Former Hurricanes DL to lead Pittsburgh public schools

Anthony Hamlet played against Pittsburgh twice during his Hurricanes career, once on the road. In UM’s 1989 national championship season, it was ranked seventh when it beat 14th-ranked Pitt 24-3.

Hamlet is about to get a lot more familiar with the city.

The former Hurricanes defensive end, a graduate of Atlantic High, will reportedly become the superintendent for Pittsburgh’s public schools.

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From the Post’s Julius Whigham:

Anthony Hamlet was approved during a formal vote Wednesday night by the Pittsburgh Public Schools board of directors, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. He was announced as the top candidate during a news conference prior to the vote. He will be paid $210,000 annually.

Hamlet is currently the director of school accountability transformation for the Palm Beach County School District. He previously was the principal at Palm Beach Lakes High School.

He will replace current Pittsburgh schools superintendent Linda Lane, whose contract ends on June 30, the Post-Gazette reported.

Hamlet, 46, was part of UM’s 1989 and 1991 title teams. He was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the 10th round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He spent the 1993 season with the Indianapolis Colts.

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