ANDREW J. PUCHANY
1988 – WRESTLING
Andrew J. Puchany of Canonsburg, wrestled for Canonsburg High School from 1936 through 1939 winning four WPIAL championships and a state title.
He also won two WPIWAA and four AAU championships.
Puchany, after duty in the service, entered Indiana University in 1946 and placed in the Big 10 tournament four years, capturing a championshlp in 1948.
He coached at Canonsburg and later at Canon-McMillan High School from 1952 through 1970 and had five undefeated seasons with more than 60 WPIAL individual champion and obtained college scholarships for many of his wrestlers.
Puchany won the first Washington County Wrestling Coach of the Year award given by Washington Knights of Columbus and received the honor three more times.