Monday, March 23, 2009

OLSH to add football

While some schools struggle to keep football teams on the field, one WPIAL school will be adding the sport.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, a Class A private school, located in Coraopolis will begin play in 2010. Overseeing the project will be former Pitt head football coach Foge Fazio, a Coraopolis native and a radio analyst for Pitt football.

OLSH currently has a co-op with nearby Cornell for football.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh good...

just what class A needs...another Catholic recruiting school...as if Serra and North Catholic werent enough...

Sewickley you want to join also? Im sure there are some kids out there whose parents can be bought...

Unfair advantage said...

Let the recruiting begin!

Anonymous said...

Gimmee a break guys!! The whining begins early!

Anonymous said...

Being a Greyhound fan in a Single A
school this sucks. If a private school has this money to build a stadium imagine how much money for free tuition and large discounts to good athletes....How unfair to the single A schools that have trouble getting enough players that most of the team plays multiple positions. You watch, in a few years they will be a powerhouse. Why won't the PIAA do something to change the playing field and make it fair? They have to be sick of hearing everyone screaming foul!!!!

Brant said...

I'm sure they'll only rely on the student body already at the school. Yeah, right.

Anonymous said...

Imagine the time (years) it would take to start a football program from scratch in a public school and build it into a competitor.
now watch how long it takes for OLSH to do so.
That is the fundamental difference that gives non-public schools an advantage. Now imagine it is basketball which only requires 5 starters.

Anonymous said...

Now imagine if all of you private school haters where actually men and didn't whine like little girls and look for excuses for why your public schools lose instead of working harder and winning.

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Anonymous said...

spoken like a typical Bishop Canevin or Central Catholic arrogant parent!

Exposing Privates? said...

Hey spell check.....its "were" not haters, not "where" you idiot. And stating the truth does not make me a hater. If only class A public schools were allowed to enroll students openly from other districts- you would have a case. But you don't, all that you do have is an unfair advantage to field teams. Oops, you also have a delusion that this is somehow not an advantage over smaller schools with a defined pool of talent to draw from. If private schools are such great competitors, why not compete at a higher level? Why not show the superiority of private school athletics? It's because it is a farce and you know it. Where I come from, this is called cherry picking. Congratulations.....private schools are awesome!

Christina said...
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Christina said...

If you're going to argue that private schools have the advantage in class A football, consider these statistics: Only one private/Catholic school (Serra 2007) has won a WPIAL title since 1982. In addition to that, only since 1992 (Scotland School) has a private/Catholic school won a PIAA state title.

Public school programs such as Rochester, Farrell (now in District 10), Clariton and many others have excelled in winning championships with extremely talented players and excellent coaching staffs. Kudos to them for putting together terrific championship teams. Public and private/Catholic schools alike have both contributed to the competitive nature of football in this area.

OLSH has long wanted to build and develop its own football program for students, parents, alumni and friends to enjoy and I am sure this did not come easy and neither will the total development of this program.

Lastly, to all the naysayers, contrary to popular belief, not all private/Catholic schools recruit. There are a few guilty of it out there, which give the others a bad name. Say what you will, but not all have blood on their hands.

Exposing Privates said...

Christina, not winning WPIAL or PIAA championships does not change the fact that private schools enjoy an unfair advantage. And my beliefs about this are not tied to football. Look at the PIAA basketball brackets on their website. Do some math, and tell me there is no unfair advantage. Arrogant private school proponents live in a fantasy that their kids are just that much better than the others in their classification. But classification is determined by the size of the student body. The big difference is that you are not limited to specific geography by which to develop you student body. So don't pretend that you can't see the clear advantage that your school enjoys. Like my previous post said, "you also have a delusion that this is somehow not an advantage over smaller schools".

Goto confession because you are a sinner.

Anonymous said...

Limited boundaries? Exposed privates, your brain must have been exposed to severe weather as well.

What limited boundaries does Gateway have? Each year, miraculously, a couple of blue chip recruits show up on Gateways roster for their junior or senior years. How does that happen?

Its idiots like you that always want to say that private school recruit that don't know the real truth. Schools like Gateway are far more guilty of recruiting than any private school in the WPIAL.

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if the PIAA made private schools use the numbers of every school district that they pull their athletes from. Then the field is level. When you see Serra go from doormat to champion in 2 years, it is not because of excellent coaching. Check their roster, 5 from Mckeesport, 3 from Woody High, 2 from here, 6 from there... advantage is an understatement. Look at Jeff Morgan, Monaca, California, Rochester, Beth Center and those competitive schools that have 60-80 boys total from 9-12 to build a program with. That is excellent coaching. Give them the surrounding schools to choose athletes from and see where Serra and Company stand after that.

Exposed Privates said...

Hey Annonymous fool,

Last time I checked, Gateway is class AAAA- the issue I and most have with this issue relates to the fact that these schools compete mostly in class A and AA. Move them up or use a multiplier to offset the unfair advantage. Private school players and coaches alike are afraid to compete in a more level playing field. They are cherry pickers....why not let them play middle school teams as well to help build up their stats.

Clairton Alum said...

I am against private schools being in A and AA. Its just not fair. But in this case, I WELCOME OLSH with open arms to come into Clairton on a Friday night...cant wait to see it. Those boys arent going to know what hit them.

Ask Serra...

Clairton Alum said...

This is off subject, but on a sad note today I have to report that one of Clairton's assitant football coaches was shot and killed in a drive by shooting in front of his home last night. I know what you all are thinking right now...just another typical black kid getting shot in Clairton. This was far from that. This guy was truly one of the good ones in town. He was straight-laced, he kept his nose clean, he mentored all of his players and other kids in the school, he had two little children...this was just senseless. I am so sick of hearing about this type of thing every night on the news. Somehow, someway this needs to stop. Its so sad to see this. It would be different if this guy was a drug dealer or a criminal...it wouldnt make it any better but at least people have a way of justifying or rationalizing that in their mind. There is no justification for this one.

So sad...

Anonymous said...

You know what's even more amazing than the fact that private schools can recruit? That anyone pays enough attention to football to even care.