EDISON, NJ - Jason Montesinos of Colonia, the newly appointed head coach of the boys' soccer program at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, met with players on Feb. 7.
Montesinos brings many years of coaching experience and is excited to take on the challenge of building a winning culture with the Rams.
“I am honored to take over as head coach of the Wardlaw + Hartridge boys’ soccer team,” Montesinos said. “My goal is to deliver an enjoyable experience for everyone involved in the program. In order to become a successful program, a foundation of consistency, trust, and respect must be established. I want each player who goes through W+H’s soccer program to inherit memories and lessons that will last a lifetime.”
Montesinos has served as Coaching Director and head coach of Valencia Soccer Academy since 2012. He’s also worked as Coaching Director of the Colonia Youth Soccer Association and JV coach and Technical Trainer for St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen since 2015.
“We consider ourselves fortunate to add Jason Montesinos to our coaching staff,” W+H athletic director Karl Miran of North Plainfield said. “We have been impressed by his commitment to building a positive team culture and developing the skills of all Ram boys’ soccer players. His definition of a successful soccer program is in tune with the mission of Wardlaw + Hartridge.”
Montesinos describes his coaching philosophy as concentrated around a team first mentality in which the top priority is to become “the best version of ourselves on and off the pitch.” He emphasizes execution of specific tasks, attention to detail, hard work, accountability and respect.
“My goal for the team and program is to create a culture of growth, development, and positivity. Each day is a new opportunity to become a better version of ourselves. We must challenge our students to become confident and effective leaders. They must take ownership and pride in the development of the program. This is possible through consistency and respect in communication between coaches, players, and athletic personnel,” Montesinos said.