Sto-Rox's Minear resigns as basketball coach, athletic director
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After three more successful seasons, Sto-Rox's Bill Minear decided Thursday to end his second stint as boys basketball coach at his alma mater.
Minear, 53, also resigned as athletic director but will remain a teacher in the district.
“A lot of different factors” led to the decision, Minear said, including a desire to spend more time with family.
“My kids are at the stage of their life that I need to be around for them,” said Minear, who has a 21-year-old daughter, a 17-year-old son and twin 13-year-old daughters. “I'm going to miss the kids at Sto-Rox, but it's just time.”
Minear won two WPIAL titles and one state championship during his first eight seasons at Sto-Rox (1996-2004). He coached three years at Ambridge before returning in 2010.
In his 11 seasons, the Vikings were 215-81. That included a 60-18 record the past three seasons, when they twice reached the WPIAL semifinals.
“I'm most proud of the fact that we gave a lot of guys opportunities in college,” said Minear, a 1978 Sto-Rox graduate.
Chris Harlan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @CHarlan_Trib.
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