Director of Athletics/Physical Education Instructor
BS Physical Education – St. Francis College
MA Physical Education Curriculum and Development – Columbia University
With over 30 years teaching and coaching experience, Vince Vella joined the MMI faculty for the 2017-2018 school year to teach physical education at all grade levels. In the summer of 2018, he was appointed Interim Athletic Director and Head Girls Varsity Basektball Coach. Prior to his arrival in Freeland, he served as a day-to-day substitute teacher in the Lehighton Area School District. From 2005-2015, he taught in the Allentown Diocese at Nativity B.V.M. High School in Pottsville, PA.
From 2005 to 2018, Mr. Vella served as an Assistant Girls Basketball Coach at Marian Catholic High School in Hometown, Pa. He was on staff in 2008 when the Fillies won the Single A State Championship.
During the summer months, he is the Director of Camp Operations at Hoop Group Skills Camp at Pocono Invitational in Stroudsburg, PA where he works closely with Naismath Hall of Fame basketball coach Bob Hurley of the legendary St. Anthony’s High School of Jersey City, NJ as well as Kevin Boyle of the nationally ranked Montverde Academy in Orlando, Fl.
He resides in Kresgeville, PA with his wife Linda, a former first grade teacher in the Allentown Diocese. Their son, Vinny, is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist working for the Philadelphia Inquirer.