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Serra’s Rozanski retires after 32 years as boys basketball coach


After 32 years, Serra Catholic’s Bob Rozanski is retiring.

The boys basketball coach resigned today with more than 500 career victories, including WPIAL and PIAA Class A titles, according to the McKeesport Daily News, another Trib Total Media newspaper. Rozanski had only four losing seasons in 32 years.

“I am tired,” Rozanski, 58, told the Daily News. “It is a lot of work. It is just not three or four months of the season. It is around the clock and it takes a lot of energy. I need a break from it right now.”


Evan Pierce got a call Tuesday from new Wagner coach Dan Hurley and the Mt. Lebanon senior liked what he heard. Hurley said Pierce still would be part of Wagner’s future, even though the coach that had recruited Pierce (Mike Deane) had been fired March 1.

“I’m excited about spending four years with Coach Hurley,” Pierce said.

Pierce had said Monday that he planned to fulfill his commitment.

Now, though, Greensburg Salem’s Jake Matthews finds himself in a similar position after Cornell coach Steve Donahue left the Ivy League school for a job at Boston College. Matthews has said he still plans to accept his scholarship to Cornell, but must wait to see who the Big Red hires to replace Donahue.

— Chris Harlan (

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