As seen in Class of 1987 Induction Ceremony program books.
Edward S. Temple
(Track Coach, Capital Area Chapter)
Harrisburg, PA Native. Served as head USA Women’s Track Coach for 2 Olympiads, Rome 1960, Tokyo 1964; Assistant in 1980; Consultant in 1984. Head Coach 1958-1959 in USA vs. USSR competition; 1959 and 1975 Pan American Games; 1970 European Tour; 1975 USA vs. China; USA Junior Team 1982-1986 Pan-American junior Games and 1st. World Junior Championships, Athens, Greece, 1986. Football, basketball, track athlete at John Harris High. 40 Members of his “Tigerbe/les” won 13 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze Olympic medals for the USA. 38 are college graduates. 20 year member of USA Olympic Committee. Member of International Track-Field Committee, Head Women’s Track Coach and Associate Professor for 37 years at Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee. “Wilma Rudolph’s Coach.” Capital Area Chapter Inductee.
John D. Yohn
(Football, Capital Area Chapter)
One of the most versatile athletes in Palmyra history, became an outstanding center and linebacker for the Gettysburg College football team. He continued his career in the Marines and played linebacker for the Baltimore Colts in 1962 and the New YorkJets in 1963. From 1968 to 1975, he was football coach at Middletown High, where his teams had a fantastic 71-13-2 record that included five Capital Area Conference Championships and three undefeated seasons. As a player, chosen to All State Collegiate and Scholastic teams; first team selection Armed Forces and Marine Corps teams; Recipient of Beechum Award. Capital Area Chapter Inductee.
Michael J. Wallace
(Basketball, Northeastern Chapter)
This Scranton area native achieved stardom as a basketball player and coach in a career that spanned 40 years. After 4 standout seasons at Keystone Junior College and the University of Scranton, Red played for the Boston Celrics and Toronto Huskies of the BAA (forerunner to today’s NBA). Red, who is recognized as one of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s finest athletes, returned to the Scranton area in the late 40’s and starred as a player and coach for the Scranton Minors and Wilkes Barre Barons of the Eastern Basketball League. From 1955 to 1977 Red coached at Elk Lake High School where he attained a 404-13 7 record and 2 State Championships. Northeastern Chapter Inductee.
David J. Zinkoff
(Basketball Announcer, Philadelphia Chapter)
A Philadelphia Sports Legend. Affectionately known as “The Zink’ and’ ‘The Voice of the 76ers” his career dates back to 1932. He did the play by play of the first Sugar Bowl Game, Tulane vs. Temple; was the original Liberty Bowl sportscaster; toured with the Globetrotters from 1950 to 1963; was the Public Address Announcer for the Phillies and A’s; called championship boxing and wrestling matches; announced Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement and games; led reunions of old Army buddies in Alaska. Recipient of many awards for athletic fund raisers. Received mail simply addressed to Zink, Philadelphia, PA. Had private Papal audiences. A Temple University Hall of Famer and Philadelphia Chapter Inductee.
John E. Barr
(Basketball, Bernie Romanoski Chapter)
Shamokin H.S. Basketball, Baseball, Football, ‘ 32~ 36; Penn State, Basketball, ’37~41; Penn State’s “Outstanding Athlete”, ’41; All American, ’41; North Carolina Pre-Flight Basketball, , 42~43; Norfolk Naval Air Station Basketball, , 44~4 5; Shamokin Starlane, Nation’s. #1 Team, Undefeated (22 games) beat NY. Rens twice, ’45~46; St. Louis Bombers BAA, ’46~47; Wilkes-Barre Barons Perennial League Champs, ’47~52;· Sunbury Mercuries – Player – Coach, ’52~53; Susquehanna Ll, Basketball Coach, Golf Coach, ’58~70; Phila. Area – competed against Temple (Iirn Usilton, Harry Litwack), Penn (Lon jourdet), Sphas (Eddie Gottlieb), Warriors
Albert A. Brancato
(Baseball, Delaware County Chapter)
Lettered in four sports at South Philadelphia High School Baseball, Football, Gymnastics and Basketball. Participated on four championship teams. Signed with Philadelphia Athletics at age 18. Led Eastern League in runs batted in – 1939. Played with Athletics 1939, 40,41, and 45, third base and shortstop. Known to have one of the strongest arms in the American League for an infielder. Joined Navy January 1942 to August 1945. U.S.S. Boston and South Pacific. Played in Army Navy World Series and also toured South Pacific with Major Leaguers. Played in two Little World Series with Louisville and St. Paul against Montreal and Jackie Robinson 1946 – (1949). Also on St. Paul Pennant Team 1948 for Walter Alston in American Association. Managed Elmira in Eastern League for the Dodgers. Coached St. Josephs College Baseball team. Elected to South Phila. High School Hall of Fame and Delaware County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
William T. Campbell
(Sportscaster, Philadelphia Chapter)
Referred to as the’ ‘Dean of Delaware Valley Sportscasters.” A veteran of 41 years behind the ‘mike’. Started at WCAU Announced … Phillies for twelve years, 76ers ten years, Eagles fourteen years. On the college level … Penn football twelve years, Temple football and Big’ 5′ basketball. Called a few Penn State football games this year. Hosted a variety of sports programs through the years. Also’ broke in’ some of today’s nationally-known sportscasters. Currently at WIP Radio with his Bit! Campbell Show. Philadelphia Chapter Inductee.
