In his first year as varsity football coach at Waynesburg High School, Dave Sarra guided the Raiders to an appearance in the 2000 WPIAL Class AA championship game. It marked Waynesburg's second consecutive appearance in the title game but, unlike the 1999 championship, that season ended with a loss to Bernard "Josh" Lay and Aliquippa at Three Rivers Stadium.
A repeat of such a feat would be nothing short of miraculous after Sarra was hired by the school district as its boys basketball coach.
Sarra compiled a 45-26 record in seven season as Raiders football coach. He previously served as varsity girls basketball coach and replaces Aaron Ankrom, a former standout player at Waynesburg. The Raiders went 7-15 a year ago and have not had a winning season since 2004-05.
- Woodland Hills is hiring Dave Krakoff as its boys basketball coach. Ringgold followers may remember the name. Krakoff was hired as athletic director and boys basketball coach in April, 2004 only to resign later that month. Krakoff has coached at West Allegheny and Pine-Richland.