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Biographical details
Born(1937-10-08)October 8, 1937
Died(2022-09-10)September 10, 2022
Playing career
1957–1959IUP
Position(s)End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1960–1961Leechburg HS (PA) (assistant)
1962–1965Leechburg HS (PA)
1966–1968Pittsburgh (assistant)
1969Princeton (assistant)
1970–1975West Virginia (assistant)
1976–1979West Virginia
1986–2005IUP
Head coaching record
Overall199–77–1 (college)
32–9 (high school)
Tournaments15–13 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 PSAC (1986–1987)
14 PSAC Western Division (1986–1988, 1990–1994, 1996, 2000–2004)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2013 (profile)
Frank Cignetti Sr. (October 8, 1937 — September 10, 2022) was a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at West Virginia University from 1976 to 1979 and at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, compiling a career college football record of 199–77–1. Cignetti led the IUP Indians to the title game of the NCAA Division II Football Championship in 1990 and 1993. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2013.
Contents
1 Coaching career
2 Family
3 Head coaching record
3.1 College
4 References
5 External links
Coaching career
Cignetti coached the West Virginia Mountaineers from 1976 to 1979. His record at West Virginia stands at 17–27, but his most success was in NCAA Division II football. He coached Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) to a 182–50–1 record from 1986 to 2005. Under Cignetti, the Indians made their first Division II post-season appearance in 1987. His 28 post-season games is a Division II coaching record, while his 15 playoff wins were second-best when he retired in 2005. In 1991, he was the Division II coach of the year. His teams won 10 Lambert Cups, as the best Division II team in the eastern United States.
Family
Cignetti's son Frank Jr. played football for his father at IUP from 1985 to 1987. Cignetti Jr. is a former offensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams. His son Curt was announced as the head coach for IUP on January 21, 2011, after serving four years as wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Alabama. Curt served as the head coach at Elon University from 2016 to 2018, and in December 2018 was named the 8th head coach of James Madison .
Head coaching record
College
Year
Team
Overall
Conference
Standing
Bowl/playoffs
Rank#
AFCA°
West Virginia Mountaineers (NCAA Division I / I-A independent) (1976–1979)
1976
West Virginia
5–6
1977
West Virginia
5–6
1978
West Virginia
2–9
1979
West Virginia
5–6
West Virginia:
17–27
IUP Indians (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) (1986–2005)
1986
IUP
9–2
6–0
1st (West)
14
1987
IUP
10–2
6–0
1st (West)
L NCAA Division II First Round
6
1988
IUP
8–3
5–1
T–1st (West)
L NCAA Division II First Round
14
1989
IUP
11–2
5–1
2nd (West)
L NCAA Division II Semifinal
9
1990
IUP
12–2
6–0
1st (West)
L NCAA Division II Championship
4
1991
IUP
12–1
6–0
1st (West)
L NCAA Division II Semifinal
1
1992
IUP
8–1–1
5–0–1
1st (West)
12
1993
IUP
13–1
6–0
1st (West)
L NCAA Division II Championship
4
1994
IUP
10–3
6–0
1st (West)
L NCAA Division II Semifinal
8
1995
IUP
8–3
5–1
2nd (West)
19
1996
IUP
8–3
5–1
T–1st (West)
L NCAA Division II First Round
10
1997
IUP
5–5
4–2
T–2nd (West)
1998
IUP
10–2
5–1
2nd (West)
L NCAA Division II First Round
8
1999
IUP
9–4
5–1
2nd (West)
L NCAA Division II Semifinal
2000
IUP
8–3
5–1
T–1st (West)
L NCAA Division II First Round
15
12
2001
IUP
8–2
6–0
1st (West)
L NCAA Division II First Round
8
8
2002
IUP
11–2
6–0
1st (West)
L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal
6
8
2003
IUP
10–2
5–1
T–1st (West)
6
9
2004
IUP
7–3
5–1
T–1st (West)
2005
IUP
5–5
4–2
T–3rd (West)
IUP:
182–50–1
106–13–1
Total:
199–77–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth
#Top 25 (used until 2000).
°American Football Coaches Association poll, including playoffs (used since 2000).
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