Nauman out at BV Area
For the second time in less than a year, Belle Vernon Area is looking for a new head wrestling coach.
Tyler Nauman, who was hired last July at a salary of $9,029 to replace long-time coach Jack Jolley, had his resignation approved by the BVA School Board Monday night.
Nauman's resignation was approved by a 7-1 vote with Director Joe Grata casting the only vote to not accept it.
Nauman coached the Leps to the best season in the school's history as BVA won the first section title in the school's history and made a deep run into the team playoffs.
BVA finished the season 17-2, but went 6-0 in AAA Section 2 A and the Leps finished the season ranked in the top 10 in the WPIAL Class AAA rankings.
And the BVA team is loaded with underclassmen talent.
Nauman said in a resignation letter to the district that he recently was hired to a full-time sales job that will keep him from coaching.
“I think he was hired by Coca-Cola, although I'm not totally sure,” said BVA Athletic Director Jesse Cramer. “He was looking for a full-time job and he found one. His wife is a substitute teacher, so neither one of them had full-time jobs.
“It's unfortunate for us. I feel bad, but what are you going to do? We have to move on now.”
Nauman tried to resign from the post earlier, but was talked out of doing so by school administrators.
Nauman was a former PIAA wrestling champion and two-time All American when he wrestled at Pitt, where he compiled a 140-31 record on the mat. He advanced to the NCAA championships three straight years at Pitt.
Prior to coming to BVA, he had served as an assistant wrestling coach at Drexel.
Nauman did not return calls for comment for this story.
Cramer set no timetable for hiring a replacement.
Jeff Oliver is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 â 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.