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Ringgold tabs Piccolino for softball coach

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Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, 8:55 p.m.
 

Pointing the school's boys' and girls' basketball programs in a new direction were not the only decisions made by Ringgold School Board this week when it came to coaches.

The board hired all of its coaches for the 2013-14 school year at Wednesday's meeting and in those hires included a new girls' softball coach.

Brandi Piccolino was hired to take over the softball program.

Piccolino is a sports management graduate of Seton Hill University, where she played softball.

A graduate of Brashear and a resident of Pittsburgh, she will be undertaking her first head coaching position.

She was hired with a salary of $3,750.

“She was a scholarship player at Seton Hill and was a two-time athlete of the year when she was at Brashear,” said Ringgold Athletic Director Ron McMichael.

He said Piccolino's interview for the position was impressive.

“What stood out was her enthusiasm and knowledge of the game,” McMichael said. “It was obvious that she is a student of the game and I think that will translate well with our kids.”

Piccolino replaces Bob Karpinsky, whose position was opened after two years as head coach.

Other head coaches hired by the board included holdovers:

• Matt Humbert (football, $10,800).

• Jennifer McMichael (cross country, $3,466).

• Bob Osleger (golf, $2,300).

• Frank Perez (boys' soccer, $4,500).

• Tom Cameron (girls' soccer, $4,500.

• Sara Phillips (girls' tennis, $3,000).

The board also hired various varsity assistant coaches, along with middle school coaches.

When the board named Phil Pergola the new boys' basketball coach and Laura Grimm the girls' basketball coach, it also filled out Pergola's staff.

Jim Williams ($3,750) and Chris DeBerardinis ($2,750) were hired as assistants.

No decision was reached on Grimm's staff.

“Laura is still sorting that out,” said McMichael. “We expect to make those hires next month.”

Jeff Oliver is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2666 or joliver@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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