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Title: Coaching openings
Post by: MANiAC on November 08, 2018, 04:39:53 PM
I know itís about two weeks too early, but what are you all hearing through your grapevines?
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: PepperBrooks on November 08, 2018, 06:32:15 PM
Hopewell
West Mifflin
Indiana
Knoch
Freedom

To name a few
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: hs on November 08, 2018, 10:54:02 PM
Hopewell
West Mifflin
Indiana
Knoch
Freedom

To name a few

Wow! That was quick in Hopewell. Donít know anyone that would want that job now.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: green on November 09, 2018, 02:41:34 AM
Hopewell
West Mifflin
Indiana
Knoch
Freedom

To name a few

Are these just assumptions?
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: yannessa_is_god on November 09, 2018, 09:10:35 AM
I was going to ask the same thing. Have not seen anything yet in the papers. The guy in Indiana is in his first year. WM I would imagine would be retirement (if anything). Etc.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: CoachG15 on November 09, 2018, 10:28:57 AM
Knoch coach stepped down that was in the paper. Unless they hire the interim coach Freedom will be open. Not sure about the others.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: bleachercoach on November 09, 2018, 10:44:57 AM
Hopewell is posted already on the WPIAL site.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: gridder14 on November 09, 2018, 10:54:23 AM
Coach Washington at Hopewell stepped down.  Doesn't West Mifflin open every year with the teacher contract? 
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Spur 332 on November 09, 2018, 11:23:32 AM
Like I have said before tough to find a quality coach without a job to offer.  I know that is how it is back home but tough to get coaches that way.  I was interested in Uniontown a few years ago when it opened up but changed my mind not because they did not offer a job but how woudl you get assistant coaches? 
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on November 09, 2018, 11:59:37 AM
So many schools today have former coaches on th teaching staff that they cant offer a job. Our school had guys coaching at five different schools and no one on the school's staff in the district other than head coach. School boards don't always think through the effects of their athletic decisions.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Spur 332 on November 09, 2018, 12:15:02 PM
That's tough real tough.  That is why we have turned it around down here, my Admin allowed me to build my staff and was supportive of me over the past 6 years.  Without that these job openings will continue
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: hondo53 on November 14, 2018, 12:07:03 PM
Is Ambridge going to open up? 1-28 in the last 3 seasons...I've heard some rumblings at Western Beaver as well (15-34 the past 5 years, but tough place to put together a football team together).
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: bleachercoach on November 20, 2018, 11:52:29 AM
I saw that the Ellwood City job has been posted.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: PepperBrooks on November 20, 2018, 08:22:10 PM
Per grapevines, but have not seen these posted yet

Ambridge
Carlynton
Seton-Lasalle
Steel Valley
Western Beaver
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: bleachercoach on November 21, 2018, 08:44:21 AM
I know Seton has had some issues this year but he has only had the Job for 3 years.  is he being forced out or did he resign?

I'm surprised by SV as well, Coach Steele has been up for a few jobs over the years and contemplated giving it up a few years back.  Is he moving on to somewhere else or just giving it up do to other factors?

The other schools don't surprise me.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: quitter on November 28, 2018, 08:06:43 AM
add Ringgold to the list
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: gridder14 on November 28, 2018, 12:29:05 PM
Saw Yough was open on the school website.  Is that a teacher contract thing?  I have not been able to find West Mifflin posted any where either.  My question is how is Steel Valley open they are still playing.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Spur 332 on November 28, 2018, 12:59:07 PM
Western PA like many other places has become a revolving door of coaches but minus the "teaching spot open thing".  Thing is all there will be are recycled coches
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: green on November 28, 2018, 01:37:07 PM
If i remember correctly, Yough always opens their coaching positions at the end of the year.  As proof, the list of open coaching positions on the school district website is entirely too long to suspect that they officially already fired each one of them. They just let their coaches hanging every year, then when nobody else wants the job, they'll hire those coaches back under the assumption that they didn't fire them anyway.  Come to think of it, did you ever read that the school board officially FIRED Mark Crovak BEFORE they hired Scott Wood? ABSOLUTELY NOT. They just strung Crovak along until they found somebody more Yough School District well known making the the Yough football parents happy. Thus, they lost one of their best coaches of all time (first to win a playoff game) to a popularity contest.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on November 28, 2018, 04:25:00 PM
That..opening the jobs each year..is just the school board's chickenshit way of firing a coach.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Nicky on December 05, 2018, 10:54:27 AM
GCC is open.  Smetanka took the St Vincent College job this morning. 
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: bfgrad on December 05, 2018, 06:38:05 PM
Freedom hired Greg Toney.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: hondo53 on December 06, 2018, 04:19:20 PM
West Miffin is open (as usual?)

https://tribhssn.triblive.com/west-mifflin-school-board-opens-football-coach-ray-braszos-job-to-applicants/
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: 123TEAM123PACK on December 13, 2018, 06:41:19 AM
Mt. Lebo is now open.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: NorthRiver on December 14, 2018, 08:30:25 AM
Isn't Lebo's AD West Allegheny's former AD.  Might he try to lure Bob Palko to Lebo?  Hmmm
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: 123TEAM123PACK on December 14, 2018, 10:02:42 AM
Yes he is.  And, I would not be surprised if he contacts Coach Palko either.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: MANiAC on December 14, 2018, 10:57:26 PM
Coach Z lives in Mt. Lebo
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on December 15, 2018, 10:18:27 AM
Coach Palko was always 'rumored' to be Jim Renders replacement...but he keeps hanging on :)
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: bleachercoach on December 17, 2018, 08:16:27 AM
Coach Z to Seton makes sense based on location to his home.  I heard Mauro Monz was a lead candidate as well. 

As for Palko to Lebo.  I'd be surprised to see that one happen, didn't he get out of WA because he was tired of the parental BS.   Parental BS is all over the Lebo opening, if if Melnyk is as big an ass as he is being portrayed, the parents got him fired. 

What about Bob at Pitt to replace Bob Junko when he decides to retire, he'd be a perfect fit. 
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: gridder14 on December 17, 2018, 10:14:07 AM
Coach Z to Seton makes sense based on location to his home.  I heard Mauro Monz was a lead candidate as well. 

