Friday, July 3, 2015

Temple loses member of football family

The Temple football family lost a sibling this week.

Temple loses member of football family


The Temple football family lost a sibling this week.

Frank Massino, a former defensive lineman and assistant coach, passed away at his Lafayette Hill home on Tuesday. He was 69.

Massino was a member of the Owls’ varsity team from 1961-63. As a senior, he was named team captain and honored as the team’s best lineman that season.

In 1964, when his playing career was over, Massino served as an assistant coach on the freshman football team.

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 He came back to Temple to serve as the head coach of the Owls freshman team from 1969-72, before becoming the varsity team’s assistant linebacker coach from 1973-1977. Massino had another assistant coaching stint at Temple in 1979.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

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