John Catricala has been the coach for our team since the very beginning. He’s seen the teams greatest accomplishments, and our horrible defeats. He started off as our teacher in the first few programming classes many of us had ever had, and we all grew to like and respect him quickly. After learning some LEGO Mindstorms EV3 or NXT programming, John invited us on to either VEX IQ teams, or one of many FLL teams. Before joining the PiLons, we all knew the type of coach John was and already learnt a lot from him. He encourages us in the ways he knows will work best for us, and for that, we couldn’t ask for a better coach.