Vincent Tomasetti

About This Inductee

Vincent, a 1943 graduate of Old Forge High School, lettered and captained the football and baseball teams.

Following two and a half years in the U.S. Navy (1943-45), Vincent attended and gradu­ated from East Stroudsburg State Teachers College, lettering in football and baseball. He was nominated to the University’s Hall of Fame.

Vincent’s teaching and coaching career started at Old Forge High School (1954-56) as assistant to Elia Ghigiarelli, compiling a record of 26-2-2. He also coached baseball and junior varsity basketball.

He left Old Forge High School to become head football coach at Delhaas High School in Bristol Township, Pa. from 1957 to 1959.

Vincent returned to Old Forge High School in 1960 as assistant football and head baseball and junior varsity basketball coach, winning the Eastern Conference Football Championship in 1961.

In 1967, Vincent became head football coach at Riverside High School in Taylor, Pa., where he had four winning seasons out of five, and stayed there until 1971.

He again returned to Old Forge High School, becoming head football coach for the 1981 season, and staying until his retirement in 1992. He served nine seasons as head football coach, compiling seven winning seasons. As head baseball coach, Vincent had twelve winning seasons. He also won five Junior Varsity Championships in basket­ball and two Freshman Championships.

Vincent is married to the former Marie Aversa. They are the parents of four children, Margaret Ann, Richard, Vincent Jr., Louis, and six grandchildren.