Pictured Left to Right: Assistant Directors Suzanne Trautwein and Erich Trautwein, Director Johnny Rooney and Assistant Director Mike Falco
Johnny Rooney graduated from Montgomery High School and completed a post-graduate year at The Hun School. He received recognition in both baseball and basketball at the Conference, County and State levels while representing both schools. In 1993 Johnny accepted an athletic scholarship to play baseball at C.W. Post College where he played as both a catcher and a designated hitter. He graduated with a degree in Elementary Education returning to Montgomery Township in 1997 to teach Physical Education at Orchard Hill.
He began his Coaching Career as an Assistant Softball Coach in Montgomery that same year and continued there until he was hired as an Assistant to the Princeton University softball staff in 2001. That year the Tigers finished 2nd in the Ivy League. Coach Rooney returned to coaching in Montgomery in 2004 as Girls Varsity Softball Coach. He coached the Montgomery High School Varsity Softball Team to a career 176-67 (.725) record from 2004-2011. While at MHS Coach Rooney led the team to a Group III State Championship, two Somerset County Championships, and three Skyland Conference titles. In 2010 the Cougars also set an all time Montgomery Athletic Department record for most wins (25) in a season for any varsity sports program.
Rooney is currently an assistant Coach and trainer with the Jersey Outlaws 18U team.
Johnny Rooney’s Sports Camp Academy is celebrating its 18th successful year of providing structured environments where young athletes have fun and enhance their athletic abilities while learning the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, responsibility and respect.
Coach Falco is a Health and Physical Education Teacher at the Montgomery Lower Middle School. In 2011, he founded Garden State Basketball Academy, which focuses on skill development in players in 4th - 9th grades. He is currently in his sixth season as the Varsity Boy's Basketball Coach at Hunterdon Central.
Coach Falco began his coaching career at Mercer County Community College as an Assistant Coach. He was on a staff that helped lead the Vikings to two Garden State Athletic Conference Championships and back-to-back 20 win campaigns. He has also been a member of the coaching staff at Marshall University and The College of New Jersey. Coach Falco was responsible for numerous aspects of the basketball program at TCNJ including recruiting, scouting, and player development. He has helped recruit players locally, nationally and internationally.
Coach Falco holds a degree in Health and Exercise Science from The College of New Jersey as well as a Masters Degree in Adult Technical Education from Marshall University.
As a coach, Trautwein was a varsity assistant with the Montgomery High School Girls Softball Team from 2006-11. Previously, she coached softball at Hopewell Valley Central High School, La Quinta High School in California, and was one of the original organizers of the 12 and Under Montgomery Mavericks Travel Softball Team.
Coach Trautwein is a graduate of Montgomery High School where she ran cross country, played soccer,basketball and softball for the Cougars. During her tenure, she held numerous athletic records. Suzanne played collegiate softball at both the University of Connecticut and Holy Family University and was the recipient of the Academic All-American Softball Award. Coach Trautwein earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Holy Family University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Pepperdine University. Mrs. Trautwein was also a teacher at Orchard Hill Elementary School from 2005-2014.
Coach Trautwein has been a Physical Education teacher at Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart since 2006. He is currently in his eleventh year coaching middle school wrestling at the school.
Previously, Coach Trautwein held positions as the boys varsity volleyball coach at West Windsor Plainsboro North where he led the program to its first ever state tournament win and as both girls softball and volleyball coach at West Windsor Plainsboro South after which time he became the Assistant Softball Coach at Tusculum College in Tennessee. He previously was also the head women's volleyball coach at Gwynedd Mercy University.
Coach Trautwein is a graduate of Montgomery High School and holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education from Montclair State University.