Bishop Canevin puts trust in new boys basketball coach Trost
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For Kevin Trost, a chance to re-enter the head coaching ranks at Bishop Canevin was too good to pass up.
“It is exciting to be able to coach the type of kids Canevin has with their work ethic,” Trost said. “It is a really exciting opportunity.”
Trost — who coached the Carlynton boys basketball team from 2010-12 — was named to the position last week. He replaces Tony DiMaria, who went 15-31 over two years. Trost went 14-31 during his time at Carlynton. He led the Cougars to their last WPIAL playoff win in 2011 when they defeated Riverside, 57-55, in the preliminary round.
“I am really thankful and grateful for the opportunity to be the head coach at Carlynton,” Trost said. “I learned a lot from the experience there and met some really great people. I have a lot of good memories from my time there.”
In addition to his time at Carlynton, he spent 12 years as an assistant coach at North Hills.
Trost will come into a program filled with talent. While the Crusaders will need to replace four seniors, the team relied on several underclassmen for major production last season. Sophomore Dom Palmosina and freshmen Greg Jones, Mitch King and Walter Bonds played key roles last season.
Along with a new coach, the Crusaders will be in a new section for the 2014-15 season.
Bishop Canevin will join Section 3-AA and compete against Burgettstown, Carlynton, Chartiers-Houston, Fort Cherry, Seton-La Salle and Washington. The new section will be challenging, but the Crusaders are getting to work already. Trost said the team started hitting the weight room last Friday and will begin open gyms several nights a week once the school's play concludes.
Trost's first priority is to make Bishop Canevin's players stronger and faster. From there, the team is going to look to be a regular WPIAL playoff participant.
“I think at Bishop Canevin we should always have a goal of making the playoffs and being a contender in the section every year,” Trost said. “We need to work to get where we want to be. And hopefully we end up there this season.”
Nathan Smith is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at email@example.com or via Twitter @NSmith_Trib.
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