Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Chartiers-Houston Is in 'Fetsko Zone'

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Chartiers-Houston Is in 'Fetsko Zone'

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A return to high school coaching is something Terry Fetsko had envisioned and planned.

After coaching at Washington & Jefferson College and California University of Pennsylvania for the past eight years, Fetsko has returned to his roots -- scholastic football and Chartiers-Houston High School.

Fetsko, the Buccaneers' athletic director, was named as John Haught's successor last week by the school board.

Haught, the Bucs' head coach for 29 years, resigned at the end of this past season. His record was 155-137-6.

Fetsko, a social studies teacher at Chartiers-Houston, was more than eager to land this coaching position.

"It's something I've wanted to do," Fetsko said of returning to high school football. "I learned so much at W&J under Coaches [John] Luckhardt and [John] Banaszak and again at Cal under Coach Luckhardt.

"When I've been with them, I've learned so much that has helped me as a coach. I look forward to this new challenge."

Fetsko, 36, was a consultant for the Vulcans this past season.

He joined W&J's staff after leaving Avella Area, where he served as head coach from 1993 through 1996.

In his four seasons there, the Eagles compiled a 15-25 record. Avella posted consecutive 6-4 marks in 1993 and 1994, the only winning seasons there in the past 28 years. The Eagles finished third in the Tri-County South in 1993 and fourth in the Ohio Valley in 1994.

Fetsko is a former Presidents player as well. And he is pulling from the former staff at W&J.

He plans to have veteran Jim Morris as his special teams coordinator and personal consultant. Morris was a longtime coach at Avella who coordinated special teams at W&J.

His savvy is key to the Bucs' new staff, Fetsko said.

"He understands every aspect of the game," Fetsko added. "His experience will help me. He is tremendous. He has been around so long. I'm sure there isn't anything or any situation he hasn't seen or experienced. …

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