Lids Team Sports

Class of 2011


Bill Shay

Community College of Allegheny County

Western PA All time winningest college coach with a record of 803-358

Longest Tenured Coach in Western PA history-39 years

1990 NJCAA National Champion

8 Region XX titles

8 PCAA - 16 WPCC Conference champions

Four 30 win seasons

Twenty 20 win seaons

Unprecedented 38 regional tourney appearances

Numerous professional awards including CCAC Excellence in Teaching Award, Kahn Memorial Award, Legends in Leadership Award, cofounder of Pittsburgh Steel Wheelers

Member board of directors HOPE network


Jerry Conboy

Point Park College

(South Hills Catholic-Montour-Elizabeth Forward-Seton LaSalle)

Overall career record 863-435

WPIAL champion 2000

State Champion - South Hills Catholic - 1961-65

11 High school Section Titles

NAIA District 18 tourney champion 1978-79 and 1982-83

Dapper Dan Roundball Classic coach 1965 and 1966

12 in season tournament championships

1980 Point Park team selected by USA Basketball to travel to Israel for 3 game event versus Israeli Olympic team

After 3 consecutive championships at the prestigious Bishop O'Connell tourney at South Hills Catholic, invited to the Rose Garden to meet President Kennedy.


Dick Black

Mt. Lebanon High School

Career record 622-251

16 section titles

1 WPIAL title

4 WPIAL Final Fours, 2 PIAA Final Fours

20 time section coach of the year

State coach of the year 1 time

2 time Dapper Dan Roundball Classic Coach

1992 Western PA Hall of Fame

1997 Beaver County Hall of Fame

2010 Midland Hall of Fame


Herb Sendek, Sr.

Community College of Allegheny County



Fred Skrocki

Schenley High School

Career record 449-198

15 regular season section titles

6 city league titles

1 PIAA state championship

2 time WPIAL Coach of the Year (2001 and 2007)

15 state title tournament appearances

Dapper Dan Roundball Coach


Vince Cortese

Quaker Valley High School

Career record 190-91

4 WPIAL playoff appearances winning 70% of games from 1966-76

Coached future pros Andy Wormsley and Keith Starr

Principal at Quaker Valley for 13 years

WPIAL basketball Steering committee 13 years

Coach of the year 1972

Considered one of the founders of transitional press defenses

Westminster Hall of Fame


Rudy Marisa

Waynesburg College

Career record 565-300

Career record 4th all time among div 3 coaches and 7th nationally

2 time Presidents Conference Coach of the Year

5 time district 18 Coach of the Year

6 time coach of the year as chosen by Post gazette/Pittsburgh Press and Observer Standard

1988 Regional Coach of the Year


Mike White

High School Sports Editor - Pitssburgh Post Gazette

Elected as Contributor

Pittsburgh Post Gazette High School Sports Editor since 1985


J.O. Stright

Elected as Contributor

Elected as Contributor

Founder of nationally renowned Pittsburgh Jots AAU Club - One of the most successful AAU Clubs in the nation

13 alumni of JOTS played in NBA-dozens more in Europe

3 alumni now coach Division I basketball


Rich Emert

Sportswriter Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh Press, Beaver County Times

Elected as Contributor

Covered High School Sports throughout the region for over 40 years for all 3 major area newspapers


Larry Piazzi

Game Official - West Penn Chapter of Officials

Elected as Contributor

Officiating over 35 years

Officiated WPIAL and PIAA Championships

Game Assignor West Penn Chapter of Officials

Original Game Assignor Pittsburgh Basketball Club Summer Leagues


Lawrence "DEUCE" Skurcenski

Game Statistician-Scorekeeper

Elected as Contributor

Attended his 10,000 game in 2012

Official scorekeeper for all Dapper Dan Roundball Classic's

Official scorekeeper all Pittsburgh Basketball Club events


Charles "ACE" Heberling

Director WPIAL

Elected as Contributor

Director of the WPIAL, 1976-1998

Official in NFL for 23 years

Official in 3 Super Bowls.