Alex Kopacz and Mark Schmidt to enter football hall of fameWritten by: David Mika on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
HERSHEY – Neshaminy’s Mark Schmidt and former Hanover Area’s head coach Alex Kopacz will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Saturday at the Big 33 in Hershey.
Kopacz coached Hanover Area to a Class 2A state title in 1990 and was runner-up in 1991.
He had a record of 102-70-2 and his teams won four Eastern Conference titles and one District two title.
He was named Associated Press Pennsylvania Small School coach of the year in 1991.
Schmidt has coached for 18 seasons at Neshaminy and has compiled a record of 139-60.
He won a PIAA Class AAAA state championship in 2001, District one champions in 2001 and 2004. He also won six Suburban One National Conference titles.
He was named 2001 Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAAA coach of the year.
He has coached 10 players that have played in the Big 33: Antoine Lovelace, Jamar Brittingham, Keith Ennis, Kevin Kelly, Chris Daino, Tom McEowen, Jay Colbert, Dan Shirey, Corey Majors, Kiser Terry
Other inductees include Riverview’s Jake Cappa, Wilmington’s Terry Verrelli and Juniata’s Garry Klingensmith.
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