WPIAL wants to hear from 2 basketball coaches facing recruiting allegations

Monday, May 13, 2019 | 7:13 PM

The WPIAL board voted Monday to schedule hearings for two basketball programs facing recruiting allegations.

The board wants to hear from Central Catholic boys basketball coach Brian Urso, McKeesport assistant girls coach Troy Blackwell and athletic administrators from both schools, said WPIAL executive director Tim O’Malley.

Information was presented to the WPIAL, so the board decided during Monday’s meeting that it wanted each school to have a chance to answer questions. The allegations weren’t detailed publicly during the WPIAL meeting.

Dates for the hearings were undecided.

Central Catholic hired Urso in April for his first varsity head coaching job. The former college assistant is also director of basketball administration at Robert Morris.

Blackwell is an assistant on McKeesport coach Eric Smith’s staff.

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Chris by email at charlan@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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