By Tom Robinson, NEPABasketball.com
Mary Mushock will be the first head girls basketball coach to lead the Wilkes-Barre Area Wolfpack into a season following the resignation of Ross Macciocco, who was appointed to the job at March 27 Wilkes-Barre Area School District board meeting.
Macciocco’s resignation was accepted by the board at its meeting Friday.
Mushock was the last coach at Meyers, which is combining athletic programs with Coughlin and GAR as the Wilkes-Barre Area Wolfpack for the 2019-20 school year. She had been appointed associate head coach during the meeting when Macciocco and Pat Toole, who will lead the boys program, were voted in as head coaches.
Wilkes-Barre Area superintendent Brian J. Costello confirmed via e-mail that Mushock will assume the head coaching position and the vacant associate coach position will be posted within the week.
The athletic program continued to take shape at the May 31 meeting.
Mike Namey was named athletic director.
The spring sports head coaches were also named.
Mike Day, who had coached the last Coughlin boys basketball team, will serve as the Wilkes-Barre Area boys volleyball coach.
Under Mushock, Meyers had the only winning record among the three Wilkes-Barre public school girls programs last season. The Lady Mohawks went 12-11 in a season that ended in the District 2 Class 3A quarterfinals.
Macciocco, who also coached at Scranton Prep, posted most of his 659 career wins at Dunmore. He led the Lady Bucks to the 1994 state championship games.
Since completing his stint at Scranton Prep, Macciocco has been hired to coach girls teams at Carbondale, Blue Ridge and Wilkes-Barre Area, but each time resigned without ever coaching a game. He spent the 2017-18 season as a boys assistant coach at Stroudsburg High School.