Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

East Allegheny Schools

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

East Allegheny Schools

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The school board on Monday night voted to appoint Dave Loya as the district's new athletic director.

Tim Cortazzo, the former athletic director and a former physical education and fourth-grade teacher, retired at the end of the last school year.

Mr. Loya, 42, an alternative education teacher for the district, has served as East Allegheny's assistant head football coach since 2013.

He started his new job as athletic director on Tuesday.

Mr. Loya said he wants to continue the consistency of Mr. Cortazzo's athletic program, and to retain coaches and keep them happy.

He also wants to maintain "as good as possible an athletic and academic experience for the kids at East Allegheny."

Mr. Loya, a native of North Versailles who now lives in White Oak, began his career in sports at East Allegheny.

He was starting quarterback for the high school football team for two years, and the all-conference first team quarterback for two years. …

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