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An era ends at Bishop Canevin

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Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Joe Koch profiles Bishop Canevin football coach Darren Schoppe, who is taking over for longtime coach Bob Jacoby. Click here to read the story.

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(Photo: Bob Jacoby was head coach for 40 years at Bishop Canevin. Post-Gazette file photo)

"Bob Jacoby's dream job has been inherited by Darren Schoppe.

Jacoby, who succeeded Ray DiLallo as head football coach at Bishop Canevin High School in 1973, retired in January after 40 years overseeing the Crusaders program.

Schoppe, who played for and coached with Jacoby, believes as Jacoby did that coaching the Crusaders is one of the best jobs in the WPIAL.

All told, Jacoby has been a part of the Canevin experience for 44 years, his first four as an assistant. He was one of the longest-tenured coaches in the WPIAL and his career record of 238-170-7 puts him 11th on the WPIAL all-time list for coaching wins."