Coach Bob Amendola has won three District 10 Boys
Basketball Championships. In 1999, as head coach, his Mercyhurst Prep boys
team won the school's first boys District title. In one of the more
memorable scholastic upsets, they defeated George Junior Republic, the
defending state champion. At the time, George Junior was #1 in the state
and was riding a two-year undefeated winning streak.
In 1985 he also won the district title at Fairview
High School serving in his second season as a six-year assistant to head
coach Terry Thompson. Most recently he won the 2012 District Title again
with Mercyhurst Prep, serving as an assistant and mentor to his former
player head coach Sean Baer.
As the Boys Varsity assistant at Fairview from
1984-1993 he helped lead the Tigers to a District Championship and
undefeated Erie County League Championship in 1985 with coach Thompson. In
all, the tigers qualified for the district 10 playoffs in seven out of
eight seasons coach Amendola was involved, including two state playoff
In 1995 he served as a men's assistant coach for
the Gannon Golden Knights.
In 1997-1999 he became a head coach for the first
time and rebuilt a struggling 2-20 Mercyhurst Prep boys’ program into the
1999 District 10 Champions and qualified for the district 10 and PIAA state
playoffs in both seasons.
In 2004-2006 he reunited as a varsity assistant
boys coach with head coach Terry Thompson at Girard High school and helped
lead the Yellow Jackets to the District 10 playoffs in both seasons.
In 2012 he returned to Mercyhurst Prep as an
assistant coach and mentor to former player and head coach Sean Baer. He
helped lead Mercyhurst Prep boys to a section championship, another
District l0 title, and a trip to the PIAA state playoffs.