Monday, April 19, 2010
Montecalvo resigns as C-M football coach
Guy Montecalvo, the head football coach at Canon-McMillan High School the past seven years, submitted his letter of resignation last Thursday, effectively ending one of the most storied coaching careers in the history of Washington County.
The Canon-McMillan School Board accepted the resignation at Monday's meeting, which was heavily attended. The resignation caught many in attendance by surprise.
Montecalvo will remain as Canon-McMillan’s athletic director.
“It was a very, very difficult decision. I’ve been agonizing over this the last three or four months,” Montecalvo said Monday.
Montecalvo spent 33 years as a football coach, the last 30 as a head coach. His career record is 225-107-2 and Montecalvo’s win total ranks second to Fort Cherry’s Jim Garry (265) for the most in Washington County history.
The Big Macs qualified for the WPIAL playoffs in four of Montecalvo’s seven years, most recently in 2008 in Class AAAA.
In 23 years at Washington, Montecalvo guided the Prexies to the 2001 PIAA Class AA championship as well as WPIAL titles in 2001 and 1993. Wash High was runners-up in 1990, 1995 and 1998.
Montecalvo was the Prexies' all-time rushing leader and an all-state selection before heading to Penn State on scholarship and he still owns the 200 dash record at the County Coaches Meet.
Before joining Canon-McMillan in 2003, Montecalvo coached Washington's boys and girls track teams. Led by Laila Brock and Tam Nixon, Wash High won the 1996 PIAA Class AA team championship, His boys track teams won two WPIAL team titles.
Among the many well-known players Montecalvo coached are Brian Davis, Dan Mozes and Michael Hull.