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Pennsylvania football coach wants his job back

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

The Pittston (Pa.) Area School Board is considering whether to rehire football coach Steve Armillay, who resigned at the end of last year but now wants the job back.
Armillay led Pittston to a 43-16 record over five seasons and a District 2 Class AAA championship before resigning Dec. 30, citing fatigue.
The school then began the process of seeking a replacement and was prepared to interview four candidates. After Armillay submitted a letter last week requesting that his resignation be rescinded, three of the four candidates withdrew from consideration.
The board ended up interviewing just one candidate, Greg Dolhon, an assistant coach at nearby Dunmore High School.
Pittston Area superintendent Frank Serino said Armillay has requested a reduction in classroom time in order to concentrate more on the football program.
Armillay coached Riverside High School to a runner-up spot in the 1997 PIAA Class A football playoffs before being hired at Pittston.
Upper Perkiomen performed a rare feat by advancing all 14 wrestlers out of its section tournament to this weekend's District 1 Class AAA North tournament. Thirteen were champions or runners-up at the Section 2 tournament.