Two coaching vacancies at Peters Township were filled at Monday night's school board meeting. Chris Lebakken was hired as girls basketball coach, and Justin Pinto is the new boys and girls track coach.
Lebakken, a graduate of Shaler High School, was an assistant girls basketball coach at Shaler and an eighth-grad coach at Pine-Richland. He also coached AAU basketball since 2005. He replaces Kyra Kaylor, who spent the past two season as the Indians coach, and is third girls basketball coach at Peters Township since Dennis Squeglia resigned after guiding PT to the 2008 WPIAL Class AAAA championship game.
Pinto has been part of the Peters Township track program for some time and was the person Dennis "Buzz" Scott hoped would replace him. Scott retired at the end of the school year, ending a three-plus decade coaching career in football and track.