Marino one-and-done?

If you happened to have read Dawn Goodman's piece in today's O-R about the protests planned over the firing of Ed Dalton as Trinity's football coach and athletic director and others, then you might have caught this from Trinity board member Scott Day:

"Day said he anticipates that the winter and spring coaching positions will be opened up . . . "

Day appears to be saying that Hillers' wrestling coach Mike Marino is going to be fired after the season, along with the rest of the winter coaches. Marino was hired to replace Jeff Bricker after Bricker resigned after last season. While Marino is in his first season as head coach, he has been a part of the Trinity wrestling program for years and is a familiar face to the athletes.

If this is the plan, then the board should remember this: There is no quicker way to destroy the stability of an athletic program than to continually change coaches.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Trinity School board would be acting idiotic to get rid of a man like Mike Marino. There is not a finer individual to coach the wrestling team than Coach Marino. He has been involved with Trinity wrestling since the Joe Shook era and has had his hand in the development of many outstanding wrestlers over that time period.

Take a poll of anyone that has ever wrestled under Mike Marino. I doubt anyone could say anything against his character or wrestling knowledge. Mike Marino is Trinity Wrestling.

The board is full of vindictive individuals that have personal agendas. They are not looking out for the community and they are defiantly not looking out for your children.

Friday, December 18, 2009 6:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree these school board members should be the one's to go. Firing Marino will set the program back 10 years, this team is tough and they just got started 5 days ago. Does anyone know the names of the people on the school board? Hidden agenda?

Friday, December 18, 2009 8:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The board director previously mentioned in your article repeatedly tried to get rid of jeff bricker. He must have been a great wrestler when he went to school!

Friday, December 18, 2009 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know the board director is upset that Chris Day didn't get the job. The Day's are really becoming a pain in the arse., Kinda like Gerry Chambers always was. After having Dalton for a number of years I'd gladly take Chambers back. If they don't back off Marino they might as well shut down the wrestling program. I hate politicians!

Saturday, December 19, 2009 6:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is this Chris Day? Is this the guy who ran Burgettstown in the ground last year? What is his accomplishments as a wrestler in high school or college? Does anyone on the inside know what Andy Migyanko thinks of this situation??????

Saturday, December 19, 2009 2:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ithink the board members name is scott day was he a great athlete or wrestler? Does he have children who wrestle? Whats his big beef with marino?

Saturday, December 19, 2009 6:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel bad for all trinity coaches I did some research today and wrote a letter to the editor, here ya go:
local football teams wins the last 5 seasons:bc - 41, fc 31, trinity 29cal 27, mcguffey 27,ch - 26, washington 25,ringgold 20, char 18, cm 17, peters 13, avella 3, trinity and bc are the only schools in the last 5 years to win two or more playoff games. I feel bad for marino and all the other coaches, with these smart people on the board.

Saturday, December 19, 2009 9:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Marino, Andy Migyanko and the rest of the Trinity Wrestling coaches are class acts and spend more time with the boys than the board can begin to understand. Chris Day is the guy from Burgettstown....weird how he started volunteering with the boys from Trinity but has disappeared now that the fireworks have started.

Sunday, December 20, 2009 2:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Scott Day was youth wrestling coordinator they struggled to have 40 wrestlers in the program. The program is now florishing with over 80 wrestlers with a great group of volunteer coaches led by Butch Marino, a three time Big Ten Champion(could'nt ask for a more qualified individual to lead the youth program). If you get your way Mr Day I hope every volunteer in the youth program leaves and all of these fine youth wrestlers find a club or another school to wrestle for until they have to wrestle in Jr. High. Now Mr. Day wants to tear the program apart when is is starting to turn the corner and become competitive again. Why Mr Day? Because you are to such a vindictive person! What have you ever done in wrestling that makes you such an authority to make these decisions? With your decisions Trinity Wrestling will resememble the also once proud Wash High Program.

