CM’s Montecalvo named Administrator of the Year

Published Nov 25, 2013 at 4:32 pm (Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 4:32 pm)

The Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Eastern Association of Interscholastic Football Officials has selected Guy Montecalvo as the 2013 Administrator of the Year. The Canon-McMillan athletic director will be recognized Dec. 7 at the association’s year-end banquet at Peters Place restaurant.

In addition to his AD duties, Montecalvo served as Big Mac head football coach from 2003-09.

According to Pete Kulzer, secretary-treasurer of EAIFO which has 200 members, Montecalvo was picked because “for his outstanding sportsmanship in relationships with officials as well as the game of football itself.”

Montecalvo’s success in athletics started early. He was an all-WPIAL and Big 33 selection football player while at Washington High School and a two-time WPIAL sprint champion. He played defensive back at Penn State, where he received B.S. and M.S. degrees. He also was a football graduate assistant for the Nittany Lions.

Montecalov, who was the head football coach at Washington High School from 1980 through 2002, led his teams to the WPIAL playoffs 21 times in 30 seasons. He was named Washington/Greene County “Coach of the Year” 11 times. He ranked second among coaches with the most wins in Washington and Greene counties, and 12th in all-time wins in WPIAL history. He is one of the few coaches to have led teams to state championship titles in two different sports.

At Canon-McMillan High School, Montecalvo led the Big Macs to the playoffs four times in seven seasons and helped the program record two seasons with its most wins—eight victories.

He led the Wash High Little Prexies to a 15-0 season in 2001 winning the PIAA and WPIAL Class AA championships. At Washington his team appeared in 17 playoffs and won nine conference titles in 23 seasons.

The Little Prexies won WPIAL crowns in 1993 and 2001 under Montecalvo and reached the WPIAL championship game six times overall. His Washington teams advanced to WPIAL semifinals nine times.

In addition, Montecalvo led Washington to WPIAL boys track titles in 1998 and 2000, and a PIAA girls championship in 1996.

His overall combined record from Washington and Canon-McMillan is 225-107-2.

Montecalvo has been inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and the Tri-County Coaches Hall of Fame. He has also received the 2003 NAACP Human Rights Award, Post-Gazette All-Star Educator Award, 2010 WPIAL Track & Field “Lifetime Achievement Award,” 2002 Washington Area Education “Role Model Award,” Greater Canonsburg Chamber of Commerce President’s Award, Canonsburg Borough Council Achievement Award, 2009 Franco Harris “Giving Back to Community Award,” Italian-American Coach of the Year, two-time WPIAL football “Coach of the Year,” and PIAA football “Coach of the Year.”

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