Herbert Paul Douglas Jr. (March 9, 1922 – April 22, 2023) was an American athlete who competed, mainly in the long jump. He was the oldest living U.S. Olympic medalist prior to his death at the age of 101.
Douglas graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh in 1940. He was Allderdice’s first black basketball player. Douglas first attended Xavier University of Louisiana then the University of Pittsburgh where he competed in the long jump.
Douglas represented the U.S. in the long jump at the1940 Summer Olympics in London. He won the bronze medal with a jump of 24 feet 9 inches.. He was a 1998 Inductee of the Robert “Tick” Cloherty-Western Chapter and a 1992 inductee of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame
Robert “Tick” Cloherty died on June 23, 2023 at the age of 88 after
a courageous battle with cancer.
He served as President of the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame for 30 years from 1987 to 2016, overseeing the enshrinement of 407 Western Chapter inductees and 72 PA Sports Hall of Fame inductees from his chapter during that period. Tick also served as PA Sports Hall of Fame Chairman of the Board for 4 years.
In 2016 the Western Chapter of the PA Sports Hall of Fame was
renamed the Robert “Tick” Cloherty – Western Chapter in his honor.
Johnny Lujack died in Florida on Tuesday July 25, 2023, at the age of 98, after a brief illness.
John Christopher (Johnny) Lujack Jr. played quarterback and defensive back for the Chicago Bears in the National Football League. He played college football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1947; at the time of his death he was the oldest living recipient of the Heisman Trophy. He played high school football at Connellsville High School. He was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1965; at the time of his he was the Hall’s oldest living recipient.