Nace set to tackle job as Geibel football coach
TribLIVE Sports Videos
With the high school football season less than six weeks away, Geibel is again adjusting to a new coach.
Pete Nace has been named the new coach of the team after Bob Petrella, who took over as coach during the 2012 season, resigned for personal reasons. Petrella had taken over last season after Sean Benjamin resigned after the team forfeited its first two games because of low numbers.
“I care about what happens to the kids,” Nace said. “From that aspect, it was very easy for me to take this position.”
Nace is no stranger to Geibel. He coached the baseball team during the 2013 season and has been involved with Geibel football for six seasons. He was an assistant varsity coach in each of the past six seasons and was a coach with the junior high team for two seasons.
“Pete has been an assistant football coach for us and is a well-respected and reliable coach,” Geibel athletic director Shawn Holup said. “The kids are very comfortable with Pete because of his involvement with the school. He brings a positive approach to the job. He has coached football at the youth level, junior high level and high school level. This is important because we currently have so many young players on the roster.”
Nace likes what he has seen in terms of dedication from the small-but-determined group of players that will make up the roster this season.
“We've got 16 boys coming to workouts consistently,” Nace said. “I've seen the kids, and I'm excited because we haven't had this kind of commitment for a few years.”
Geibel opens the season at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at Frazier.
Jason Black is the Local Sports Editor of the Daily Courier. He can be reached 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.
- WPIAL, coaches are still looking to schedule Week 9 rivalry games
- West Mifflin hoping to spoil TJ’s perfect season
- Gorman: A WPIAL playoff drought about to end
- Previewing some of Western Pa.’s top Week 9 matchups
- Heavyweights West Allegheny, Central Valley meet in test for Parkway
- High school football notebook: WPIAL might welcome another team next year
- Longtime rivals Kittanning, Ford City set for final act
- Ford City, Kittanning matchup to be part of SI.com’s ‘Underdogs’
- Valley News Dispatch Q&A: Springdale’s Austin Kline
- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Q&A: Montour’s David Haseleu
- The Leader eager for Kittanning finale