Dillon, Dennis
August 2004
Sporting News;8/23/2004, Vol. 228 Issue 34, p20
In a profession and a league characterized by instability Dick Hoak, football team Pittsburgh Steelers lifer and a 33-year coaching veteran, never has found a good reason to leave Pittsburgh. He was born in Jeannette, about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh and a neighboring town to Greensburg, where he has lived in the same split-level house since 1972. He prefers to spend most of his free time at home, where he enjoys playing with his four grandsons. Hoak bridged the one-year gap between his playing and coaching careers at Wheeling Catholic High, where he was the football coach and a physical education teacher. INSETS: Back in the day . . .;Survivors.


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