Cradle of tight ends

Venango County has produced three tight ends who have played Power 5 football in the last 50 years.

Lou Fogle -- Franklin/Clemson
Nate Byham -- Franklin/Pitt
Ben Koyack -- Oil City/Notre Dame

Ted Marchibroda's Coaching Tree

Bill Belichick, Browns, Patriots

Kirk Ferentz, Iowa

Pat Hill Fresno State

Lindy Infante, Packers

Marvin Lewis, Bengals

Eric Mangini, Jets

Jim Schwartz, Lions

Vince Tobin, Cardinals

Ken Whisenhunt, Cardinals, Titans

(Those who coached under the former Franklin great)

Source Wikipedia

Forrey Hall, an Oil City St. Joe graduate, at one time held the NCAA record for kickoff returns average, 38.2 yards for San Francisco (Bill Russell's school) in 1946. He still ranks ninth all-time. Hall later played for the 49ers.

NCAA Kickoff Return Leaders

Coaches' corner

10 or more wins; three or more seasons


Rich Hancox

Dave Stewart

Jim McCullough

Oil City

Hud Wells

Paul Stamm



1994-present -- 167-112

1940-93 -- 142-321-21 (6 winless seasons; 24-, 18-, 17- and 14-game losing streaks

1896-39 -- 147-112-29


1993-present -- 103-177 (including 26-95 since 2009)

1958-92 -- 184-116-4

1896-57 -- 152-253-32 (including "post-Marchibroda" stretch of 4-42-4 from 1949-53 and 5-38-5 from 1934-39)

Present means 2020