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QUARTERBACKS GURU JIM CANTAFIO DIRECTS COATESVILLE'S EXPLOSIVE OFFENSE

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QB Guru Jim Cantafio
Ricky Ortega listens to Coatesville Offensive Coordinator Jim Cantafio

After coaching high school football for 40 years, Jim Cantafio was settling into a life of semi-retirement with his wife, Tracy, in bucolic Lancaster.

But Coatesville head coach Matt Ortega had a different plan in mind for Cantafio, who was known for successfully running the spread offense and helping quarterbacks earn college scholarships.

While serving as a defensive coordinator at Lancaster McCaskey and Harrisburg and being the head coach at York High, Ortega became friendly and talked football strategy with Cantafio.