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Alan Faneca named head coach at Frank W. Cox High School in Virginia

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Frank W. Cox High School principal Dr. Michael Kelly announced today that former Steelers left guard and soon-to-be Hall of Famer, Alan Faneca, will replace Bill Stachelski as the Falcons’ head football coach. Frank Cox High School is located in Virginia Beach, Va.

In addition to being a part of the Steelers' 2005 Super Bowl championship team, Faneca made nine Pro Bowls (2001-2009) and was named first-team All-Pro six times in his 13-year career (2001, 2002, 2004-2007), 10 of which were with the Steelers. Faneca was also named to the Steelers All-Time Team and the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team.

This past February, it was announced that Faneca made the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021. It was the sixth time that Faneca was a finalist.

Faneca will be formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Sunday, Aug. 8, with the rest of the Class of 2021. Faneca announced last month that former teammate Hines Ward would be his presenter.

Faneca has been an assistant coach the last two seasons on Frank Cox staff and will replace Bill Stachelski, who stepped down last month after 21 years of coaching, including 13 as head coach. Stachelski will take over as the Falcons’ golf coach. Frank Cox finished their spring season with a 5-1 record and made the playoffs.

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