Pat Manzi, longtime McDevitt football coach, inducted into MontCo Coaches Hall of Fame

Legendary Bishop McDevitt football coach Pat Manzi was recently inducted into the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame.

Coach Manzi was the lone inductee into McDevitt’s Football Hall of Fame in 2016, the same year he announced his retirement after 33 seasons. He won Catholic League championships in 1986, 1987, and 1999 (Blue Division) as well as the Class A City Title in 2015.

Manzi’s 189 career victories place him second in CL history to ex-Judge coach John “Whitey” Sullivan (196). He shares the record for most seasons coached (33) at a Catholic League school with Paul Bartolomeo, who guided South Catholic/Bishop Neumann from 1946-78.

Coach Manzi was joined at the ceremony by former Lancer student-athletes and members of his coaching staff.

From left to right: Frank Gallagher ’92, Steve Gallagher ’06, Gerry Fasano ’83, Drew Trainer ’84, Coach Manzi, Gene Kane, Karl Stout, Dave ‘Bummer’ Maguire ‘87, Paul ‘Bubba’ DiMaria ’87, Joe Vitelli ’84 and Todd Kline ‘83. Also in attendance but not pictured: Tom Moore ’85, Dan Moore ’88, Jake Kolen ’88, and Head Coach Mike Watkins ’99.