Last season, the Miners returned to prominence in the semi-pro football ranks with a 9-3 season, earning a playoff spot and building a foundation for even greater expectations in 2013.
Leading the Miners to meet those expectations will be a new leader.
Gary Haase has stepped down as Head Coach to focus on family and will be taking on a different role with the Miners to be determined.
Coach Darrin McDowell becomes the fourth Head Coach as the Miners enter the seventh season in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
McDowell was preceeded by team founder Dan LaMagna in 2007, 2008, Donnie Jackson-Bey in 2009 before he took a position at West Side High School, LaMagna again in 2010 and 2011 before Haase stepped in last season.
McDowell joined the NEPA Miners in 2012 as the team’s Quarterbacks Coach and the team’s first Recruiting Coordinator, two areas in which the NEPA Miners shined and led the Miners to their best overall record in six seasons.