As seen in Class of 2000 Induction Ceremony programs.
(Football and Baseball)
Three time Little All American, Juniata College (1957, ’58 & ’59); leading scorer PA College Level (1957 & ’58); 312 points in four years at Juniata College; holds record, gaining 234 yards in 18 carries in a single game; holds five scoring records; signed with LA Dodgers in 1960; batted .301 in six years; early retirement due to injury; managed 12 years for Dodgers Minor League with 860 wins, five Championship seasons; Manager of the Year four times in Florida State, Midwest and Northwest Leagues; coached football ten years, wrestling 34 years; baseball, 32 years with 400 wins at Juniata; was Athletic Director (1977-1995); elected to Capital Area, Huntingdon County and Juniata College Halls of Fame.
NCAA Soccer All American (1950); led Penn State to two NCAA Championships; inducted into National Soccer Hall of Fame (1997); National Coach of the Year (1980); National Chairman of NCSSA Secondary AII-American; coached Fleetwood High School to two PIAA State Championships, 14 Conference titles, nine District Championships; two-time State and Conference Coach of the Year Honors; 28 year career record of 512- 99-48; led Penn State baseball hitting title in sophomore year; earned six Varsity letters at Nittany Lion; six years Boston Red Sox system.
Outstanding Miami Dolphins wide receiver and punt returner; first TO as a pro in 1978, TO in Super Bowl XVII was second longest in Super Bowl history (at the time) – 76 yards. Played in Super Bowls XVII and XIX. Four year starter at Penn State, playing running back, flanker, wide receiver and punt returner; named 1976 Outstanding Gator Bowl player; 1975 Cotton Bowl MVP; selected Hula Bowl MVP; Pittston (PA) All State rushing for 4,449 yards in three seasons; awarded Emmy for writing 1988 Olympic Coverage for NBC. 1998 Florida Sportscaster of the year.
Only Lackawanna County athlete to play in both Super Bowl VII and Canada Grey Cup (1977); Two years Washington Redskins, Houston and Green Bay; 1972 Redskins Super Bowl Team; defensive end with Ottawa in play-off win over Toronto; played with Calgary and Montreal before joining Ottawa in 1976; drafted by Redskins as All Conference defensive end out of Arizona State; four sport All Conference Dunmore High School.
All WPIAL; Big 33 and Parade All American (MVP) out of Penn Hills High School; four year starter, All East, All American and Lombardi, Outland and Heisman Trophy finalist while with University of Pittsburgh; selected to sportswriters “Best of Last 25 Years” and Playboy All Time All American Team; 1999 Inductee National Football Foundation Hall of Fame; #1 NFL draft choice Atlanta Falcons; eight year All Pro Bowl; 1987 NFL Lineman of the Year.
Outstanding player and manager; member Baseball Hall of Fame, and Cornell and St. Bonaventure Halls of Fame; short stop with Louisville, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Detroit; played in 1,285 games with 259 stolen bases, .311 career average; high season average of .401 in 1896 for minor league record; top fielding average for five consecutive years; hit by pitcher 49 times (1896), a minor league record.
Three-year All American, University of Maryland; High School All State; 14 year NFL playing career; played in league record 180 games with New York Giants and Cleveland Browns, including eight title games and All Pro Year (1964); highly respected NFL Coach for 22 years; inducted into the National College Foundation Hall of Fame (1993); Polish American Hall of Fame (1986); Outland Trophy winner (1952).
(Olympic Diving and Coaching)
NCAA 1-Meter and U.S. Nationals 3-Meter Champion; Three time All American at Ohio State; Inductee Ohio State and International Halls of Fame; coached eight Olympic teams, producing divers who won five Gold, three Silver and four Bronze Medals; his divers also captured 13 World Championships, 14 Pan American Games and 135 U.S. National Gold Medals; won 82 National Team Titles. He was named Coach of the Year 14 times.
Kent “Teke” Tekulve
Born March 5, 1947 in Cincinnati, OH. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Linda and children Chris, Jon, Beth and Brian. Kent graduated from Marietta College in 1969 where he received a BA degree in Education and Math before beginning his professional baseball career. The right-handed pitcher signed as a non-drafted free agent with the Pirates on July 16, 1969. He spent 16 years (1974-89) in majors with the Pirates, Phillies and Reds. His lifetime record was 94-90, with 2.85 ERA and 184 saves. Only Hoyt Wilhelm pitched in more games than “Teke”. He saved three games for the Pirates in the 1979 World Series vs. Baltimore. Career-wise he had 158 saves in his 12 seasons in Pittsburgh. He led the league in games in 1978, ’79, ’82, and ’87. His 772 games as a Pirate are second only to ElRoy Face. He threw with underhand delivery all his life. After his playing career, Teke was a member of the Phillies broadcast team from 1991-97. He enjoys golf and bowling.
(Football and Coach)
A 1950 Shamokin High School graduate. Don was a four year letter winner and three year two-way performer at Bloomsburg State on squads posting a 30-6 record. Conference champs 1951 – tie for first 1954. Don initiated varsity football at Exeter in 1959 and after suffering through a 3-21 record, had 18 winning seasons with undefeated championships in 1967 and 1970. Inducted into the Berks Chapter, Romanoski Chapter and the Pennsylvania Football Coaches Hall of Fame. The Exeter School District in appreciation for his 39 years as a teacher, coach and administrator dedicated the district stadium in his name.
Daniel L. Towler
NFL All Pro four years (LA Rams); led NFL in rushing in 1952; gained 3,493 yards in six seasons; at Washington and Jefferson. He scored 133 points in 8 games for a 16.6 average, remains a W&J record; earned his Doctorate at USC in 1969.
William C. Virdon
Signed by the NY Yankees in 1950; played 12 years in Majors with St. Louis and Pittsburgh; Sporting New Rookie of the Year in 1955; compiled lifetime average of .267, with 91 home runs, 502 RBI’s, and garnered Golden Glove in 1962; played in 1960 World Series with Pirates; managed 13 years with Pittsburgh, Yankees, Houston and Montreal; coached nine years with Pittsburgh.
Lewis E. Worsham
Golf professional 50+ years; head Professional at prestigious Oakmont Country Club (1947-’82); leading Money winner in 1953, defeating “Slammin” Sammy Snead for 1953 USGA title, and wining coveted Tam-O-Shanter; played in 17 Master’s Tournaments; inducted into PGA, mid-Atlantic PGA and American Golf Halls of Fame; member of 1947 Ryder Cup Team.