Martin Apostolico

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Marty Apostolico excelled in football and swimming as both an athlete and coach.  He played three years of varsity football at Wilmington High School, serving as co-captain and was named lst
team All-State end in 1949. He also was a three-year member of the varsity swimming team and 1950 captain and placed fifth in the National Swimming Championships at Princeton University. During
1950-51, he played varsity football, basketball and baseball at West Nottingham Academy and served as captain of the football team. Marty attended the University of Delaware from 1951-55. As a
three-year varsity football player and starter at end he received 1954 All Mid-Atlantic Conference honors. Marty was also a four-year University of Delaware swimming starter, anchoring the 1954
record setting freestyle relay team where he set a pool record in the 50 yard freestyle in 1953. He coached University of Delaware freshman football in 1955. As coach at Pittsburgh Central Catholic
High School 1958-67, he established a varsity swimming record of 74-16. As head football coach 1960-66 his record was 47-18-3. His team was undefeated in 1964 (10-0) and named the number one team in
Pennsylvania. Marty was Area Coach of the Year in 1961` and 1964. He was named Lay Teacher of the Year for the entire Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1963. At Dickinson High School he was head football
coach from 1967-1981 achieving a record of 92-45 and an overall high school record of 139-63-10. He was named State High School Coach of the Year in 1972 and 1980 (State Division I Champions 1980),
and named Delaware Coach of the Year by the National Football Clinic. He served as President of DIFCA 1974-75 and 1976-77 and served as Vice President DIFCA 1973-74.



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