Hollidaysburg boys basketball coach Mick Pentoney resigns

After 14 years and almost 200 wins, boys basketball Mick Pentoney has resigned to pursue other opportunities, according to a press release sent out by Hollidaysburg Area High School athletic director Homer DeLattre today.

“It has truly been an honor and a privilege to serve as the head basketball coach for the last 14 seasons. In my pursuit to find other career opportunities it is necessary for me to step down at this time,” Pentoney said.

Pentoney, who arrived at Hollidaysburg from Berkeley Springs, W.Va. after Kraig Hetz left to take the Altoona job, finished with 196 wins with the Golden Tigers. Pentoney’s teams captured District 6 Class AAAA championships in 2006 and 2010. However, they’d only won 16 games over the last two seasons, and there had been speculation that he might step down since the end of the season.

“We thank Mick for his 14 years of service to the student athletes of Hollidaysburg and we wish him well. Mick’s leadership and influence on the young men he has coached goes far beyond the basketball court and will continue to do so for years to come,” DeLattre said.