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Bonner & Prendie appoints Mr. Adam Marso as Director of Athletics (AD)


Drexel Hill, PA – Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School (Bonner
& Prendie) welcomes Mr. Adam Marso as the new Director of Athletics (AD). Mr. Marso’s
appointment follows the resignation of Mr. Brian Wagner, who had served as AD since 2018,
and now serves as Chief Administrative Officer at Heyday Athletic in Philadelphia, PA.

Mr. Marso most recently served as a Health and Physical Education faculty member at Saints
Neumann-Goretti Catholic High School (Neumann-Goretti) in South Philadelphia. Prior to his
time at Neumann-Goretti, Mr. Marso previously taught Spanish at Bonner & Prendie during the
2020-2021 academic year. While serving as a language teacher at Bonner & Prendie, he also
worked closely with the Athletic Department serving as the school’s Strength and Conditioning
Coach. In that role, Mr. Marso implemented a comprehensive strength and conditioning program
for the Bonner & Prendie student athletes and planned a redesign of the weight room, as well as
collaborating closely with many of the athletic program coaches.

In addition to his secondary education experience in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Mr. Marso
brings with him an extensive background in athletics at both the collegiate level as well as in
Major League Baseball (MLB). Mr. Marso worked with student athletes at the University of
North Florida, Nicholls State University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Denver, Penn
State University as well as previously serving as a Minor League Strength and Conditioning
Coach with the Pittsburgh Pirates at their Spring Training facilities in Florida and the Dominican
Republic, respectively.

Mr. Marso holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Penn State University and a Master’s
Degree in Educational Leadership from Nicholls State University in Louisiana. Additionally, he
holds certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the the National Strength and
Conditioning Association (NSCA).
 
“We are ecstatic that Adam has rejoined our staff in this capacity. Adam is a very familiar face to
our community, coaches, and student athletes. I believe his experiences across all levels of
athletics; his knowledge in developing the physical attributes of a student athlete through
strength, conditioning, and nutrition; as well as his enthusiasm to educate our students fits well
with our commitment in developing the whole student’, said Dr. John E. Cooke, President of
Bonner & Prendie.

Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School is a diverse community of
learners rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Guided by time-honored traditions and a dedication
to the service of others, the school is committed to providing a preeminent, comprehensive
education within an environment of acceptance, respect, and love. It strives to enrich the lives of
its students with the values and skills necessary to navigate the ever-changing world. For
additional information about Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High
School, please visit www.bonnerprendie.com.