Lamenza Named to Lead Blackhawk Football Program

Friday, April 17, 2015 | 12:04 AM

The Blackhawk Cougars have settled on the coach that will follow Joe Hamilton. Current Mohawk head coach Joe Lamenza, was tabbed to lead the Cougars on Thursday night.

Lamenza was 7-29 in four years at Mohawk, he has also served as the head coach at West Mifflin and Slippery Rock and was an assistant at Ellwood City, Riverside and Beaver, along with Robert Morris University.

The new coach knows something about competition, Mohawk has played in the Midwestern Conference under Lamenza, he goes now to the Parkway Conference, where Blackhawk has struggled the past few seasons. The Cougars have not won a playoff game since 2008, a winning record since 2011 and missed the playoffs in both 2013 and 2014.

Hamilton stepped down in January after 39 years at Blackhawk, the Hall of Fame head coach racked up 342 career wins, 295 on the Cougars sideline with four WPIAL titles and nine championship game appearances on his lengthy resume.


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