Posted June 12, 2013

Mike Mussina named head coach of Pennsylvania high school varsity basketball team

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Mike Mussina will be the head coach of a boys high school varsity basketball team in Pennsylvania next school year. (Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Mike Mussina will be the head coach of a boys high school varsity basketball team in Pennsylvania next school year. (Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Seven-time Golden Glove winner Mike Mussina will begin another chapter of his life in the fall when he starts his new job as head coach of a boys high school basketball team in Pennsylvania.

According to the Williamsport Sun GazetteMessina was unanimously approved by the Montoursville Area School District Board of Education on Tuesday night to return to his alma-mater, Montoursville Area High School, to be the next head coach of its varsity basketball team. The five-time All-Star, who earned more than $140 million during his 17-year MLB career for the Baltimore Orioles and later the New York Yankees, will receive a stipend of $4,170 to coach the Warriors, who finished 5-17 last season.

Mussina, 44, had been a three-sport student-athlete at the high school, finishing with 1,382 career points on the basketball team before he graduated in 1987.


3 comments
Michael10
Michael10 like.author.displayName 1 Like

Class act...should go into the Hall as an Oriole. Had a good run with the Yankees, but never matched the numbers and accolades he put together in Baltimore. Never won a ring there, either...

MyrtleBeachRick
MyrtleBeachRick like.author.displayName 1 Like

He is a great guy and it is nice that he is going to give back to his community.

EdgarGore
EdgarGore like.author.displayName 1 Like

I met him in Maryland at a baseball card show.What a great guy. I bet his team does well. I wish him the best of luck. He of course, looked better in an O's uniform, than those pinstripes! I was lucky enough to see his last minor league game in Scranton Wilke-Barre PA. He started game 1, and Arthur Rhodes Jr. started game 2, verses the Red Barons. The Red Wings swept the doubleheader.