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“I retired from teaching seven years ago,” said Manfredi, a Jefferson Hills resident and assistant coach at Belle Vernon. Fantasy baseball rankings 2016 “But I’m still teaching because coaching is teaching, and teaching is coaching. D fence commercial Coaching is fun; it keeps you young. Football season quotes I’m always learning the game and having fun. Landscape architect salary The day I don’t have fun is the day I quit coaching.”

Manfredi’s three daughters, Christina, Michelle and Jess, have had distinguished basketball careers. Baseball pitch slider His wife, Judy, who taught at South Park Middle School for 36 years, has been the anchor of the family.

“Basketball has been very good to me and my family,” Manfredi said. Pitch definition physics “I coached all three of my daughters. Fabric outlet near me My wife (Judy) knows how much I love coaching and has supported me 100 percent.

“All three of my daughters have coached. Baseball fantasy Christina served as an assistant at Serra Catholic when they won the WPIAL and state championships. Small garden design ideas photos Michelle has coached at the college level (DI and DII). Football games on tv today And Jess, who is still playing at Penn State Greater Allegheny, coaches a Metro AAU team.”

“Chrissy, Michelle and Jess have participated in basketball, soccer, softball, track and field and volleyball,” Judy said. High pitch eric twitter “Put all of this with CCD classes, Girl Scouts and dancing school (until grades 4 and 6), and we were quite busy.

“During one season, Chrissy and Michelle each were on at least five teams — PHARA basketball, Pleasant Hills Middle School basketball, Metro basketball, Jefferson soccer and Cup soccer — while baby Jess tagged along with us.”

“I started my teaching career in West Mifflin. Footballgamesonly I taught at the elementary and middle schools,” Manfredi said. Dripping springs tx “When West Mifflin North and South merged, I was laid off after 10 years of teaching. Wading I took a position at Brentwood, where I taught reading and social studies, but still coached at West Mifflin.”

“I was very fortunate to have coached with some great coaches who taught me the game,” he said. Little league pitching rules “At West Mifflin, I worked with Nick DeRosa, Jack Ruffing and Bernie Tenant. Pitch roll yaw definition Then, at Brentwood, with Bob Plewa and Gary Cramer. What is irrigation water Now, at Belle Vernon, with Lisa Fairman.”

Manfredi, who earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Duquesne and a master’s degree at Penn State, has coached girls for 30 years and boys for 12 years. Wooden gate designs pictures He also has coached AAU and recreational basketball teams.

“I liked coaching the girls because they listen (better),” Manfredi said. Lattice method for multiplication “When I first started coaching, we did not have the 3-point arc. Softball names It was a different game, I like the easy 3 — take the ball inside, get fouled and make your foul shot. Wild pitch records Too many players and coaches think basketball is all about shooting the 3. Slow pitch softball batting cages There is more to the game: defense, rebounding, ball-handling, hustling and team play.

“In my 42 years of coaching, I have become very close friends with many college coaches. Hardscape They all will tell you shooters are a dime a dozen, but ‘basketball players’ are very few. Definition of pitch They can teach you to shoot, but they cannot teach you to be a player. Elevator pitch definition I always tell the story of my daughter Michelle who played D-I and played pro ball: It was a high school game at Shady Side Academy; she played the whole game and did not score a point. Fastest pitch in baseball I did not know she didn’t score until Coach (Bill) Cleary called me and told me. Fantasy sports websites He was watching the game film and noticed she did not score. Garden state parkway rest stops But, she had 10 steals, 14 rebounds, 16 assists and 5 blocked shots.

“I got involved with AAU Basketball because of my older daughters Christina (PA Hoop Stars) and Michelle (Western PA Bruins),” Manfredi said. New york yankees spring training 2016 “Our goal is to develop good, fundamental basketball skills, which will provide the necessary tools for the players to carry their game to a higher level of competition. Garden design free software I like to say ‘we teach basketball.’ We believe success is not given, but earned through hard work, dedication and focus.

“Many of our coaches are high school coaches. Baseball games today scores We presently have 16 student-athletes playing at the college level. Gravel driveway cost per square metre I take great pride in this and will do everything possible to get that player to the next level.”

Many area high schools have Metro players on their varsity or junior varsity teams, including Baldwin, Bethel Park, Belle Vernon, Brentwood, Thomas Jefferson, South Park, West Mifflin, Serra Catholic, Steel Valley, Seton-La Salle, West Allegheny, Chartiers Valley, Wilson Christian Academy and Greensburg Central Catholic.

The energetic and always affable Manfredi also has found time in his impassioned career to coach high school soccer for 20 years — eight years at Thomas Jefferson, 12 years at Serra Catholic — as well as middle school and high school track at Brentwood for eight years.