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Walsh resigns as Mohawk girls basketball coach

Apr. 13—The Mohawk High girls basketball team will have a new coach for the 2024-25 season.

Matt Walsh submitted his resignation from the head coaching position on Tuesday.

"My children go to Catholic grade school and they're going to transfer to a public school," Walsh said on the reason for resigning. "With my kids playing basketball...my daughter plays and she's going to seventh grade. I can't coach at Mohawk and give 100 percent. With her at Catholic school, I didn't miss any of their stuff."

In his one-year stint with the Lady Warriors, Walsh recorded an overall record of 13-10. Mohawk was eliminated in the first round of the WPIAL Class 3A playoffs against Avonworth, 53-42.

Walsh said he "totally enjoyed," his time at Mohawk, adding, "I enjoyed the girls, I enjoyed the people and it was an amazing experience. Matt LaPorte was one of a kind to work with."

Walsh said he is not currently looking to coach any other high school teams.

"I may coach the junior high team at Central Valley if it becomes available," Walsh said. "If I get offered to be an assistant at Central Valley, I'll take it because my kids are at the school."

Said Mohawk athletic director Matt LaPorte on Walsh's resignation, "I certainly enjoyed my year working with coach Walsh. I thought he did a nice job this year and I was surprised by the resignation. I wish Coach Walsh the best."

LaPorte said the school district has started accepting applicants for the position and the deadline to apply is April 26. Applicants can find out more information on the school district's website.