Former Norwin standout Palaschak takes over WCCC women’s volleyball team
Michael Palaschak has been a PIAA volleyball official for 13 years and has worked a number of local high school matches.
But now the Norwin graduate is set to take over the women’s team at Westmoreland County Community College. The school announced it has hired him as head coach.
“I am excited for this opportunity and want to take the Wolfpack to the next level,” Palaschak said in a news release. “Not only on the court but in the classroom, work and future endeavors.”
Palaschak was an assistant at Carlow and with the Fox Chapel boys from 2007-09. He also coached the 18-year-old boys team with the United Club Volleyball program.
A former volleyball player at Mercyhurst, where was a three-year starter, Palaschak was a first-team all-section player at Norwin.
WCCC is coming off a four-win season.
“Having Michael take over our volleyball program means we’ll continue to build on the progress that’s been made the last two seasons,” WCCC athletic director Brian Rose said.
Palaschak is a regional sales manager for Balfurd Linen Service.
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .