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Amanda Snyder will become the head cheerleading coach at JPII in July. She has many years of experience, starting at three years old in dance then switching to gymnastics a few years later. In 6th grade she decided to pursue cheerleading and participated in school and competitive cheerleading for a total of seven years. While in high school, she coached her local middle school cheer team. Snyder has a strong passion for cheerleading and is very dedicated to teaching the team how to maximize their potential. She plans to focus on creating a strong foundation to achieve the goal one day of getting the JPII team into the competitive side of cheerleading. Snyder is a 2020 graduate of East Carolina University and is currently a realtor with eXp Realty....

4/29/2021

John Paul II Catholic High School is excited to welcome Andy Giordano as our head coach for men's and women's soccer starting with the 2021-2022 school year. Giordano brings with him a wealth of experience and a track record of success working with female and male soccer players in Pitt County from U4 to U18. His coaching career began in the mid-1990s and he started with the Pitt-Greenville Soccer Association (PGSA) Stars in 1997. Currently, he coaches the U12 PGSA Stars Boys and the U16 PGSA Stars Boys National Team and is the assistant coach for the U18 PGSA Stars Girls and U16 PGSA Girls teams. Giordano holds a National D license from the U.S. Soccer Federation and a Goalkeeping Level I diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, an organization he has been a member of since 2001. For the past three years, he has been the PGSA Director of Coaching and has served on its Board of Directors on various committees since 2005. Giordano has also worked closely with the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association on various projects including oversight of the State Cup in Greenville and coordinated with the Greenville Parks and Recreation Department to train Future Stars soccer coaches....

4/2/2021

Greenville native Shawn Moore will be the new head coach of the Lady Saints basketball team starting with the 2021-2022 school year. Moore comes to JPII after three years at D.H. Conley where he was 65-9, recently named conference Coach of the Year, and won two consecutive conference titles by going undefeated in conference play those seasons. In July 2020, he was named The Daily Reflector All-Area Girls' Basketball Coach of the Year. Prior to Conley, he built a varsity women’s team at The Oakwood School that went 134-24, capturing seven consecutive conference championships and two varsity women’s state runner-up titles. Moore was recognized as Coach of the Year every year from 2009-2016. Moore played for J.H. Rose High School and Hargrave Military Academy before playing collegiately for Marshall University. Upon graduating from Marshall with a degree in criminal justice, he spent the next several years playing basketball overseas in the semi-pro leagues. The enthusiasm and love for basketball pours out of Moore every time he enters a gym. “I invest heavily into developing each of my players and impact the kids that others struggle to reach,” he said. His primary coaching objective has always been to provide a solid foundation of basketball fundamentals and build life skills for each player, with a focus on developing a strong work ethic, drive, and determination, and sense of accountability to ensure growth of the individual, both on and off the court....

3/20/2021

In just the second year of football, the Saints found their way to the NCISAA Div. I 8-Man Football State Championship but came up short to Arendell Parrott Academy, 40-13. The Saints finish the season with a record of 6-3. The Saints started the game with all the momentum. After APA won the coin toss and elected to receive, the Patriots drove deep into Saints territory before turning the ball over on downs. The ensuing possession for JPII resulted in a 45-yard rushing touchdown by Rion Roseborough (15 carries for 126 yards) and the extra point attempt by Will McMinn was good. JPII stopped the Patriots offense on their second possession and were able to find the endzone again on a 7-yard rushing touchdown by Josiah Thompson (19 carries for 62 yards) to make it 13-0 JPII. However, that would be the end of the scoring for JPII as APA was able to slow down the Saints rushing attack, holding them to just 227 yards on the night. The Patriots scored two touchdowns in the 2nd quarter to make it 13-12 at the half. JPII got the ball to start the 2nd half but punted on 4th down. The Patriots scored 28 in the 2nd half to win the state title....

11/21/2020

Rion Roseborough isn’t built like most high school running backs. “Usually when you have kids that big, they’re usually a lineman," John Paul II head football coach Sean Murphy said. But Saints head coach Sean Murphy saw something special in Rion. “From the first day of practice, we could see he had a lot of athleticism, and we just felt like, ‘Let’s give him a shot at the running back spot,’" Murphy added. His size and deceptive speed have been giving opponents major problems all season long. “He’s a beast coming through there, and he’s only a sophomore," Murphy said. “Once I get through that line, and I truck somebody, make a move or something, I just turn on the jets and go," Roseborough said. Through eight games, Roseborough has found the end zone 15 times. “Without my line I wouldn’t be able to do anything," a humble Roseborough added. He’s compiled more than 800 yards of total offense, while making just as much of an impact on defense at linebacker. “We’re a much better team because of him," Murphy added. On defense, Roseborough has accumulated 46 total tackles, ten tackles for loss and eight sacks. “I’m gritty," said Roseborough. "I like to get dirty. I like to be hit too, but I’m going to hit you back.” Murphy said Roseborough can really play anywhere, but when he gets a chance to cool down on the sideline... “The Skittles," Murphy said with a grin. “I saw Marshawn Lynch do it, so I was like, ‘Shoot. This might work for me,’" Roseborough said when asked why he likes to eat Skittles on the sideline during games. “Rion is a Skittles machine," Murphy added. “I prefer the regular, the regular plain or the purple bag," explained Roseborough. "But it’s whatever my momma brings me. Just not the sour kind.” Size. Speed. Skittles. D-I programs already want a taste of the rainbow. “I’ve already have a couple Division-I schools reach out to me about him," Murphy said. “Don’t sleep on me, because if you sleep, I’m going to wake you up real quick," Roseborough added....

11/17/2020

Sophomore Rion Roseborough led the Saints offense in tonight's 41-12 win over Fayetteville Christian. Roseborough had 4 TDs including one for 54 yards in the 4th quarter. Seniors Ethan Mitchell and Josiah Thompson also scored touchdowns including one for 66 yards from Thompson. The Saints await the winner of the Parrott Academy vs. St. David's game on Monday. If Parrott wins, JPII will host the state championship next Saturday; if St. David's wins, they will host....

11/14/2020

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