As for Palko to Lebo.  I'd be surprised to see that one happen, didn't he get out of WA because he was tired of the parental BS.   Parental BS is all over the Lebo opening, if if Melnyk is as big an ass as he is being portrayed, the parents got him fired. 

What about Bob at Pitt to replace Bob Junko when he decides to retire, he'd be a perfect fit.
Didn't Mauro Monz leave Carlynton three weeks or something into the season? Why would anyone hire him?
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: 123TEAM123PACK on December 17, 2018, 11:16:46 AM
Parental B.S. is one thing, but Administrative B.S. is what ultimately led Coach Palko to retire from WA. 
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: bleachercoach on December 17, 2018, 11:39:03 AM
Lebo seems to have issues with this as well, according to the article in the PG.

They seem to go hand and hand now a days.  When the parents bitch and moan the administration throws the coach\teacher under the bus!!!! 

Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: High School Charlie on December 17, 2018, 02:20:10 PM
I don't think Monz even got an interview.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Bob.Gregg.WJPA.Radio on December 17, 2018, 04:55:55 PM
Parental B.S. is one thing, but Administrative B.S. is what ultimately led Coach Palko to retire from WA.

Do tell, 123TEAM123PACK. Do tell.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: hondo53 on December 17, 2018, 05:20:32 PM
Ambridge is officially open

http://www.ambridge.k12.pa.us/images/Head_Football__Coach_Job_Description.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1vEC-OIGfUOI7rucOh2_mhV7o95c1Oamc-N4VoDx79spedMXxPPeZU25A

Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: OprtnShtdwn on December 17, 2018, 10:28:42 PM
Hopewell hires Rochesterís Weiss as football coach
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: 123TEAM123PACK on December 18, 2018, 06:28:05 AM
Coach Palko is not a fan of the superintendent and the direction in which the school district is headed in general.  He has been quoted as saying "I am retiring from West Allegheny.  I am not retiring from football."
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: bleachercoach on December 18, 2018, 08:01:43 AM
I still think he ends up in college somewhere.  Let someone else deal with all the parent and administrative BS.   

Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Schenley00 on December 18, 2018, 08:37:18 AM
Coach Palko is not a fan of the superintendent and the direction in which the school district is headed in general.  He has been quoted as saying "I am retiring from West Allegheny.  I am not retiring from football."

Just curious, what direction is the school district heading in that heís not a fan of? Not coming at you at all, Iím genuinely curious. I live in the district and have a kid that goes to school there. I think itís a great school district.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: 123TEAM123PACK on December 18, 2018, 10:56:43 AM
In some people's opinion, WA has become a "paper champions" school where perception is more important than reality.  Some believe it is losing it's blue collar and down to earth feel it once had.  Some say it claims to be "student focused" but that is not really the case.  They feel it has become more about the ratings and less of what is best for the students.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Schenley00 on December 18, 2018, 11:36:06 AM
Ok. I guess I can see how some would feel that way. Iím not from this side of the city originally but I wouldnít consider it a blue collar area at this point. Not with the amount of housing plans being built and the prices of them. I havenít had any issues yet with feeling my kids teachers care more about perception than actual education but my kid is young still so that could change. Thanks for the response.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: OprtnShtdwn on December 18, 2018, 11:37:16 AM
https://tribhssn.triblive.com/seton-lasalle-hires-mike-zmijanac-as-football-coach/
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: big ike on December 18, 2018, 12:36:57 PM
https://tribhssn.triblive.com/seton-lasalle-hires-mike-zmijanac-as-football-coach/

Wow! I always associated SL as one of the first , if not original, high flying pass happy WPIAL team. Before the
prevalent "spread" teams now. How will the ground and pound work?
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: BLUENGOLD on December 18, 2018, 01:39:16 PM
Does anyone have any feed on this Hopewell hire? Never heard of him other than coaches I believe defense for Rochester.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: BMroziak on December 18, 2018, 02:24:30 PM
Jake Just is out at Laurel Highlands.  They have posted the opening. 
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: BMroziak on December 18, 2018, 02:38:56 PM
https://www.facebook.com/WMBS590/posts/2099129173463790

Article on Jake Just's resignation. 
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: banshee826 on December 18, 2018, 03:18:41 PM
https://tribhssn.triblive.com/seton-lasalle-hires-mike-zmijanac-as-football-coach/

Those personal issues got cleared up pretty quick didn't they!

Too bad he couldn't be honest when he resigned a few weeks back and just state something like " I'm too old for a massive rebuild "

I would have been so appreciative of that type of candor and not begrudged him at all for walking away from a tough rebuild at his age - instead he spewed what we all knew was BS. 
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Nicky on December 18, 2018, 03:49:59 PM
Ironic considering the lashing he gave private schools being allowed to compete for WPIAL titles when we played them in the playoffs and Heinz Field 10 years ago.   
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: dkid24 on December 18, 2018, 08:20:16 PM
Pretty funny quotes now from Zmijanic now

ďThe biggest problem is not transfers, itís the private schools and the charters,Ē said Zmijanac. ďItís unfair to the smaller public schools. Out in eastern Pennsylvania, the charter schools are a big-time problem, and itís way worse in basketball.Ē


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You get the feeling Zmijanac does not care to play Greensburg Central Catholic, whose team has included a number of transfer students in recent years.

"We're playing the Westmoreland-Fayette County all-stars," Zmijanac said. "This has nothing to do with their players. I have high respect for their kids and how hard they play. I just don't like the way things are structured [in the WPIAL and PIAA]. It is what it is, but there are inequities with some of these schools, not only in football but a lot of sports.

"If some of these kids [at Greensburg Central Catholic] want to rise up to the challenge, why don't they stay at the [public] school where they live and play Quad-A football, rather than try to beat little Aliquippa or Jeannette?

"Sorry I had to say that, but I've been biting my lip too long on it."



