Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Waynesburg Coach Showskids How to Lead

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Waynesburg Coach Showskids How to Lead

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Ron Headlee is a coach who wants his athletes to be good role models on and off the mat.

"I wanted to do something to build team unity," said Mr. Headlee, who is beginning his first season as Waynesburg University's wrestling coach. "I also wanted to show the kids how important it is to be a good citizen."

Mr. Headlee came up with an idea to prove his point.

"I do some painting over the summer," said Mr. Headlee, who also is a teacher at Jefferson-Morgan High School. "I heard about an elderly disabled lady who needed the outside of her house painted. I thought this was the perfect way to show the kids how important it is to give back to the community."

Mr. Headlee and 25 members of the Waynesburg University wrestling team volunteered to paint the house of Rose Swaniger, who lives in the small community of Pitt Gas in Greene County. …

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