Pine Richland Head Coach Jeff Ackerman has been named the winner of the 2017 PBC Dick Cetrone Coach of the Year award.

The Pine Richland 2016-17 season speaks for itself. 28-2 overall record, Section Champion, WPIAL 6A Champion as well as PIAA State Runner-up finish against one of the area’s toughest schedules. Truly one of the best seasons in Pine Richland Basketball history.

The Cetrone Award is named after legendary Sto-Rox Basketball Coach Dick Cetrone, who was the founding father of the Sto-Rox Basketball dynasty, winning 1 State championship, 5 WPIAL Championships as well as 10 Section Titles. Coach Cetrone’s 1983 State Championship team was Pennsylvania’s last 32-0 undefeated state champion. The feat has since been matched by New Castle (31-0 in 2014) and Aliquippa (30-0 in 2016).

Jeff will be presented with his award at the 2018 Pgh HS Classic at Montour High School on January 28, 2018.