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Former Player To Be Charged In Attack On Sharon High School Football Coach

August 12, 2013

Police say the man who attacked Sharon High School football coach Jim Wildman in his home on Sunday afternoon is someone who played for Wildman during his first stint as Sharon coach.

Like Coach Wildman, 38 year-old Joseph Koscincki, the alleged attacker, ended up in a hospital.  Police say Koscinski will face charges of aggravated assault, burglary, reckless endangerment and making terroristic threats.

It is alleged that Koscinski kicked in a door at Coach Wildman’s home in Sharon at about 4:00 PM Sunday, and began to choke Wildman and to bite the coach on an ear and on his face.  Authorities say a neighbor, who happens to be a Sharon police officer, stopped the attack and made the arrest on Koscinski.

While Koscinski was taken to a local hospital, Coach Wildman was transported to a Pittsburgh medical center.

The 65 year-old Wildman spent more than 20 years as Sharon Tigers coach before retiring in 2002.  He was rehired this year, and the Tigers’ first official practice session was to be held today (Monday).  Sources indicate that Koscinski would have played for Wildman in the early 1990’s.

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