Historically, Pingree School has managed to hold its own quite well amongst its bigger brothers.
It takes time to build up a positive foundation, and Pingree has indeed done so over a relatively short period of time since its opening in 1961. Head coach Luke Wamboldt has been determined to keep the Highlanders prominent since his hire in 2018.
Wamboldt is all too familiar with prep school ideologies. He attended and played at Deerfield Academy from 2002-06 and would go on to play at Bates College. Possessing a well-rounded baseball and academic mind, Wamboldt also served as a Trackman/video intern with the Baltimore Orioles and a player development intern with the Washington Nationals. In his final stop before Pingree, Wamboldt served as head baseball coach at Kents Hill School in Maine.
"Coach Wamboldt has helped me develop tremendously on and off the field,'' said junior Jaylon Richardson. "As a coach, he is very patient and points out ways for you to become a better player. He pushes you beyond what you think your limits are and sees potential in you when you may not see it. Off the field, he is my academic advisor. He has helped me become a better student as well as a young man.''