Ringgold football coach Humbert gets four-year extension |

Ringgold football coach Humbert gets four-year extension

It’s been more than a decade since Ringgold has had a football coach last more than two seasons.

That may be changing.

After guiding the Rams to the Class AAA Keystone Conference title and the first perfect regular season in the school’s history in his rookie campaign, Matt Humbert was rewarded with a new four-year contract at Wednesday’s school board meeting.

Humbert’s salary will be $10,281.46 for the 2011 campaign.

“He did a tremendous job,” said first-year Ringgold athletic director Ron McMichael. “Matt brings a lot of energy and the extension is a great thing for our football program.”

The Rams went 9-1 in 2010, losing to semifinalist Central Valley, 21-13, at Joe Montana Stadium in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs.

Humbert, 25, was elevated from offensive coordinator when Lloyd Price resigned after one season.

The last Ringgold coach to last more than two seasons was Chuck Colborn from 1993 to 1999.

Besides Price who served only one year, Ringgold had five other coaches in the past decade,

Scott Venick, Jeff Matty, Russ Moore and Jeff Petrucci each had two seasons with Steve Campos guiding one.

In other athletic business:

  • Jennifer McMichael was rehired as indoor track coach at a salary of $1,144 with an assistant to be added at a $1,000 salary.
  • Mitch Pankiewicz was approved as a second assistant wrestling coach at a salary of $2,863.
  • Thomas Assad was hired as the ninth grade boys’ basketball coach at a salary of $2,734.20.
  • Derek Bobek was approved as a volunteer assistant middle school boys’ basketball coach.

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