Read more: http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/11320/1190203-365-0.stm#ixzz5a5YCR2Es
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: threeps on December 19, 2018, 09:45:48 PM
Coach Palko was always 'rumored' to be Jim Renders replacement...but he keeps hanging on :)


Render will be done hanging on in most likely a few days.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: quipfan on December 19, 2018, 10:20:20 PM
Hopewell hires Rochesterís Weiss as football coach

Matt's my nephew... He has a tough road ahead, but he's a teacher in the HS so maybe he can get more kids out.  It's his first head coaching gig, there's going to be bumps in the road ahead.. I think he's going to do alright.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: BLUENGOLD on December 20, 2018, 11:30:40 AM
Thanks quipfan, I hope he does well. I feel a big problem with Hopewell is that the foundation of the program and development starts in the youth program and Hopewellís youth football is not very well coached. I believe a few years back I remember hearing that one of the teams got beat by the Lil Quips close to 100-0, that is ashame, the score probably would have been not much worse if not a Hopewell player was on the field. Well good luck to Matt.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: hs on December 21, 2018, 09:18:29 AM
Thanks quipfan, I hope he does well. I feel a big problem with Hopewell is that the foundation of the program and development starts in the youth program and Hopewellís youth football is not very well coached. I believe a few years back I remember hearing that one of the teams got beat by the Lil Quips close to 100-0, that is ashame, the score probably would have been not much worse if not a Hopewell player was on the field. Well good luck to Matt.

Agree with all of this post. Good Luck. It's going to be a very tough road but I wish you the best of luck
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: threeps on December 22, 2018, 09:38:23 PM
The clock is ticking on Jim Render.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Buck44 on December 23, 2018, 09:28:21 AM
threeps, you seem pretty confident that this going to happen. Is he being forced out or has he told people that he is retiring? He had another pretty good season(8-3), winning a lot of close games, beating a WPIAL semi-finalist(Peters) and a WPIAL champion(South Fayette). Only losses were to WPIAL Finalist(WA), a pretty good Bethel team, and gave the Port all they could handle in the playoffs. Seems like he still has something left. 
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on December 23, 2018, 10:32:32 AM
Don't know where treeps info is from....nothing going around here in South Hills. Jim has often said that as long as he is healthy and the kids and district want good football he will keep on.He also said that he does not have any 'hobbies'..so a coach is what he does :)  Getting and keeping good assistants is an important thing, so if he keeps getting guys who will put in the time, he will lead them.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on December 23, 2018, 10:36:10 AM
BTW, I really wish Coach Z would have waited a year rather than jump into the Ringgold mess. I guess the sting of losing his job effected his thinking on that. Seems the one big factor was the 45 minute drive to Ringgold from his home in Lebo.  How long was the drive to Aliquippa?
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Coach7 on December 23, 2018, 11:23:33 AM
BTW, I really wish Coach Z would have waited a year rather than jump into the Ringgold mess. I guess the sting of losing his job effected his thinking on that. Seems the one big factor was the 45 minute drive to Ringgold from his home in Lebo.  How long was the drive to Aliquippa?

https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/high-school-football/2018/04/18/Ringgold-hires-Mike-Zmijanac-football-coach-aliquippa-wpial-football/stories/201804180227
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: threeps on January 03, 2019, 08:30:02 AM
Tick.......tick....... tick.....tick...   
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: bleachercoach on January 03, 2019, 11:31:34 AM
Anyone heard anything on Lebo or West Mifflin? 
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: threeps on January 03, 2019, 12:35:26 PM
BOOM https://www.uscsd.k12.pa.us/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=1323&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=19860&PageID=1
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: NorthRiver on January 03, 2019, 12:46:19 PM
Mike Junko = Coach in Waiting at USC ???
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: High School Charlie on January 03, 2019, 01:32:31 PM
Anyone heard anything on Lebo or West Mifflin?

Hearing Palko to Lebo
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: threeps on January 03, 2019, 03:58:52 PM
Mike Junko = Coach in Waiting at USC ???

That's a reason Jim retired and I agree he is the chosen one, but Lebo has been sniffing after Junko.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on January 04, 2019, 09:31:37 AM
Well, with Palko and Render now gone, I guess that leaves Cherpek from TJ as the 'dean of coaches' in the WPIAL
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: bleachercoach on January 09, 2019, 10:11:54 AM
I saw in mike whites chat that Ken Karchers son is a candidate for the Lebo job.  Sounds like he is an OC in Florida HS's. 

Anyone know if Rodney Steele decided to stay on at Steel Valley?
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: OprtnShtdwn on January 11, 2019, 07:56:31 PM
Bret Colbert named football coach at Greensburg Central Catholic

https://tribhssn.triblive.com/bret-colbert-named-football-coach-at-greensburg-central-catholic/?platform=hootsuite
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Watson130 on January 14, 2019, 05:40:10 AM
Hey threeps, what's going on at USC? You seemed to have a lot of insight of Render resigning, so what's next? Also, anyone know what Lebo is doing?
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Bob.Gregg.WJPA.Radio on January 14, 2019, 10:31:17 AM
Ron Skiles has tendered his resignation at Bentworth, citing issues with his review with AD Brian Malecki.

Bentworth is open.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Spur 332 on January 14, 2019, 11:49:10 AM
Tis the season for coaching changes.  I wonder who will go after some of these jobs.  I mean USC and Lebo are very desirable jobs that will have some heavy hitters trying to attain the job.  Other places might be a little tougher
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: homegrownU_412 on January 14, 2019, 11:58:28 AM
Mike Junko = Coach in Waiting at USC ???

That's a reason Jim retired and I agree he is the chosen one, but Lebo has been sniffing after Junko.

Junko was hand picked by the 'powers that be" at USC.  Not Render himself.  In fact he had disagreements with Render over the past couple years.  So this is not a forgone conclusion.  The AD will make a prudent choice Deitrick is as good as they get.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Spur 332 on January 14, 2019, 12:27:02 PM
Looks like West Greene is open.  Man how things have changed since I started coaching in 1995 at Waynesburg.  Back then coaches seemed to stay a little longer and school boards had a little more patience.  Now its POW you are gone next.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: bleachercoach on January 14, 2019, 12:49:13 PM
Just doing a quick count of what has been posted so far on the thread.  That is 17 jobs if Yough actually was opened up.  Seems like a lot?? 

I also think only 4 have been filled. GCC, Hopewell, Seton, and Freedom.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Spur 332 on January 14, 2019, 02:13:41 PM
There will be more
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on January 14, 2019, 09:52:27 PM
Some whispering that another highly successful coach will join Palko and Render in leaving the sidelines of 5A. A letter of resignation might not show up until late in the Spring, however.

