Director of Athletics

  • ADJoseph M. Gironda
    Director of Athletics

    724-625-4444, ext. 6801

    Pine-Richland School District is pleased to welcome a new administrator to the team. At its regular board meeting on October 18, 2021, the school board approved Mr. Joseph Gironda to serve as the Director of Athletics. He earned a Master of Science in Sports Science with a concentration in Sports Management and a Bachelor of Science in Education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
     
    In addition, Mr. Gironda earned status as a Certified Athletic Administrator. He is a member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association (PSADA) and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). This year, he was named the 2021 Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association Region 3 Athletic Director of the Year.
     
    Mr. Gironda, who has more than 17 years of experience as an athletic director, said it is an honor to be appointed to the position at Pine-Richland School District, and he is extremely grateful for the opportunity. 
     
    "Pine-Richland provides for an outstanding learning environment for all students, with a strong commitment to athletics," said Mr. Gironda." "I am committed to further enhancing the athletic experience through a dynamic and innovative approach, which will position Pine-Richland student-athletes for continued success. I am excited to serve the students and community as an integral part of the bright future within the Pine-Richland School District!"
     
    Mr. Gironda most recently served as the Director of Athletics in the Forest Hills School District. He has served as a member of the PSADA Executive Council and as a steering committee member of many PIAA and District VI sports. Prior to 2012, he served as Director of Athletics in the Windber Area School District and previously at the Conemaugh Valley School District.
     
     
     In addition to his duties as Director of Athletics, Mr. Gironda has extensive experience in coaching including football, swimming, track and field, and volleyball.