Dave McFadden steps down as Strath Haven boys’ basketball coach

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.”

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