Mike Carey, played for Mike Pettine at Central Bucks West in the early 70’s and was Captain, All-league, All-State his senior year. Went to Univ. of Pittsburgh on a full scholarship and played under Johnny Majors and Jackie Sherrill. 3-year starter, All East, All American and played in the All American All Star game. After graduation, signed with the Oakland Raiders. He was offered 3-year contract by Washington Redskins but injury cut his career short.
Coach Pettine called and ask Mike to coach at Central Bucks West and what was to be a short-term job turned into 24 years until Mike Pettine retired in 1999. Mike Carey took over as Head Coach of Central Bucks West football and in 2000 and led the Bucks to a 59-game win streak and back to the State Title again. After retiring, Mike went to North Penn in 2003 as Defensive Coordinator and Offensive Line coach which helped the Knights win their 1st ever State Title. For the next 6 years Mike worked for WNPV as color commentator for local high school football games but the urge to return to coaching was strong and in 2010, Mike joined Archbishop Wood as Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, and Offensive line coach. Mike coached at Wood for 5 years and helped the team to 4 State Titles, winning three of them. When Coach Pettine passed away Mike was determined to keep his legacy alive and was instrumental in forming the Mike Pettine Committee which turned into the Mike Pettine Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to funding the Mike Pettine Scholarship Fund and along with providing financial need to projects and those in need. Mike is married to Beverly Carey and together have four daughters and recently their first Granddaughter! Mike, owns the New Britain Inn, Candlewyck Bar & Grill and the Horse Tavern