John Robert (Jack) Castignola
Trenton, MI - HS Football Coach (1964 - 1986)
Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame
John R. (Jack) Castignola
Monroe Catholic Central Football Coach (1952 – 1963)
Trenton Football Coach (1964 – 1985)
Jack Castignola was born in New Philadelphia, Ohio and played football for the legendary Woody Hayes at New Philadelphia High. He went on to play football at the University of Dayton but before he could graduate he joined the Marines and was stationed in the South Pacific. After he was released from active duty he completed his education at Penn State and embarked on a 37-year coaching career. After two coaching stints at Ohio high schools, he moved over to Monroe Catholic Central and then on to Trenton High School where he stayed for 21 seasons. Overall, his record was 231 – 87 – 6 with multiple undefeated seasons. However, his greater impact was felt on the players he coached, their families and the pride felt by the Trenton community. Jack Castignola was inducted into the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1983 and was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1985. He passed away on February 16, 1986 at 65 years of age.