Mike Pietlock named head football coach at Oxford Area High School
At its March 15 meeting the Board of School Directors of the Oxford Area School District approved the appointment of Michael Pietlock as Head Football Coach at Oxford Area High School. The supplemental contact, in the amount of $6,087.04, is effective August 16, 2010.
Mr. Pietlock comes to the Hornet program after serving as defensive coordinator at Kennett High School from 2007-09. He succeeds Dennis Baumgartner, who served as head coach for the past five seasons, as well as for several seasons in the early 1990s.
“I am grateful and excited to be the next head football coach at Oxford,” said Mr. Pietlock. “While coaching at Kennett for the last three seasons, I noticed the strong community feel of the program and look forward to being part of, and representing, this school and town. My goal is to lead this program in a manner that makes us all proud. I look forward to meeting the team this week and cannot wait to start working with them.”
Mr. Pietlock brings to his new position an impressive resume as a player and coach. At Salesianum High School in Wilmington, DE, he played at tight end and on the defensive line for the Sallies’ 1993 state championship team. The following season he was named First Team All-State defensive lineman.
Mr. Pietlock continued his playing career at Dickinson College, where he was selected First Team All-Conference and Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1998. His coaching career began in 1999 as an assistant coach at Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School in Newark, DE.
In 2003 Mr. Pietlock was named assistant coach at his alma mater, Salesianum. From 2004-06 Mr. Pietlock was head coach at Delcastle Techncial School.
Mr. Pietlock lives in Hockessin, DE with his wife and their three children.
“Along with our principal, Dr. Madden, the school board and district administration, I am confident that Mike will do a tremendous job leading our young men, both on the football field and in making sure they succeed in the classroom as well,” said Oxford Area High School athletic director Sean Harvey.