Coaches Corner

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Let me be Frank about a special coach

By: Marty Stewart , Thursday, January 9, 2020, TRIB-LIVE To find a high school coach who is totally committed to every kid on his team, who shuns the limelight and gives all credit to the kids and his coaching staff is rare. To have that same coach in place for nearly four decades doesn’t happen...
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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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New Girls’ Basketball Coach Off and Running

The first thing you notice when speaking with new Lady Foxes’ head basketball coach Marty Matvey is that he’s a real go-getter. His positivity, energy, and enthusiasm are contagious, and he has some big ideas for the program, including filling the stands with more cheering fans. He’s also intent on wreaking a lot of havoc...
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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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