Category: The Magical Coach Podcast

Larry Bruno Foundation  Elizabeth “Betty” Asche Douglas | The Magic     On episode 11 of The Magical Coach Podcast, Rick Mancini talks with Beaver County’s resident renaissance woman and Beaver Falls native, Elizabeth “Betty” Asche Douglas, about her extraordinary accomplishments as a pioneering African American educator, artist, singer, local historian, and 2020 Circle of Achievement […]

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Larry Bruno Foundation  Ron Main, Rick Mancini, Steve Higgins | The Mission     On episode 10 of The Magical Coach Podcast, Larry Bruno Foundation board members Ron Main (chair), Rick Mancini, and Steve Higgins (Hall of Achievement curator) talk about the history of the foundation, its new mission in the community, and coaching the […]

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Larry Bruno Foundation  Mike DeChellis | Close to Home   On episode 9 of The Magical Coach Podcast, Rick Mancini talks with legendary Beaver County athlete, coach, and educator Mike DeChellis about growing up in Beaver Falls, the importance of sports, and receiving life changing guidance from the many coaches he played under, including Larry […]

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Larry Bruno Foundation  2019 Circle of Achievement Awards Banquet   On episode 8 of The Magical Coach Podcast, we present the 2019 Circle of Achievement Awards Banquet honoring Robert Blythe, Glenn Dennison, David Miller, Charlene Taylor, Ken Yonkee, the 2016 WPIAL & State Champion BFHS Football Team, and many others. The Magical Coach Podcast is hosted […]

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Larry Bruno Foundation  2019 Hall of Achievement Reception     On episode 7 of The Magical Coach Podcast, we present the 2019 Hall of Achievement Reception honoring James Carbone, Jenna Chirichetti, Khalil Frazier, Margaret Townsend, Caleb Wright (Larry Bruno Foundation Scholarship Award); Tristian Robert Hall (Livingston Memorial Scholarship); Matt Nance (Nardelli Award for Community Service); […]

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Larry Bruno Foundation Circle of Achievement 2018 Celebration of Honorees     On episode 6 of The Magical Coach Podcast, we present an evening with the Larry Bruno Foundation 2018 Circle of Achievement Honorees: Jim “Gumpy” Ebersberger, Anthony “Tony” Esoldo, Dr. Jean Ann Higgins, Judge Richard Mancini, Dr. Eugene J. Palka, Robert “Rocky” Washington, and […]

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2019 Circle of Achievement Inductees Announcement       On episode 5 of The Magical Coach Podcast, Larry Bruno Foundation board members Pete Pietrandrea and Ron Main announce the 2019 Circle of Achievement Inductees: Bob Blythe, Genn Dennison, David Miller, Charlene Taylor, and Ken Yonkee.  Team honorees: The 2016 Beaver Falls High School Football Team. […]

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Frank Chan | Talent on the Bench     On episode 4 of The Magical Coach Podcast, we talk with legendary Beaver Falls basketball coach Frank Chan about great sports moments and teams of his career, giving kids the chance to get off the bench and into the game, and why words of encouragement matter […]

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Joe Walton | Close to Home     On episode 3 of The Magical Coach Podcast, we talk with legendary football coach Joe Walton about growing up in Beaver Falls, playing and coaching in the NFL, starting RMU’s football program, and why it’s important for young athletes to experience activities outside of sports. The Magical Coach […]

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George “Tookie” James | The Tiger in Me     On episode 2 of The Magical Coach Podcast, we talk with Judge George “Tookie” James about growing up in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, the importance of education and religion, and the wonderful life lessons he learned from athletic coaches. The Magical Coach Podcast is hosted by the […]

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