Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Spridik no longer Bentworth volleyball coach
Greg Spridik is the most successful high school girls volleyball coach in Washington County history.
Besides producing a string of victories and All-State players, Spridik is the only coach from the area to take his team to the PIAA playoffs on multiple occasions.
Success wasn't enough for Spridik to return to the Bearcats in 2012.
He was fired last Friday during a meeting with administrations. It was an action that members of the Bentworth School District Board of Education did not know.
The reason? According to Spridik, he was told he was in violation of Act 24 of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Spridik was arrested in a foreign country 31 years ago. Until Act 24 was established, he previously passed all clearances needed to coach high school athletics and officiate PIAA basketball games.
Spridik believes the real reason behind his removal stems from his public displeasure over a motion at Bentworth to remove middle school athletics.
It's one interesting story, and one that will likely take a few turns before reaching a conclusion.
Read more about it in Thursday's Observer-Reporter.