Gateway's search for a football coach is over. Donnie Militzer was hired tonight by a 7-2 vote of the Gateway school board.
Militzer was an assistant coach at Carlynton the past two seasons. He also has been an assistant at Bishop Canevin, Peters Township, Carnegie Mellon University and Washington & Jefferson College.
He takes over for Terry Smith, who resigned in January to become an assistant at Temple University. Gateway took three months to hire a coach. Sources have said Gateway had some trouble getting a qualified candidate to take the job.
Militzer said he got involved after Gateway re-posted the job a second time.
"My whole family is excited," Militzer said. "When we found out [about getting the job], there was a big celebration."
Militzer will continue with his full-time job as vice-principal at St. Thomas More, a Catholic grade school in Bethel Park.