Head Coach Dave Havern
Coach Havern is a 1967 graduate of Montour High School where he was an all-state quarterback. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Pittsburgh and his M.Ed. from Indiana University. While he was a student at Pitt, he played quarterback from 1968-71. At the close of his Pitt career, Coach. Havern held nine all-time offensive records in passing and total offense.
Coach Havern is currently in his eighth season as Head Varsity Football Coach at SSA, with an overall record of 43 wins and 28 defeats. He is extremely proud of the program’s ability to place over 60% of SSA graduates into college football programs (national average is 12%). He previously served as assistant football coach at Indiana University and Central Catholic High School.
He was inducted into the American Football Association Hall of Fame as a player in 2006. In 2011, received the American Football Association’s 15th Annual Ray Mansfield Award for his contributions to improving the lives of young people. He received Pittsburgh’s Dapper Dan Award in 1971. Coach Havern joined SSA’s Development Office in 2001 and is now the Assistant Director of Athletics and also Director of Hockey Operations at SSA.
Coach Havern is married to Mary Jean Fitzgerald and has four children: Dave, Pete (Laly), Meg and Annie and a granddaughter, Gwen. He lives in Point Breeze.
Associate Head Coach Dave Szlachetka
Offensive Coordinator Charles DiNardo
Assistant Coach Denis Cronin
Assistant Coach Tom Rossi
Assistant Coach Vaughn Rivers