Monday, December 21, 2009 9:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here is Mr. Days Credentials (or lack-there-of):

1. Quit wrestling as a freshman and never wrestled a single match.

2. Wants Marino, Dalton, Snoke and Bricker fired because his nephew lost in a wrestle-off 7 years ago. That wrestler that beat his nephew was Dan Burkholder (ended up being State Champ so you know the truth). But Mr. Day believes his nephew was screwed. So he has tried every year since to eliminate the coaches involved in the "Screw Job".
Ask him about his meeting every year at the end of the season with Bricker, Dalton, and Snoke. That coward tried to have the entire staff fired for 7 YEARS. Since Dalton and Snoke would not help his cause, he is after them too!

3. Also after the Nepatism in the district. This coming from a man who has multiple relatives in the district and a few who have retired. Such as 3 Science teachers in the middle school, a Home Ec, and a board member who is related.

This nepatism thing is all because Mr. Day's wife was not hired in the district (Again, another Screw Job according to Mr. Day) and he is mad that another Board members daughter was hired. So he is trying to get her fired.

Grow up Mr. Day you childish punk! Your reasonings for going after the coaches are all vindictive. You are a COWARD!!

Monday, December 21, 2009 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Marinos are great guys who bleed blue and white. Trinity would be foolish to push them out, but im a Bigmac and that would be great for us.They will not find anyonelse who will be willing to stay through the down years and rebuild Trinity to a powerhouse. Marino is the man...

Monday, December 21, 2009 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what happens when you have a bunch of uneducated bus drivers and a group of thieves from Canton Twp!!! Yes, Thieves Mr. Bonnell!

Monday, December 21, 2009 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wish the Day's understood how much everyone wants them to leave the scene. They are like a bad case of hemorrhoids. I think somewhere along the lines past A.D. Gerry Chambers is related to those Days. I could be wrong, but that would explain a lot. Chambers had nothing, but a bunch of losing seasons in between two of the most dominating time periods in Trinity Wrestling History - by JOE SHOOK. The wrestlers never gave Chambers the respect he so desperately needed and he has punished Trinity Wrestling ever since. Didn't Gerry Chambers sell us the land that is bubbling at the core under Trinity South costing the district hundreds of thousands if not millions in the long run. This board and the athletic program has been politically corrupt for decades. You got to get rid of the bad old boys network and start with a clean slate of intelligent individuals with the kids best interest in mind. Not their(the board's) own interest.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 7:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you people will just have to suck it up and take it for a few years until a new election comes along. You should have paid attention and voted right the first time! Enjoy sleeping in the bed you have made.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Cementhead said...

Are Chris Day and Scott Day related? Sounds like a couple of guys who are seeking revenge for getting their own butts kicked in high school. Anonymous @ 9:30, I believe Cal HS has also won two or more football playoff games in that time span.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 2:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Day and Scott Day are first cousins.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 2:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only Day I remember with any wrestling skills whats so ever was Todd Day.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 5:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was an unrelated Scott Day that graduated in 1995 (Todds older brother) who was a very solid wrestler. Do not confuse him for the board member that quit because he didn't want to wear a singlet.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 6:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know who this Ken Bonnell is that I keep hearing about? Heard he isn't even a school board member but he is the one pulling the strings of the puppets. This isn't that genius from the Claysville rag is it? If so, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Talk about uneducated!!
Who in the world would listen to this guy! Oh what an absolute Joke!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those Day's are a cancer. They set Burgettstown back a couple years. In the short time they were affiliated with the program there was one thing the days cared about...Themselves.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 1:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are correct. That indeed is the one and only Kenny Bonnell from the Rag. And you are 100% correct on the HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! but let me add a knee slap to that! If he is the chief, what does that say about his indians!!! BAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Wonder if any of them could pass the 5th grade PSSA?!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 2:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ken Bonnell is the biggest shyster known to mankind. The man does not have a decent bone in his body. Unless I were to put my foot up there.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 8:51:00 PM  
Anonymous The Truth Is Free said...

