Restic, served as president of the American Football Coaches Association in 1988, and also coached collegiately at Brown and Colgate as an assistant coach. He was named AFCA District 1 Kodak Coach of the Year in 1975. He coached in six all-star games, as head coach in the East-West Shrine Game and the Blue-Gray Classic. He was a three-time Eastern Coach of the Year honoree, and the 1990 winner of the “Distinguished American” award.

He also coached in the Canadian Football League with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, leading the team to six Grey Cup appearances.

Other biographical news:

Restic was born July 21, 1926 in Emeigh Run, PA, as the son of the Louis and Mary Restic. He graduated from Villanova University in 1952 and earned his master’s degree from Seton Hall in 1962.

Restic, multi talented, played professional baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies organization and served as a wide receiver and defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1952-53.

During World War II, he served in the US Army and the US Air Force. As Sgt. 1st Class, he served in the Counter Intelligence Corps Detachment. During his service, this remarkable American was awarded the Army Occupation Medal, the American Theater Ribbon and the WW II Victory Ribbon.

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