There are many pathways to becoming a productive, well-grounded citizen, and as a student of PVI, Gregg Metzinger believes he was both equipped and encouraged to aspire toward a path that instilled knowledge, economic self-sufficiency, and respect for self and others.
Gregg graduated from Paul VI in 1974. He lettered in basketball and started varsity during his sophomore year, and continued as team captain junior and senior years. He was selected for the all South Jersey Team in ’74 and all parochial first team in ’72, ’73, and ’74. He ranked as one of the top 5 scorers in South Jersey in ’74 averaging 23 points a game. This was the first team at Paul VI to win a South Jersey play-off game ranking the team 7th in South Jersey. He received a full athletic scholarship to LaSalle College where he was a reserve on two basketball conference champions, two NCAA teams, and one Big Five Champion team. He graduated in 1978 with a BS in business administration, specializing in personnel and labor relations.
Gregg is a human resources professional and has worked in this field for more than 30 years. After his graduation from LaSalle, he was employed as a personnel relations representative with RCA Space Center in Princeton while continuing his studies and receiving an MBA from LaSalle in 1983. After RCA, he held various management positions with Perdue Farms of Salisbury, MD, in their Southern and Midwestern regions.
For the past 13 years, Gregg has been employed with Hill International as a Senior Vice President, managing the worldwide recruiting and talent management process as well as their staff augmentation business unit.
Gregg and his longtime companion, Darlene Scott, have a 24-year-old daughter Janell, who is pursuing a nursing career.
Gregg’s mother, Elizabeth, still lives in Barrington, Gregg’s hometown. Gregg has three brothers, Harry, Keith ’71, and Gerry ’79, and one sister, Marianne Whipple. Four of her five children are PVI graduates, Danielle ’89, Christian ’90, Andrew ’92, and Melissa ’94.
Gregg is a believer in Jesus Christ and owes everything to Him. He gives back generously. Aside from giving back to Paul VI as an annual member of the Montini Society, Gregg has coached numerous grade school basketball teams over the past 30 years. He is currently the head coach of the girls’ basketball travel team of the Camden City Catholic Partnership Schools (St. Anthony, Sacred Heart, Holy Name, St. Joseph, and St. Cecelia in Pennsauken). For the past 3 years, Gregg has conducted clinics for the students with a number of former South Jersey basketball players.
Along with teaching good sportsmanship and leadership skills, he shares the following thoughts with the student-athletes:
Life is a marathon, not a sprint.
Live life one day at a time. Every day is a gift.
Do not personalize.
Do not worry; it is God’s will, not ours.
It’s okay for everyone to have an opinion.
And lastly, “We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps” (Proverbs 16:9).