Penn-Trafford honoring late coach John Yaccino with helmet decals
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 5:44 PM
Penn-Trafford players are wearing a “JY” decal on the back of their helmets this season to remember former head coach John Yaccino. The Warriors’ leader from 1988-95, Yaccino died in March at age 78.
Known for his run-and-shoot offense, Yaccino led Penn-Trafford to five WPIAL playoff appearances. A former Pitt player who had a short stint in the NFL, he also coached at Norwin from 1974-80.
This season, the Warriors will honor the memory of the late Hall of Fame Coach John Yaccino with a special helmet decal. Coach Yaccino, the head football coach at PT from 1988-95, passed away last March. pic.twitter.com/wdCq1ETC6M— Rush Pedder (@RushPedder) August 24, 2019
Coach John Yaccino during his playing days at Pitt in 1960 pic.twitter.com/8m3syDiReG— Rush Pedder (@RushPedder) March 23, 2019
"Every one of them contributed to my success. I was really tough on those kids. But I loved em. That’s the difference, I loved them and I didn’t care if they loved me back, but they had to respect me. And I bet every one of them did." -Coach John Yaccino about his former players pic.twitter.com/tNDDLCNhrr— Rush Pedder (@RushPedder) April 2, 2019
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