Former Pennsbury Coach Remembered for Overseeing Historic Era in PA Football

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The coach was regarded as one of the best in the school's history.

One of the most revered football coaches in Bucks County history is being remembered for his contributions to the sport and to the area. Rick Fortenbaugh wrote about the coach and his career for The Trentonian.

Chuck Kane, considered to be an architect of the well-known Pennsbury High School football dynasty, passed away on Feb. 20 at the age of 85.

Kane served as an assistant coach at Pennsbury for two years under Al Matuza and nine years under Erle Baugher. He took over as head coach in 1970.

The next eleven years represent one of the great chapters in the history of both local and Southeastern Pennsylvania football. Over that period, the Falcons compiled a record of 92-33-5.

Going against the powerhouse Neshaminy teams from that period, Kane’s teams also managed to win six Lower Bucks County League championships.

Kane’s 1972 team was the first at Pennsbury to get an undefeated record of 11-0. Two years later, the team went 11-0 again and was voted the No. 1 team in the entire state by the Pennsylvania sports writers.

Kane was later inducted into Pennsylvania Football Coaches Hall of Fame.

Read more about Chuck Kane in The Trentonian.


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