Degrees and Certifications:
Graduated from West Chester University with a BS in Health and Physical Education National Level F Certification with the U.S. Soccer
Mr. Matthew Kump
Meet the coaches:
Coach Matthew Kump:
Coach Kump is an Alumnus of Big Spring High School, he played soccer, swam, and participated in various clubs and organizations. He went to college at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Health and Physical Education. After graduating in 2011, he and his wife moved back to the Newville Area. Matthew spent one year as a youth pastor in Chambersburg, PA, three years as a YMCA Director, and the past three years working at Yellow Breeches Education Center, he is now a Health and Physical Education teacher and Aquatic Director at Big Spring High School.
Coach Kump enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He likes playing with his flag football team, volunteering at Big Spring High School events, and playing and coaching soccer. He is a strong motivator with a passion for inspiring youth to reach their full potential.
Coach Jessica Sprecher:
Jessica Sprecher is a 2012 graduate of Big Spring and a recent graduate of Liberty University with a degree in Special and Elementary Education. She is currently teaching 6th Grade Learning Support at Big Spring Middle School. In high school, she played soccer, basketball and field hockey for two years.
Coach Sprecher also played intramural soccer and basketball in college. She loves to spend time with family and friends, go hiking, kayaking and anything outdoors. Coach Sprecher coached the middle school team last season and is in her second season as a high school coach.
Coach Kelsey Hernjak:
Coach Hernjak went to Cumberland Valley High School. She played soccer at CV for four years before continuing her soccer career at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from IUP with a degree in English Education. After college, she taught and coached soccer for four years at Good Shepherd Education Center. She is currently receiving her master’s degree as a reading specialist, and she is very excited to start her second year as a soccer coach and High School English Teacher.