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Steve Lodovico

Head Coach - Blackhawk

Basketball has played a central role in the daily life of Steve Lodovico for as long as he can remember.

Mentored under legendary coach John Miller, as well as many other influential coaches in the well-renowned Blackhawk basketball program, Steve had a successful high school career, winning a WPIAL Championship title in 1996 and as a starting guard winning two PIAA State Championship titles in 1995 and 1996.
In 1996, Steve attended La Roche College where he continued playing basketball. As a three-year starter and MVP of his senior season, Steve continued to increase his basketball knowledge. It was during his college years, inspired by his coach Scott Lang, that he decided that he wanted to pursue coaching.
In 2005, Steve returned to Blackhawk to take over as the head coach of the girls' basketball program. He invested time in building the program at the youth levels. The program in recent years has been reaping the benefits of these efforts with an amazing string of accomplishments. Between 2011 and 2023, Steve guided the Cougars to 10 section championships (2012-15, 2017-20,22 and 23) 4 WPIAL titles (2011, 2014, 2015 and 2022), and two state championships (2014 and 2015).
In recognition of Steve's coaching success, Steve was named the Beaver County Times AAA Section 2 Coach of the Year four times (2012-2015), Beaver County Times Girls' Coach of the Year four times (2013-2015 and 2023), and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Coach of the Year in 2014. Steve received his biggest honor being twice named the Pennsylvania Girls' Coach of the Year (2014 and 2015). Steve is believed to be the only WPIAL coach to have won back-to-back State Championships both as a player and as a coach. Steve was selected to coach in the Roundball All-Star classic four times in (2011, 2014-2015, and 2017).
As a coach, Steve continues the long-standing Blackhawk tradition of developing players to be knowledgeable and talented in basketball while having the highest standards for sportsmanship and academics. In his 18th season, Steve has an overall record of 349-127. Across the 2011 to 2015 seasons, the Cougars had an astonishing record of 129-18.

Steve is an elementary teacher in the Blackhawk School District and lives in Forward Township with his wife Rebecca and their three children: Maya, Jase, and Vinny.