Vulcano out, Potthoff in as Chartiers Valley athletic director
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Frank Vulcano's eight-year tenure as athletic director at Chartiers Valley has come to an end.
“The school board accepted Mr. Vulcano's retirement at the June 24 meeting,” Chartiers Valley communications director Kara Droney said in an email. “We thank him for his service to the Chartiers Valley School District.”
The district announced last week it hired Angela Potthoff to replace Vulcano. While Vulcano submitted a letter of retirement, he said he was forced to.
In an email, Vulcano said he was given a one-year contract in 2013 and was informed the district intended to find a new athletic director. The contract was set to end on Monday.
Vulcano added he was forced to submit the letter to receive compensation for sick days he had accumulated.
“It is frustrating because they said they wanted new leadership but didn't say what needed changed,” Vulcano said. “They wanted new leadership. That is all they would say.”
During Vulcano's time as athletic director, the district hosted more than 200 WPIAL and PIAA playoff games, started the boys and girls lacrosse programs and won 29 of the of the 90 section championships in school history. Vulcano was named the WPIAL Athletic Director of the Year for the 2012-13 school year.
“The coaches and kids were great,” Vulcano said. “Those memories will always be there. It is sad to end it this way.”
For Vulcano, his focus will now be on moving on.
“I will just say I am looking for a job,” Vulcano said. “You never know what will happen in the future.
“I will just keep looking for a job to take care of my family.”
Potthoff comes to Chartiers Valley from Notre Dame, where she was the associate director of operations and technology for the Fighting Irish women's basketball team. Potthoff – an Erie native – graduated from Penn State in 1997. She was a member of the Nittany Lion women's basketball team, and made two Sweet 16 trips with the squad. Potthoff was a three-time all-Big Ten Conference selection.
After graduating from Penn State, Potthoff played professional basketball in the American Basketball League and the WNBA.
Following her basketball playing career, she spent time as an assistant basketball coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Robert Morris.
She also spent three years with the Beaver Area High School girls basketball team – two as an assistant and one as the head coach for the 2004-05 season.
Megan Guza contributed to this story.
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