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Miners founder elected to Hall of Fame

February 20. 2013 1:20AM
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Dan LaMagna's first experience in semi-professional football was with the Scranton Eagles in 1996. Six years of playing football with the Scranton Eagles and Wilkes-Barre Blaze led to a few tryouts in the Arena and Canadian Football League before injuries led LaMagna into coaching.

Entering his 17th year of semi-professional football and seventh year with the North East Pennsylvania (NEPA) Miners, LaMagna was elected by Minor League Football Hall of Fame Director Dick Suess to be inducted by a 10- person board into the 2013 Minor League Football Hall of Fame class.

Head coaching positions with the Scranton Eagles, Southern Tier Green Machine and the Miners and seasons as an Assistant Coach with Lackawanna College motivated LaMagna to obtain a Master's degree at East Stroudsburg University in Sport Management.

Minor League Football News (MLFN) was founded in 1994 as a printed eight- page newsletter.

The Hall of Fame was started in 2004 with the first induction ceremony held in Las Vegas.

The 2013 class, consisting of 11 inductees from around the country, will be honored at the Minor League Football Hall of Fame Banquet in Las Vegas, Nevada Jan. 10, 2014 followed by a Semi-Professional Football All-Star Game the following day in which LaMagna will assist.

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