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Mahoney resigns as coach at Greensburg Central Catholic

| Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, 9:21 p.m.
Barry Reeger | Trib Total Media
Greensburg Central Catholic coach Dan Mahoney watches the action during the Westmoreland County Coaches Association seven-on-seven football tournament at Franklin Regional High School on July 17, 2014, in Murrysville.

Dan Mahoney retired as football coach at Greensburg Central Catholic after five seasons.

Mahoney, a longtime assistant before taking over the program in 2012, will continue to serve as the school's athletic director. Doing both jobs became too much of a strain for Mahoney, 57, who will continue to teach social studies at GCC.

“The last three seasons I kept saying to myself, ‘One more year, one more year,' ” Mahoney said. “It was time. It had nothing to do with how we did last season. I've been coaching for 35 years, and it's been great. I couldn't imagine a better experience as a coach and what we achieved at Central.

“I have grandkids now, and the AD job demands a lot of you. During the fall season you have eight or nine sports pulling at you, and you're not able to prepare (for football) as I used to.”

Mahoney's record was 25-25, and he made the playoffs four times with four first-round losses. The Centurions finished 2-8 this past season.

Mahoney came to GCC in 1982. He was a head coach at Geibel for three years in the mid-1990s and has been an assistant at Riverview, Hempfield and Latrobe.

He said GCC will take applicants until mid-December.

— Bill Beckner Jr.

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