Hollidaysburg coach Homer DeLattre has lived a football life.

After spending his high school days playing at Moshannon Valley High School, DeLattre went on to letter twice at Lock Haven University. He got his first head coaching job in 2002 at Corry and though the Beavers hadn’t had a winning season since 1996 DeLattre made them conference contenders. His team went 9-3 in 2010 and 8-3 in 2012, and that was when Hollidaysburg came calling.

DeLattre became the Hollidaysburg football coach and athletic director in 2013, and after going 3-7 and 4-5 in his first two seasons the Golden Tigers have posted seven straight seasons at or above .500. When he first took over, Hollidaysburg was a member of the WPIAL, and it has since assumed an independent schedule, which in many ways has proved just as arduous as playing schools from Pittsburgh every week because as the AD DeLattre has not assembled a slate of cupcakes for the Golden Tigers.

We spoke to DeLattre in the days leading up to Hollidaysburg’s game this week against Tyrone and the coach spoke about his team’s demanding schedule, coaching young players, and maintaining focus even when his team is 1-7.

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