New Castle News


April 10, 2012

News Video: Shenango parents, players protest firing of coach; superintendent resigns

NEW CASTLE — A lot was said, but not much was accomplished at a contentious Shenango Area School Board meeting Monday night.

Players and parents crowded the board’s work session to voice their displeasure about last month’s abrupt firing of girls volleyball coach Kevin Hummert. Around 25 volleyball players and another 30 parents showed up to condemn the dismissal and the process in which it happened.

Hummert, who built the Lady Wildcats into a power in WPIAL Class A volleyball during his five-year tenure, was let go March 12 on an 8-1 vote by the board. Board president Albert Burick would not give specific reasons for his firing at the time and reiterated that stand Monday night.

At right, check out Courtney Caughey’s photo gallery from Monday night’s meeting.

Below, watch a video from the meeting produced by Patrick E. Litowitz.

And reporter Joe Simon has the complete story in Tuesday’s print edition of The News.


Also at Monday night’s Shenango board meeting ...

The school board accepted the resignation of its superintendent, Eugene Thomas. The board named assistant superintendent Dr. Michael Schreck as the district's interim superintendent and plans to make his position permanent. Watch the video below then read the complete story in Tuesday's print edition of The News.


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