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Irwin to take the helm of the Penns Valley boys basketball team

Courtesy of Penns Valley Athletics
For Immediate Release:

There is a new Irwin ready to take on the head coaching role at Penns Valley. No, legendary State College Coach Bethany Irwin is not coming out of retirement, but the new Penns Valley coach will still represent the Irwin household. Penns Valley tagged longtime assistant, Rob Irwin to lead the boys basketball program in Spring Mills. Irwin has served as an assistant to the two winningest basketball coaches in Penns Valley history under Karen McCaffrey and Terry Glunt.
Athletic Director, Nate Althouse on Coach Irwin
“Rob has been a faithful assistant under two of our most decorated coaches in Karen McCaffrey and Terry Glunt. He has also been a top assistant football coach under Shannon Manning at Bellefonte and Martin Tobias here at Penns Valley. He comes from a family of great coaches and now it’s time for him to make his mark and head his own program. We are impressed with the growth he has shown as an educator and as a coach. He has great rapport with students, he works his tail off doing all the little things that make programs successful, and he has a tremendous support system that will help him grow. We’re happy for Rob and looking forward to a long tenure at the helm of Penns Valley Basketball.”

Teaching:

    • Social Studies teacher at Penns Valley (2014 – Present)

Coaching:

Basketball:

  • State College Girls Basketball (2012 – 2013)

    • Volunteer Assistant under Bethany Irwin

  • Penns Valley Girls Basketball (2014 – 2019)

    • Assistant Coach under Karen McCaffrey

    • Head JV coach

    • Winning JV record every season

    • Helped team win two Mountain League titles, and one district title.

  • Penns Valley Boys Basketball (2019 – 2020)

    • Assistant Coach under Terry Glunt

    • Head JV Coach

    • Winning JV season

    • Team finished 3rd in the district qualifying for state playoffs

Football:

  • Bellefonte Football (2013 – 2014)

    • Assistant Varsity Coach under Shannon Manning

  • Penns Valley Football (2014 – Present)

      • Assistant Varsity Coach under Martin Tobias

        • 2019 Mountain League Champs

        • 2018 & 2019 District Playoff participants.

        • Served as the Head JV coach

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