Pettisville boys basketball coach resigns

Greg Nofziger, head coach of the Pettisville High School boys basketball program for the past 16 years, has announced that he is stepping down.

“We appreciate coach Nofziger’s many years of service to PHS and the boys’ basketball program,” said Steve Switzer, superintendent of Pettisville Schools. “He has excelled as a player and as a coach. It just seems like a few years ago that I remember watching him as eighth grade coach and thinking, “He could be a varsity coach someday.” I have been watching high school basketball for many years and have never seen a more determined, intense, and gutty player than Greg. If the ball was on the floor, he was there. If the ball went into the stands, well fans had better watch out! He showed that same determination as a coach who amassed a probably unprecedented 11 BBC championships in 16 years. Again, we appreciate his many years of service, his effort, and dedication to PHS and his players.”

Nofziger’s teams have accumulated a 214-149 record over his career as varsity boys’ basketball coach. His teams have won or shared the Buckeye Border Conference championship in 11 of his 16 years, including a run of eight consecutive conference championships, from 2003 to 2010.

A 1984 Pettisville High School graduate, Nofziger was a member of the Blackbirds’ district boys basketball championship team his senior year.

His coaching career at Pettisville started in 1987 at the eighth grade level. He has been a member of the staff ever since, having been a JV coach, varsity assistant, and head coach.

Pettisville Schools is accepting applicants for the position. Interested candidates may submit a resume to the superintendent, Dr. Stephen Switzer, at [email protected] or high school principal, Mr. Michael Lane, at [email protected]