May 18, 2016 |
Mike Hawkins was voted in as the new PIAA District 12 sports chairman for next school year in a district committee meeting Monday in Northeast Philadelphia. The vote to elevate Hawkins from vice chairman to the top position came after Robert Coleman announced his resignation to the group, effective at the end of next month, according to sources. At the end of March, Coleman was relieved of his duties as the Philadelphia School District's executive director of athletics. Two of Coleman's assistants were also let go. The reason for the terminations was not disclosed.
February 28, 2013 |
AFTER PREP Charter won the Public League girls' basketball championship Sunday by defeating Central, an accusation was made that two ineligible players were used. Robert Coleman, the District 12 and Public League sports czar, said Wednesday no illegal players were used, and released a statement that read, in part: "Today, the Chairman of PIAA District 12, Robert Coleman reviewed the eligibility of the two students in question and concluded that, based on the information available at this time; the students meet the eligibility requirements and are eligible to play.
April 1, 2016 |
There has been a major shake-up in the leadership of the Philadelphia School District's athletic department. Cheryl Logan, the school district's chief academic support officer, said Wednesday in an email to athletic directors that Robert Coleman, the executive director of athletics, and two assistants had been relieved of their duties. Logan wrote in the email, "The following individuals will no longer conduct business on behalf of the Office of Athletics for the School District of Philadelphia: Mr. Robert Coleman, Ms. Starr Davenport, and Mrs. Angela White.
November 8, 2014 |
Less than a month before the high school basketball season tips off, the reigning Catholic League girls' champions are without a coach. Neumann-Goretti's Letty Santarelli resigned on Friday morning, athletic director Charles Szydlik said. He declined to comment when asked why Santarelli resigned. Santarelli could not be reached for comment. Robert Coleman, executive director of PIAA's District 12, said last week that the program was under investigation by the archdiocese, which was looking into the awarding of athletic scholarships.
February 28, 2013 |
Prep Charter, the three-time defending Public League girls' basketball champion, was cleared on Wednesday of any wrongdoing after an investigation into the possible use of ineligible players. Robert Coleman, the school district's executive director of athletics, met with representatives of the school for a two-hour meeting at district headquarters. "Based on the information available at this time, the students meet the eligibility requirements and are eligible to play," Coleman said in a statement.
December 16, 2008
The standings in Public D basketball are now officially unbalanced - two more losses than wins. District 12 chairman Robert Coleman said yesterday that A. Philip Randolph and Science Leadership, first-year Pub members, have been hit with a double-forfeit for playing their first game Dec. 4, a league affair, 1 day before the official PIAA starting date. According to workers at the Delaware Valley Score Service, which supplies high-school results and box scores to the Daily News , as many as 20 nonleague games involving PL schools were played Dec. 1 through 4. Coleman said he is currently "combing through schedules" and trying to be determine exactly which schools committed violations.
October 1, 2013
ON SATURDAY, the Del Val Charter at Roxborough football game was halted at 6:57 of the second quarter due to a bench-clearing brawl. Del Val led, 12-7, at the time of the stoppage. District 12 chairman Robert Coleman said last night he believes Del Val will be credited with a win and Roxborough with a loss, and that each team will forfeit its next game. Coleman said he will make a definitive ruling early this week. Also, Imhotep broke a city leagues record for points scored and tied the record for winning margin by trouncing School of the Future, 83-6.
July 11, 2006 |
The School District of Philadelphia has a new director of athletics, and his track record suggests that he is a winner. Robert Coleman, 50, assistant to Cliff Hubbard, who retired, has been named to the top post by school district chief Paul Vallas on the recommendation of Marjorie Wuestner, the district's executive director for health, safety, physical education and sports administration. For the last three years, Coleman, who also chairs PIAA District 12, has been interacting with city athletic directors, participating in executive meetings across the state, and facilitating sports competition between area teams and those in other parts of the state.
June 3, 2010 |
Part 1 went great. Now, Robert Coleman, the District 12 chairman, wants to make sure Part 2 does, also. Tomorrow, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Temple's Liacouras Center, more than 1,700 athletes currently in eighth to 11th grade are scheduled to receive free physical exams that will make them eligible to compete in PIAA sports during the 2010-11 school year. The preregistered athletes, Coleman said, are enrolled at public, charter and Catholic schools. Physicals will not be given to walkups, he emphasized.