Work ethic puts TJ at top of Section 4 basketball

Written by John Perrotto on .

John Perrotto's feature on the Thomas Jefferson boys' basketball team:

2013 0214 TJ Winovich"Dom DeCicco had a particular goal in mind when he was hired as the Thomas Jefferson High School basketball coach eight years ago.

"I wanted Thomas Jefferson to become the Blackhawk of the South Hills," DeCicco said. "I wanted us to be able to have powerhouse programs in both football and basketball."

Thomas Jefferson continues to have one of the best football programs in the state under longtime coach Bill Cherpak. And, as far as the basketball program, the Jaguars have been quite formidable under DeCicco, especially this winter."

(Photo: Thomas Jefferson's Chase Winovich scores despite defensive effort of West Mifflin's Cleave Randolph. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette.)