Local Sports 11/29/17

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL COACHING CAROUSEL HAS COME TO HAPPY VALLEY. PUBLISHED REPORTS INDICATE THAT PENN STATE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR JOE MOORHEAD HAS ACCEPTED THE HEAD COACHING JOB AT MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY. MOORHEAD SUCCEEDS DAN MULLEN, WHO LEFT FOR THE HEAD COACHING POSITION AT FLORIDA OVER THE WEEKEND. HE IS TO BE INTRODUCED AT A NEWS CONFERENCE TOMORROW. MOORHEAD WAS WITH PENN STATE FOR ONLY 2 SEASONS.

 

THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS WENT FROM 2 STANLEY CUP WINNING GOALTENDERS, TO NONE IN LESS THAN 2 MONTHS. GOALIE MATT MURRAY WILL BE SIDELINED BETWEEN 2 AND 4 WEEKS AFTER SUSTAINING A LEG INJURY DURING MONDAYS GAME WITH PHILADELPHIA. MURRAY PAIRED UP WITH MARC ANDRE FLEURY THE LAST TWO SEASONS TO HELP THE PENS WIN BACK TO BACK STANLEY CUPS. NOW FLEURY IS IN LAS VEGAS, AND MURRY IS ON THE SHELF. TRISTAN JARRY BECOMES THE NUMBER 1 GOALIE, BACKED UP BY CASEY DeSMITH, WHO HAS ALL OF ONE NHL GAME UNDER HIS BELT.

 

CLAYSBURG KIMMEL IS LOOKING FOR A NEW HEAD FOOTBALL COACH. DAN FOOR HAS TURNED IN HIS RESIGNATION AFTER JUST 3 SEASONS WITH THE TEAM. HE COMPILED A RECORD OF 15-18. GUIDING THE TEAM TO ITS FIRST EVER HOME PLAYOFF VICTORY THIS SEASON. FOOR HAS TAKEN A JOB IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, WHICH REQUIRES HIM TO TRAVEL, WHICH WILL MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO CONTINUE ON AS A COACH.

 

BISHOP GUILFOYLE IS LOOKING FOR A NEW CROSS COUNTRY COACH. JOE BILKA HAS STEPPED DOWN AFTER 20 SEASONS AT THE HELM. BILKA SAID IN AN INTERVIEW THAT HE FELT IT WAS TIME FOR SOMEONE YOUNGER WITH FRESH IDEAS TO TAKE OVER. HE WILL CONTINUE ON AS A BASKETBALL OFFICIAL.