Willie Breon

Willie Breon
  • Name: Willie Breon
  • Class: 2023
  • School: Indian Valley

Breon played high school football at Lewistown-Granville from 1965-1967 helping his team win the Western Conference championship in 1966 as a center and middle linebacker. As a senior he was a 1967 Big 33 Honorable Mention linebacker despite playing half the season with a broken hand. He then furthered his playing career at Lock Haven University where he earned his teaching degree.

He started his coaching career at Clearfield High School in 1973, returning to his hometown to teach and coach at Chief Logan High School from 1977-1987 where he was the defensive coordinator from 1981-1987. His defenses helped the Mingoes win 20 games in a row from 1982 to 1983 giving up a total of 65 points in 1982 and 64 points in 1983 on the way to back-to-back Big 8 and Central Counties championships.

After the merger of Kishacoquillas and Chief Logan High Schools, Breon joined the Indian Valley staff in 1989 and served as the defensive coordinator in 1990 and 1991. Breon was then the head coach at Indian Valley from 1992-199 going 5-2 in the Big 8 Conference in his first season at the helm. Breon was awarded the Big 8 Coach of the Year award in 1994 as his Warriors team captured the first winning season in Indian Valley history, winning the Big 8 Championship and securing the school's first playoff appearance. His 1995 team went 4-3 in the Big 8, upsetting undefeated and state-ranked Tyrone. In 1996, Breon coached for John Franco in the Lezzer Lumber Classic after his Warrior team won the school's first District playoff game which was followed up by another playoff win in 1997 over the #1 seeded Central Dragons.

Breon won championships as a player, coordinator, and head coach during his coaching stints in the Mifflin County schools and as head coach at Indian Valley, laid the groundwork for future success of the program.