That's TRUE anyone who knows Bonnell from the 1980's knows he can't be trusted. He is a snake with sticky fingers. Every post on this blog about Scott Day is correct ! The Days are a radical CLAN. Some school board members had the gutts to call members of the high school staff and threaten them for attending the rally last night these idiots are worthless they should stick to bus drivivg.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Old Hiller said...

Mr, Days wife WAS offered a job by the previous board, however it wasn't the certain job she wanted. She was a substitute and is disliked by everyone she comes in contact with. You have no one to thank but your wife for that Mr. Day. Get a singlet and grow a set and act like a responsible adult or quit the board like you did wrestling.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bonnell has sticky fingers?!!? You speak as if he has stolen money. I HOPE he didn't steal money from the district or from any youth groups back in the day. It would be a shame if someone had information like that! If that is the case, he should be banned from the district!!

Maybe a little digging needs to be done. Grab your shovels boys and girls! We should start checking the background of some of these board members! Maybe we should contact those in charge of the wrestling boosters about the late 80's!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009 1:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard a rumor today that the Board President was spreading lies, telling other board members that district employees and coaches were the Head Speakers at the rally. That is absolutely not true, but even if it was, they have every right to stand up to the board.

What is the board going to do? Bully the employees? Trinity does have a NO BULLYING policy!

Ya know, we had a way of dealing with bullies back in my day. Stand up to them and they tend to cower back into their little holes! It's hard to be a tough guy when you are nose to nose!

Thursday, December 24, 2009 1:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me?! Kenny Bonnell?!!! This school board is starting to sound like the Wizard of Oz! One has no brain, one is a coward, and one has no heart!

Put em up! Put em uuuuuup!

Thank GOD I moved my kids to Peters Twp! Thank you Trinity School Board for entertaining me for the past 2 weeks!

Thursday, December 24, 2009 1:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see Mr. Chambers and Mr. Knapp are against the changes being made. At least we have two board members that refuse to join this revolt. From a member of this community and a tax payer, Thank You!

Also heard that a couple board members have asperations of political advancement later down the road. You definately won't if you band with this group. You have a chance to right a wrong. This area will not forget when you go for election, so you should listen to the constituents of this community. They will be the ones voting for you in the future!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009 1:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever tried to read the Weekly Recorder and Kenny's articles?! My 3rd grader had better writing skills and less errors in his letter to Santa! Maybe the Weekly Recorder will get new Crayons this year in their stockings!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009 2:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe someone should ask Mr. Bonnell why he is banned from Washington Youth Baseball. It is also funny how Mr. Bonnell is always proudly wearing his Trinity jacket when in reality he is the linchpin that is going to set the district's academics and athletic programs back 50 years. How ironic?

Thursday, December 24, 2009 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, lets ask him. Mr. Bonnell, why are you banned from Washington Youth Baseball?

Even though he reads these boards, I highly doubt he will answer. Is there any other places this man is not welcome?

Thursday, December 24, 2009 1:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need to check with the 84 youth baseball league. I believe he was forced out there also. I will get the facts about the 80's wrestling boosters club incident and post them soon. Ya know if us taxpayers keep this up we are really going to get under the skin of President Bozovich and his puppets.

Thursday, December 24, 2009 2:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

84 youth league?! Wrestling?! AND Washington Youth Baseball?! Are you kidding me? Is he banned from all of these organizations involving kids? Are all three bans for the same offense?! Good Lord! Who knows the answer to this? I would love to know the TRUTH.....wait, isn't that the slogan for the Claysville Rag? The Truth?! Well Mr. Bonnell, why don't you finally give us the TRUTH!??!!!!!???!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009 7:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please dont associate that "newspaper" with the town of Claysville. Its not the same paper it was back in the day. Good luck at Trinity.

Sunday, December 27, 2009 1:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Earlier someone posted that the board was like the wizard of oz. That was just tooooooo funny! But you need to add a couple more. You already have the Cowardly Lion, the Heartless Tin Man, and the Brainless Scarecrow.

But you need to add the Wicked Witches and the man behind the curtain.....Ken Bonnell!!

Wadda ya Wadda ya want?! Why have you come to see the Wizard?

Not sooo powerful now that the curtain has been pulled back, now are ya!

Sunday, December 27, 2009 9:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL - very funny except for the fact that it is all true.

The sad fact is that these new board members talked about change and helping students achieve. So far they are more worried about firing coaches and grinding axes.

Monday, December 28, 2009 6:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trinity Would be retards if they let Coach Marino go..... He is a good man and a hell of a wrestling coach, and knows the sport very well. I did not go to Trinity thank god! But I myself was a very decorated wrestler from a near by school. Trinity needs to wise up!! This school has always been filled with politics and the people who know nothing are running the show.

Good luck Coach Marino!!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 8:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to voice your opinion to these people, go to the Franklin Mall in the morning and introduce yourself to Mr. Bodnovich and Kenny Bonnell. They sit in the food court and discuss their next "genius" moves with a group of older gentlemen who think they are sports gods as well.

I had the great pleasure of listening to them discuss the sports programs the other day as I sat with my son enjoying a coffee, waiting for the stores to open. It was absolutely amazing to hear some of their comments. These 2 know nothing about sports or the coaches in the district.

It was like listening to Villiage Idiots! I was ashamed and embarrassed for my son and I got up and left before we even finished eating. My son was upset and I was completely angered.

You need to remember to shut your mouths in public. It is the food court, not the supreme court! You should not be discussing that type of information or bashing people of the Trinity School District in Public! Absolutely unprofessional and inappropriate!

It is a shame that these 2 simple minded people are in charge of the district. ABSOLUTELY EMBARRASSING!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 9:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you please be so kind as to let the rest of us in on what tweedle-dee(Bodnovich) and tweedle-dumb(Bonnell) were discussing in the food court?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 3:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were not only bashing Dalton, but several other coaches including football, wrestling, and the administration.

And not only Trinity but Wash Hi and Canon Mac as well. These conversations need to be kept behind closed doors, especially when my son has to overhear their rediculous conversations and I have to explain to him why people act this way.

The only thing I regret is not addressing and confronting these babbling fools, but not in front of my child. But I will soon enough!

These old men don't know the difference between a football and their own.....

Your little group is absolutely classless and the things you were saying were absolutely made up lies. I'm willing to bet the majority of them have never had a conversation with Coach Dalton or the others they were bashing

Thursday, December 31, 2009 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting, maybe we parents should all go to the mall and give the fools a piece of out minds since they feel it's okay to discuss in a open forum.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My son's both wrestled for the Marino brothers. You could not find
better people to coach and teach
young men.Trinity wrestling could
not be in better hands. The board had better think twice about their
decisions, or most of them will be one and done.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are school board decisions final? Can't a judge or higher court over rule? They must be answerable to someone! My sons have been coached by Dalton and the Marino brothers, they are truly dedicated coaches. So board members are talking at the mall? Funny, the afternoon of the board meeting one of the newly elected female members bragged "I'm really going to stir up some sh-- tonight! They are too full of themselves and need to be put in check. Everybody answers to somebody. Scott Day took over Trinity South youth football, his wife took over the cheerleaders. That was just a stepping stone to high school football. He needs stopped now. Maybe we'll just move.

Sunday, January 03, 2010 2:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone don't forget that the School Board Meeting is this Thursday at 6:30 in the High School Auditorium! If you have kids in the district, are a tax payer or care about the education of children, please come out and support the community, as we go up against this new crew. We need all of the help we can get!!

Sunday, January 03, 2010 11:33:00 PM  

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