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Jim Ebersberger

Coaching ∙ Beaver Falls

 

 

 

 

Not many high school coaches have the distinction of serving two different schools in two different sports at the same time, but Jim Ebersberger did. When the WPIAL made it legal for teachers at one school to coach at another, Jim served as assistant head football coach and defensive coordinator at Beaver Falls High School from 1982 to 1988. During those same years, he was head track coach at Rochester High. It is not strange that Jim should have been offered a football coaching job in his hometown of Beaver Falls, even though his entire teaching career had been at Rochester High: he played football for the Tigers and Geneva College as a star end, earning honors on both levels as a pass receiver and defensive standout. Following his graduation from Geneva in 1960, Jim began his long coaching career at Rochester High in football and track. He was assistant football coach for seven seasons and then served as head coach from 1968 to 1981, with his gridders compiling a 72-55-6 record. After ten years as an assistant track coach at Rochester, Jim became head coach in 1970. For three years of that time, he coached both the boys’ and the girls’ teams. His boys’ track teams at Rochester were WPIAL champions in 1972 and PIAA state runners-up in 1986. Just to keep busy, Jim also served as Rochester High School's athletic director.