Rams News · Please Join Us in Welcoming Our New Volleyball and Boys Basketball Coaches


Mineral Ridge High School would like to welcome the new volleyball coach and the new boys’ basketball coach to the staff (pending board approval).  Taking on the volleyball job will be Ron Lesko.  Lesko graduated from Youngstown State University and currently teaches at Struthers High School.  He has 11 years experience in coaching volleyball at Brookfield, Liberty and Struthers High School.  He spent 6 years as the head coach at Struthers High School.

Heading the boys’ basketball team will be Gary Pugh.  Pugh graduated from Mineral Ridge in 1980 and was the all time leading scorer in Mineral Ridge Boys Basketball until this past season when Jordan Zupko broke his record.  This will be Pugh’s first stint as head coach at Mineral Ridge.  He has coached the junior varsity and freshmen teams during the 1980’s and early 90’s.  He has also served as an OHSAA basketball official for numerous seasons before coming back to the coaching ranks.