District Names New Varsity Head Football Coach

CoachGibsonia, PA— June 2, 2021— At a special meeting of the Pine-Richland School Board, Coach Steve Campos was approved as the varsity head football coach. Coach Campos has served in a wide range of educational positions over the course of his career that includes teacher, athletic director, paraeducator, and coach. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Master of Education from Memphis State University. He has over three decades of football coaching experience at the high school and collegiate levels (Division I, II, and III). 

“Congratulations to Coach Campos and his family," said Director of Athletics T.J. Salopek. “Coach Campos will be an inspiring coach for our football players and a great leader within our athletic department at Pine-Richland."

For the past decade, he has led the offense at Seneca Valley School District. In his career, Coach Campos has designed and implemented comprehensive, year-round programs for football that include: off-season conditioning; pre-season technical development/fieldwork; and regular-season competition. He has a wide range of connections to post-high school recruiters. His wide range of experiences has strengthened his ability to work with student-athletes of various abilities and backgrounds. He has a demonstrated knowledge and ability to implement effective coaching techniques and served as an instructor in the sport management program at Bethany College. Through his experience, he understands and adheres to WPIAL and PIAA regulations. 

Mr. Salopek shared, “Throughout the selection process, Coach Campos was specifically focused on the players and transition. His commitment, experience, and passion for the game, along with his focus on sportsmanship and building positive relationships, is a winning combination that will strengthen our football program and support our efforts to help develop well-rounded student-athletes."

Finally, Coach Campos is retiring as a full-time educator with the passion and ability to focus specifically on the football program. He plans to immediately meet with the players and continues to recruit and organize his staff.

“As the head coach the two most important things I want our players to achieve are accountability and dependability,” said Coach Campos. “Everything else will fall into place. GO RAMS!”