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Coaches Staffing Announcement
Posted 02/13/2018 02:45PM

Tennis

We have hired Bob Boyle ’87 as our new head coach. Mark Kravetz, who has coached the team for a decade, will remain on the staff as JV coach/moderator.

Boyle is one of three brothers to attend the Prep (Joe ’74 and John ’79) and returns to the Prep where he led the team to three Catholic League titles (2000-02) in his first tenure as a coach. During his playing days as a student, he was two-time league MVP and four-time, first-team all-Catholic. A highly ranked junior player, he received a scholarship to play in the summer at the famous Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. After graduating from the Prep, Boyle was commissioned to attend the United States Military Academy and played singles and doubles before graduating and joining the infantry.

After serving as an Infantry Platoon Leader in Germany, he left the military and became Tennis Director for both Riverside in Bala Cynwyd (now the Aquatic Fitness Center) and the Radnor Valley Country Club, responsible for all tennis operations at both club and helping to train Division I hopefuls. In 1998, he opened World Gym in Northeast Philadelphia which he still runs in addition to continuing to coach tennis players at the junior level, including his nephews Joe ‘09 and Grant ’14 who were both four-year, first-team all-Catholics.

Rugby

Kevin Tkachuk, a Prep history teacher who served as an assistant coach last season, has been elevated to head coach. Tom Dugan ’78 will remain with the team assisting with coaching and team operations.

Tkachuk, a native of Canada who played on Canadian Rugby Union for 12 years and professionally in Scotland for seven years as a member of the Glasgow Warriors, is an experienced coach having spent five years at Wellington College, as a coach and teacher there. He is a Level 1, 2 & 3 qualified coach for Rugby as well as Strength and Conditioning.

Off the field, Tkachuk teaches World History as well as two Senior Electives: Modern World History and 20th Century America.

We are grateful to both men for their willingness to lead our young men and look forward to them leading successful programs.

St. Joseph's Preparatory School
1733 West Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130
tel: 215.978.1950
fax: 215.765.1710
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