Ellwood City Has Opening for Boys and Girls Basketball Coaches

At the school board meeting on Thursday, the board accepted the resignation of the girls basket coach and declared that the boys basketball coach position was open and is taking applicants. Both the girls coach, Jolene Krupa, and the boys coach, James Kosior, had been in their positions for two years and competed in Class AAA conferences.

Krupa’s record was 21-24 and her team advanced to the first round of the playoffs in 2014-15, the first time a girls team has done so since 1997-98. In addition, Krupa had coached the team’s five seniors since 8th grade. Her sister, Dena Noble, worked alongside her as an assistant coach.

Upon passing the motion, board member LeRoy Cortez commented that he accepted the resignation “with regret.”

She did a very good job during her tenure, and her work is appreciated,” Cortez said.

During Kosior’s two years, the boys had a 14-30 record, playing in a conference that includes New Castle and Beaver Falls, two of the best Class AAA teams in the state.


Krupa KosierPhotos by Clark’s Studios.

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  1. Jolene Krupa coached the girls team for 4 years, and her sister Dena coached for 1 year while Jolene took a year off….not for only 2 years as stated above.

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