Knoch hires AD, boys basketball coach
TribLIVE Sports Videos
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.
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.
- Starkey: Penguins not mortgaging future
- No tag for Worilds; Steelers cut Moore
- Pittsburgh’s Downtown tops ranking of small to midsized cities
- Penguins GM Rutherford not counting on Dupuis’ return
- Penguins acquire defensemen Lovejoy, Cole in deadline deals
- Surgeon to examine Pirates’ Cumpton after experiencing elbow discomfort
- Pirates special instructor Tekulve taking second chance to heart
- On remote Japanese island, cats outnumber humans
- Spring teams making most of indoor practices until weather breaks
- Frazer police receive state funding for more undercover patrols at Mills
- Tax on shale-gas drillers would punish industry, Turzai says