Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bishop Canevin Fires Coach

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bishop Canevin Fires Coach

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Tim Joyce built the Bishop Canevin High School girls basketball program into a strong one, winning three WPIAL titles and one PIAA title in the past five years. But he was informed Monday that he has been fired.

Joyce, Bishop Canevin's coach for 15 seasons, learned of his release after a short meeting with Bishop Canevin principal Ken Sinagra. According to Joyce, parental complaints were the main reason for his firing. The move is shocking when you consider Joyce's success.

"I don't know what to say. I was kind of caught by surprise," said Joyce. "I knew there were some unhappy parents, but I didn't expect this. [Sinagra] just said there were parents complaining. Over 15 years, I guess you get a few of those."

Joyce, 59, was miffed that parental complaints led to his ouster. …

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