Ron Faust is a lifetime resident of
Washington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Washington High School in
1969 as a four-sport letterman: football (2 years), basketball (3
years), baseball (1 year), and track (2 years). As a senior, he received
the Kiwanis Outstanding Athlete Award.
In 1973, Ron graduated from California University of Pennsylvania after
having earned four letters as member of the Vulcan baseball team. He
joined the Wash High faculty in 1974 as an English teacher and assisted
Doug Masciola with the basketball program. In 1979, Ron accepted an
assistant coaching position under John Unice at Washington and Jefferson
College before assuming the head coaching position at Wash High in 1981.
After twenty years at Wash High, Ron's teams have recorded 370 victories
and 140 losses, a .725 winning percentage. He is the winningest
basketball coach in Wash High history. His accomplishments include 12
section titles, 17 playoff appearances, 4 WPIAL Championships, and 2
Also, between 1984 and 1985 the Prexie basketball team reeled off 52
Over the course of his career, Ron has been awarded the Dapper Dan
Basketball Coach of the Year on two occasions and was the AA
Pennsylvania Coach of the Year in 1984. In 1985, Ron coached the
Pennsylvania team against The United States team in the prestigious
Dapper Dan Roundball Classic. He has been a seven-time winner of the
Washington-Greene County "Coach of the Year" Award and he was the
Observer-Reporter "Sports Headliner" in 1986. Additonally, Ron received
the Tri-County Athletic Directors' Association "Athletic director of the
Year" in 1999.
Ron presently resides with his wife, Connie, and his three daughters,
Kristi, Amy, and Staci in Washington.