Football (Tri-County Area Chapter)
3 sport star at Pottstown, Football, Basketball, Track. Led teams to many Championships, still holds school records. Considered one of the best “All Round” athletes at Pottstown. Full scholarship to West Virginia football, 3 year starter, led NCAA in interceptions with 10, 1st Team All-Big East, All-American, Playboy Magazine, Jim Thorpe finalist. Finished with 19 interceptions, 143 tackles, 3 TD’s at West Virginia. Inducted WVU Hall of Fame. Selected 3rd round by Jacksonville. 6 interceptions, 2 TD’s rookie season. Played from 1996-2004 in NFL. Played 121 games, 24 interceptions, 423 tackles, 81/2 sacks.
All/played/coach (Tri-County Area Chapter)
4 year 3 sport star at Boyertown, excelled in every sport, attended Concord College in West Virginia. Played every sport, MVP 2 years at Concord, 1st female inducted Concord College Sports Hall of Fame. Legendary coach at Boyertown, field hockey, basketball, lacrosse. 124-79 girls’ basketball, school record 28-2 and Ches Mont championship. Coached lacrosse 21 years, 245-67-14 including state record 56 straight wins, won 14 championships, 6 district titles, named PA girls Lacrosse Coach of the year 7 times, coached 26 All-Americans, inducted Philadelphia Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Ches Mont Hall of Fame as player and coach.
Campbell, James J.
Football (Western Chapter)
Campbell was a 4 sport star at Homestead H.S. 3 year Letterman-Football/Lacrosse at the U.S. Naval Academy, (’64); 1st team football All-East and Honorable Mention-All-American; Played in the National Championship game vs. Texas in the Cotton Bowl and in the All-American All-Star Game; Played varsity basketball and was on 3X National Champion Navy Lacrosse teams – ’64 Schmisser Award winner as Best Lacrosse Defensemen in the Country. Described by Steve Belichick, 3 year assistant football coach/scout, as “best athlete he had even seen in the Academy”. Distinguished career as F-4 pilot, TOP GUN; 2 tours of duty in Vietnam. Jim passed away in March, 2006.
Cindrich, Ralph E.
Football/Wrestling (Wash & Greene Chapter)
5th round 1972 NFL draft, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 Patriots, Oilers. AP Player of Week 1972. All East, All America 1969, 1971. Pitt MVP, North-South All Star 1971. All WPIAL 1966, 1967, Big 33; MVP WPIAL B1967 – Wrestling: 4th NCAA, All-American, Eastern Champion, Pitt MVP, 2X State Finals, WPIAL Champion – Awards: Bob prince, Pitt Alumni, Observer-Reporter, Washington County, Dapper Dan – Halls: Western Pennsylvania Italian American, Pitt Walk – 2 time Sporting News 100 Most Powerful-All Sports, Pro Football Weekly Top 5 Agents.
Boxing (Montgomery County Chapter)
Joe was Philadelphia Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion, Middle Atlantic Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion & 1964 Olympic Gold Medalist before becoming the undisputed WBA Heavyweight Champion of the World. He defended his title 6 times including “The Fight of the Century” when he defeated Muhammad Ali. He was named by Ring magazine as one of the “Top 80 Fighters in the last 80 years” & one of “100 Greatest Punchers.” ESPN.com named him one of the “50 Greatest Fighters of All-Time”. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.
Linn, Jeremy P.
Swimming (Capital Area Chapter)
1994 graduate Central Dauphin HS: Top USA HS breaststroker. 1994-98: Univ. Of Tennessee, BS of Science in Psychology. 2012: Inducted Central PA Hall of Fame. Current: Head Sr. Elite and SR. Performance Coach. Led UT team to S. Eastern Conference (SEC) team title 1996; team captain 1997-1998. 6 time individual SEC Champion; 3 time SEC swimmer of the year; 7 time American record Breaker; Current American record holder in 100 Yard Breaststroke; 4 time individual NCAA National Champion; 17 All American honors. 1995-1999 U.S. National Swim Team. 1998 World Championship Team, Perth, Australia. 1998 Goodwill Games team, NY. 1997 Pan-Pacific team, Fukuoka, Japan. 1996 U.S. Olympic Trial champion. 1995 Pan-Pacific games, Atlanta. Awards: 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist and World record-breaker, 400-meter Medley Relay. 1996 Olympic Silver Medalist and American record-breaker, 100-meter Breaststroke. 1997 U.S. Open champion, 100-meter Breaststroke.
Long, Carson G.
