Emanuel F. Tramontana
Head Coach of Varsity Baseball for More than 30 Years Manny Tramontana has been coaching a team since 1964, when he joined the Pingry faculty. Early in his Pingry career, he coached freshman soccer, freshman basketball, and freshman baseball, and then he spent 12 years coaching junior varsity basketball and 10 years coaching junior varsity baseball. He started to coach junior varsity soccer in the fall of 1966 and became head coach in 1969. That same year, the team scored 53 goals to set a new school record. In 1972, the team finished the season 14-1-1 and became co-champions of Union County. Four years later, the team won its first Union County Championship. Also in 1976, Manny began his 32-year tenure with the Varsity Baseball Team. Under his leadership, the team enjoyed 30 consecutive winning seasons from 1978 to 2007. In 1986, they defeated Lawrenceville to become champions of the State Prep A Division, and they repeated as division champions in 1992. In 1994, the team became Parochial B state champions. The Varsity Baseball Team was a three-time champion of the Colonial Hills Conference, in 1999, 2000, and 2002, and they went to the Somerset County finals in 2004 and 2007. Manny enjoyed a landmark year in 2004, when he was named Somerset County “Coach of the Year” by The Star-Ledger and the Courier News and was selected to the New Jersey Coaches Hall of Fame. Currently head coach of junior varsity soccer and assistant coach of varsity baseball, Manny has been chair of the mathematics department since 1984.