With season looming, York Tech scrambling to hire head varsity football coach


Another York-Adams high school is looking for a new varsity head football coach.

York Tech athletic director Rob Caruso sent out a notice on Monday that the Spartans were in need of a new leader.

Caruso said that Matt Glennon resigned recently for personal reasons after two seasons as York Tech's head coach.

The Tech AD faces an extremely tight deadline to find a replacement. The Spartans' season opens Saturday, Sept. 5, at home against Pequea Valley. In addition, the heat acclimation period this year starts Monday, Aug. 10, and the first day for fall practice is Monday, Aug. 17.

Because of the late resignation, Caruso is asking that potential candidates contact him immediately at (717) 747-2147.

When asked for a timeline for finding a new coach, Caruso said: "ASAP."

Glennon, a West York High School graduate, spent two years at Tech, compiling a 4-16 overall record and a 4-12 mark in York-Adams Division III. Last year's Spartans finished 1-9 and 1-6.

Tech has traditionally struggled on the field, largely because it has struggled with continuity. The school lacks a feeder system and is now looking for its seventh head coach in the last dozen years.

The Spartans have enjoyed one winning season since 1985, a 6-4 mark in 2009. Tech's only championship came in 1976, when it shared the York-Adams Division II title with Spring Grove at 7-3.

Glennon had previously been the head coach at Westmont-Hilltop in Johnstown, compiling a 10-30 record over four seasons.

Efforts to reach Glennon were not immediately returned.

The Tech job is just the latest head football coaching position to come open since the end of last season.

Lots of turnover: New Oxford recently hired Jason Warner to replace Jason Thurston as the Colonials' head coach. Warner took the job on an interim basis.

Thurston had earlier announced his decision to resign at the end of the 2015 season. Once he made that announcement, however, Thurston said the school administration was uncomfortable with his commitment level and gave him two choices — resign immediately or be fired. He opted to resign.

Because of the changes at Tech and New Oxford, the York-Adams League will have eight different head coaches this coming season.

Most significantly, Ron Miller stepped down as the leader of the powerhouse West York program, replaced by one of his former assistants, Jeremy Jones, who was the head coach at York Suburban for the past couple of years. Former Kennard-Dale coach Andy Loucks takes over at Suburban.

Spring Grove (Kyle Sprenkle, replacing Russ Stoner), Delone Catholic (Corey Zortman, replacing Steve Wiles), Susquehannock (Steve Wiles, replacing J.C. Lewis) and Dover (Wayne Snelbaker, replacing Eric Lam) will also have new football coaches.

— Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.