Andrew J. Puchany of Canonsburg,
wrestled for Canonsburg High School from 1936 through 1939 winning four
WPIAL championships and a state title.
He also won two WPIWAA and four AAU championships.
Puchany, after duty in the service, entered Indiana University in 1946
and placed in the Big 10 tournament four years, capturing a championshlp
He coached at Canonsburg and later at Canon-McMillan High School from
1952 through 1970 and had five undefeated seasons with more than 60
WPIAL individual champion and obtained college scholarships for many of
Puchany won the first Washington County Wrestling Coach of the Year
award given by Washington Knights of Columbus and received the honor
three more times.