Judge Richard Mancini
Judge Richard Mancini is a 1972 graduate of Beaver Falls High School. After a 25- year career as an attorney, in November 2003, he was elected as a Judge for the Beaver County Court of Common Pleas. In January of 2017 he became Beaver County’s President Judge.
While in high school he was class president for all three years. He was a WPIAL Section 6 All-star, shortstop for the high school baseball team, and the second baseman for the Beaver Falls American Legion Team that won the County, District and Regional Championships. Playing for Coach Larry Bruno as a receiver and defensive back, he set the school single season record for interceptions, and was selected as a WPIAL/MAC Conference All-star. Also during his senior year, he was the leading scorer in the Beaver County YMCA Basketball League as his team won the County Championship.
He accepted a football scholarship to the University of Louisville where he was a letterman as a receiver and special teams player and was also active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. After graduating from the Ohio Northern University School of Law, where he was elected president of the Student Bar Association, he began practicing law with a firm in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1982, he returned to Beaver County, where in addition to establishing a law practice, he was an assistant football coach at Beaver Falls High School, including the undefeated 1984 WPIAL AA Champion Tigers. In 1989 he was named the Head Football Coach at Beaver Falls. Then, in 1991, he led his team to a share of the MAC Conference AA Championship and in 1993 he was selected as the AAA Parkway Conference Coach of the Year. During the 2000 school year, he taught Constitutional Law at Geneva College.
In 2006 Judge Mancini was selected to Statham’s Who’s Who list for Western Pennsylvania. In 2007 he was inducted into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame. He is the former Solicitor for the Beaver Valley Chiefs of Police, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Beaver County YMCA, the Board of Deacons of New Brighton Christian Assembly, and currently on the board of the Larry Bruno Foundation.
He and his wife, Jodi, have five children.