Another year, another coach for St. Mary’s of Lancaster football.
The Lancers announced Thursday that Nicholas Todaro has been named coach for the upcoming season. Todaro succeeds Chris Glenn, who left after a season to take the head coaching post at Williamsville East.
This is the third different coach in as many seasons for the Lancers, as Dave Hersey coached from 2010-13.
Todaro inherits a program that kind of defied expectations last season, posting a 6-4 record and finishing the season ranked No. 10 in the News’ Small Schools’ poll. With a roster of roughly 26 players and no official junior varsity team, St. Mary’s gathered enough players to field a team last season.
The victories didn’t stop there as the Lancers opened 2-0, rallying for a road win at Section V’s University Prep. Their signature win came in Week Seven when they went into St. Joe’s and crushed the Marauders 51-26.
Todaro, a 2003 graduate of Hutch-Tech, spent 2012-14 as defensive coordinator at South Park.
He began his career as an assistant at Bishop Timon-St. Jude with the Tigers’ junior varsity team in 2007. He rose to head coach of the JV (2008-09) and offensive coordinator for Timon’s varsity (2010) before becoming junior varsity head coach at Canisius in 2011.
“I am truly honored and thankful to be named the head football coach at St. Mary’s High School,” Todaro said. “I am so excited for the new challenges upcoming and working with the St. Mary’s family, past and present.”
Among the expected returnees for St. Mary’s include quarterback Takal Molson, an All-WNY pick in both football and basketball.