PDA

View Full Version : Former Steelers defensive end John Banaszak named coach-in-waiting at Robert Morris


mesaSteeler
01-24-2012, 06:03 PM
Former Steelers defensive end John Banaszak named coach-in-waiting at Robert Morris
http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/70ef740226ea4160bcbd9737ab937998/FBC--Robert-Morris-Banaszak/

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First Posted: January 24, 2012 - 4:19 pm
Last Updated: January 24, 2012 - 4:20 pm



PITTSBURGH Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end John Banaszak will take over head coaching duties at Robert Morris at the end of the 2013 season.

The school announced Tuesday that Banaszak will eventually replace Joe Walton, who will step down after spending two decades building the program from scratch.

Banaszak has spent the last nine seasons with the Colonials, including the past four as an assistant head coach focusing on the defensive line and special teams. Robert Morris has finished No. 1 in the Northeastern Conference four times since Banaszak joined the staff.

Walton, who formerly coached the New York Jets, has been the only head coach in the program's history.

The 61-year-old Banaszak played defensive line for the Steelers from 1975-81, helping the team to three Super Bowl titles.