Newsmaker: Bob Bozzuto
Noteworthy: Allegheny County Council honored Bob Bozzuto, athletic director at North Allegheny School District, for earning the Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association 2016 Robert Buckanavage Citation. The state athletic association recognized the time, effort and energy Bozzuto has expended for the past 17 years at North Allegheny.
Family: Wife, Shelley; son, Bobby; daughter, Christina; son, Anthony; daughter-in-law, Alicia; and grandson, Blase.
Background: Bozzuto previously was named Athletic Director of the Year and received the Distinguished Coaching Educator and the Distinguished Service awards from the association. He worked for a year in the Hempfield Area School District. He spent 19 years in the Franklin Regional School District before moving to North Allegheny. Bozzuto has taught government, economics, psychology, social studies and third grade. He has coached football, wrestling, baseball, basketball and track.
Education: Bozzuto graduated from Youngstown State in 1979. He went on to earn certifications in elementary education and athletic administration.
Quote: “You’re dealing with young people and these kids only have one opportunity to have a high school career. The experiences that they have now create a lifetime of memories.”