Barbero giving up California football post
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California is in the market for a new football coach.
Brady Barbero, who guided the Trojans the last four seasons, submitted his resignation at Wednesday's California Area School Board meeting.
Barbero, a teacher in the Charleroi Area School District, resigned for family reasons.
“He has two little kids and it's hard to be a coach in one school district when you work in another,” said California Athletic Director Phil Pergola.
“With the two little ones at home and the time I needed to put in coaching to do it the right way, it was just too much,” Barbero said.
“It's really a 12-month job with coaching and fundraising and everything else and I just can't give it that right now.”
Barbero had a 19-19 record in four seasons, including two WPIAL Class A playoff berths. The Trojans went 2-7 in their first season in the Black Hills Conference the past season.
Pergola said he is not sure if anyone inside the district is interested in the job.
“We will post it for five days in-house and after that we will advertise the position,” Pergola said.
Barbero, a California graduate and former Trojan gridder, said it was tough to give up the job at his alma mater.
“I've been on the sidelines at California for 11 or 12 years and it means a lot to me,” he said. “I don't think I'm out of coaching for good because I've come to really enjoy it. I just think with my family right now, I have to step away and spend my time there right now.”
In addition, Jim Wehner's four-year stay at Baldwin appears to be over.
The district planned to open Wehner's position as head football coach at Wednesday night's meeting, athletic director Vince Sortino said.
Wehner, who formerly coached at Yough and Avonworth, was 10-28 with the Highlanders.
Other teams without a football coach include Bishop Canevin, Canon-McMillan, Chartiers Valley, East Allegheny, Imani Christian, McKeesport, Northgate, Pine-Richland, Plum and Serra Catholic.
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