2022 NOMINEE – FOOTBALL & BASKETBALL
Jefferson-Morgan High School
- 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.