Norbie Danz

Headshot of Norbie Danz
J. Freeland Chryst Award

Norbie Danz, a 1951 Lancaster Catholic grad, was the head football coach at several schools, including Lebanon Catholic, Cedar Crest and McCaskey.

After playing college football for George Washington University, and a stint in the Air Force, Danz guided Lebanon Catholic to three championships — including the first undefeated season ever by a Lebanon County gridiron squad — in the old Tri-County Conference between 1959 and 1968, guiding the Beavers to a 68-26-3 record over that clip.

Then Danz had the first of two stints at Cedar Crest, leading the Falcons to a pair of Section One titles from 1972 to 1975, in the L-L League’s infancy stages.

He skippered McCaskey from 1976 until 1985, leading the Tornado to three Section One championships and to a 54-24 record in league games over that stretch.

Danz returned to Cedar Crest and guided the Falcons from 1986 to 1995. Cedar Crest won the Section One title in 1986, and went on to win 31 league games over those 10 years.

He is a member of the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame,