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Former Belle Vernon coach Asmonga dies

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Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, 5:51 p.m.
 

Don Asmonga, 85, a former baseball and basketball coach at Belle Vernon, died Monday night from complications of illnesses, including pneumonia.

Asmonga, who guided the Leopards to their only WPIAL basketball title in 1978, won 297 basketball games in 23 years at Belle Vernon.

Asmonga led Homestead to a 28-0 record and a state championship in 1946. He garnered all-state honors and received WPIAL honors in football and baseball.

After an outstanding basketball career at Alliance College, he had a brief career in professional baseball. He played professional basketball and had a brief stint with the former Baltimore Bullets of the NBA.

He planned to attend “Don Asmonga Night,” which was set to be held Jan. 28 at Belle Vernon.

— Jeff Oliver

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