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‘It’s not about me, it’s about us,’ former Pine-Richland football coach gives emotional speech to team

Fired Pine-Richland football coach Eric Kasperowicz met with his 2020 team Tuesday to celebrate their 2020 State Championship win with a ring ceremony.

“It’s not about me. It’s about us. It’s about this whole family and the outpouring of support has been just incredible,” Kasperowicz said during an emotional speech to the team.

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The former football coach and his entire staff were let go earlier this month after the school district launched an investigation into allegations of bullying, hazing and other misconduct.

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Kasperowicz has denied the allegations and has since reapplied for his job.

“I’m a member of this community, extremely passionate and proud of what we do and how we do it. If this was our last year, I wouldn’t be more proud than to go out with a group like this. We’re not done fighting. We hope to be back next year. Whatever happens has happened, but I love every one of these guys,” Kasperowicz said.

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Kasperowicz won four WPIAL titles, two state championships and put the school district in the national spotlight for its success on the football field.

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