As seen in Class of 1989 Induction Ceremony program
(Football, Luzerne County Chapter)
1958 1 st-round draft choice L. A. Rams. Traded to Pittsburgh Steelers 1961. Broke Lou Groza’s field goal kicking record with Baltimore Colts, 1964-69. Played in 1969 Super Bowl with Colts. Traded to Green Bay 1971. All-American Honorable Mention 1955. 1st team All-American 1956-57. Member of Swoyersville High School Eastern Football Conference Champions 1951.
(Basketball, Delaware County Chapter)
Captain of the Philadelphia Warriors that won the Basketball Association of America Championship in 1946-47.(The B.A.A. became the N.B.A. a few years later) Leading scorer of Winlington in the American League, 1944. Captain 1941-42 Temple. All-City 3 years, All-East 2 years. All-American 1941-42. AII- Scholastic 1936 Overbrook High. Temple Hall of Fame 1973; Delco Chapter Hall of Fame 1983, Philadelphia Oldtimers Ed Gottlieb Award; Brown Prep “Groff Award”.
John B. Terpak
(Weightlifting, Northeast Chapter)
Won National Senior Weightlifting Championship 10 consecutive times 1936-45. World Champion, Paris 1937, Philadelphia 1947. Olympic competitor and administrator from 1936 Berlin to 1984 Los Angeles. Served as Chief Referee at the Good Will Games in Moscow 1986. Recognized Weightlifting Good Will Ambassador to the world. Currently Chairman of York Barbell Company.
(Football & Basketball Coaching, Mifflin-Juniata)
Inducted Pennsylvania Scholastic Coaching Hall of Fame; Career Record 274-96, football and basketball, at Lewistown, Beaver Falls & Bentleyville; 5 Conference Championships; teams had win streaks of 31 and 22. Earned 11 letters at Waynesburg College 1928-32, teams played best in nation, defeated Penn State 7-6. One of most respected schoolboy coaches in Pennsylvania, teams won 5 Conference Championships.
Dr. Harry R. Zeller
(Basketball, Western Chapter)
Played in the N.I.T. for W. & J. before going to the University of Pittsburgh where he was a Letterman of Distinction 1977 (Hall of Fame). All-American basketball, leading scorer, captain 1946. Starting center 1 st East-West game, Madison Square Garden–scored winning field goal 1946. Dapper Dan Club Award 1968. Inductee Western Chapter, Pittsburgh WBA 1946-47, N.I.T. semi-finalist 1943. Naval Surgical Unit, Korean Conflict. Served as team physician for Dapper Dan Roundball Classic for 25 years.
William E. Amos
(Football & Coaching, Washington-Greene Chapter)
Two time All-American. W & J College fullback; 2 time East-West Shrine Game; lettered in 4 sports, 4 years. Head football coach at W & J for 12 years and Washington H. S. for 15 years. Founder of Pony League Baseball; Curbstone Coaches 1966; Inductee Western Chapter 1966, Washington County Chapter 1987. Served on Washington City Council for 12 years.
Russell L. Goetz
(Baseball Umpiring, Western Chapter)
American League 1968-83. Four American League Championships, 2 World Series – Oakland vs NY Mets 1973 and Pittsburgh vs Baltimore 1979. All-Star 1970 at Cincinnati, and 1975 at Milwaukee. Minor League 1956-67. Bill McGowan’s Umpire School 1955. Navy veteran, Korean Conflict. Married to the former Betty Churay – 4 children – resides in Glassport, PA and is a member of the Boro’s Planning Commission
Dr. William A. Harris
(Wrestling & Coaching, Washington-Greene Chapter)
Dean of scholastic wrestling in Pennsylvania 57 years. Champion AAU 165 Ibs. Coached at W & J College and Washington High School. Wrestling Hall of Fame 1971; Helms Medallion, Helms National Wrestling Foundation; Inductee Western Chapter 1982 and Washington County Chapter 1986. Coached 2 of the greatest scholastic wrestlers — Tony “Babe” Gizone and Richard Wilson, Captain 1964 Olympic team.
Henry P. Hynoski
(Football, Ed Romance Chapter)
Cleveland Browns 1975-76; MVP American Bowl Game; Temple season and career rushing records; Maxwell Club “Player of the Week”; Nationally ranked running back; All-American mention 1974, All-East 73-74, 2nd leading ground gainer East Coast 1974; Ail-Opponents team–Pittsburgh, Boston college, West Virginia, Delaware, Villanova. Villanova Sportsmanship Award 1974. Mt. Carmel All-State and Big 33.
Albert “Sparky” Lyle
(Baseball, Clearfield Chapter)
Relief pitcher 16 1/2 seasons with Red Sox, Yankees, and Phillies notching 238 saves and compiling 99-77 record with a 2.88 ERA. In 899 games worked 1390 innings striking out 873, walking 481. 1977 “Cy Young Award” and 1972 Sporting News AL “Firearm of the Year”. Owns 5 World Series rings.
John P. McKinney
(Basketball Coaching, Philadelphia Chapter)
1981 NBA Coach of the Year, Playoffs, Indiana Pacers. 1980 NBA Championship, LA Lakers. 1977 NBA Championship, Trailblazers assistant coach. 1974 Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach. 1966-74 St. Joseph University Head Basketball and Director of Athletics. 1965 Philadelphia College of Textiles, Head Basketball and Baseball coach. 1958 St. James High Basketball and Track coach. 1984 Pro Basketball Scout. 1974 Eastern College Coach-of-the Year. Philadelphia Chapter Inductee.