Eric Kasperowicz is headed back to the WPIAL, and he’ll be at Mars, just down the road from where he spent eight seasons at Pine-Richland.
According to a report from the Post Gazette’s Mike White, the Mars school board will vote Tuesday night to confirm Kasperowicz as Mars’ newest head football coach. After a year away from high school football, following a contentious exit from Pine-Richland, it sounds like he’s heading back into the game.
Over the last season, Kasperowicz has spent time as a volunteer assistant at Pitt, helping as Pitt won its first ACC championship in December. Kasperowicz led Pine-Richland to four WPIAL titles and two PIAA titles in his eight seasons at the helm of Rams’ football. With an 85-18 record during that span, P-R was a pillar of WPIAL football and one of the strongest teams in the state.
Mars struggled through a tough 1-9 schedule in 2021, the final season of long-time head coach and athletic director Scott Heinauer’s 30 seasons at the helm of Planets’ football, but with a history of success in WPIAL football, Kasperowicz will be tasked with getting Mars back on the map in Class-4A football.
With a WPIAL Class-4A schedule, playing Section 2 with Armstrong, Hampton, Highlands, Indiana, Kiski Area and North Catholic, Kasprowicz’s task, if he’s approved by the school board, to bring Mars back to the WPIAL playoffs will begin immediately.