Manzi announces his retirement as McDevitt football coach

Wyncote, Pa– Coach Pat Manzi announced today that he would retire from coaching football at Bishop McDevitt High School.  He will stay on as the Athletic Director and continue teaching.

After a rewarding 34 year football coaching career at McDevitt, his accomplishments and awards include:

*Producing 139 First Team All-Catholics

* Philadelphia Catholic League Championships 1986, 1987, 1999

*Four Time Philadelphia Catholic League Coach of the Year

*District 12 Champs 2015

* Quarter finals State Playoffs 2015

*Member of the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame

* Philadelphia Daily News 1980’s Coach of the Decade

“Giving up coaching was not an easy decision, but my wife and I decided it was time for me to spend more time with my grandchildren attending their events”, says Manzi.   When asked about Coach Manzi’s fondest memories, he didn’t speak of the Championships he has won, but to the experiences with the players and families.  When asked, Manzi was humble talking about his accomplishments, “I was lucky to have such talented players, amazing assistant coaches and wonderful parents to work with.”

Manzi will continue teaching at Bishop McDevitt High School and retain his duties as Athletic Director. “ I will treasure my years of coaching at McDevitt and I look forward to cheering  from the stands.”

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