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A couple weeks ago, York College announced that Tim Bonitz had resigned as its women's volleyball coach to pursue another professional opportunity.

That new professional opportunity has now been announced.

The 2003 Susquehannock High School graduate is the new athletic director at Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown. He takes over for Dave Lawrence, who recently resigned.

"The choice to leave York was not an easy one, but I have had the ambition to become an athletic director since starting my coaching career," Bonitz said in an email. "Also, the opportunity with Delone checked all of my boxes in regards to a school and I am extremely excited about the opportunity."

Bonitz led the York College women's volleyball team for the last two years after taking over for long-time head coach Sue DuMars. Bonitz recorded 13 wins in his first year at the helm of the program in 2015. The Spartans improved to 21 wins in 2016, the program's most wins since the 2010 season (27-6).

Before arriving at York College, Bonitz was the head boys' volleyball coach at Susquehannock for five seasons. He also coached club volleyball for three seasons.

Bonitz also worked at York Barbell in sales and marketing for seven years.

Now, however, Bonitz is an athletic director for the first time and he considers athletic administration his full-time career, starting with Delone, which boasts a successful athletic tradition across multiple sports.

"My goals for Delone would be to uphold its great values and rich traditions," Bonitz said. "Also, to continue to develop a great environment for student athletes to thrive and go on to be great people once they have graduated."

Bonitz, who played football and volleyball while at Susquehannock, has a master's degree in sports management from Millersville.

Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.

 

 

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