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McKeesport, Steel Valley football coaches resign

Written by Mike White on .

Mike White's update on football coaching changes in the WPIAL:

"Two more WPIAL football coaching jobs are open.

McKeesport's Jim Ward and Steel Valley's Rod Steele resigned this week. Their departures mean eight WPIAL jobs are vacant. The others are Deer Lakes, Canon-McMillan, Chartiers Valley, Shenango, Laurel and Imani Christian.

Both Ward and Steele left after their third seasons at McKeesport and Steel Valley.

"It's just personal reasons," Ward said. "Some things I was uncomfortable with as we approach next year, and the more I thought about it, I thought this was the right time. I wanted to give McKeesport enough time to search for a new coach because I think next year's team has a chance to be outstanding. They'll have 18 starters coming back.""