Fired Trinity coach receives support
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When Trinity football coach Ed Dalton heard that the school board -- with four new members -- had opened his position after 11 seasons, his initial reaction was anger.
"The next day, I was in shock." Dalton said. "But in kind of a Jimmy Stewart, 'It's A Wonderful Life' moment, I received so many contacts and e-mails from people that it wound up being a really good day. So many people called offering support -- coaches, other athletic directors, parents, former board members."
Dalton said there may be a swell of support within the community to bring back Dalton, but he has no plans to re-apply for the job.
Trinity was in the playoffs in seven of Dalton's 11 seasons.
The Trinity School Board opened every fall coaching position, including Dalton's job as athletic director.
• The Sto-Rox School District placed a newspaper ad, seeking a replacement for football coach Jason Ruscitto, with the heading "anticipated opening." It also set up an interview with at least one candidate. The school board, however, has yet to officially open the position.
• There have been an impressive number of 40 applicants for the vacant football coaching job at Quaker Valley. Athletic director Mike Mastroianni said initial screening will begin early next month, with the hope of naming a coach in late January or early February.
• The Aliquippa boys basketball team is off to a rough start. It's lost to a ranked team in three of the four WPIAL classifications -- Class A No. 1 Sewickley Academy, 67-47; Class AAA No. 5 Hopewell, 64-51; and Class AA No. 3 Quaker Valley, 56-55, in a Section 6 game. The snowstorm Saturday postponed until Jan. 2 a game against Class AAAA No. 2 Gateway. A point was added to Quaker Valley's total during the third quarter Friday at Aliquippa, provoking the ire of some fans. But there was nothing sinister about it. The official book is the home book, and the Aliquippa scorekeeper initiated the change.
• Former major-league pitcher Matt Clement, the first-year coach of the Butler boys basketball team, is off to a 4-0 start, 1-0 in Section 3-AAAA, with a big game against a talented Shaler team Tuesday.
364 -- Points scored by Chartiers Valley in its first four games this season.
158 -- Points scored by Chartiers Valley's T.J. McConnell in his first four games this season.
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