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Former Kennedy Catholic High football coach Mike Donato has joined the staff at Westminster College.

Westminster College announced the hiring of two assistant football coaches on Monday. Mike Donato and Joe Greco, two former head coaches at area high schools, will serve as part-time coaches on head coach Jeff Hand's staff for the 2007 season.

Donato joins the Titan coaching staff after coaching in the high school ranks for 23 years. He was the head coach at Kennedy Catholic from 2003-06 after serving as an assistant at his alma mater of Sharon High for 19 years, including nine years as defensive coordinator.

Donato coached 10 teams that won District 10 championships, including one as head coach for Kennedy in 2005. The District 10 champion Sharon teams of 1994 and 1995 advanced to the state title game.

During his playing career, Donato was a four-year starter and a three-year first-team all-conference linebacker at Thiel College.

A retired captain for the City of Sharon Fire Department, Donato currently resides in his hometown of Sharon.

Greco was head coach at New Brighton High for 11 years (1995-2006) and served on the staff a total of 21 years. He was the MAC Coach of the Year in 1995 and 2001, and was the president of the conference’s coaches association in 1999.

Greco has worked several football camps including camps at Penn State and Pitt and he was also a guest speaker at the Nike Coach of the Year Clinic in 2002.

A 1990 graduate of Slippery Rock University, Greco is currently an elementary and middle school teacher in the New Brighton Area School District.

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