Just a reminder that bringing in a new coach to fill openings is not easy.  Many schools have limits on where a new hire can be placed on the pay scale..assuming there is even a teaching job. Creating a job just to hire a coach usually brings a lot of problems in this day and age of economic cut backs in education. Districts may be limited to hiring a retired teacher/coach or someone working in private industry or self employed.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: 123TEAM123PACK on January 15, 2019, 09:11:54 AM
I am sure most of you have seen that Junko has been officially hired as USC's next HC. 
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on January 15, 2019, 09:47:33 AM
I am sure most of you have seen that Junko has been officially hired as USC's next HC.
I guess most of you know that this is the son of long time college coach, Bob Junko. In addition to being on Coach Render's staff, young Junko played high school football for Jim at USC.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: NorthRiver on January 15, 2019, 02:54:14 PM
Some whispering that another highly successful coach will join Palko and Render in leaving the sidelines of 5A. A letter of resignation might not show up until late in the Spring, however.

How cryptic.  Hmmmmmmm?  John LeDonne?  Pat Carey?  Jeff Metheny?  Don Holl?  John Ruane?

Do tell.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: yannessa_is_god on January 15, 2019, 03:56:38 PM
Considering the source my guess is Matheney.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: OprtnShtdwn on January 15, 2019, 10:01:07 PM
Derek Moye to Western Beaver
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: gridder14 on January 16, 2019, 10:12:26 AM
Yough did not open up, it is in the teacher contract they have to post every year.  I have heard that Matheney is retiring, but why would he wait till the spring?
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Spur 332 on January 16, 2019, 10:33:58 AM
Metheny is a damn good coach but I talked to him a few years ago at the Penn State clinic and he said that he might be looking to get out. I knew him when he coached at Waynesburg back in the 1980's when I was in high school good guy great coach
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: bleachercoach on January 16, 2019, 11:39:22 AM
Im sure Metheny's son playing in Albany, NY is weighing in on his decision.  I heard he stays after the games on Friday night and does his film work, then drives to the Albany game early Saturday morning.  I'm not sure if that is a rumor, but I can see why someone would step away if thats the case.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on January 17, 2019, 09:36:27 AM
Yough did not open up, it is in the teacher contract they have to post every year.  I have heard that Matheney is retiring, but why would he wait till the spring?
Sometimes a coach may hold off on resigning until late in school year to give the school board less time to find candidates and, thus, maybe give an advantage to someone on the staff to be appointed as next coach.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: 123TEAM123PACK on January 17, 2019, 10:03:26 AM
Could Brian DeLallo be the next HC at BP possibly?
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Spur 332 on January 17, 2019, 10:11:40 AM
Millikan
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: redpeppers on January 17, 2019, 12:29:15 PM
Millikan
That's a posibility!
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Spur 332 on January 17, 2019, 12:34:50 PM
Well I know Mike has been with him for a while , Metheny coached him at Waynesburg so that might make sense .  I think he has been coaching at BP since what 1995
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: MANiAC on January 17, 2019, 04:40:27 PM
Rod Steele to West Mifflin
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on January 17, 2019, 07:58:55 PM
Well I know Mike has been with him for a while , Metheny coached him at Waynesburg so that might make sense .  I think he has been coaching at BP since what 1995
Mike teaches in the Middle School and DeLallo is in the high school with daily contact to players, if that would make a difference. Jeff and Mike have been together a long time and maybe won't want to coach  any longer if Jeff Leaves.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Spur 332 on January 17, 2019, 08:43:32 PM
That would be too bad if Mike got out of it, pretty good coach
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Watson130 on January 18, 2019, 06:11:44 AM
Word has it that Delallo is the BP HS Principal's first choice.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: yannessa_is_god on January 18, 2019, 12:32:47 PM
Rod Steele to West Mifflin

Big shockwaves in the Mon Valley!
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Spur 332 on January 18, 2019, 12:45:47 PM
Bigger shockwaves Messich to grow mustache he had in the 1980's
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: The Game on January 20, 2019, 02:15:22 PM
Another possible option if Metheny does step down is Andy Assad.  He has been a loyal assistant with Metheny for years. 
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: NorthRiver on January 21, 2019, 03:00:03 AM
Another possible option if Metheny does step down is Andy Assad.  He has been a loyal assistant with Metheny for years.
Sounds like BP has some good in-house options.  I am sure there will be a ton of outside interest in this job, as well.  Is there anyone from outside they might be targeting?
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on January 21, 2019, 10:46:57 AM
Another possible option if Metheny does step down is Andy Assad.  He has been a loyal assistant with Metheny for years.
Sounds like BP has some good in-house options.  I am sure there will be a ton of outside interest in this job, as well.  Is there anyone from outside they might be targeting?
Like many schools today,there is a limit on where a new hire may e placed on the pay scale. This eliminates many experienced teacher/coaches. You need to hire someone self=employed or retired or create a job outside of the bargaining unit, however, those jobs are easy to eliminate to fire a coach, so not much job security there.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: gridder14 on January 22, 2019, 11:20:47 AM
Just saw on the WPIAL page that Armstrong is open and taking resumes until Feb. 1st
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Mailman on January 22, 2019, 11:27:02 AM
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/high-school-football/2019/01/22/Bethel-Park-football-coach-Jeff-Metheny-resigns-after-25-years/stories/201901220096
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: 123TEAM123PACK on January 22, 2019, 11:47:52 AM
Wow.  The hits keep on coming.  5A Allegheny Nine has changed a bit over the past couple of years.  Novak, Palko, Render, and now Metheny all gone.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on January 22, 2019, 04:35:39 PM
Wow.  The hits keep on coming.  5A Allegheny Nine has changed a bit over the past couple of years.  Novak, Palko, Render, and now Metheny all gone.
These coaches were able to leave on their own terms and leave behind winning cultures.  Too bad Ray Brazo of West Mifflin did not get the same opportunity.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: 123TEAM123PACK on January 23, 2019, 06:52:06 AM
Well said.  If only these people who are ousting some of these head coaches could follow them around for a day or two, then I think they would have a whole new respect for them and finally understand all that they are doing for their players, teams, schools, and communities.   As most of you know, head coaches are wearing many hats these days.  They must morph into teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, fathers/mothers, social workers, cyber-security experts, chauffeurs, and meal providers (to name a few) at a moment's notice.  God bless anyone that wants to be a head coach anymore.  It is a 24 hour per day job that gets little respect.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: bleachercoach on January 23, 2019, 08:34:00 AM
Great points!!!
They also have to deal with many new outside influences\forces.  there are now personal trainers, Recruiting advisors\services and 7 on 7 coaches taking the kids on trips to college campuses.  Many of these things have improved the players performance and exposure, but they come at a cost and and the kid getting misinformation\minuderstood about their talent level.  This is an across the board issue, it is in the City and suburban schools.  These 7 on 7 teams take a kid to a big 10 school and he and his parents think since he got his picture with the a Penn St uni on  in front  of a locker they are now a big 10 prospect.  The same issue exists with the Recruiting service and personal trainer, it is now seen as an investment and since a kid or parent is spending money to get better it should equal playing time or a better scholarship. 

