JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) — Among the stars of Super Bowl LVII include a Jamestown native and longtime football player turned professional coach: Nick Sirianni. His accomplishments are inspiring to his hometown, but most notable, a lifelong friend.
Jamestown High School’s Head Football Coach Tom Langworthy has been lifelong friends with Nick Sirianni since both were in first grade at Celeron Elementary school.
“We lived in the same neighborhood in West Ellicott, one block away from each other,” explained Langworthy. “So we spent many many hours together, many days together playing sports in the neighborhood. Playing organized sports, spending time together. Our families were close together.”
While not planned, Langworthy and Sirianni chose similar paths in life.
“I think our love for competition, and our love for athletics led to a career in coaching when our playing days were over,“ said Langworthy.”
The now Philadelphia Eagles Coach’s rise to fame is inspiring not just to his lifelong friend, but also, the entire community.
“Examples of that, David Hinson, is involved in the game as a scout. He’s a graduate of Jamestown High School, 1995 graduate. Nick Sirianni of course. Roger Goodell has roots to the area. Stephen Carlson is a 2015 Jamestown High School graduate, played in the NFL,” explained Langworthy. “Everything that you could ever want to achieve can happen right here in Chautauqua County, and that’s the lesson that I think is inspiring to students and adults.”
In a show of support, Langworthy is headed to Arizona this weekend to cheer on his friend.
“Fly Eagles Fly,“ exclaimed Langworthy. “My wife and I are headed there after school today, and looking to support Nick, root for the Eagles , and looking for a great weekend celebrating an Eagles Super Bowl win.”
Super Bowl LVII will pit the Kansas City Chiefs against the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona with kickoff at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. You can watch the game live on Fox.