Canon-McMillan’s Hall of Honor inducted two new members—Anthony “Tony” Colaizzo and Arthur “Bucky” Maughan—immediately preceding the Canon-McMillan vs. Baldwin football game at Memorial Stadium in Canonsburg this past Friday.
Colaizzo and Maughan are both Canonsburg High School graduates.
Colaizzo is a long-time public servant for the area. Maughan has made his name as a wrestling legend and an inductee in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Colaizzo served as mayor of Canonsburg (2001-2010) and as a member of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1989-99). He was also elected Canonsburg Tax Collector (1973-88), and founded the Anthony L. Colaizzo Agency—which provides real estate, insurance and income tax services to the people of Canonsburg and the surrounding communities.
He was instrumental in many community and area initiatives from founding
Canonsburg’s Fourth of July Parade 50 years ago, to being a past member of the Washington County Redevelopment Authority.
Maughan’s wrestling wins began as a student at Canonsburg High School. That took him through college, and eventually to his career as a coach.
He is the winningest coach in North Dakota State University history with a career record of 467-157-13. He became a wrestling coach at NDSU in Fargo, N.D., in 1964 and retired in 2011. He was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, among many others.
At Canonsburg High School he won three WPIAL titles (1957-59) and one PIAA crown (1959). He placed second in the state in 1957 and 1958.
He was a two-time NAIA national champion at Minnesota State University-Moorhead in 1962 and 1963, and also claimed the 1963 NCAA Division I championship at 115 pounds. He was only the second wrestler to win two wrestling national titles in one year.