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COACHES - RUF is proud to introduce our experienced coaches

GIRLS TEAM

MIKE GENTILE has been coaching RHS Ultimate since Spring of 2010.  Mike has played Ultimate for more than half his life, playing in the US, Canada and Italy.  He is retired from the competitive club circuit but still plays in Philly's adult league, PADA (Philadelphia Area Disc Alliance) in the summer, fall and winters. Over the years he has managed several leagues for PADA, and is currently on the board of directors for PHUEL (Philadelphia High school Ultimate and Education League), the governing body for youth Ultimate in the Philadelphia area.  In addition to coaching the Radnor Varsity Girls team, Mike provides coaching assistance to the University of Pennsylvania Womens Ultimate Team (Venus). Mike was voted USA Ultimate PA State HS Girls Coach of the Year for 2012, 2015 HS , 2016 and 2017 HS Awards.

  

BOYS VARSITY TEAM

JEREME MASON has been playing ultimate for 11 years.  He started in 2003 at Philadelphia University where he and a few others started the University's first ultimate team.  He played at Drexel for a year in 2008. Jereme then went on to teach anatomy and physiology as a professor at PhilaU while coaching the ultimate team he helped start.  The team quickly grew and split into an open and women's squad where Jereme helped coach for 3 years.  In 2012 the women's team placed 5th at DIII College nationals.  Jereme currently plays with Bitmap, a mixed club team in Philadelphia, and in 2013 made it to club regionals.  He has been playing PADA for 8 years and works full time for Breakmark Ultimate Apparel.

 

MIKE YONDA joined the coaching fraternity at Radnor Ultimate Fall 2017, brings a long history playing at the highest levels and teaching younger players. Mike began playing competitively with the “Cornell Buds” at Cornell University in 1980 where he captained for three years and led the team to the semifinals of College Nationals and numerous tournament titles. He remained in Ithaca after graduation to coach the Buds and build the program including the development of a second team, the Cornell Shake, which continues to develop young Buds to this day. In the late 1980’s while a graduate student at Columbia University, Mike was a founding member and primary handler for NY Ultimate, perhaps the greatest team in Ultimate history, winner of six straight national Club Open Division championships and numerous Open World Championships. Mike makes several appearances in “Flatball - A History of Ultimate Frisbee”(available on Netflix) a recently-released feature film which documents NY Ultimate’s primacy in their era. After moving to Philadelphia in the mid 1990s, Mike closed out his competitive days on the Philadelphia Rage. He continues to play recreationally in local leagues where he shares his hard earned Ultimate wisdom with developing and veteran players alike.

BOYS JV TEAM

 

STEVE LIENERT got his start playing Ultimate at Central High School in Philadelphia in 1987. He remained active in the sport until the end of the 2019 season. After Central he attended East Carolina University where he won back-to-back College National Championships in 1994 and 1995. He returned to Philadelphia to help pilot the Philadelphia Rage to Open Nationals in 1996 and 1998. Rage was the first Philadelphia-only men’s club team to reach Open Nationals, finishing 5th in the country in 1998. Lienert began coaching at Radnor in 2009. He regretfully left in 2014 to become the Head Coach of the Philadelphia Phoenix in the AUDL. While there he led the first Armed Forces Entertainment Tour for Ultimate to far away places like Bahrain and Diego Garcia. He returned to Radnor in the spring of 2021.