New Teacher Feature: Meet Mr. Chris Rodzewich

By: Jack Tuberosa, ‘19

“If you want something, work as hard as you can to get it.” This was the best advice that dsc_0709Mr. Chris Rodzewich was ever given. Our newest PE/Health teacher can be found in the classroom teaching health, the gym teaching PE or on the field coaching our JV soccer team. In fact, you can find Mr. Rodzewich, or “coach” as he is often called, practicing with the JV soccer team—showing them different skills to help improve their game!

Originally from Schwenksville, Coach went to high school at Souderton. He attended college at Marywood University where he earned his bachelor of science degree in Health and Physical Education. He also has a national coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).

Coach previously taught for four years—three as a paraprofessional and the other year as a Health and Physical Education instructor.

He recently finished reading “The Numbers Game” which is a book about how soccer is analyzed and watched focusing on what numbers and statistics really count during a soccer match. He has volunteered coaching soccer players with special needs at an organization called “Top Soccer.”

Rodzewich’s favorite subject in high school was Physical Education and his favorite high school memory was scoring a goal in overtime to win a soccer game in his junior year.

If he could give any advice to his students, Coach would tell them, “Take advantage of every situation and opportunity you are given.”img_2616

His favorite part about Cardinal O’Hara so far is the facilities because they are so much better than at all of the previous places he has worked.

We are glad to welcome Mr. Rodzewich to the O’Hara team!