Mike White profiles new Monessen football coach Joe Salvino.
"If there were a rallying cry for the basketball and football teams at Monessen High School, it might now be "Go Greyhounds – and leave the driving to Joe."
Joe Salvino has had his hands at the wheel of the Monessen basketball program for more than three decades, driving the Greyhounds to great success, winning almost 600 games, five WPIAL titles and two state championships.
Last week, Salvino was also given the keys to the Monessen football program. The Monessen School Board named Salvino the Greyhounds new football coach, succeeding Andy Pacak, who was not retained after 11 seasons.
Head football coach/head basketball coach. It is rare to see the two-headed man in high school sports, but not unheard of. In the WPIAL, Dan Bradley is Ambridge's football coach and Avonworth's basketball coach. Aliquippa's Mike Zmijanac held both jobs for a number of years before giving up basketball. He is the only man in Pennsylvania history who has coached PIAA championship teams in both football and basketball."