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08-31-2011, 11:33 AM
Former Steeler Jason Gildon Back On The Field, Coaches Local Students
By Christine Newby, Online Sports Intern
August 31, 2011 10:09 AM

PETERS TOWNSHIP (KDKA)–Clayton Evans was still in lacrosse season at Peters Township High School when he heard former Pittsburgh Steeler Jason Gildon would join his school’s football (http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2011/08/31/former-steeler-jason-gildon-back-on-the-field-coaches-local-students/#) coaching staff.

Instantly, the news fired Evans up months before his senior season.

“I wanted to play football right then and there,” said Evans, a defensive end and guard. “I grew up watching him, and I love the Steelers. That was really cool.”

Gildon, who spent 10 years as a linebacker for the Steelers from 1994 to 2003, was named the defensive line coach at Peters Township. Gildon’s motive for coaching is wanting to get back into the sport he loves. The Wexford resident retired in 2004, after one-year with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Gildon has lived in Pittsburgh since joining the Steelers in ’94.

First-year Peters Township head coach Richard Piccinini discovered Gildon was interested in coaching when he hired wide receiver coach Scott Fichter, who coached one of Jason’s four sons at Eden Christian Academy. Piccinini learned Gildon was interested in coaching through Fichter.

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Steel Peon
09-02-2011, 03:17 PM
I hope Gildong.....er, Gildon does better at coaching. Well......hopefully good enough to make people forget about this article: