Pine-Richland has a new football coach and it’s New Brighton native Steve Campos. Parents and players packed last night’s nights school board meeting and walked away disappointed as they came to the realization that there former coach would not be coming back and by a vote of 8-1 Campos would now lead the Rams.
Campos has an extensive collegiate coaching resume but little experience as a head coach at the high school level.
Among his jobs, Campos was head coach at Bethany College from 1992-2002 and went 40-47 in nine seasons. He also coached at Memphis State, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Geneva, University of Texas at El Paso, Marietta, Washington & Jefferson, Robert Morris and California of Pennsylvania.
Campos had a one-year stint in 2006 as the football coach at Ringgold while also working as athletic director. Most recently, he worked with Seneca Valley’s quarterbacks.
Campos is a 1982 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and earned a master’s degree in education from Memphis State in 1984. He taught at Marietta and Bethany colleges between 1991 and 1992.
Campos takes over a Pine-Richland team that won the WPIAL and PIAA Class 5A titles last season. The program is amid turmoil over the decision not to renew the contract of former longtime coach Eric Kasperowicz who led the Rams with a record of 85-18 winning four WPIAL titles and two state championships.