Football (Jerry Wolman-Northern Anthracite Chapter)
4 year varsity letter place kicker for University of Pittsburgh Panthers (1973-1976). Member, 1976 National Championship and Eastern Champion Lambert Award teams. Set 18 Panther and 3 NCAA all-time place kick points records. 1976 1st team All-East, 2nd team UPI All-American, Pitt Panthers all-time team. Buffalo Bills All-time rookie team. Set Pennsylvania and National records of 51 and 54 yard field goals at North Schuylkill HS. Named 1972 Big 33 team. Selected 1999 Sports Illustrated top 100 20th century football players and honorable mention Pennsylvania 20th century football team. 1985 inductee into Jerry Wolman/Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
Football (Fayette County Chapter)
Three Sport athlete in High School. All section in Basketball as well as a three year starter. Four year starter in Baseball. Three year starter in Football. Named to big 33 PA all-star game. Associated Press all-state. Sporting News National High School All-American. WPIAL MVP. Played at Pitt. Played Football and Baseball, NCAA All-American in Baseball in his Senior year, batting Avg. .465. Three year starter on the Football team as a Quarterback. Led team to a 9-1 record in 1963 and number 3 National ranking. He gained over 3,000 yards in 3 seasons at Pitt. In 2002 was inducted into the Mid Mon Valley Hall of Fame, 2011 inducted into Fayette County Sports Hall of Fame. Played two season with the Washington Redskins while getting his masters.
Robinson, Glenn R.
Basketball Coach (Delaware County Chapter)
West Chester Univ. Graduate, went directly into College coaching at Franklin & Marshall in 1968, became head coach in 1971. All time wins leader in Div. III (833); currently 5th on the list of active NCAA Coaches Victory List; has 24 seasons with 21+ victories. Coached 16 All-Americans, reached NCAA Div. III tournaments 23 times including 2012 when team reached the Elite Eight and had a 28-3 record; his teams also reached the Sweet Sixteen on 16 occasions and Elite Eight 10 times and 5 Final Four. His 1991 team finished as National Runner-Up, losing to Wisconsin-Platteville. Named basketball Times Div. III “Coach of the Year” in 1991, earned Conference and NABC “Coach of the Year” 12 times and in 2009 D 3 Hoops.com “Coach of the Year”. He was inducted into the West Chester Univ. Hall of Fame in 2004, the Delaware Co. Chapter of the PSHF in 2009, and the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the PSHF in 2010.
Football (Tri-County Area Chapter)
3 Sport star at Pottstown, led basketball team in rebounding and scoring, 36-12 record. Led baseball team batting .438, undefeated season ChesMont champs. Set numerous football passing records, accepted full scholarship to Penn State, played in Big 33 Game. Started 2 years at QB at Penn State, 22-2 record, undefeated 12-0 Jr. Year, won 2 Bowl Games, MVP of Orange & Cotton Bowl games. Held passing records over 30 years, 2nd all-time passer rating 136.68. Record 28 TD’s for single season. “One of the best QB’s I ever coached” said Joe Paterno. Drafted by Cincinnati Bengals, played in Canadian Football League for 3 years.
Sigel, Robert “Jay”
Golf (Delaware County Chapter)
Jay Sigel has one of the most illustrious careers in U.S. Amateur Golf history. Won two U.S. Amateur titles, 1982, 1983. Won British Amateur 1979. Won U.S. Mid-Amateur three times – 1983, 1985, 1987. Turned pro 1993 – joined Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour). Tour Rookie of the Year 1994. Won 1994 GTE West Classic, seven other Tour events. Low Amateur 1980, 1984 U.S. Open, and 1980, 1981, 1988 Masters. Member record Nine Walker Cup team, including eight winners. Won 11 PA Amateur titles. Won first Arnold Palmer Scholarship at Wake Forest University. Graduated in 1967. Won PIAA State Golf Championship 1960, 1961 Lower Merion High School. This year sponsoring 20th Jay Sigel Invitation Tournament benefit prostate cancer research.
Smear, Stephen J.
Steve was a legendary athlete at Johnstown Bishop McCort high school earning All-State honors in Football and leading the Basketball team to a PCIAA State Championship. He was a three-year starter at tackle and captained the 1968 and 1969 Orange Bowl Championship squads. He and Mike Reid formed what many feel was the best defensive tackle tandem in college football history. A fourth round pick of the Baltimore Colts he elected to play in the Canadian League where he was a member of the Montreal Allouettes 1970 Grey Cup Champions from 1970-76 and an All-Star two of those years.