It is sad!!!  I saw a twitter post by a "coach" who specializes in DB's after Z was let go that said something along the lines of this.

HS coaches need to take notice, there is a lot of time and money being invested now in player development its about more than just championships and letterman jackets.

Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Spur 332 on January 23, 2019, 11:13:07 AM
Ok coach here not in PA but NC and you are right about all of the things coaches have to do now opposed to when I started in 1995, hell down here we line the fields, wash uniforms and drive busses to games.  Also you are right about developing players.  There was a time not long ago that winning was all that you needed, now with Rivals/247/ESPN recruiting services and news its about what can you do for my son, can you help get him a scholarship.  Sad thing is the % of D-I kids have not changed and for most of my players I will be the last football coach they ever have.
So the amount that is put on a HC or coaches in general is so much greater than what it was 20-30 years ago.  With the internet and message boards so many more eyes are watching and opinions are heard its almost a lose lose situation for coaches   
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: yannessa_is_god on January 23, 2019, 12:35:59 PM
Quote
Too bad Ray Brazo of West Mifflin did not get the same opportunity.

Agreed. For those who know or knew of Ray he's one of the nicest men in high school coaching...I've always put him in that same stratosphere as Joe Hamilton, Mark Capuano, and Bob Palko in terms of that. Maybe not in terms of results, but in terms of class and the kids enjoyed playing for him and being around him, absolutely. He not once ran up a score. He never bus drove a player in the papers (say, after a missed PAT cost his team a playoff game). Never bus drove the officials in the papers. Etc. He was well liked (just google his return to WM in 2010 the coach comments from Cherpak, Saluga, Cathell, Palko). In short, anyone who can speak with both Cherp and Cathell at an all-conference banquet must be well liked lol. Unlike some of the coaches that coach99 mentioned though, there unfortunately was no heir apparent at West Mifflin that was going to take the baton from Coach Braszo. I doubt that made this decision happen, but that is one thing that is maybe a mark against him...he has solid and loyal assistants, most of whom were with him from his first stint at WM, stayed with him when he returned to Steel Valley, then stuck with him when he went back to West Mifflin, and others who played for him during those stints. But none of them as far as I know aspires to be a head coach, nor do they necessarily have the ability. Reminds me some of Bill Cherpak's staff minus the former Steel Valley coaches on his staff that have come and gone over the years. So for instance if one of Matheney's assistants gets the job, "the tradition continues" may as well be BP's 2019 slogan, not unlike Mike Silanoff taking Don Yannessa's "the price is alive" and simply making it something along the lines of "the pride continues" a decade and a half ago haha. WM regardless of hire can't necessarily say that.

Regardless, here are some truths and my thoughts:

1. West Mifflin since the 1984 mergers has NEVER made the playoffs without Braszo as head coach. 1984-1987 never made it under Markiewicz and Barca. And they never made it during's Braszo's Steel Valley tenure that included 2006 under Joe Lamenza and 2007-2009 Tim Brennan (the Idaho guy for those who may not remember that name). In fact, the last 16 WM seasons coached by Braszo have been playoff seasons (1999-2005, 2010-2018). His WM teams made the playoffs two other times (1995, which was the last year of 2 teams per section, and 1996 which was the first year of the expanded I can't recall if it was 3 or 4 that made it back then). 1994 they missed out on tie breakers (Peters Township beat them head to head to finish in 2nd).

2. Playoff success is relative, but it was mixed (as some would envy their results, some may find it laughable). His playoff record at WM will go down as by my count 17-18, including 1 and done 8 times. 3 trips to the WPIAL Finals (2000, 2004, 2011) and two other trips to the semis (2005, 2016) with all five of those losses being to either West Allegheny, TJ, or Franklin Regional. However, when your neighbor is Thomas Jefferson, envy begins to set in some. And Steel Valley's recent reemergence probably stings a bit, too. Not to mention successes from nearby Clairton and two PIAA titles over in South Park during this run, as well as gone but not forgotten Duquesne. I will get to Duquesne in a monent. But the prevailing thought in West Mifflin has been for some time now "if the TJ kids can do it, why can't West Mifflin."

3. The politics: there have been certain school board members who have never liked him, most notably because much of his staff does not teach in the district. The school board's belief, or at least some, is that the entire staff should be made of West Mifflin Area teachers. Also, he is aligned (probably unfairly) with Phil Shar (the legendary girls basketball coach) who was the one who made the biggest push to bring Braszo back in 2010 but who has actual enemies on the school board. Finally, the lack of a passing game (which is a fair critique) in an era when most teams can pass has the average Joe questioning his competence as a coach. As has been said on here before, West Mifflin post 1984 has had a Hattfield/McCoys feel to it (WM Northerners and Southerners have some animosity and different demographics), which shows more at the school board level but less at the level of the kids the way that it does at, say, Baldwin-Whitehall. The other gripe on him has always been getting players to college (not may D1ers over the years) not unlike one of the above posts regarding "getting the kids scholarships" now arguably being more important than wins/losses.

