JOHN MENHART

2022 NOMINEE – COACH – FOOTBALL

Carmichaels High School
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

  • Three-year starting All-County and All-Conference left halfback for Carmichaels High School from 1971-73.

  • Gained 1,100 yards with 94 points his sophomore year, including 356 yards and four TDs in his first start, a win over Jefferson-Morgan.

  • Despite missing first four games his junior season with a leg injury, Menhart gained more than 700 yards.

  • Gained 1,266 yards with 132 points his senior season while also being named to the Big 33 Check List and was honored by Pittsburgh Dapper Dan as the WPIAL Class B Most Valuable Offensive Player.

  • Was a three-year offensive back starter and co-captain at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

  • After serving as a Carmichaels assistant coach for 10 years, he served as the Mikes’ head coach from 1989-2002 and then again from 2009-2012 while also holding several teaching and administrative roles, including high school principal and the school district’s superintendent.

  • The winningest football coaching school history, he compiled a 101-69-2 cumulative head coaching record while guiding the Mikes to four Tri-County South Conference championships and a WPIAL semifinal appearance in 2002.

  • Menhart was selected as the TCSC Coach of the Year four times and Washington-Greene WANB/Greene County Messenger Coach of the Year in 2002.

  • He was inducted into the Tri-County Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2007 and served as past president of that association and the conference.

  • He has also served as a linebackers coach for Waynesburg University and returned as an assistant coach for Carmichaels for three years after his second head coaching stint while serving as Superintendent.

  • He is a past member and current member of the WPIAL Basketball and Football Steering Committees, respectively.
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