John Miranda, the athletics director and supervisor of health and physical education at Princeton High School, died suddenly on Sunday. He was 57.
A native of Cinnaminson, he played football, baseball and track at Riverside High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Wilkes College in Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the football team. He earned his master’s degree from Temple University.
The son of a retired army officer, Miranda served as a first lieutenant the United States Marine Corps before he started a career in teaching in 1987. As a United States Marine Corps Reserve member, he was deployed to Iraq several times.
Miranda began working at Princeton High School in 1993, first as head baseball coach and as a business and marketing teacher. He served as the director of athletics for the school district for more than a decade.
“John went above and beyond his duty as an administrator,” said Bob James, president of Friends of Princeton Athletics. “He was a huge fan and loved to see our students do well.”
Miranda is survived by his wife, Jean, and his three sons, John Jr., Nicholas, and Timothy.
We will update this story with funeral/memorial service information when it becomes available.