Wood's Jim Ricci resigns

After taking a leave of absence last season due to a family health issue, Archbishop Wood girls' basketball coach Jim Ricci has resigned.

Ricci captured three straight PIAA Class AAA state championships from 2010 to 2012. The Vikings were coached this past season by John Gallagher, Ricci's longtime assistant. They lost in the Catholic League final to Neumann-Goretti and finished as District 12 Class AAA champions.

Archbishop Wood head coach Jim Ricci, and the players on the bench, are excited as their lead over Villa Maria grows in the 4th quarter. ( Clem Murray / Staff Photographer )

The head coaching position has been posted and applicants have until April 29 to apply. Gallagher has applied.

"We wish him good luck," said Wood athletic director Joe Sette. "He was a great coach for us and a historic coach."