The Washington School Board hired Joe Nicolella Monday night as its new athletic director. Nicolella replaces Ron Faust, who will retire at the end of the school year.
Nicolella (pictured right with Faust) is no stranger to Washington athletics as he has spent most of the past two decades as Faust's main boys basketball assistant.
A special board meeting will take place Wednesday, May 13 at 6 p.m. for the purpose of hiring a varsity football coach. The position, held by Bill Britton the previous six years, has been open since early January.
According to several sources, the extensive search is down to two candidates.
- Franklin Regional hired Brad Midgely as its new boys basketball coach earlier this week. Midgley coached the Fort Cherry boys the past two years, guiding the Rangers to a WPIAL Class AA playoff berth in 2009 in addition to a 14-8 record.