Professional History

First job teaching and coaching - Johnstown High School

Came to Prospect Park High School in 1939

  • There for four years before leaving for military service (WWII)
  • Won Delco Football A & B Championship in 1942

Spent three years in U.S. Naval Aviation in World War II

  • Most of stint in Guam
  • Named DelCo's VFW Man of the Year

Came to Swarthmore High School in 1946

  • Coached all sports - football, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball
  • Coached 10 undefeated or championship football teams with 2 streaks of 28 straight victories (170-80-8)
  • Started coaching lacrosse program at high school in '46
  • Started Summer Lacrosse League in '52
  • Strath Haven High School established Lacrosse Sportsmanship Award in his honor
  • Delco Coach of the year in '42 and '48
  • Co-authored high school health textbook - Health and Safety for High School Students
  • Fraternal Order of Police Man of the Year award
    • "Honorary life time membership for work with youth in organizing activities of annual DelCo Safety Patrol Outing"
    • "Developed program of drug education in public schools"
    • "Pioneered program of student visitation to the County Prison to promote better understanding of law enforcement, the role of the prison and the judicial system"
  • Head coach of M.S. Hope Chest All-Star Football Game
  • Director/Manager of Swarthmore Swim Club for 17 years
    • Provided leadership for DelCo American Cancer Society Swim-A-Thon raising average of $12,000 a year
    • Presented "Cancer Crusade Swim-A-Thon" award
  • Presented Honorary Citizen Award by Borough of Swarthmore
  • Retired in 1972 after 26 years

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