Ringgold expects crowd of applicants for football coach
TribLIVE Sports Videos
Ringgold Athletic Director Ron McMichael has a strong feeling his phone and email account with the district will be very busy the next few days.
That's because the district suddenly finds itself in need of a new football coach after Matt Humbert was hired at Belle Vernon Area earlier this week.
“I would expect a lot of interest because, honestly, I would think this next team would have been Matt's best here and he's had some good teams.”
McMichael said the procedure for filling the football position is to advertise within the district for one week and then post the position for the general public.
He said he has already received some inquiries for the position.
“This is a good job to have,” McMichael said. “Matt did a great job while he was here building the program.”
Humbert coached over four years at Ringgold and left with a 30-13 record, including four consecutive trips to the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.
The Rams will return numerous key veterans, including quarterback Nico Law, who threw for 1,494 yards and 14 touchdowns and also rushed for 1,210 yards and another 14 TDs. Running back Chacar Berry, who rushed for 563 yards, caught passes for another 222 yards and scored 15 TDs, will be a junior.
Wide receiver/linebacker Luke Baldesberger will also be back, as will several key players such as Aaron Szakal (defensive line) and Jake Gerard (defensive back).
McMichael said ideally he would like to have a new coach in place by March, but admitted that will be tough.
“I would think that April would be more likely because while we want to move swiftly, we want to be thorough in the process. We want the best candidate for our kids. It's a big undertaking.”
Jeff Oliver is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2666 or 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.