On September 26th, the YMCA presented New Castle High School Assistant Principal and Red Hurricane Basketball team head coach Ralph Blundo with the Jack & Nancy Flannery Salute Award. This award is presented to a person, or group of people, who embody the spirit of courage. As a New Castle native and graduate, Mr. Blundo has dedicated his life to our school district and community. He is the first coach in the WPIAL to win three consecutive championships two different times; his leadership led New Castle to tie for the most WPIAL championships in history. When Mr. Blundo learned that he was this year's recipient, he stated, “When I look at the list of people who have received this honor, and why each received it, it’s difficult for me to place myself in their category. The challenges that each of them have met, head on, are beyond comparison. That said, I am beyond honored and humbled to be chosen.” Congratulations, Mr. Blundo!