Mike Zmijanac – Coach/Football & Basketball

  • A graduate of Aliquippa High School and Edinboro State University
  • He returned to teach at Aliquippa for thirty-nine years with several stints as an assistant coach in football and basketball.
  • Most prominent assistant coaching successes came as defensive coordinator for Aliquippa teams which won four WPIAL Titles in seven championship appearances
  • Hired as the Aliquippa’s head boys basketball coach in 1996 and head football coach in 1997
  • His 7-year head basketball coaching career included a record of 166 – 43, three WPIAL championships, and one PIAA AA state title
  • His 21–year head football coaching record is 237–36, an incredible 86.8 winning percentage
  • Six WPIAL titles in 13 championship games, including 10 consecutive WPIAL tournament appearances and one PIAA championship in four title appearances
  • Other notable achievements: 11 undefeated regular seasons, a 62-game consecutive winning streak and numerous Coach of the Year recognition’s.
  • Elected to the Minor Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015
  • Elected to the Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 2016
  • Only coach in Pennsylvania history ever to win high school state titles in both football and basketball

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