Wrestling: Phoenixville coach Dave Saville steps down after three seasons at the helm


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PHOENIXVILLE -  Dave Saville has stepped down as head wrestling coach at Phoenixville Area High School, it was announced Wednesday.

Saville, who entered the season with a 14-28 career record in duals, suffered through an 0-9 campaign in the rugged Pioneer Athletic Conference – but the accomplishments of five Phoenixville wrestlers in the postseason portray a truer measure of Saville’s three-year tenure.

Phantoms senior Ken Cenci earned his 100th career victory while winning the Section II championship at 285 this season. Cenci later finished runner-up in the District 1-AAA North championships and qualified for the Southeast Regional.

Four other Phoenixville wrestlers qualified for districts, including Jordan Valenteen, who placed second at 140 at sectionals. Other Phantoms district qualifiers included Eddie McCarthy (103), Brendan Bonner (130) and Matt Cermanski (145).

“The Phantoms thank Coach Saville for his countless hours and dedication to the district and the student-athletes,” Phoenixville athletic director Tony Palladino said in a press release.