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Melissa Maringer and Pete Travis

With the spring sports season just around the corner, the new tennis coaches have been selected. Pete Travis, who has coached the boys junior Varsity at Schreiber for the past 14 years, is now the head coach of the boys varsity. He said "I know I have big shoes to fill as I am being handed over the reigns from my mentor, Stan Makover, who has coached the boys for the past 26 years." Coach Makover had been awarded and received the distinction of "Coach of the Year" from the Tennis Coaches Association. He has coached the team to numerous conferences and county championships.

Coach Travis teaches earth science and biology at Schreiber High School. He is an avid and enthusiastic tennis player himself and said, "I am so excited to be coaching the varsity team now, I can't wait for the season to start."

Melissa Maringer, a reading teacher at Guggenheim Elementary School has been appointed coach of the boys junior varsity team. She is a graduate of Providence College where she majored in elementary and special education. She earned her master's degree also from Providence in literacy. Coach Maringer comes with much experience as she has been coaching the girls varsity tennis team at Oyster Bay High School. As a student, she attended Glen Cove High School and, of course, she played on the varsity team. She said her game plan for her athletes is, "To improve their skills, instill a positive attitude and encourage good sportsmanship." Here's to a great season, best of luck!


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