Hollidaysburg coach will be picked soon

The hiring of a new varsity football coach is one of the items on the agenda for tonight’s Hollidaysburg Area School District board of directors meeting.

The meeting will convene at the senior high library at 7 p.m.

Multiple sources have told the Mirror to expect Corry coach Homer DeLattre to get the job, although no name is listed on the agenda. DeLattre is originally from the area, having played at Moshannon Valley and been an assistant coach and teacher at Glendale before going to Erie County.

Hollidaysburg athletic director Bob Gildea would not name the candidate nor confirm or deny if it was DeLattre.

“I can’t comment on that,” Gildea said.

DeLattre wouldn’t confirm if he’d been notified that he was the choice, either.

The school interviewed 10 applicants from a pool of 22 that applied to succeed John Barton, who resigned after the 2012 season. Three were interviewed a second time – Golden Tiger assistant and former standout lineman R.J. Albarano is believed to be one of the others.

DeLattre has been the head coach at Corry since 2002, compiling a record of 52-64. The Beavers have posted winning records in five straight seasons and six of the last seven campaigns. DeLattre’s 2010 team tied a school record by winning nine games.

DeLattre was an assistant coach in the 2010 Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East West All-Star Football Game at Mansion Park and the West’s head coach in 2012. He is the vice-president of that organization, and has been the athletic director at Corry since last year.