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Joe Licata Steps Down As Bishop Timon Head Coach

After four years, Bishop Timon – St. Jude High School will be looking for a new Athletic Director and head football coach as Joe Licata has stepped down from the position.

Licata is leaving the South Buffalo high school to take a position within the University at Buffalo football program.

“Joe has been a tremendous asset for our school, and we wish him great success at UB,” Timon principal Dr. James Newton said in a statement. Licata joined Timon in 2017 after spending the 2016 year in and out of NFL organizations. During his four-year run leading the Tigers program, Licata brought stability back to a school that was looking for direction after controversy surrounded the final days of previous leadership.

During an adjusted and shortened 2021 season, Licata’s Tigers went 2-4 with both wins coming against Cardinal O’Hara. In his four seasons at the helm, Licata went 7-28 overall.

He led the football team to a Monsignor Martin Class B championship in 2019.

When reached for comment, Licata declined at this time but said he will be speaking in the near future.

Taking over for Licata as interim head coach will be Matt Weiser, who has been on staff since 2017. Ron Bertovich, Timon’s director of operations, is taking over as interim athletic director.

Newton closed his statement saying that more transition plans will be announced in the coming days. According to Yahoo! Sports, Licata will be joining UB as an offensive quality control coach and work in high school relations. Licata played at UB from 2012-2015 where he threw 76 touchdowns and nearly 10,000 yards in his time at the university.

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