Arthur I. McNally
(Football Official, Philadelphia Chapter)
Art McNally, Supervisor of Officials for the National Football League, is a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of Temple University, McNally was a teacher and coach in the Philadelphia School District until his appointment as the NFL’s assistant supervisor of Officials in 1968. He became head of the NFL’s officiating department in 1973. While a teacher and a coach in Philadelphia, McNally officiated at football, baseball and basketball games for 22 years. The last nine of those years he was an NFL referee. As NFL Supervisor of Officials, McNally heads a department of five that coordinates and directs a staff of 107 officials. He is responsible for scouting, screening, hiring and grading of the seven crews that work each NFL game. A Philadelphia Chapter Inductee.
Zigmund J. Mihalik
(Basketball Official, Western Chapter)
Graduated Ford City (PA) High School, 1935, where he played basketball and began his officiating career at the high school level. “Red” was named in 1951 as the’ ‘Best Referee in the United States.” He has had an illustrious career as a basketball official at all levels, amateur, collegiate, professional. He ranks among the leaders with six NCAA championship finals. His first collegiate assignments were in the ECAC and he worked 12 Dixie Classics, NIT, Big Ten, NAIA, ACC and the AU finals. Coaches have praised him for his’ ‘honesty, integrity and complete knowledge of the game.” Inductions include: Western Chapter of Pa. Hall of Fame, 1971. Pittsburgh Hall ofFame, 1979. Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., 1986. Indiana Tri County Association, 1986. Retired as an official in 1973 and still resides in Ford City.
Catherine C. Rush
(Basketball Coach, Philadelphia Chapter)
Cathy Rush established herself as a leader in women’s sports while coaching at Immaculata College in Pennsylvania. Under her guidance, Immaculata won the first AIAW National Championship in Basketball in 1972 and the following national championships in 1973 and 1974. Considered the “john Wooden” of women’s basketball, Cathy Rush and Immaculata were the forces that brought women’s basketball from the back yards of America to television screens across the country. Those amazing teams from a tiny college focused national attention for the first time on the quality and excitement of the women’s game. She compiled a 91 winning record … 149 wins, 15 losses; coached U.S. teams; member of Olympic Committee, received numerous Coach of the Year Awards; Founder of Women’ s Athletic Service, Inc; TV commentator; Philadelphia Chapter Inductee.
Henry A. Stofko
(Basketball Coach, Pottstown Area Chapter)
“I graduated from the Pottstown public schools in 1945, where I participated in sports. Here the foundation of my coaching career was established by my association with coaches William McCabe and Edward Y. Good.”I joined the Navy V- 5 program and after my discharge I entered the University of Maryland where I became a member of the football team under the tutelage of Clark Shaughnessy. “Upon transferring to West Chester State College I was a pupil of coach Glenn Killinger. These individuals laid the foundation for my coaching philosophy. Plus, being encouraged by family and friends, and being blessed with many fine young athletes from Plymouth-Whitemarsh Senior High School I have been able to accumulate a total of 565 District One basketball wins in my 33 year career.” Scholastic basketball coach, 36 years; wins total is the highest in District 1 and ranks 2nd in state; teams won State title, 1963; 2 Eastern PA titles and 4 District 1 titles; coached football, 30 years; played and captained Pottstown HS. baseball and basketball teams, 3 years. Inducted into the Pottstown and Philadelphia Chapters.
(Basketball Official, Pottstown Area Chapter)
Top ranked NBA official. Worked 2,712 season and play-off games. Lettered in football, basketball, baseball at Pottstown High School. Played basketball and baseball for the U.S. Coast Guard ‘Iraining Station, Groton, Connecticut. Began refereeing basketball at the High School and Independent level in 1950. Was scouted and hired by the N.B.A. in 1958 by Jocko Collins, Supervisor of Referees. Started refereeing in the 1958 season and left the N.B.A. in 1969. Worked 3 seasons in the A.B.A. and returned to the N.B.A. in 1972. The 1987 Season was his 29th in professional basketball. A Pottstown Chapter Inductee.