Brad Everett profiles new McKeesport boys basketball coach Gerald "Puddin" Grayson.
"McKeesport has its "Puddin" back.
The excitement of that has circulated through the McKees-port community since one of the city's favorite son's — now 66 years young — was hired as the high school's new boys basketball coach last month.
Gerald "Puddin" Grayson, a youth league and high school football legend in the Mon Valley, has made his newest coaching stop at the same place where he made his first. Grayson was a seventh and eighth-grade boys coach in 1973.
Since then, his coaching resume includes guiding the McKeesport girls — led by WPIAL all-time great Swin Cash — to a WPIAL title in the late 1990s, and most recently taking the Elizabeth Forward boys to the WPIAL quarterfinals last season."