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INFORMATION

HEAD COACH: Tim Storino
ASSISTANT COACH: DJ Zalewski
PIAA RUNNER-UP: 2002, 1990, 2002
WPIAL CHAMPIONS: 2004, 2002, 1990, 1980, 1979, 1972
SECTION CHAMPIONS: 2018, 2011, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1996, 1994, 1990, 1981, 1980, 1979
 
ABOUT THE COACH
 
Tim S
Coach Tim Storino is extremely excited to join the Seton LaSalle Family. He has a large amount of family and friends who are current students and alumni. Tim attended his first Seton LaSalle football game at just 8 years old while his cousins were playing for the Rebels. Tim is excited to bring his experience to the Seton LaSalle, which includes:
 
    • 17 years teaching health/physical education for the Shaler Area School District.
    • 14 years of high school coaching experience at Bethel Park, Shaler Area, Vincentian, and Pittsburgh Central Catholic.
    • 3 years of college coaching experience at the University of Delaware, Old Dominion University, and Robert Morris University.
    • Playing experience – All-Conference Quarterback at Bethel Park and then a 3-year starting quarterback at Lock Haven University. 
 
Tim attended St. Gabriel’s of the Sorrowful Virgin Catholic Grade School and was a 1999 graduate of Bethel Park High School. He was on the board of the Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Pittsburgh (CMF) from 2015-2018 and is very passionate about his Catholic faith. Tim, his wife Katlyn, son Timothy, and daughter Josephine have daily morning practice of scripture reading, mediation, and prayer.  We are so excited to have him as part of the Rebel family!
 

2020

Michael Orsi
Washington & Jefferson College, DIII
Joey Ranft
Westminster College, DIII
Max Schipani
University at Albany, DI
Alex Shaughnessy
Saint Francis University, DI

2019

Nate Ault
Saint Vincent College, DIII
Logan Baldinger
Saint Vincent College, DIII
Mike Kutschke
Grove City College, DIII
Dean O'Toole
Grove City College, DIII
Will Radan
Saint Vincent College, DIII
Jamar Shegog
Robert Morris University, DI

2018

Nistal Baldwin
Waynesburg University, DIII
Josh Blamer
Case Western Reserve University, DIII
Shane Dugan
Marietta College, DIII
Nick McNally
Washington & Jefferson College, DIII
George Mike
Waynesburg College, DIII

2017

Nolan Abbiaticci
University of Mt. Union, DIII
Luke Blahut
Indiana University of PA, DII
Kevin McLane
Baldwin-Wallace University, DIII
Brandon Stiler
Alderson-Broaddus University, DIII
John Terry
Waynesburg University, DIII
Christian Weyrich
The Citadel, DI

 

 

We've had countless Remarkable Rebels don the Rebel Football uniform. From NFL players and Front Office staffers to college football coaches and esteemed collegiate players, meet just a few of our Remarkable Rebels:
 

Dan DarraghDAN DARRAGH, '63

After playing for the South Hills Catholic Rebels throughout high school, Dan Darragh went on to be the starting Quarterback at the College of William & Mary. 
 
Following his college football career, Darragh was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 13th Round of the 1968 NFL Draft. Darragh played three seasons with the Bills. 
 
He was inducted into the William & Mary Hall of Fame in 1992. Darragh is one of the first Rebels to make it to the NFL.
 

Tom DonahoeTOM DONAHOE, '65

Tom Donahoe graduated from South Hills Catholic in 1965, where he was an active member of our student body. He was a Student Council Member and an esteemed athlete, playing both football and basketball. 
 
High school football was just the beginning of Donahoe's career. He would go on to become the General Manager of the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1991-1999 before stepping in as President and General Manager of the Buffalo Bills from 2001-2005.
 
Since 2012, Donahoe has been in the Head Office with the Philadelphia Eagles since 2012. In 2015, he was named the Senior Director of Player Personnel. In 2017, Donahoe won Super Bowl LII in 2017 with the Eagles.
 

Gino GradkowskiGINO GRADKOWSKI, '07

Gino Gradkowski played Rebel Football for four years at Seton LaSalle and continued all through college. He started at West Virginia University before transferring to the University of Delaware.
 
He was drafted 98th overall in the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens in the start of what would become a seven-year NFL career. In his rookie season, Gradkowski was a backup lineman and played on special teams for the 2012-13 Ravens team that went on to win SuperBowl XLVII. 
 
Gino went on to play for the Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers and New York Jets.
 

Nick MerrickNICK MERRICK, '81

After dominating the field in green and gold, Nick Merrick went on to do more of the same at the University of Virginia. The Wide Receiver was a starter and four-year letter winner for the Division I football program.
 
Although his first season with the Cavaliers was less than ideal, by the time Merrick was a senior, he and his teammates were on their way to the Peach Bowl to top off an 8-2-2 season. During his sophomore season in 1982, Merrick was the leading receiver for UVA. He was a Parade All-American originally from Bethel Park. 
 
Merrick earned his Bachelor's in Commerce at UVA and later got his MBA from Harvard. He is currently the President of Mount Vernon Investments.
 

TERRY O'SHEA, '84

Terry played Rebel Football for four years at Seton LaSalle and another four years at the California University of Pennsylvania. As an All-American, the MVP and the Team Captain, O'Shea was determined to be one of the select Vulcans to make it to the National Football League — and he did just that. 
 
He had invitations to try out with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles. His first tryout was with the Steelers and he was able to sign with them, thrilled about the opportunity to play on his hometown team. O'Shea played alongside 15 rookies in 1988-89, helping the team advance to the playoffs.
 
O'Shea played one more season with the Steelers before departing the U.S. and playing football in Spain with the Barcelona Dragons in the World Football League. He has since volunteered as an assistant coach.
 

Ryan ReckerRYAN RECKER, '97

Ryan Recker is a South Park native who was a member of the Rebel Football team during his time at Seton LaSalle.
 
After high school, Recker attended Robert Morris University, where he earned his B.A. in communications. He has since had a TV news reporting career covering sports that gives him a unique opportunity to cover historic sports moments like the final game at Three Rivers Stadium, the final Penguins playoff series at Civic Arena and the last Pitt-Penn State football game.
 
He began his career at WTOV in Steubenville, OH, and then held a Sports Director position at KOVA in Tucson, AZ for six years before returning to Pittsburgh. He is currently WTAE's weekend evening anchor, as well as the sports reporter on the weekends. Recker's outstanding sports reporting has been recognized locally and nationally. He received a Regional Emmy Award and several Associated Press Awards for his coverage.
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