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Frank Cignetti


Frank Joseph Cignetti

Inducted 2013

Date of Birth



Apollo, PA


Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1986-2005)

West Virginia University (1976-1979)


The most successful head coach in Indiana University of Pennsylvania history, Frank Cignetti led the Hawks to unprecedented success during his 20-year tenure. Under his coaching, IUP ranked in the Top 20 each season from 1986-2004, achieving undefeated regular seasons in 1991 and 1993. Cignetti’s teams received the Lambert Cup 10 times as the top Division II team in the East. He was named the PSAC West Coach of the Year five times and the Kodak College Division Regional Coach of the Year three times en route to earning Chevrolet Division II National Coach of the Year honors in 1991. Cignetti coached 11 First Team All-Americans and 124 First Team All-PSAC performers. Cignetti served as the offensive coordinator at West Virginia University under coach Bobby Bowden from 1970-75 before taking over as the Mountaineers’ head coach for four seasons (1976-79).


Wins 199

Losses 77

Ties 1

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