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Wovchko


The Pittsburgh Basketball Club is proud to announce the formation of the Edward Wovchko Summer League Most Valuable Player Award for the top player in our Summer League Championships.

The award is named after legendary Cornell Basketball Coach Ed Wovchko, who created a dynasty a Class A dynasty at Cornell High School, leading the Raiders to 8 Section Championships, 4 WPIAL Championships, 4 PIAA State Final Four appearances and 1 PIAA runner up in his outstanding career. Ed also led Montour High School to resurgence in 2 separate coaching stints, winning the schools 1st section championship in the mid 80’s and leading the Spartans again to a WPIAL Final Four appearance in 2001.

Considered by many to be one of the top skill trainers in WPIAL history, “Wo” is highly regarded in utilizing the summer months as the training grounds for the skills and toughness required for competing for championships on an annual basis. The Summer League MVP award is a aptly named award for Wo, who developed skills in July in exchange for championship Gold in March.

Coach Wovchko remains active in our area basketball as an evaluator for our All America Showcase Camps,  where his astute eye for talent is utilized to determine our area’s nominations for various all star games and national camps..

The Pittsburgh Basketball Club is honored to name our Summer League MVP award for this outstanding Coach and person.

Wovchko Award Winners

YEAR

Champion

Playoff MVP

1994

OLSH

Chris Kirkland

1995

OLSH

Chris Kirkland

1996

Quaker Valley

Andy Wormsley

1997

New Castle

David Young

1998

Shaler

Yuri Demetrious

1999

Aliquippa

Josh Lay

2000

Aliquippa

Monroe Weekly

2001

Aliquippa

Darelle  Reavis

2002

Plum

Bobby Franklin

2003

Moon

Duane Compo

2004

Sewickley Acadmey

Antonio DiMaria

2005

Beaver Falls

Lance Jeter

2006

Bethel Park

Mike Papp

2007

North Allegheny

Ted Connolly

2008

Beaver Falls

Todd Thomas

2009

Char Valley

TJ McConnell

2010

Char Valley

Matt Noszka and

Wayne Capers

(Co-MVPS

 2011

 Char Valley

 Wayne Capers

2012

New Caslte

Shawn Anderson

 2013

 Char Valley

 Matt McConnell

2014

Ambridge

Stephon McGinnis