Coach Joe Brosley
Coach Joe Brosley was an educator first and foremost, but he found considerable success on the sidelines as well. He coached football and baseball for Prep from 1947 until his promotion to Athletic Director in 1965.
An assistant under both Fella Gintoff and Tom Seymour, Brosley took over as head football coach in 1956. His inaugural team went 8-0, one of two undefeated and untied teams under his tenure (the other was the heralded 1960 title team that was inducted en masse into the Prep Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017).
His 1956 team went 8-0, outscored opponents 261-37 and posted three shutouts, while his 1960 squad went 10-0, outscored the opposition 352-36 and recorded six shutouts. The school was awarded the Waskowitz Trophy, emblematic of the state championship, Prep's first.
In nine seasons from 1956-1964, Brosley posted a 55-27-5 record.
On the baseball diamond, Brosley’s teams were regularly ranked in the state’s top 10 and their records seldom dipped under .600.