York Tech hires football head coach


A familiar name will lead the York Tech football program in 2016.

Charlie Troxell, who was the head coach for the Spartans from 2002 through 2004, was recently hired by the Joint Operating Committee, according to a news release from York Tech athletic director Rob Caruso.


Troxell has also held assistant coaching jobs at Dallastown High School and Dickinson College. He also teaches in the social studies department at York Tech.

Troxell replaces Brian Hanson, who did not have his contract renewed after the 2015 season. Hanson coached at Tech for just one year, compiling a 2-8 record. The decision not to rehire Hanson was a controversial one, with a number of parents, players and assistant coaches voicing their displeasure about the decision at a JOC meeting in November.

The Spartans' program has long struggled to succeed and has also struggled to keep a head coach for more than a year of two. In fact, Troxell is the last head coach to last more than two years at Tech.

Tech has won more than three games just once since 1994, a 6-4 season in 2009. Tech's only title season came in 1976, when it shared the York-Adams Division II crown with Spring Grove.

In his previous stint at Tech, Troxell went 2-28. Attempts to reach Troxell were not immediately successful.

Tech is the third York-Adams school to fill its head football coaching position.

Kennard-Dale hired Christopher Grube last week and New Oxford approved Greg Bowman the week before that.

The remaining openings are at Eastern York, York High and Central York.