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August 23, 2010

The Master From Maine

Perrone restored the pride to Salem to become one of the Witches' all-time greats

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"At the time I thought he was just teaching us how to win football games. Now when I look back I am quite confident everything I learned on the football field was equally important as what we learned in the classroom," said Keenan.

"In all the seasons over the years, he was creating productive citizens. And that's what being a coach and teacher at heart is all about."

KEN PERRONE — BY THE NUMBERS

5 — Northeastern Conference titles won or shared by his Witches (1974, '75, '86, '89, '94)

151 — Wins at Salem High, tied for most in program history

.696 — Winning percentage at Salem High

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