4. The Duquesne factor. Word has it (I cannot confirm) is that there was a growing distrust from the Duquesne community of the use of their kids. For a quick background, Duquesne High closed and the kids were dispersed to WM and East Allegheny for the 2007 football season. Tim Brennan was the WM coach at the time. Braszo returned in 2010 but by that time his senior class would have been the first "mixed" class and thus everyone on that roster would have been around since the Duquesne merger. I am friends with one of the coaches who admits that they truly were blind as to where a kid was from (West Mifflin South, West Mifflin North, Whitaker, or Duquesne) and that the players who came to offseason workouts and were the best players played. I truly believe that. What I will say about Coach Braszo is that he has always related well to the kids even through changing demographics, but ironically I think that he as a Homestead guy at heart has always been even better able to relate to the Duquesne kid, the Duquesne Annex kid, the Whitaker kid, etc than the Clovercrest (almost Pleasant Hills) type of kid. I.e. if he works in 2019 I would imagine it somewhere more like Steel Valley than TJ, even given his relationship with Cherp. What is not clear to me is how the WM community felt about this. While they never truly embraced the coach from Homestead and Steel Valley, they also will be the first to tell you that Duquesne is not West Mifflin. All of these relationships are weird and complicated.

5. Rodney Steele is a good coach! Definitely more competent than Joe "0-9 at Blackhawk" Lamenza and a better fit than Coach Brennan who coached at a Catholic school in Idaho. What I am curious though is what he plans on doing and how he will be able to implement. Will they pass some more? A lot more? Is there a better use of the Duquesne students if that was even an issue? Definitely a hire that can go either way. There actually is a precedent here...he replaced Braszo at Steel Valley in 2010 and took the program to new heights. To be fair to Braszo, he inherited a rebuild at SV (they had missed the playoffs for 4 consecutive seasons before his arrival and were a mess under Rusty Firestone) and made them resemble his WM teams in terms of success (more wins than losses, but not enough over the hump type wins vs the likes of Steel Valley or South Fayette). With that said SV definitely benefitted some from ending up in 6 class 2A...had realignment stayed the same this entire time it is difficult to tell if they would have beaten the likes of Aliquippa or South Fayette. With that said, the kids and demographic breakdown between Steel Valley and West Mifflin Area is fairly similar which is why Ray was able to fit seamlessly between both and why Coach Steele has a chance.

6. Wondering what is next for Coach Braszo. He lives in Latrobe but is a Mon-Valley guy. Not sure if he wants to quietly retire? Not sure if he wants to be a Mon-Valley type of assistant (i.e. Steel Valley or TJ or Woody High). Not sure if he has aspirations at one of those openings (Ringgold and Steel Valley both still open?) Not sure if he has a relationship out East closer to Latrobe, although no one on the Novak coaching tree out that way that I can think of but that seems least likely for that reason. Regarding his staff I assume that they will only coach with him or for him, but I could be wrong. Anyways, he is respected in the coaching community and kind of like a Dan Spanish or a John Durham leaves with his dignity even if leaving was not his choice.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Bob.Gregg.WJPA.Radio on January 23, 2019, 01:50:55 PM
Ringgold hires Darwin Manges

https://observer-reporter.com/sports/ringgold-hires-manges-as-football-coach/article_792e7c8a-1e84-11e9-9f70-e36f1bb64236.html
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on January 23, 2019, 03:02:45 PM

Wow, YIG....your article on Coach Brazo is outstanding.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: yannessa_is_god on January 23, 2019, 03:41:16 PM

Wow, YIG....your article on Coach Brazo is outstanding.

Thank you. Not sure if you ever crossed paths with him, but he was well liked among his peers who did.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on January 23, 2019, 07:40:01 PM

Wow, YIG....your article on Coach Brazo is outstanding.

Thank you. Not sure if you ever crossed paths with him, but he was well liked among his peers who did.
I have crossed paths with him and many, many other great coaches. :)
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: New2PA on January 23, 2019, 08:19:19 PM
Anyone (Coach99??) have any word on the Lebo opening?
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Watson130 on January 23, 2019, 08:37:32 PM
Lebo opening - I understand is possibly finalizing on Friday. 1 internal candidate and at least 1 outside.   Internal candidate is not a teacher.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: MANiAC on January 24, 2019, 07:46:40 PM
 Braszo can probably get a job close to home next year. Latrobe, Mt. Pleasant, Salem, Yough all struggling
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: bleachercoach on January 25, 2019, 07:17:57 AM
Lebo opening - I understand is possibly finalizing on Friday. 1 internal candidate and at least 1 outside.   Internal candidate is not a teacher.

Any idea who the two candidates are?  In-house?  Is Palko or OL coach from Pine the outside?  I have heard there is not a job in the district so this will be a only a coaching position.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: New2PA on January 26, 2019, 01:44:36 PM
Lebo opening - I understand is possibly finalizing on Friday. 1 internal candidate and at least 1 outside.   Internal candidate is not a teacher.

Any idea who the two candidates are?  In-house?  Is Palko or OL coach from Pine the outside?  I have heard there is not a job in the district so this will be a only a coaching position.

