Garry Cathell, who coached football at several schools in the WPIAL, was chosen along with four others for Hall of Fame induction by the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association. Windber's Phil DeMarco, Delone Catholic's Denny Frew, Dallas' Ted Jackson and Clearfield's Tim Janocko also were honored Saturday at the Big 33 Football Classic in Hershey.
Cathell, who coached at Peters Township, Butler and Elizabeth Forward, has been an active member of the PSFCA and his work with the organization has drawn praise. As a coach, the Clairton native compiled a 107-131-4 record. He holds the position of executive manager in the PSFCA and has been an organizer of the Pennsylvania East/West All-Star Game.
DeMarco, who coached Windber from 1985-2010, had a 192-95-5 record and won five District 5 titles. His teams won 49 consecutive games in 1997-2003. Frew coached Delone Catholic from 1979-2006. He won six District 3 titles and compiled a 220-101-3 record.
Jackson, who coached 27 seasons at Dallas through 2011, won the PIAA Class AA title in 1993. His career record was 231-76-3.
Janocko, who has coached Clearfield since 1985, has a 216-97-3 record along with 10 titles in District 9.
Christopher Besser, an Upper St. Clair graduate, and North Allegheny grad Cody Piper were awarded $1,000 academic scholarships by the Big 33 Scholarship Foundation with funding from the PNC Foundation. The scholarships were awarded based on overall academic excellence, community service, leadership ability and community involvement.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.