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Charlie Comerford is making a return to the Western New York football scene, and he’s doing it with a brand-new program. The former Bishop Timon-St. Jude athletic director and head football coach has been serving as the new AD at Western New York Maritime Charter School since August and will lead a merged Health Sciences/WNY Maritime outfit on the gridiron this upcoming…

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A stalk of celery dipped into malaise is what 2017 Buffalo sports tasted like. The year was dominated by upheaval for the Bills and Sabres, with the biggest stories involving people being fired or traded. Record playoff slumps persist. The Bandits were terrible. The Bisons finished 21 games out of first place. None of the Big Four basketball programs made the NCAA To…

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Joe Licata has no experience as a high school administrator or head coach, but Bishop Timon-St. Jude supporters can rest peacefully knowing the Tigers are in good hands with him taking over as athletic director. He has all the qualities needed to restore order after Charlie Comerford resigned last month. For starters, Licata is among the most upright and upbeat people y…

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Charlie Comerford has stepped down as football coach and athletic director at Bishop Timon-St. Jude. Comerford, one of the most accomplished athletes in the history of the school, said the "main factor" in his resignation was Michele Battin being removed as Timon's principal. The school announced the removal of Battin and the resignation of Comerford in a statement o…

For the first time since 1955, someone not named Palano will be sitting in the athletic director's chair at Bishop Timon-St. Jude.Charlie Comerford, one of the school's all-time greats and already the school's football coach, has been named the new AD, succeeding the retiring Jim Palano, who had held the post since 1991. Palano's legendary father, Mel, was AD from …

Bishop Timon-St. Jude's football program competes in League AA of the Monsignor Martin Association, which makes the Tigers the smallest team in the four-team league.But Charlie Comerford, who starred at the South Buffalo school about a decade ago and has been named the school's new head coach, says that challenge isn't any different than when he was starring for …

Bishop Timon-St. Jude has hired Charlie Comerford as its new football coach.  Comerford was chosen to replace coach Al Monaco, who was let go earlier this year. My story for Thursday's paper is here. The move was also discussed during tonight's chat. * * * "We had a search committee, and we picked him," said athletic director Jim Palano. "…