Burgettstown High School


  • He served as Burgettstown’s head wrestling coach for 24 seasons (1992-2016) after serving 13 years (1979-1992) as an assistant coach under Joe Nicolella.
  • When he retired from coaching and teaching in 2016, Havelka was the 24th winningest coach in WPIAL wrestling history with a 242-101 cumulative record and .706 winning percentage.
  • In 2010, he coached in the prestigious Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic along with former Canon-McMillan head coach Chris Mary.
  • Havelka also served as Burgettstown’s athletic director from 2010-2016, head football coach from 2012-15 after previously being an
    assistant football coach for 13 years (1979-1992).


  • A wrestling standout, he was a 1974 WPIAL runner-up and PIAA state qualifier.
  • Havelka was also Burgettstown’s starting quarterback and safety for three seasons. He was all-conference and a WPIAL All Star Team selection in 1973 and 1974 (Big 33 Honorable-Mention), when he led the team to the WPIAL playoffs where they were defeated by eventual champion Albert Gallatin.
  • Havelka was also a four-year starting pitcher and shortstop on the baseball team.
  • He played college football at Division I William and Mary.