Coleman Taormina


Written by Luke Herzog, Journalist

Coleman Taormina is reaching new heights by reaching new depths. As Dive Planner for the PGHS Scuba Club, the senior has organized numerous dives, and he’s had a blast. In addition, Coleman has been instrumental in helping others obtain their scuba certification. “It’s always great to have new people!” he declared. Coleman is also lifeguard certified and has worked for the YMCA of the Monterey Peninsula and the City of Pacific Grove as a lifeguard.

Last summer, Cole took an intensive course at Adelphi University in New York that was focused on video game design and development. In two weeks, he coded and created 15 games — a feat equivalent to a semester’s course, and earned college credits. Coleman returned certain that coding and gaming was the path he wanted to pursue. Enrolling in AP Computer Science this year and hoping to major in that subject in college (he has already been accepted to Adelphi with a merit-based scholarship), he’s on his way to making that future his reality. For his dual passions of exploration — both beneath the waves and in front of a computer screen — Coleman Taormina is our Breaker of the Week.