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Billings steps down at Carroll

Sean Billings

From Mirror reports

EBENSBURG — Sean Billings has resigned as the Bishop Carroll Catholic high school football coach.

The Mirror obtained a copy of an email sent out to parents of the members of the team Tuesday afternoon that confirmed Billings has resigned.

Billings entered his third season with the Huskies with a career record of 4-17 and was the team’s coach during a transition period from a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference schedule to a Mountain League schedule.

Billings coached Bishop Carroll to a victory over Carrick in its season opener before he was replaced on what the school called an interim basis by track and field coach Philip Woo. Woo served as the head coach until the Oct. 11 Penns Valley game when Billings returned in a 55-12 loss.

Following the game, a public meeting was scheduled and Bishop Carroll released a statement that Billings would stay on as head coach after the Ebensburg Borough Police Department investigated a report of medication given to players. According to the statement, officer Gregory Huber was the investigator of the incident and, after speaking to players, found no evidence to support a criminal case.

The school announced in another statement the next day it was forfeiting its game at Bellefonte due to injuries and low numbers.

The email sent out to parents Tuesday thanked Woo for once again stepping in as interim coach for Friday’s game at home against Clearfield. If the Huskies win, they would qualify for the District 6 Class 2A playoffs.

Woo confirmed to the Mirror Tuesday that the school is making every effort to play the game Friday, though numbers are still down in practice.

Billings, Bishop Carroll principal Lorie Ratchford and athletic director Jim Yeager did not return calls from the Mirror.

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