Leading off today:
There's easily been enough news in the past 24 hours to fill two blogs without even trying to follow up on leftovers from the NYSPHSAA Central Committee meetings, so let's get started ...
400-game winner retires: Jim Giammattei has stepped down as the boys basketball coach at Scotia-Glenville, intent on not missing the basketball and lacrosse games of his son Jaden, who'll be a freshman at Niskayuna in the fall.
"I'm becoming a full-time dad," Giammattei, 54, told The Daily Gazette. "I'm not going to miss my son's games."
He coached 26 seasons at his alma mater, going 400-174 with NYSPHSAA Class A championships in 2014 and '15. Scotia-Glenville's 53-game winning streak during that run was the state's longest since the Roosevelt Bouie-led Kendall teams on the mid 1970s ratted off 57 in a row.
Giammattei's first four teams won just one, six, eight and nine games, but he built from the ground up and went on to five Section 2 championships.
"We went through all the trials and tribulations, but each year we came back with a clear definition of what was essential to reach the summit," he said.
Said AD Jamian Rockhill: "He not only produced good basketball players, but good men, and the things he's done have transcended to other programs at our school. We're happy for him, but sad to lose him."
With the resignation only formalized on Tuesday, Scotia-Glenville has not yet names a replacement.
• Greg Jones has left as the boys basketball coach at Syracuse Nottingham High School and will be succeeded by fifth-year Onondaga coach Derek Jackson, the former Corcoran star.
In turn, Jackson will be replaced at Onondaga by 2011 graduate Ryan Gavin, Syracuse.com reported.
Jones isn't going anywhere, staying on as dean of students. He coached the girls varsity from 2000-10, winning a NYSPHSAA Class A championship in 2005. He coached the boys from 2011-17.
Western N.Y. developments: The dominoes continue to fall following the recent turmoil at Bishop Timon-St. Jude.
Desmond Randall, who recently resigned after three seasons at Timon, is the new boys basketball coach at West Seneca West, his alma mater, The Buffalo News reported. He replaces Matt Marinaro.
"I weighed what I wanted to do and everything," Randall said. "I'm still living in West Seneca, and there's the whole 'going back home' thing. I'm about two minutes from the school."
Randall's younger brother, football and basketball standout Juston Johnson, will also attend West Seneca West for his junior year after departing Timon.
In addition, the speculated departure of Timon quarterback Matt Myers has come to fruition. He's been working out with West Seneca West players recently and will return to that school (he attended WSW as a freshman) in the fall. Myers, already committed to the University at Buffalo for 2018, told the paper that uncertainty over the viability of the Timon program this fall after the abrupt departure of coach and AD Charlie Comerford was a factor.
"Making this decision was tough but I chose what was best for me and my family," he said.
• New coach and AD Joe Licata told The Buffalo News that Timon does in fact intend to play varsity football this fall despite the loss of several players since Comerford left.