Knoch hires AD, boys basketball coach
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Knoch filled two key vacancies on Wednesday night, both of them left by the departure of Josh Shoop.
The South Butler School Board hired Mike King, who also is the school's head football coach, as its new athletic director. Ron McNabb was tabbed the new boys basketball coach.
Shoop, 39, who was Knoch's AD since 2003 and hoops coach the past two years, is leaving to become Pine-Richland's athletic director.
King, the football coach for the past 14 seasons who guided the Knights to a runner-up finish in WPIAL Class AAA last fall, said he will take over AD duties in August. He will no longer be a career counselor at the school.
“I don't do a lot of hunting and fishing, and I don't play golf,” said King, 48. “That school has been my hobby.”
McNabb, 51, a former head coach at Valley and Burrell, has been an assistant at Plum for the past two years. He has been a math teacher at Knoch for 25 years.
“I have taught here for a long time, so I have loyalty to Knoch,” said McNabb, Burrell's head coach for 14 years. “I was always leaving Knoch and rushing to get to Burrell or La Roche, or wherever. Now, I won't have to rush. I have been itching to get back into coaching. This is a golden opportunity.”
Bill Beckner Jr. is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-224-2696 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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