TFXC Scholarship in Honor of Coach Papa

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Legendary Slippery Rock University track and field and cross country coach John Papa is closing his storied career and retiring from The Rock after serving the University for more than 35 years. 
Papa is one of the most successful coaches in Slippery Rock history in any sport and will step down after devoting more than 40 total years of his life to the University, first as an All-American student-athlete and then as a coach.

To honor his legacy at The Rock, we're creating a new scholarship for TFXC student-athletes. One generous donor is matching $1 for $1 - up to $25,000.

Join us in honoring Coach Pap's legacy and support the TFXC Scholarship today!

You're invited! Coach Papa's Retirement Celebration

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Join us Friday, August 26 – Saturday, August 27 to celebrate Pap’s 35 years of dedication to Cross Country and Track and Field at Slippery Rock University.

Who: Slippery Rock University - Cross Country/Track and Field
What: Coach Papa’s Retirement Celebration
Where: Slippery Rock Golf Club and Slippery Rock University Campus
When: Friday, August 26 – Saturday, August 27, 2022
RSVP: At this link – help us plan how many burgers and dogs to grill!

Click here to let us know you're coming!

Questions? Email Head Coach Bill Jordan ( or Assistant Coach Tabitha Bemis (

Tell ‘em Pap sent ya!

666 days ago by Marissa Cozza

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