Chad Bridges '96, Pennington's dean of students and head coach of the varsity boys' soccer team, was recently selected as one of two SportsPersons of the Year by the Trentonian.
After graduating from Pennington, Bridges became a four-year starter at Drew University and captained the squad to its second consecutive NCAA tournament in 1999. We are fortunate to have him back at Pennington, coming full circle to coach one of the top soccer programs in the region.
“It’s the best to be back at a place I love, that means so much to me. Pennington helped shape me as an athlete and a person,” said Bridges, who earned numerous all-conference and all-region accolades during his junior and senior years at Pennington, in addition to being honored as one of the fiercest defenders in the nation. He is proud to have played – and continue to play – such a prominent role in a strong tradition of success.
Pennington’s soccer program began in 1932, and the program won eight Prep B Championships during a thirteen-year period from 1979 to 1991. Most recently, the team triumphed 3-1 over St. Benedict's in the NJISAA Prep A state tournament on Thursday, November 3.
“I’m very proud of the boys that have come through the program and who are still actively playing. Pennington helps shape and mold kids to be successful, here and after they leave.”
Congratulations to Dean Bridges!
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