By Rick Obrien
Dave McFadden stepped down as the Strath Haven boys’ basketball coach after two seasons on Wednesday, citing personal reasons.
“I have two young sons — Fin, who is 3 1/2, and Landon, who is 2 1/2,” he said. ” I need to do right by them and my family. The time commitment of being a coach was cutting into the time I was spending with them.”
Last season, McFadden guided the Panthers to a 14-9 record, the Central League playoff tournament final, and a berth in the PIAA District 1 Class 5A tournament.
“This was probably the most difficult decision I’ve had to make in my life,” McFadden, 32, said. “But I had to do what I had to do.”