Archbishop Wood's Jim Ricci steps down for season

Archbishop Wood girls' basketball coach Jim Ricci has taken a leave of absence for the season due to an illness in his family according to Vikings athletic director Joe Sette.

John Gallagher, Ricci's longtime assistant, will take over. Between 2010 and 2012, Wood captured three-staright PIAA Class AAA titles and Ricci was twice named the state’s Class AAA coach of the year.

"We're confident that the program is in good hands," said Sette. "Jimmy has a great group of assistants and has established a great program."