According to Tom Jenkins, the quest for a new varsity football coach may just be over for Honesdale High School. The Wayne Highlands Superintendent tells TWI Sports that Principal Greg Frigoletto will make a recommendation to the board at April's meeting.


While it won’t be official for the better part of a month yet, it appears that Honesdale’s search for a varsity football coach may be over.

Four candidates were interviewed over the course of the last two weeks and, according to Wayne Highlands Superintendent Tom Jenkins, a recommendation will be made at the next school board meeting.

That meeting is slated for Tuesday, April 20th.

“It’s my understanding that a recommendation will be made for the head coaching position and for the rest of the staff,” Tom told TWI Sports.

Honesdale Principal Greg Frigoletto interviewed the candidates, all four of whom came from within the district. Athletic Director Chuck Alexander also lent a helping hand.

The need for a new varsity football coach arose when John Marichak announced that he was leaving the area to accept a position at North Pocono. Marichak will assume the newly created title “Dean of Students.”

He coached and taught at Honesdale for two seasons and compiled a disappointing 2-18 record. The Hornets suffered the first 0-10 season in school history this past fall.

Tom Jenkins is optimistic about the prospects of a new regime and pleased with how well the hiring system appears to have functioned.

“I’m very happy with the whole process,” he said. “I think things have gone as smoothly as we could ever have hoped.”