Ken Wunderley previews Belle Vernon and the rest of the South Xtra teams competing in WPIAL Class AAA. Read his story below.
Mike Doppelheuer has moved from the youth program to the varsity program at Belle Vernon Area.
Doppelheuer, a 1997 graduate of Connellsville High School, has taken over as Belle Vernon's head coach, replacing Tyler Nauman who stepped down after one season.
Doppelheuer was a three-year starter at Connellsville and qualified for the PIAA tournament as a senior. He decided to play baseball in college, but a knee injury ended his baseball career during his freshman year at Edinboro University. He transferred to California University of Pennsylvania the following year to finish his degree."
Doppelheuer got married and started a family shortly after graduating from California.