Coaches Corner

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Coach Passes on Passion for Helping Others

There are only a couple of things that rival John Alerich’s love for football ­– his family and his passion for helping individuals with special needs. A 15-year assistant with the Fox Chapel Area football program, Coach Alerich’s players say he is tough, with high expectations both on the field and in the weight room,...
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Spotlight Q&A with boys basketball coach Zach Skrinjar

By: Ray Fisher , Friday, March 1, 2019, TRIB-LIVE Zach Skrinjar has been coaching at Fox Chapel for a decade. The Foxes have qualified for the WPIAL playoffs seven times in the past 10 seasons, including six of the past seven years. This year’s team is 16-8 and advanced to the Class 6A quarterfinal round....
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Coach’s Corner: Kevin Devinney

Kevin Devinney is in the midst of his second year as head coach of boys’ lacrosse, and his team is again vying for another WPIAL playoff appearance under his leadership. Their success is partly due to a solid group of core players who are extremely dedicated to the program, but Coach Devinney’s influence cannot be...
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New Coach Michelle Couch Has Ambitious Plans for Field Hockey

Michelle Couch has been named the new field hockey coach for the Foxes, and she is hitting the ground running with a long list of plans to build upon past successes. “I’m very thrilled to be a part of this program and look forward to growing the sport and winning more championships,” says the former...
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Coach’s Corner: Baseball’s Jim Hastings

When the crocus start to peek through the ground, it’s a sure sign that baseball season is almost here. And, for new baseball coach Jim Hastings, there’s not too much else that makes him happier, except for his family. But, he’s even more pleased than usual this spring because the 1999 graduate of Fox Chapel...
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