Pitt-Greensburg stays in house to find new women's soccer coach
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Pitt-Greensburg found a new women's soccer coach without leaving home.
Chuck Wigle, an assistant with the UPG men's program, has taken over the women's vacancy, created when Betsy Warren resigned to become coach at Chatham.
He will remain on as a men's assistant at UPG, whose women's team struggled to a 0-14-2 record in Warren's only season as coach.
Wigle, 36, a St. Vincent graduate who served as a high school boys assistant at his alma mater, Penn-Trafford, enters his third season as a men's assistant to UPG coach Ted Wawrzyniak.
“Tony has done an amazing job with our men's program in nearly every facet, and we think he will bring the same level of commitment and professionalism to the women's team,” UPG athletics director Tony Berich said.
In 2011, the Bobcats were 6-11-1, including 4-5-0 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, qualifying for the AMCC playoffs.
“With the women's program, my goal is to provide these players with a good experience,” Wigle said. “We want to grow the program and produce a winning attitude.”
UPG returns nine players, including leading scorer Alexa Henry.
Wigle got his first coaching job shortly after graduating from St. Vincent in 1999, taking over the U-14 Foothills Soccer Club. His first team doubled its victories from the previous year, winning 12 games. In 2003, he led the team to the Pennsylvania West State championship game.
Wigle also spent three years as an assistant of the U-16 Penns Forest Soccer Club, which won a Pennsylvania West championship while he was serving on the staff.
During Wigle's time as an assistant coach at Penn-Trafford, the Warriors won three section titles.
Wigle captained St. Vincent's then-NAIA program in 1997 and '98.
Seton Hill volleyball picked third
The Seton Hill women's volleyball team was chosen to finish third among 15 schools in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference behind three-time regular-season champion Wheeling Jesuit and Alderson-Broaddus.
Seton Hill is led by senior outside hitter Christina Donahoe (Greensburg Central Catholic), who totaled 125 digs and 28 blocks in 2011, and sophomore middle hitter/outside hitter Corrine Gahagen, who finished with a team-best 2.67 kills per game to go with 30 aces and 135 total blocks.
Gahagen ranked third in the WVIAC in blocks per set (1.02).
The Griffins, coming off a 25-12 (10-4 WVIAC) record in 2011, open their schedule Aug. 31 against Point Park at the Fairmont State tournament.
Dave Mackall is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at email@example.com or 412-380-5617.
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