2002 – BASKETBALL
Ron Faust is a lifetime resident of Washington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Washington High School in 1969 as a four-sport letterman: football (2 years), basketball (3 years), baseball (1 year), and track (2 years). As a senior, he received the Kiwanis Outstanding Athlete Award.
In 1973, Ron graduated from California University of Pennsylvania after having earned four letters as member of the Vulcan baseball team. He joined the Wash High faculty in 1974 as an English teacher and assisted Doug Masciola with the basketball program. In 1979, Ron accepted an assistant coaching position under John Unice at Washington and Jefferson College before assuming the head coaching position at Wash High in 1981.
After twenty years at Wash High, Ron’s teams have recorded 370 victories and 140 losses, a .725 winning percentage. He is the winningest basketball coach in Wash High history. His accomplishments include 12 section titles, 17 playoff appearances, 4 WPIAL Championships, and 2 PIAA Championships.
Also, between 1984 and 1985 the Prexie basketball team reeled off 52 consecutive wins.
Over the course of his career, Ron has been awarded the Dapper Dan Basketball Coach of the Year on two occasions and was the AA Pennsylvania Coach of the Year in 1984. In 1985, Ron coached the Pennsylvania team against The United States team in the prestigious Dapper Dan Roundball Classic. He has been a seven-time winner of the Washington-Greene County “Coach of the Year” Award and he was the Observer-Reporter “Sports Headliner” in 1986. Additonally, Ron received the Tri-County Athletic Directors’ Association “Athletic director of the Year” in 1999.
Ron presently resides with his wife, Connie, and his three daughters, Kristi, Amy, and Staci in Washington.