Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sources: Hollenbach to be named new Pennridge coach

Jeff Hollenbach is set to return for a second stint as Pennridge's head football coach, according to sources. His hiring is expected to be officially announced in a Tuesday afternoon press conference at the school.

Sources: Hollenbach to be named new Pennridge coach

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Jeff Hollenbach is set to return for a second stint as Pennridge's head football coach, according to sources. His hiring is expected to be officially announced in a Tuesday afternoon press conference at the school.

From 1997 to 2004, Hollenbach, a math teacher at Pennridge, guided the squad to a 73-25 record (.745 winning percentage) and a share of five Suburban One League conference championships.

Hollenbach would replace Randy Cuthbert, who compiled a 55-43 record in eight seasons. Cuthbert left to take the same position at Emmaus, located southwest of Allentown and in District 11.

In Hollenbach's final season, the Rams went 10-3 and advanced to the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA semifinals before losing to North Penn. With a 6-1 mark, they shared the SOL National Conference title with North Penn and Neshaminy.

Hollenbach, 60, stepped down in 2004 for the opportunity to watch his son Sam, who starred at Pennridge in 2000 and 2001, play quarterback for the University of Maryland.

Attempts to reach Hollenbach were unsuccessful. Pennridge athletic director David Babb declined to comment.

Last year, the Rams went 12-2 overall, claimed the SOL Continental Conference crown with a 7-0 mark, and reached the District 1 Class AAAA semis before falling to Spring-Ford.

Hollenbach's year-by-year record at Pennridge:

2004: 10-3

2003: 10-2

2002: 8-4

2001: 8-3

2000: 10-3

1999: 10-2

1998: 10-2

1997: 7-5

Contact Rick O'Brien at robrien@phillynews.com. Follow @ozoneinq on Twitter.

 

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Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Reach Rick at robrien@phillynews.com.

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