Photo Gallery: Cardinal Mooney's Camp Of Champions

Cardinal Mooney's own Mark 'Bo' Pelini, Ohio State team captian in 1990, is just one of the many Youngstown area coaches and players that give their time and effort to make the Cardinal Mooney Cardinals' summer youth camp a big-time success.

Photo Gallery - Cardinal Mooney's 'Camp Of Champions'

Oklahoma head coach Bobby Stoops is a regular at his alma mater's camp every summer.

Bobby's older brother Ron (pictured in the background) is the one on the Mooney staff who helps to coordinate the entire event.

Mark Stoops, the youngest of the four Stoops brothers is also a regular instructor at the camp each year.

Mark, who coached at Miami when Ohio State played the Hurricanes in the Fiesta Bowl, is now the defensive coordinator/defensive back coach for his older brother Mike Stoops at Arizona. Mike, who couldn't make it to the camp this year, graduated from Mooney after Bobby and before Mark.

Ohio State University's own Bo Pelini is also a regular instructor at his high school alma mater's summer youth camp.

Pelini is now the defensive coordinator at LSU after coaching for a year on Bobby Stoops' staff at Oklahoma.

New Castle, Pa. native and Youngstown State graduate Mark Mangino made an appearance at the camp on Monday. Mangino, the head coach at Kansas, coached for one year under Jim Tressel at YSU.

Former NFL players and Youngstown Chaney graduates Mike Zordich and Jerry Olsavsky are camp regulars every season.

Zordich played at Penn State before going on to a long career with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Arizona Cardinals. Zordich voluntarily assists the football program at Cardinal Mooney.

Olsavsky was all-time great at Pitt before a long career of his own with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Olsavsky is on the staff at Youngstown State University.

Longtime Mooney head coach Don Bucci is the man mostly responsible for the pround tradition that there is at Cardinal Mooney.

Former Cleveland Brown Greg Pruitt made a guest appearance at the camp on Monday. Pruitt now lives in Cleveland and owns a construction business there.

With Bobby Stoops looking on, Pruitt passed along some encouraging words of his own to the campers.

Then the two Oklahoma legends posed for this exclusive photo.

And then to top it all off, Bernie Kosar made his annual appearance at the camp.

As always Kosar, who graduated from Boardman High School - a backyard rival of Mooney, is a hit with the kids and the Browns fans of all ages.

And over the course of the two days, everybody that wanted an autograph from Kosar, got one.

I had a chance to talk with Pelini after the camp ended on Tuesday and I will post the story sometime over the next few days - Gary Housteau

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