296
Edward Lazaro
Athletic Department Administrative Assistant
elazaro@essextech.org
Ph: 973-412-2083

Please direct all comments and inquiries to: gsanchez@essextech.org.

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Boys Basketball Information & Coach's Profile
Girls Volleyball Information & Coach's Profile
Cheerleading Information & Coach's Profile | Boys Volleyball Information & Coach's Profile
Soccer Information & Coach's Profile | Softball Information & Coach's Profile

Nick Perna

Athletic Advisor: Nicholas Perna

Email: NPerna@essextech.org

A faculty member for Thirteen years, Nick Perna is currently serving his sixth year as West Caldwell Tech's Athletic Advisor.

Mr. Perna has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickenson University.

Holding teaching certification in Social Studies, Nick has head coaching experience in football, baseball and basketball.

Former Chairperson of the Roseland Recreation Committee

Former President of the West Essex Football Boosters

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BOYS BASKETBALL INFORMATION

Thomas Patierno

Thomas Patierno
Varsity Coach

This is Patierno’s sixth year as head coach at West Caldwell. He previously was the Junior Varsity Coach as well as previously coaching at West Essex. He is a graduate of Nyack College with a degree in Business Management. He is a Culinary Arts teacher with the Essex County Vocational and Technical School System.

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Jacqueline Cammarata

Jacqueline Cammarata
Junior Varsity Coach

A graduate of Roger Williams University in Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, History, and American Studies. She is currently finishing her Master's in Athletic Administration and Coaching from Concordia University in Irvine, California.

Coach Cammarata played four years of collegiate softball and was a three-sport varsity athlete in high school. She has been coaching high school sports for the past nine years.

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Anibal Ponce

Anibal Ponce
Varsity Coach

A graduate of Montclair State University with Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature, and Masters of Education in Special Education from William Paterson University. He is currently pursuing a Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S) in Educational Leadership at Arkansas State University.

Coach Ponce played amateur volleyball in his native Cuba. This is his second year coaching at West Caldwell Tech, and his sixth year as Foreign Language and Special Education teacher.

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Anne Lauterhahn

Anne Lauterhahn
Junior Varsity Coach

Anne Lauterhahn is a paraprofessional at West Caldwell Tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Montclair State University. Anne was a three-sport varsity athlete in high school. She has been coaching high school girls’ sports for 12 years; this is her ninth year as JV volleyball coach at West Caldwell Tech.

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CHEERLEADING INFORMATION

Meagham Meyers

Meaghan Meyers
Coach

An English teacher at West Caldwell Tech, graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education with a focus in English and Communications and a minor in English. During her time at Penn State, she competed in both cheerleading and gymnastics, finishing off an 18-year career in gymnastics and a 4-year participation in cheerleading. She has experience in both co-ed and all-girl cheerleading, in addition to both the traditional and competition forums. During her student teaching, she was the assistant coach for the school's gymnastics team. This is her first year coaching cheerleading at West Caldwell Tech.

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BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Ali Aryakia

Ali Aryakia
Varsity Coach

A graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, Ali has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice & Psychology. He is currently pursing his secondary degree in Mathematics.

Coach A played varsity volleyball for four years during high school. This is his second year coaching at West Caldwell Tech.

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Anibal Ponce

Anibal Ponce
Junior Varsity Coach

A graduate of Montclair State University with Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature, and Masters of Education in Special Education from William Paterson University. He is currently pursuing a Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S) in Educational Leadership at Arkansas State University.

Coach Ponce played amateur volleyball in his native Cuba. This is his second year coaching at West Caldwell Tech, and his sixth year as Foreign Language and Special Education teacher.

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SOCCER

Mr. Pannullo

Pat Pannullo
Varsity Coach

A graduate of Montclair State University with a Bachelors in Political Science, and an Associates Degree in Business Management from Essex County College.

Coach Pannullo, a native of Italy, played amateur soccer while living in Italy. This is his fifth year coaching at West Caldwell Tech, and his twelfth year as an instructor of Retail Careers

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SOFTBALL

Anne Lauterhahn

Anne Lauterhahn
Varsity Coach

Anne Lauterhahn is a paraprofessional at West Caldwell Tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Montclair State University. Anne was a four-year varsity starter in softball in high school. She has been coaching high school girls’ sports for 12 years. This will be her second year coaching softball at West Caldwell Tech.

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