Pellegrini steps down as Malvern Prep football coach

Posted: February 12, 2014

KEVIN PELLEGRINI has stepped down as Malvern Prep football coach, according to a statement released by the school. Pellegrini made the announcement yesterday during a meeting with Malvern football players, and cited a desire to spend time with family as a significant reason for the decision.

The fifth-year coach, who is also an insurance broker, led the Friars to three Inter-Ac League championships, a 37-17 overall record and a 20-5 Inter-Ac mark. Last season, the Friars (8-2, 4-1) shared the Inter-Ac title with the Haverford School.

"I love representing Malvern football and I love coaching you guys," Pellegrini told his players, according to the statement. "But at this point in my life, I am not able to give the time that this program deserves . . . "

Pellegrini, a 1990 Malvern grad, replaced his father, Gaspare "Gamp" Pellegrini, as the Friars' football coach following the 2008 season. Kevin Pellegrini also went on to play football at Georgetown University and has three sons with his wife, Kaitlin.

"I cannot imagine a tougher job at the high school level than following in Gamp's shoes," athletic director Kurt Ruch said in the statement. "I commend Kevin for the tremendous job he has done in guiding our football program, and wish him the best in his future endeavors."


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