A few big coaching moves throughout western Pennsylvania high school football occurred on Monday. On top of Gateway’s head coach, Terry Smith, being named an assistant coach at Temple University, North Hills’ head coach, Jack McCurry, has decided to call it a coaching career after 35 successful years.
McCurry has been a coach for the North Hills Indians high school football team and was one of the longest tenured coaches in the WPIAL. He finished his career with an overall record of 281-109-5. During a legendary career, McCurry collected four WPIAL championships, and fourteen conference titles. On top of all of that, McCurry’s most successful team was the 1987 Indians, who were crowned national champions at end end of the year.
McCurry’s other state championship was won in 1993, a team that included LaVar Arrington and Eric Kasperowicz.
On top of an already impressive resume, don’t forget McCurry was also inducted into the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
Just out of speculation and nothing official, but as a North Hills student and someone who has been around the team for years, I would expect defensive coordinator, Pat Carey, to take over the program at North Hills.
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