CM’s Montecalvo named top athletic administrator
Guy Montecalvo has been selected as the 2013 Region IV Athletic Administrator of the Year.
Montecalvo has been the athletic director at Canon-McMillan School District since 2003. He also served as head football coach there until 2009.
His 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 his B.S. and M.S. degrees.
He was head football coach at Washington High School (1980-2002) and later at Canon-McMillan High School (2003-2009), along with being athletic director there.
He has led 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.
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 in school history—eight victories. In December of 2013, Eastern Interscholastic Football Officials Association named him Administrator of the Year.
He led the Washington 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. They were also PIAA runners-up in 1993.
In addition, Montecalvo led Washington to WPIAL boys’ track titles in 1998 and 2000, and a PIAA girls’ championship in 1996.
His overall combined football record from Washington and Canon-McMillan is 225-107-2. He coached the 1996 Big 33 team against Ohio and the 2001 TRICADA All-Star game.
Montecalvo has been inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports and the Tri-County Coaches Halls of Fame. He has also received the 2003 NAACP Human Rights Award, 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,” two-time WPIAL football “Coach of the Year,” and PIAA football “Coach of the Year.”
Montecalvo currently serves on the District 7 basketball committee and has been host for District 7 play-off contests in: boy’s basketball, girls’ basketball, wrestling, soccer, football, baseball, track and field and girls’ volleyball. He has hosted the WPIAL individual wrestling championship six times, and is the site coordinator of the PowerAde wrestling tournament and the EQT basketball tournament.
Since 2008, under Montecalvo’s leadership, Canon-McMillan has won seven PIAA team championships and nine WPIAL team championships. He has been married to his wife Marie for 33 years and they have three children: James (deceased), Suzanne 30 and Laura 26.