TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Valley hires football coach Colosimo as athletic director

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Top high school sports
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 11:06 p.m.
 

Parents, coaches and students involved with Valley athletics now can expect more face time with the man they call “Muzzy” this coming school year.

Named Valley's football coach in January, William “Muzzy” Colosimo added another title Thursday night, as the New Kensington-Arnold School Board approved him as a full-time athletic director. Colosimo, who replaces Mark Kaczanowicz, gets a one-year appointment that offers a $35,000 salary and benefits.

“I think my forte has been getting kids into college for football, and now I have a chance to expand that to all sports,” Colosimo said. “Valley has great kids everywhere. These last four months, I've had a ball. I can't thank them enough for an opportunity to do this.”

Superintendent John Pallone said the district needed Kaczanowicz, who served as athletic director in a part-time capacity, to return to teaching health and physical education on a full-time basis in light of the school consolidation approved last week.

Colosimo established strong credentials within the WPIAL while coaching at Greensburg Central Catholic. In charge of the Centurions for 17 seasons, he had a 143-46 record, a WPIAL title and a PIAA runner-up finish on his resume.

Away from the football field, Colosimo found a variety of roles that kept him involved with the school. He served as GCC's assistant athletic director, its track coach and its grounds and maintenance supervisor.

“I wore a lot of hats,” he said, “and if there was something going on at Central after school, I usually stayed. I watched boys lacrosse games, girls tennis, girls soccer. I even stayed for a field hockey game to see what I knew.”

He plans to establish himself as a constant presence both in Valley hallways and on WPIAL committees.

“When you work in a school, you're there for everybody, so I think it's really going to be an exciting experience,” Colosimo said. “As I told the board members today, they're not going to regret this.”

Staff writer Liz Hayes contributed to this report. Bill West is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at wwest@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BWest_Trib.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Football

  1. Gorman: Quitting not the answer
  2. Monz resigns as Carlynton football coach
  3. Knoch’s stellar ‘D’ sets tone in 6th straight shutout
  4. Riverview flashes back to Raiders of old in 35-0 victory
  5. Monessen lights up scoreboard in rout of Serra Catholic
  6. HS highlight reel: Peters, USC rivalry resumes Thursday
  7. Gorman: Life lessons from high school football
  8. Connellsville uses big plays to beat Latrobe
  9. Ringgold enjoys ‘bounce back’ game in rout of Uniontown
  10. Quaker Valley football team is learning together
  11. Penn-Trafford football prepares for big matchup with McKeesport
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.