Latrobe football coach Jason Marucco resigns

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Thursday, December 23, 2021 | 4:09 PM


Football coach Jason Marucco would not elaborate on why he wants to leave the sidelines at Latrobe, but he did confirm he turned in a letter of resignation and will not return to coach his alma mater.

Marucco guided Latrobe for eight seasons and compiled a record of 20-56 with two WPIAL Class 5A playoff appearances.

Latrobe finished 3-7 this past season, 1-4 and next to last in the Big East Conference, which was won by first-time WPIAL and PIAA champion Penn-Trafford.

The Wildcats lost their last three games, including a crushing 41-40 defeat against Franklin Regional in a game they led 40-13.

Marucco, who succeeded former Jeannette coach Ray Reitz as head coach in 2014, led Latrobe to back-to-back playoff trips in 2018-19, the former marking the program’s first postseason trip since 2009.

The Wildcats have not won a playoff game since 1968.

New enrollment figures indicate Latrobe will drop to Class 4A next season.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a TribLive reporter covering local sports in Westmoreland County. He can be reached at bbeckner@triblive.com.

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