Geibel names new girls soccer coach
TribLIVE Sports Videos
The Geibel girls soccer team will be under the direction of a new coach during the 2013 season.
Samantha Bell, a 2009 graduate of Connellsville High School, has accepted the coaching position for the Gators. Bell is familiar with the team, having been an assistant coach in each of the past two seasons under former coach Ron Hostovich.
Hostovich resigned Tuesday after he accepted the head coaching position with the Charleroi boys soccer team.
“I think Samantha is an excellent fit to take over our girls soccer program,” Geibel athletic director Shawn Holup said. “She did a very good job as an assistant coach. She was an excellent soccer player and is a great role model for the girls. She is well-liked and respected by the girls and is ready to become a head coach.”
The Geibel girls soccer team finished with a 4-14 record in 2012.
“They came to me and I didn't hesitate,” Bell said. “The school and the girls are awesome to work with. Last year, we were really close to the playoffs, so this year we want to make the playoffs. That's our goal this year.”
Bell was a striker at Connellsville. She earned all-county honors in each of her four seasons in high school and was an all-section player during her senior year.
She graduated from California (Pa.) University in the spring.
Jason Black is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 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.