Penn-Trafford honoring late coach John Yaccino with helmet decals

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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.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Bill by email at bbeckner@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

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