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Gibbons steps down at Mt. View

Joe Gibbons has resigned as Mountain View boys basketball coach after seven seasons.

Gibbons made the decision public in a post on Instagram Monday.

“After much thought and reflection, I have decided to resign my position,” Gibbons wrote in the post.

Gibbons led the Eagles to a Lackawanna League Division 4 title and two Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association state tournaments, which were both the result of District 2 championship game appearances at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

“I am proud of what we had accomplished together, …” Gibbons wrote. “Moreover, I am proud of the seven classes of seniors that I have had the honor and privilege to coach, to watch become fine young men, and to now call family.

“My goal was to affect positive change throughout the basketball program and to positively impact the lives of my players. I believe that we were able to accomplish that.”

The Eagles went 4-8 in Lackawanna Division and 8-16 overall, losing to Gibbons’ alma mater in the District 2 Class 2A semifinals.

Gibbons wrote that he was “uncertain what the next chapter will hold regarding coaching.”

Mountain View becomes the fourth Lackawanna League school to enter into a coaching change since the end of the boys basketball season.

Al Callejas Jr. has replaced Al Callejas Sr., who retired at Holy Cross, which is coming off a state semifinal appearance as well as Lackawanna Division 3 and District 2 Class 2A titles.

Andrew Kettel resigned at Scranton Prep after the Cavaliers won the District 2 Class 4A title.

Rich Emmons resigned at Elk Lake after winning three titles, also in a seven-year run in Lackawanna Division 4.

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