By: KDKA-TV News Staff
JEANNETTE, Pa. (KDKA) — Former long-time Jeannette City School District football coach Joe Mucci has died from complications of coronavirus.
According to Jeannette head football coach Roy Hall, who played for Mucci, the long-time coach was able to attend the WPIAL championship game just last month. Mucci passed away on Monday at the age of 86.
He is the district’s leader in coaching wins and coached the team to three WPIAL titles and undefeated seasons. He also worked for Greensburg Central Catholic.
Mucci leaves behind a wife, five children and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The Jeannette City School District has posted a statement on their Facebook page.
It reads in part, “Coach Mucci always preached that his greatest accomplishments were working with and promoting students to further their education and careers. Joe Mucci impacted the lives of innumerable students and staff during his time with the district and his influence and wisdom will live on.
“Our thoughts are with his family and friend during this time.”
This is the second coronavirus-related death in the district in recent weeks.
Long-time district secretary Dana Hall died before Thanksgiving at the age of 56. She was the sister-in-law of Jeannette’s current football coach, Roy Hall.
For 17 years, she worked as a school secretary at McKee Elementary School and Jeannette High School before that.