Brad Everett profiles new Clairton football coach Wayne Wade.
(Photo: Wayne Wade has been a fixture on the Clairton sidelines for the past six seasons. Julia Rendleman/Post-Gazette)
"Wayne Wade can relate to Clairton High School athletes and the obstacles many must overcome to find success.
Times were often tough for him growing up just outside of the Millvue Acres housing project, so he used sports as a getaway and eventually a springboard to a college scholarship.
A three-sport standout at Clairton, Wade led the Bears to WPIAL football and basketball titles his senior year before going on to play college and professional football.
So when former football coach Tom Nola left for Gateway in February, Clairton administrators felt no need to publicly open the position or interview any outside candidates."