Coach of the Year
Philadelphia Inquirer. Dec 31, 2018
Mike Milano guided Downingtown West to an 11-2 overall, a 6-1 mark in the Ches-Mont League National Division, and the semifinals of the District 1 Class 6A playoffs.
The Whippets came close to playing for top district honors despite losing their starting quarterback, 6-foot-4 junior and Division I prospect Will Howard, to a hand injury in an Oct. 5 loss to National Division champ Coatesville.
Milano has posted a 116-64 record (.645) and won three Ches-Mont titles (2008, 2009, 2013) in 16 seasons at Downingtown West.
Including the two years he was in charge at Unionville (1993 and 1994) and eight at Penncrest (1995 to 2002), Milano’s overall record is 170-117-1 (.592). His 1994 Unionville team won the PIAA Distict 1 title.
Milano was also an assistant at Coatesville and the old Downingtown in the mid-1980s, and Garnet Valley in the early 1990s.
Dtown West’s seniors leave proud legacy
[ PA PREP LIVE] Following Downingtown West’s 35-21 defeat at the hands of top-seeded North Penn, Friday, there was an overwhelming sense of peace in the Whippets’ postgame huddle.
Each coach voiced his appreciation for what the seniors accomplished and where this team was able to go.
With many season-ending losses the crying and the sorrowful hugs usually come with. And while there were a few tears shed on the West side, what stood out more was how the Whippets knelt, heads held high, attention focused forward.
With the amount of pride in the Whippets’ eyes, there wasn’t any room left for tears.
Downingtown West Defeats East
in the 2018 Battle of the Brandywine!
Check out the amazing photos below of a memorable Downingtown West night!
Congrats, boys! Well done!!