Jason Marucco to resign as Greater Latrobe football coach

The Wildcat alum compiled a 20-56 record in eight seasons at Greater Latrobe

Thu Dec 23, 2021 - 10:53AM

Sean Meyers Sean Meyers
Jason Marucco is a 1991 graduate of Greater Latrobe and has coached his alma mater since 2014. (Photo by westernpasports.com)Jason Marucco is a 1991 graduate of Greater Latrobe and has coached his alma mater since 2014. (Photo by westernpasports.com)

Last Updated: Thu Dec 23, 2021 - 1:31PM

Jason Marucco, the Greater Latrobe football coach, has decided to resign from his position. Marucco confirmed his decision to the Westmoreland Sports Network, although the move cannot become official until approved at the Greater Latrobe School Board meeting in January.

Marucco, a 1991 graduate of Greater Latrobe, served at the helm of the Wildcats for the past eight seasons. Prior to becoming the head coach, he held assistant roles at Greater Latrobe, East Allegheny, and Mount Pleasant Area.

Last season, the Wildcats went 3-7 overall, including 1-4 in the Class 5A Big East Conference, and failed to qualify for the playoffs. The campaign concluded with a 42-0 loss at home against Penn-Trafford. Prior to that contest, Marucco highlighted that his players displayed tremendous effort and pride all throughout the season.

“Our guys have continued to come to practice, prepare every day at every team session with the mindset that they’re going to go out and win the game Friday night, and continue to play the entire time no matter what happens,” he said. “Our guys have done that all year, and I wouldn’t expect anything less this Friday night.”

Marucco declined to go into any detail on his resignation.

Greater Latrobe last reached the WPIAL postseason in 2019, falling to Penn Hills in the first round of the 5A bracket. The Wildcats also qualified for the playoffs in 2018.

After replacing Ray Reitz following the 2013 campaign, Marucco compiled a record of 20-56.