(Photo: Clairton head coach Tom Nola. Finally ... he can talk about winning streak. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette.)
"The past week has been pretty hectic for Tom Nola, and it's not because the Clairton coach got a late start on his Christmas shopping.
Nola said he's been fielding at least seven or eight phone calls and text messages a day congratulating him on the Bears' third consecutive PIAA Class A championship.
Along with that third title, the Bears also set a WPIAL record by winning 47 games in a row. For that, Nola has been named the Post-Gazette's WPIAL Coach of the Year."