Plum School Board opens varsity football head-coaching job
TribLIVE Sports Videos
The Plum School District board of directors has opened the Mustangs' varsity football head coaching position for the 2013-14 school year, and applications currently are being accepted.
An announcement seeking applications has been posted on the school district website at pbsd.k12.pa.us, and the deadline to apply is Jan. 31.
Frank Sacco, the Plum varsity head coach the past four seasons, confirmed his knowledge of the board's decision but declined to comment.
During a phone interview on Saturday, Sacco did say he hasn't decided if he will re-apply.
Sacco said he was informed of the board's decision on Dec. 19, the day after the regular December board meeting. However, the exact date the board decided to open the head coaching job could not be officially confirmed as of Monday's early holiday deadline for this week's edition.
Sacco became Plum's head football coach on Dec. 22, 2008, and he was hired after a search for a replacement for Bill Rometo, who retired after the 2008 season and closed the books on a 20-year tenure as the Mustangs' head coach.
Sacco served as an assistant to Rometo for 15 years before ascending to the varsity head coaching post.
A Plum graduate, Sacco played football for the Mustangs and later served as an assistant coach at Norwin.
In four seasons from 2009-2012, Plum went 10-28 overall, and Sacco helped lead Plum to back-to-back playoff appearances in 2009 and 2010.
The Mustangs went 6-4 overall in 2010.
In 2012, injuries to key players, continued youth and the first year in one of the WPIAL's most challenging conferences contributed to a tough 0-9 mark.
The JV team ended the 2012 campaign 5-4, while the freshman team posted a 6-2 mark.
Several starters return on both sides of the ball for the Mustangs in 2013.
Michael Love is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5825 or at email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Through the years: Bell-Avon rings out in program’s finale
- High school notebook: WPIAL adjusts to accommodate Armstrong merger
- Pine-Richland has new look for defending champ St. Joseph’s Prep
- High school notebook: Records tumble during PIAA football title games
- Pine-Richland falls short in PIAA Class AAAA final