I am grateful for the opportunity to honor our 1976 Track and Field W.P.I.A.L Champions. I have vivid memories of my experience with them and what a positive group of young men they were.  In the pre-season booklet given to each team member, we, the coaching staff comprised of myself, Tom La Buff and the[…] [more…]


Gateway Career Coach and Teacher Russ grew up in Greenfield the middle son of Bill and Evaline Gratton with 2 brothers, Bill and Bob. At Allderdice High School, Russ played basketball and football. After graduating from Allderdice, Russ went on to play 4 years of football at Slippery Rock, lettering 3 years as corner and[…] [more…]


Gateway Class of 2005 Katrina grew up around the pool. Before her school years, when her dad traveled for work, her mom would spend many days at the hotel pool with Katrina and her older sister, Andrea. Katrina officially kicked off her swimming career in the summer 1993 with the Bel-Aire Barracudas at the age[…] [more…]


Gateway Class of 2005 Matt’s athletic journey started in youth sports in Monroeville, most prominently as a member of the North American Martyrs Wildcats basketball team. These competitive grade school team experiences under the direction of coach Tim Thorsen laid a foundation for Matt’s career, teaching him the athleticism and discipline required to set goals[…] [more…]


Gateway Class of 1989 Crista Coles graduated from Gateway High School in 1989. She played on the Gateway High School JV Men’s Soccer Team during the Fall 1985 season. There was no women’s team at Gateway High School at the time and she and Marisol Morrissey were the first two women to play soccer at[…] [more…]


Gateway Class of 1967 Paul’s passion for sports began at an early age. Growing up in his Monroeville neighborhood with his many sports enthusiastic friends, Paul’s summer days were filled with playing baseball, football and basketball. His first experience at organized sports was playing midget football for the ”Pitcairn Mohawks”. When Paul entered Monroeville Junior[…] [more…]


Gateway Class of 1973 Gregg T. Nemec was born, raised, and continues to live in Turnpike Gardens, Monroeville, Pennsylvania. When he was growing up, Turnpike Gardens was an affordable housing development that attracted many young families. There was always someone to play with, making it the perfect place for Gregg and his two brothers, Mark[…] [more…]

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