Frank Pazzaglia

About This Inductee

Frank Pazzaglia has established himself as one of the top high school football coaches in Pennsylvania during a 24-year career at Valley View in which he has produced a state Class AA champion while compiling a 214-55-8 record. His wins rank him second to the late Johnny Henzes, his Blakely High School coach, among area high school football coaches. Pazzaglia, who took over the reins in 1969 when Valley View made its debut, has won nine Big Eleven Conference and five Eastern Conference championships; a District 2, PIAA title, and nine Eastern Conference Northern Division championships. He is a 1959 graduate of Blakely High School, where he participated in football, basketball, and baseball. He was awarded a football scholarship to George Washington University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the Washington, D.C. school. He excelled as a quarterback both in high school and college. While in college, he played football four years, baseball two years, and basketball one year. Frank, who received his Master’s degree in Counseling from Marywood College, was an assistant football coach and physical education teacher at Metuchen (N.J.) High School for one year before moving on to Blakely High School, where he was an assistant football coach for five years under Henzes and served as head boys’ basketball coach and athletic director for one year. At Valley View, he serves as guidance counselor for grades nine through twelve and is also coach of the boys’ and girls’ track and field teams. He was athletic director for one year. Frank was named 1992 Associated Press Small School Coach of the Year. Frank is married to the former Diane Sebastianelli. The couple have three sons, Frank Jr., James, and Rob, a daughter, Mrs. Lora DiPaolo, and three grandchildren.