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Pitt Alumni Tre Tipton, Chase Pine Named to Mt. Lebanon Coaching Staff



It’s a new era of football under head coach Mike Collodi at Mt. Lebanon, and as he replaces the legendary Bob Palko, he will be helped by a couple of former Pitt stars.

Tre Tipton and Chase Pine have been added to Mt. Lebanon’s coaching staff for the 2023 season, joining as offensive and defensive assistants, respectively, on Collodi’s new staff.

It’s the next step in the football careers of two former ACC champions at Pitt.

Tipton spent seven seasons at Pitt, racking up 406 yards and two touchdowns on 40 receptions and 61 yards on 11 rushing attempts.

However, his Pitt career wasn’t defined by his time on the field. He battled injuries and overcame his own mental health struggles to become one of the most inspirational figures in all of college football.

His college career was capped by both an ACC championship and the 2021 Disney Spirit Award — the honor bestowed upon the most inspiring figure in college football. His non-profit L.O.V.E (Living Out Victoriously Everyday), has been active in the local community.

Tipton served as the Elizabeth Forward wide receivers coach, under Collodi, last year.

Pine, who played linebacker at Pitt from 2016-21 and went undrafted in 2022, was selected by the San Antonio Brahmas in the 11th round of the 2023 XFL Draft. However, he will not pursue his XFL career.

In five seasons at Pitt, Pine recorded 118 tackles (70 solo), 16 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and four pass breakups. He emerged as a key reserve linebacker on Pitt’s ACC championship squad in 2021 — racking up 31 tackles (11 solo), three tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks.

Pine wasn’t drafted in 2022, although he did receive a tryout from the Pittsburgh Steelers following the draft, and despite his opportunity in the XFL, it appears his next task will be to tackle coaching high school football.

Mt. Lebanon opens its 2023 season at home against Gateway High School on Aug. 25.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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