Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ringgold hires Humbert as football coach

The Ringgold School Board approved the hiring of Matt Humbert as the Rams' head varsity football coach. Humbert had been made interim coach in April following the departure of Lloyd Price, who was also the school's athletic director.

Humbert, who received a one-year deal, oversaw offseason workouts while serving as interim coach. He was an assistant in 2009 and actually went 2-0 as head coach when Price was suspended for the first two games of the season by the school district for unspecified reasons.

Ringgold's football position has been one of the least stabile in the WPIAL.

Humbert becomes the Rams' eighth head coach in 12 years. The others were Price, Jeff Petrucci, Jeff Matty, Steve Campos, Russ Moore, Scott Venick and Chuck Colborn. Of the group, Colborn is the only coach to have won a WPIAL playoff game.

School board member Donald Bartoe, who is also on the athletic committee, made a motion to hire Humbert at the June 2 meeting and the motion was seconded by board member Christopher Carroll. The board then went into executive session and did not take action.


Anonymous said...

Glad to see it is not Rick Smith! In that sense, they start the season out 1-0.

Sarcastic Sword said...

Believe it or not, Smith put himself out of the running early in the process based on his decision to want both jobs and Ringgold's board stated soon after Price resigned that they were hiring two separate people for AD and coach..

I agree with you would have been a colossal mistake..

Anonymous said...

Get the word out Mike!