DENNIS GARRETT

2022 NOMINEE – FOOTBALL & BASKETBALL

Jefferson-Morgan High School
Waynesburg University

  • Garrett was a three-sport standout at Jefferson Morgan, excelling in football, basketball and track and field.

  • He was a flanker and safety on the Rockets 1973 and 1974 conference and WPIAL Class B football championship teams which compiled a 19-0-1 two-year cumulative record.

  • Garrett scored touchdowns in both of Jeff-Morgan’s WPIAL championship game wins, including an 85-yard fumble return for a score.

  • He scored five touchdowns in a Homecoming win and his 103-yard interception return for a touchdown remains a school record.

  • A three-year PIAA qualifier in track, Garrett was a conference champion in the long jump and triple jump and shares school records in the 100-yard dash (9.9 seconds) and 220-yard dash (22.6 seconds).

  • On the basketball court he set a school record with 1,356 career points in just three seasons earning All-State recognition.

  • At Waynesburg Garrett was an all-conference receiver leading the Yellow Jackets in receptions his junior and senior seasons.

  • Dennis has coached for more than 40 years at the thigh school and collegiate levels.

  • After coaching football at Waynesburg University (1980-94) Washington and Jefferson College (1995-97), and Beth Center (1998-2006) he returned to Jefferson-Morgan in 2006 where he was the football team’s defensive coordinator and boys’ basketball head coach.

  • Before becoming the Rockets head basketball coach, Dennis was a top WPIAL basketball official for 35 years and worked three WPIAL championship games.
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