(Photo: Coach Chuck Wagner celebrates with lineman Mark Redman after Springdale wins the 2003 WPIAL title, beating Sto-Rox at Heinz Field. Post-Gazette file photo.).
"Chuck Wagner has a saying he has been using for years -- "Hang in there tough" is the way Wagner ends many conversations, whether with close friends or someone he just met.
When Wagner met with his Springdale High School football players Monday morning, he had all the intentions of following his saying. He was going to be tough. But before he uttered a syllable, the tears started.
Wagner, one of the winningest coaches in the history of the WPIAL and a head coach for almost 50 years, retired Monday. He informed his team in a meeting at the school auditorium."