Youngstown News, Pavlansky stepping down as Canfield girls coach

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Pavlansky stepping down as girls coach

Published: March 6, 2014 @ 12:08

Photo by: William D. Lewis

girls basketball coach Pat inside the school gymnasium on Pavlansky announced he is stepping as coach after 19 seasons.

mentor won

318 games in 19 seasons

By Judeh


When girls basketball coach Pat walked off the court at Walsh this past Friday the Cardinals’ loss in a Division I title game to North Hoover, he was his normal self.

The coach, who was ending his 19th at the helm in Canfield, was gracious as shaking hands with the and making sure to stop and to many of the Canfield faithful.

did some of them know this would be his final walking off of the basketball court.

The has decided to retire after 318 at Canfield (354 overall) and conference titles.

“There’s no I will miss all of the girls and tough to step away coaching such a great like Canfield’s, but I’m at that of my life where I want to more time with my Pavlansky said. “My oldest will soon be having a so I want to spend time my grandchild.

“Canfield definitely made my career special. The players, administration, parents and so on were very supportive of me and bought our system.”

Pavlansky helped Canfield into one of the region’s consistent basketball programs his 19 seasons as head coach, eight district final and five regional berths.

Pavlansky also coached the to a regional championship and Division II finals berth in 2001.

also coached track and won 10 titles and sent many to the state meet during his 13 as Canfield’s girls tennis

“I have a lot of great memories — last year’s regional team and the 2001 state team stand out,” he “But overall I will remember how every single one of the I coached always believed in and our coaching staff. They believed they could

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Anyone involved in or around the knows it will be strange not the 15-time sectional champion the sidelines next season.

ask anyone currently on the team.

Rachel Tinkey, a three-year says her senior year be the same without Pavlansky and she will miss the bond he with all of his players.

“Mr. is a great guy, not just a coach,” she said. “I have enjoyed having him as both a and a coach. It will definitely be next season looking at the sideline and not seeing him.”

Athletic director Greg agrees that Pavlansky’s on the program will be long-lasting.

has had such a significant impact on not just in coaching, but as a teacher,” said. “He’s impacted of athletes and countless students and was very devoted. He will be

Though he is retiring from the world, Pavlansky says he plans to continue teaching for the future.

But as Pavlansky walks off the sunset one question remains:

he ever coach again?

“Not right now, but I love coaching and down the if someone needed help and me I would consider it,” he “Whatever happens, happens.”

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