On another board it was reported that the Pine OL Coach was one of the candidates.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: NorthRiver on January 27, 2019, 08:48:59 PM
Heard Lebo was one current assistant, PR O-line guy, and HC from Derry, whose name I don't know.  Decision is supposed to be this week.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: gridder14 on January 28, 2019, 09:36:31 AM
Heard Lebo was one current assistant, PR O-line guy, and HC from Derry, whose name I don't know.  Decision is supposed to be this week.
Head Coach from Derry is Tim Sweeney
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: New2PA on January 28, 2019, 10:11:11 AM
Where does Palko fit into the Lebo situation? No where?
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: 123TEAM123PACK on January 28, 2019, 11:19:24 AM
Coach Palko is still in the mix at Lebo
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Pig on January 28, 2019, 02:36:03 PM
Sweeney has a nice run at Derry, but not the type of guy who would succeed at a big school.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: The Game on January 28, 2019, 05:09:35 PM
Palko would be hands down the best choice.....But my sources tell me that he may not be interested in the job.  Reportedly, he wants his conditioning coach to come with him and Lebo already has a person for lifting and so on.  A little birdie tweeted to me that Jeff Donati is the guy that is going to get the job!
Anyone know anything about him???
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on January 28, 2019, 10:56:53 PM
A little birdie tweeted to me that Jeff Donati is the guy that is going to get the job!
Anyone know anything about him???
As far as I know, Jeff has been a life long assistant coach at Lebo and maybe at BP and USC.I f not on the USC or BP staffs offically, he is good friends with those coaches over the years. He may have been like the head 9th grade or JV coach at Lebo. He does not need a job as he is part of Donati Florists. I think there are a few Donati brothers who were good high school athletes and coached.  Maybe I am confusing Jeff with one of them.  Pete?   
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: BMroziak on January 30, 2019, 11:09:00 AM
Laurel Highlands School Board tabled hiring a new coach last night.  https://www.heraldstandard.com/community_life/community_news/lh-tables-hiring-of-football-coach/article_7ee97044-249c-11e9-913a-432db7e998b3.html
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Bob.Gregg.WJPA.Radio on January 30, 2019, 03:22:53 PM
Palko to Mount Lebanon.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Westainsider on January 30, 2019, 04:03:19 PM
Is that official Bob?
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: NorthRiver on January 30, 2019, 05:01:58 PM
https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2019/01/30/could-bob-palko-return-to-the-sidelines/
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on January 30, 2019, 07:43:30 PM
Palko to Mount Lebanon.
A lot of people felt that 5A was a tougher road than 6A football to WPIAL.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: MANiAC on February 05, 2019, 06:01:59 PM
Hearing Braszo to LH
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: The Game on February 07, 2019, 06:31:36 AM
Not sure what is going on at Mt. Lebanon.....I heard Palko wants to bring the new head coach that was just named at WA with him to Lebo.  Reportedly, WA is not going to give him a teaching job now and he wants out.  Palko is asking for a lot....I heard over 30 grand!!!!!  It will be interesting to see if Lebo pays up
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: panthers76 on February 07, 2019, 08:57:02 AM
If Palko wants 30 grand he needs to just retire completely.  The district can spend 30 grand on a after school tutoring program or something else educational.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: New2PA on February 07, 2019, 09:57:08 AM
Lebo gave Melnyk a teaching job. $30k is a bargain compared to that. The delay makes me think its going to happen. Just need the school board to approve.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: redpeppers on February 07, 2019, 11:13:49 AM
Not sure what is going on at Mt. Lebanon.....I heard Palko wants to bring the new head coach that was just named at WA with him to Lebo.  Reportedly, WA is not going to give him a teaching job now and he wants out.  Palko is asking for a lot....I heard over 30 grand!!!!!  It will be interesting to see if Lebo pays up

So Palko wants a teaching job for an assistant plus 30 k for himself???? 
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: The Game on February 07, 2019, 12:08:01 PM
Yes....He also wants to bring the WA conditioning coach....A Rizor guy?????????  Any one know anything about him?  Must be good.....WA good in a lot of sports!!!
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: redpeppers on February 07, 2019, 12:32:35 PM
Well they do have a lot of cash there! Wouldn't want to be around for the backlash when they raise taxes or cut an educational program. Yannessa to Baldwin has to be the last time a move like this was made!
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on February 07, 2019, 12:49:47 PM
Yannessa to Baldwin has to be the last time a move like this was made!
If I recall, Don had a big salary to be the AD and HC and he brought a few assistants...one was Coach Z.  The big thing about Don's contract was it was a five year deal that each year automatically rolled into another five years, So if he would have ever been fired they would have a five year payoff.  I believe his two jobs paid him close to or over $100K.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: bleachercoach on February 07, 2019, 02:43:10 PM
I am not an expert on PSERs but I believe Bob would not be able to make 30,000 a year from a PA school and it not affect his pension. I think there is a limit on what a person can make after retirement from a public school.   

Also Niedbala is not a teacher, I have heard he wants an Aid position or other "job" at WA and they will not give it to him. 
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on February 07, 2019, 08:12:43 PM
I believe, as long as a retired teacher does not hold a position in a 'new' school that puts money into the retirement system, then his pension is not effected. It would be like you contract to bring in someone to install a computer system or plumbing. Their pay is not taxed to go into the state retirement fund.  The football coach is basically a private contractor and not part of the bargaining unit.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Pig on February 07, 2019, 08:42:06 PM
I dont believe you are correct with that information. I am not a teacher but have been a coach for many years and every supplemental I receive the Psea take their cut.
 
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: yannessa_is_god on February 07, 2019, 08:47:32 PM
It may depend on age?

Speaking of Don Yannessa I believe that when he was at Ambridge (after retiring from Baldwin) he was making more with his pension and his coaching salary at Ambridge than he would have continuing to be coach/AD at Baldwin.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: bleachercoach on February 08, 2019, 10:22:44 AM
Outside of the soap opera that seems to be going on at Lebo.  Have any of the other jobs been filled?
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: fcf6 on February 08, 2019, 10:44:42 AM
I believe Frazier coach stepped down
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: BMroziak on February 09, 2019, 12:32:14 AM
Mike Steeber did step down at Frazier..that job is open as well..
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: OprtnShtdwn on February 11, 2019, 06:52:38 PM
West Allegheny is now open. The coach in waiting, Kim Niedbala, tendered his resignation Sunday.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Bob.Gregg.WJPA.Radio on February 11, 2019, 08:00:24 PM
Heís going to Lebo with Palko, who just resigned as Assít AD at WA.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on February 11, 2019, 08:39:16 PM
West Allegheny is now open. The coach in waiting, Kim Niedbala, tendered his resignation Sunday.
I heard that all of Palko's 'demands' were met..the big one being that Niedbala would get a job at Lebo.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on February 11, 2019, 08:47:42 PM
Also, supposedly Bethel Park has received at least 25 applications for the head coaching position.  Also, no jobs available at this time, but there could be some staff retirements announced as end of year approaches and Board offers incentives to quit.  However, I believe BP has a rule that new hires into the bargaining unit only placed on step 3, so any experienced teacher/coach might take a big hit salary wise...also bottom of seniority list does not give any job security in light of dropping student population and program cuts.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: NorthRiver on February 11, 2019, 11:32:30 PM
https://www.timesonline.com/sports/20190211/bob-palko-agrees-to-become-next-football-coach-at-mount-lebanon (https://www.timesonline.com/sports/20190211/bob-palko-agrees-to-become-next-football-coach-at-mount-lebanon)
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Bob.Gregg.WJPA.Radio on February 12, 2019, 09:11:28 AM
Bob Palko, according to my sources, was one of three finalists to be the St. Vincent College head coach.

Palko, Shawn Rohrer (DC) and Aaron Smetanka, who has SVC family connections.

