Kevin Pellegrini stepped down after leading the Friars to a share of last season's Inter-Ac title with Haverford School. In five seasons, Pellegrini won three Inter-Ac League championships and owned a 20-5 league record. His father, former Malvern coach Gamp Pellegrini, won 20 Inter-Ac titles and owned a 219-86-9 record in 31 seasons.
Before Gonzaga, Brady held collegiate assistant-coaching positions at Georgetown, Clarion, Duke and Mansfield, as well as high school posts in Maryland and Florida.
"Throughout the interview process, I was impressed with his passion and preparedness," Malvern athletic director Kurt Ruch said in a statement released by the school. "The search committee was also impressed with his plans for helping our student-athletes play in college, as well as his ideas about bringing quality students into our program. Aaron is the unanimous selection of the committee, and I am excited to start working with him."
New digs for Burrs
The West Catholic High football team hopes to have new practice digs soon, after a new partnership with Drexel University was announced yesterday.
A synthetic field, made possible by a $1.5 million donation from the Maguire Foundation, will be constructed within Drexel's Vidas Athletic Complex at 43rd Street and Powelton Ave., and will be used by both institutions, according to a joint release.
The expected date of completion is Aug. 1. The Burrs currently practice at the Philadelphia Recreation Center Field at 48th Street and Woodland Avenue. The Maguire Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on assisting children and young adults obtain quality education.
"This is a dream 24 years in the making," Brother Richard Kestler, president of West Catholic Prep, said in the release. "Since 1989, West Catholic Prep has been looking for a site to serve as a practice field for its teams. Thanks to this partnership with Drexel and the Maguire Foundation, West Catholic Prep students will have a state-of-the-art facility and a site we are proud to call our home."
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