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February 28, 2013 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
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.
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February 28, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
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 two hours 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.
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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.
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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.
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November 8, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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July 11, 2006 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
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June 3, 2010 | By TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
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.
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June 4, 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.
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October 11, 2012 | By Rick O’Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Olney Charter was deemed to be "the aggressor" in the brawl that broke out during last Friday's Public League Silver Division football game against visiting Southern. For their roles in the fight, four Olney players and two volunteer assistant coaches have been removed from the team, District 12 chairman Robert Coleman said. The Trojans also have forfeited Friday's scheduled game vs. Lincoln. Coleman said that he and the two principals - Olney's Dr. Jose Lebron and Southern's Otis Hackney - "collaborated on this.
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March 23, 2015 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
HERSHEY, Pa. - Even before the PIAA Class AAAA state final Saturday night between Roman Catholic and Martin Luther King, Philadelphia-area boys' basketball had achieved a first. With its 62-51 afternoon victory over previously undefeated Aliquippa, Conwell-Egan assured District 12 a clean sweep of four championship games. That's something no other district has accomplished since the tournament began in 1920. In 1978, six years before the switch to four classifications, three District 11 girls' squads - Allentown Central Catholic (Class AAA)
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November 8, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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March 2, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jabri McCall, Martin Luther King's steady hand, turned the ball over as he prepared to signal for a timeout. Just 30 seconds were left, and King was clinging to a one-point lead, and Roman Catholic's Rashann London drove for what looked to be an easy layup. But seemingly out of nowhere, King's Chase Rodgers sprinted down the court and blocked the shot just in time. The Cougars crowd erupted until their celebration proved premature. The referee awarded Roman two free throws - which enabled them to take the lead and go on to win, 58-55,Friday night in the District 12 Class AAAA final - and the crowd at St. Joseph's University's Hagan Arena came undone.
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October 4, 2013 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
JAMEL NEWTON stepped into a difficult situation yesterday when he was named Del-Val Charter's interim head football coach. Newton, who was a volunteer assistant, takes over after Shelton Farmer was dismissed following Saturday's bench-clearing altercation with Roxborough. After the season, the school will begin the search for a permanent coach. "I'm proud to be a part of something that can help out these kids right now," said Newton, a technology manager at the school. "The circumstances are not what you ask for, but when something comes down the line you have take it. It's not the best, but it's what needs to be done.
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October 3, 2013 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5814
PUBLIC LEAGUE executive director Robert Coleman yesterday revealed the aftermath of the Del-Val Charter and Roxborough fight that ended Saturday's football game prematurely. Del-Val will forfeit its next two games and will be placed on probation, because this is its second fighting incident, Coleman said. Del-Val was involved in a fight with Prep Charter on Sept. 7. The school also will forfeit its right to participate in any football playoffs this year. Further incidents will result in Del-Val's football program being shut down for the season, Coleman said.
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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.
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July 8, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Prep Charter has until the end of the month to return its back-to-back Public League and District 12 girls' basketball titles, and all athletic programs will be barred from postseason play for a second season after a third girls' basketball player was found to be living outside the city. The player, whose name is being withheld by the Philadelphia School District, lived in South Jersey and not at a Southwest Philadelphia address listed by the school. Robert Coleman, the chairman of PIAA District 12, said the rental lease of the Southwest Philadelphia address was "completely bogus" and appeared to be tampered with.
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May 20, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Prep Charter will retain its Public League girls' basketball titles, but the Huskies will be barred from capturing a fourth straight crown. PIAA's District 12 handed the team a one-year postseason ban Friday for using players with falsified addresses. Robert Coleman, District 12's executive director, said Saturday that the entire athletic program has been placed on probation for two years but that all other teams remain eligible for the postseason after a vote by the district's executive board.
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May 12, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Prep Charter will not face penalties for using two girls' basketball players with falsified addresses, said Robert Coleman, the School District of Philadelphia's executive director of athletics. Although they were academically ineligible to attend the South Philadelphia charter, Coleman said "athletically they are eligible. " Coleman is also the chairperson of PIAA District 12. According to a report by the School District's inspector general's office, Hannah Timmons and Martianna Wilson commuted to Prep Charter from Coatesville, but the school listed them with Southwest Philadelphia addresses.
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