JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) — Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach and Jamestown, NY native, Nick Sirianni, lost to the Kansas City Chiefs at Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Locals say while they’re upset Sirianni didn’t win the championship, they’re still proud of the Jamestown native for representing Chautauqua County and making it to the championship.
“He’s done just about everything you can do,” said Scott Kindberg, a sports editor for Jamestown’s Post-Journal and board member for the Chautauqua County Sports Hall of Fame.
“But I guess in the course of maybe 12 years, he went from a quality control coach to an NFL head coach and just you know, a minute or two away from winning a Super Bowl in his second year in Philadelphia. So we’re really proud of him for what he’s accomplished.”
Sirianni comes from a big football-loving family, with his father and brothers coaching both locally in Jamestown, and nationwide.
But Jamestown still had some pride to come out of the Super Bowl results, as Jamestown High School graduate David Hinson, co-director of college scouting for the Kansas City Chiefs, took home his second Super Bowl ring.
“You know, you feel bad for Nick, but we also take a lot of pride in David [Hinson],” said Randy Anderson, President of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. “David will be an inductee of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame a week from today.”