When Smetanka was hired at SVC, and the rumored Robert Morris thing didn't happen for Palko (was never a real possibility), returning to the HS sideline was the next option.
Helicopter parents have been issues for too many coaches and, unfortunately, from what I heard out of ML, there's a few twin-blade chopper moms & dads there, too.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: BALDWINTRACK on February 12, 2019, 01:25:48 PM
I have overheard many conversations on my T ride to and from work amongst Mt. Lebanon football parents over the years. I wouldnít coach at that school for anything.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: redpeppers on February 18, 2019, 10:14:33 AM
Any word on the schools that still need a coach?
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: gridder14 on February 20, 2019, 12:52:25 PM
Carlynton Hires Rich Piccinini
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: BMroziak on February 20, 2019, 11:17:55 PM
Laurel Highlands Hired Rich Kolesar as their new Head Coach tonight.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: bleachercoach on February 21, 2019, 06:37:29 AM
What Jobs are left open, beside WA, Steel Valley and Bethel?  Any word on those three?
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: TargetSports on February 24, 2019, 11:52:03 AM
Frazier is open. Battaglini from TJ and Boggs from Perryopolis are 2 of 3 in the running.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: BMroziak on February 26, 2019, 08:56:03 AM
Greg Boggs was hired as new Frazier Football coach at the School Board Meeting last night. 
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: bleachercoach on March 12, 2019, 09:21:35 AM
Are there any jobs still open other than WA, Bethel and Steel Valley?  Any rumors or updates?
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: quitter on March 12, 2019, 10:51:28 AM
bentworth
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: gridder14 on March 14, 2019, 02:14:20 PM
Rumor is Sweeney from Derry is a finalist for B.P.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: showtyme903 on March 21, 2019, 12:31:58 PM
West Allegheny hired Chris Lucas (Canevin, CWNC) at last night's board meeting. He is a teacher at West Allegheny's High School.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on March 22, 2019, 09:52:02 AM
Rumor is Sweeney from Derry is a finalist for B.P.
Also, rumored is that head coach of Belle Vernon has been interviewed as well.Seems they are looking from a candidate with head coach experience which would stupidly eliminate long time and excellent assistant coach, Brian DaLallo who teaches at BPHS.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Bob.Gregg.WJPA.Radio on March 22, 2019, 10:28:02 AM
...they are looking from a candidate with head coach experience which would stupidly eliminate long time and excellent assistant coach, Brian DaLallo who teaches at BPHS.
I have no knowledge one way or the other but, perhaps, said assistant coach doesn't want to be head coach....could that be possible?
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on March 22, 2019, 03:50:29 PM
...they are looking from a candidate with head coach experience which would stupidly eliminate long time and excellent assistant coach, Brian DaLallo who teaches at BPHS.
I have no knowledge one way or the other but, perhaps, said assistant coach doesn't want to be head coach....could that be possible?
Of course it could be possible...but if they are eliminating assistants with giving them a chance is another thing..that was my point. From names I have seen hired around the WPIAL this year, it seems a number of assistants got a chance....even Upper St, Clair!!
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: bleachercoach on March 25, 2019, 12:02:24 PM
What is still opened at this point?  Seems to be getting pretty late in the game to still be making a hire.  Unless the job has just opened.  I haven't seen anything in regards to:

Bethel
Steel Valley
Bentworth
Canevin (obviously they just got started)
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: NorthRiver on March 25, 2019, 12:31:56 PM
JJ Knabb is new HC at Bentworth, I believe.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on March 26, 2019, 09:28:10 PM
It has been reported that Bethel Park School Boad will name Brian DaLallo  as the new head coach to replace Jeff Metheny tonight.  Brian is a long time assistant and teacher in the district.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Bob.Gregg.WJPA.Radio on March 27, 2019, 12:12:20 PM
I guess this DIDN'T happen at Bethel:
"Seems they.......would stupidly eliminate long time and excellent assistant coach, Brian DaLallo who teaches at BPHS."


https://tribhssn.triblive.com/bethel-park-hires-brian-delallo-as-new-football-coach/
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: coach99 on March 27, 2019, 10:25:02 PM
I guess sometimes a school board does something right when they mess with athletics. Good luck to Coach DaLallo as he takes over the Blackhawks.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Bob.Gregg.WJPA.Radio on April 03, 2019, 01:21:01 PM
JJ Knabb is new HC at Bentworth, I believe.
Knabb is the new coach at Bentworth.
Graduated from Peters Twp., played OL for Ohio University, was on the Bentworth staff last year.
Is a teacher in the district.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: bleachercoach on April 05, 2019, 07:22:28 AM
Anyone know who was hired at Steel Valley?  Seems like it would be a job that would fill quickly, they've won a state title and 2 WPIALs in recent years. 
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: thephenom32 on April 05, 2019, 07:24:50 AM
Anyone know who was hired at Steel Valley?  Seems like it would be a job that would fill quickly, they've won a state title and 2 WPIALs in recent years.

Ray Brazil was hired about a month ago. There was a Trib or PPG article just the other day. Rod Steel goes from SV to WM and Brazi from WM to SV
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: bleachercoach on April 05, 2019, 11:43:25 AM
That is an amazing coaching path... West Mifflin to Steel Valley to West Mifflin to Steel Valley.   Good for him...


So it seems that Canevin is the last job opened.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: yannessa_is_god on April 05, 2019, 11:57:01 AM
That is an amazing coaching path... West Mifflin to Steel Valley to West Mifflin to Steel Valley.   Good for him...l

Keeping in mind that he got his start at Steel Valley as an assistant under Novak in the 80s. So his path is Steel Valley to West Mifflin to Steel Valley to West Mifflin to Steel Valley haha.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: gridder14 on April 26, 2019, 11:16:50 AM
California Officially open now.
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Goduke6868 on April 28, 2019, 06:48:58 PM
What are some names for Cal? Isnít Tony Ruscitto the OC there?
Title: Re: Coaching openings
Post by: Bob.Gregg.WJPA.Radio on May 08, 2019, 02:59:13 PM
Didn't realize this was still open, but....

The Bishop Canevin Community is pleased to announce the hiring of TJ Wiley as its next Head Football Coach.

Just saw this on somebody's twitter feed.