Wed. 3:10 p.m.: Pompelia out at Kennedy

WARREN – The speculation proved accurate Wednesday when John F. Kennedy High School boys’ basketball coach Shawn Pompelia learned that his contract won’t be renewed.

Neither Randy Rair, assistant superintendent of the Youngstown Diocese, nor Brian Sinchak, president at JFK, gave specifics. It’s believed that concerns among some parents about Pompelia’s practice habits were among the issues.

This is the second time that Pompelia, a 1982 graduate of JFK, hasn’t had his contract renewed. He was let go after the 2006-07 season for an issue that had nothing to do with practice habits and was replaced by Bruce Timko. The Eagles had a combined 47-21 record in the three seasons prior to the 2007-08 season.

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