CV Colts Lose Coach's Final Game

The Chartiers Valley Colts lost to West Allegheny 48-0 on Friday night in what was Chris Saluga's final game as head coach.

The Chartiers Valley Colts lost to West Allegheny 48-0 on Friday night in what was Chris Saluga's final game as head coach.

Saluga announced he was resigning as Chartiers Valley’s football coach, but he still was on the sidelines for the final game of the season.

Saluga, who has coached the Colts for the past 12 years and has the most wins in school history, told the team after practice Thursday.

He said there was no single reason why he’s leaving, but he thought it would be best for both sides to start fresh.

“I just think it’s the best for me and the program,” Saluga told Chartiers Valley Patch.

Chartiers Valley has had a disappointing season after moving to the powerhouse Parkway Conference this year. The Colts finished the season 2-7 and had only one conference win.

Saluga said he’s not sure what he’ll do after leaving Chartiers Valley, but he still wants to coach again one day.

“I still want to coach, but I might step back for a little,” Saluga said. “Maybe I’ll look at an assistant (coaching) job, or I might pursue a head coaching job if the right opportunity comes along.”

Chartiers Valley Athletic Director Frank Vulcano Jr. said the search for a new coach will begin immediately after the school board formally accepts Saluga’s resignation. That could happen early next month.

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ella October 26, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Finally! Maybe he'll learn to teach?
fc October 27, 2012 at 01:56 PM
"It's not a matter if you win or lose, it is how you PLAY the game and if you have done your BEST!" Good Luck Mr. Saluga.
Truth October 27, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Ummm yeah its not about doing your best, It is about winning and elevating the program to the next level. That mindset has absolutely no business being in high school sports. It belongs with the young kids and in youth programs. When it comes to high school athletics it is about winning games because if you do not win as a coach you will be replaced. I have never seen a coach get his contract extended because his or her teams "do their best".
frustrated tax payer October 30, 2012 at 06:54 PM
cv football has been medicore for ever. making the playoffs when 4teams make the playoffs cuts down the reward. the hoop team does not accept being average. why is it ok for football. the number of kids that have been misused or ran off the team is out of control. how much money was invested into football for no return? how many times did cv pull off an upset in the past 10 years? truly a waste of tax dollars
same old story January 08, 2013 at 12:56 AM


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