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Riverhounds president Nightingale no longer with the team

| Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, 4:03 p.m.

Riverhounds president Richard Nightingale is no longer with the club, team spokesperson Ian Thomson confirmed Monday to the Tribune-Review.

Majority owner Tuffy Shallenberger will be the acting president, but the club did not comment on Nightingale's departure other than to say he had returned to Portland, Ore., where he and his wife have their home.

Nightingale could not be reached for comment.

Nightingale was hired by the Riverhounds in December and was involved in the hiring of coach Mark Steffens the same month. His last public act as team president was an open letter to fans posted on the team's website a week after the team's playoff loss Sept. 26 in New York. The letter detailed his outlook for the 2016 season, a season that now will come without Nightingale in the front office.

During his tenure, Nightingale oversaw improvements to the game-day experience at Highmark Stadium, which included a full renovation of the stadium's dining and bar area, and secured an extension of the club's sponsorship by Nike through the 2017 season.

Nightingale also worked behind the scenes to improve the once-fractured relationship between the Riverhounds and PA West, the state association governing soccer locally.

“Richard did a lot to reach out to us and improve things, and we hope to continue working together with the Riverhounds to improve soccer in Western Pennsylvania,” PA West president Randy Lowden said.

Matt Grubba is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at mgrubba@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Grubba_Trib.

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