Mahoney resigns as coach at Greensburg Central Catholic
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.