New coaches hired for WPIAL basketball and football

Written by Brad Everett on .

The following WPIAL coaching notes were published in the Post-Gazette on Thursday, June 27.

*Hempfield hired Mark Marino to replace Jim Nesser as its boys basketball coach. Marino, 34, has been an assistant basketball coach at NCAA Division III Lycoming College in Williamsport the past five years. Nesser's contract was not renewed after compiling a 58-32 record the past four seasons.

*Nick Lackovich was hired as the boys basketball coach at Aliquippa. He is a 1979 Aliquippa graduate and was an assistant coach at Aliquippa and most recently Beaver Falls.

*Ryan Krull, the offensive coordinator the past two seasons at Carmichaels, was hired as the Mighty Mikes new head football coach. Krull replaces John Menhall, who resigned in May after going 21-18 in four seasons.