Cherry Hill resident named athletic director at Our Lady of Mercy Academy

Matt Lenguadoro formerly coached at a number of local high schools, including Cherry Hill High School East.

Our Lady of Mercy Academy has named Matt Lenguadoro as its new athletic director. Lenguadoro will be charged with managing and advancing the high school’s rapidly growing athletics program, which currently consists of 12 competitive sports.

“Our athletics program is at a pivotal point as we build the school’s enrollment,” said

Head of School Brooke A. Coyle. “Matt’s more than 30 years of experience as a coach, teacher and administrator makes him the perfect choice for leading OLMA’s athletics program into a new era of excellence. We are thrilled to have him as part of our team and look forward to great things ahead.”

Most recently Lenguadoro served as the health and physical education department chairperson and athletic site manager at Hammonton High School. In addition to his work at Hammonton, he has coached football, baseball, softball, and wrestling for various middle and high schools throughout South Jersey including St. Augustine Prep, Delran High School, Cherry Hill High School East, Bensalem High School, and Queen of Heaven Middle School.

“I couldn’t be more excited to become part of the academy,” said Lenguadoro. “I’ve coached girls for many years and find them to be extremely dedicated and willing to work hard to be their best and to contribute to the larger team. OLMA’s athletics program offers many opportunities for its students to grow athletically, as well as develop valuable teamwork and leadership skills. I look forward to being part of that.”

Lenguadoro holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Northwest Missouri State University and earned a master’s degree in school leadership from Wilmington University. He currently lives in Cherry Hill.