Mike Mussina new Montoursville boys basketball coach

The Montoursville school board on Tuesday night approved the hiring of Mike Mussina as the school’s new head varsity boys basketball coach at its June meeting.

Mussina’s hiring passed by an 8-0 vote.

Mussina becomes the third Montoursville coach in the past five years and replaces Mark Molesky. Molesky will remain on the staff and become Mussina’s first assistant – a new position created for the 2013-14 school year.

Mussina will be paid a stipend of $4,170 and Molesky $4,100.

The Warriors finished 5-17 this past season and haven’t reached the district playoffs in a non-open format since 2008.

Mussina, who will turn 45 during the basketball season, was a three-sport star at Montoursville High School and finished his high school basketball career with 1,382 points. He graduated from Montoursville in 1987.

Mussina pitched with the Orioles and Yankees from 1991-2008, compiling a record of 270-153 with a 3.68 ERA. He has coached Little?League Baseball and junior varsity basketball since retiring.