Washington & Jefferson’s Sirianni Wins COY

A Jamestown native and Southwestern Central School graduate has been honored for his accomplishments with the Washington & Jefferson College football team this fall.

Mike Sirianni (Southwestern Class of 1990) was voted the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Co-Coach of the Year, sharing the award with Case Western Reserve head coach Greg Debeljak.

Sirianni led 10th-ranked Washington & Jefferson to its league-best 25th PAC title last week, finishing the regular season 10-0 overall and 8-0 in the league. Its undefeated regular season was the 13th in program history.

The Presidents earned the PAC’s automatic qualifying bid to the Division III Championship, marking the 10th time Washington & Jefferson has earned a spot in the Division III playoffs under Sirianni. Washington & Jefferson’s 25 all-time appearances in the Division III Championship are second-most to the University of Mount Union’s 29. Last Saturday’s win was the 138th of Sirianni’s career, moving him into sole possession of first place on Washington & Jefferson’s all-time list, passing former head coach and Washington & Jefferson Hall of Fame member John Luckhardt (1982-98).

Washington & Jefferson extended its seasons winning streak to 34 consecutive, the fourth most among all NCAA football schools behind only Linfield (61), Florida State (40) and Mount Union (38). During the streak, the Red & Black have won at least eight games 30 times.

As a player, Sirianni was a three-year starter at Mount Union and two-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference selection as a wide receiver and won a national championship in 1993. He also was a four-time conference triple jump champion on the Mount Union track team.

Sirianni, his wife, Jennifer, and his daughters, Jenna and Jordan, reside in Hopewell, Pennsylvania.