Warrior Stadium press box renamed for former Penn-Trafford teacher, AD Kelly
The press box at Warrior Stadium has been named for one of the Penn-Trafford athletic department's biggest supporters.
The school board on Monday approved naming the press box after John Patrick Kelly Jr., a former athletic director and history teacher who died Dec. 24 at the age of 76.
After serving as a football coach for the former Penn Joint High School, Kelly became the first head football coach for Penn-Trafford in 1972, after a merger with Trafford High School. He was the athletic director from 1985 to 1997.
“Even in retirement, he served the district well,” school board member Nick Petrucci said.
Board members approved spending $4,464 to send Superintendent Thomas Butler, Harrison Park Elementary School Principal Jeffrey Swartz and Harrison Park teachers Devon Vaia and Kim Lantz to a customized-learning conference in South Dakota in June sponsored by the Technology and Innovation Education group.
Harrison Park is next in line for a roof renovation.
Officials will begin seeking bids for the project, which they said was planned for this year.
Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or email@example.com.
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