DENNIS BROWN – Softball 
Baseball and softball player. Rated in the top 20 of softball in the U.S. Bentworth H.S.: All-Section Team 1965, 66. California University of PA: All-American honorable mention NAIA 1969, All-American NAIA 1970. Kansas City Royals Farm System 2 years. Pro-softball player 3 years. Softball player: 20 years; 17 World tournaments; member of All-World team 11 times as second baseman; leader 1986 World Tournament hitting .807; Silver Bat Award 2 times. Pittsburgh Hard Hats: All-Pro and All-Star Team 1978, 79, 80.


ED BOYLE – Soccer 
Soccer player and coach. Turtle Creek H. S.: All-WPIAL 1950. Slippery Rock University: 4 year starter; MVP & Captain 1955; National All-American 1955. Member Soccer Sun Bowl in Florida 1955. Head Soccer coach Fox Chapel H.S. 15 years: WPIAL champs 1964, 68. College and high school soccer official over 30 years. WPIAL Soccer Committee member 12 years. Inducted Slippery Rock Hall of Fame 1984.


LARRY F. BRUNO – Football Coach
Coached 12 years in Monaca, 20 years in Beaver Falls. 186 wins, 85 losses, 14 ties, undefeated 5 times, 5 Conference titles, WPIAL winner 1960 at Beaver Falls (Football). Averaged 9 scholarships a year. Lectured 30 football clinics, 5 articles published. Attended Geneva College: All-State, 2nd team Little All-American, honorable mention All-American, East-West Game 1947. Pete Dimperio I s committee 25 years.


Homestead H.S. baseball and football. Columbia University: 175 pound guard and linebacker; captained last Ivy League championship team won by Columbia 1961. Assistant coach at Boston College. Head coach at Columbia. Currently President of CLARIS, a subsidiary of Apple Computers.


Swimmer and coach. Inducted into Pennsylvania Swimming Hall of Fame 1985. WPIAL Swim Coach of the Year’ 3 times. Coached Bethel Park H.S.: 8 WPIAL championships, 3 State Championships, 12 Sectional, 10 undefeated seasons; 135 wins, 20 losses. Slippery Rock University: 4 year Varsity letter winner; State and National qualifier; Won Penn-Ohio Championship 3 years; 5th in Nation junior year. Clairton H.S.: State qualifier 3 years. Coached 75 boys who made All-State team. .


University of Pittsburgh: All-American, All-East, MVP, North-South All-Star Game 1971. Wrestling -All-American and MVP 1969. Avella H.S. football: WPIAL All-Section and MVP, All-State, Big 33. Wrestling: state runner-up 2 years. Fifth round draft choice New England Patriots 1972. Pro football 1972-75 for Patriots and Oilers. Attorney and sports representative. President of Inter-_ national Management Group Football.


GERARD F. CONBOY – Basketball Coach
Basketball coach South Hills Catholic 1959-67, 203 wins, 46 losses. City Catholic League Champs 1960-66. PCIM State champs 1960-61, 64-65. Coach of the year 4 times. Dapper Dan Roundball Classic coach. 1967-69 coached Davidson College, 51 wins, 8 losses. 1967-68 Southern Conference champs. 1969 to present at Point Park College, 284 wins, 205 losses. 14 consecutive NAIA District 18 playoff appearances 1973-86. Numerous coaching awards.


GEORGE K. CUPPLES – Sports Personality
Coached football and basketball 20 years Pittsburgh Public Schools. Post Gazette Coach of the Year 1955, 60, 61, 64, 65, 69. Dapper Dan Award for Outstanding Achievement in High School Basketball 1964, and Outstanding Contribution to Football 1984. 1965 coached Dapper Dan Roundball Classic. Western PA Jaycees Football Coach of the Year 1957. Champion Coach of the Year Award 1984. Director of Athletics in Pittsburgh Public Schools.


Executive Director WPIAL 12 years, Officiated: NFL 22, years (last 15 as crew chief-referee); 13 years high school football 22 years high school basketball. 8 years college football and basketball’. Coached high school football, basketball and baseball. W & J played football and baseball 3 years. Perry H.S. played football and basketball 3 years.


University of Pittsburgh: Lettered football, baseball: Associated Press Backfield of Week twice, named Outstanding Amateur Athlete in Allegheny Co., OWL Hall of Fame, North-South Shrine Game, Gator Bowl. NCAA Regional baseball playoffs, Distinguished Alumni walk at Cathedral of Learning. Phi Beta Kappa. Homestead H.S.: 12 varsity letters in football, basketball, volleyball, track. Semi-pro baseball. Thorn McCann football/scholar bronzed shoe.


WILLIAM KNIGHT – Basketball 
University of Pittsburgh: Basketball All-American; leader in points and rebounds. Led Pitt to National honors before losing to N.C. State. NCAA champs; All-Pro for Indiana Pacers. ABA and NBA All-Star games. Braddock H.S.: All-American. Scored 37 points against UCLA in 1973. ABA and NBA: Celtics and Pacers.


HENRYJ.KUZMA – Basketball Coach
Coached basketball at Grove City College, Steubenville College, Midland H.S., University of Steubenville. Number 1 Small College basketball team Steubenville College. 1965 Midland H.S. State Championship. Steelton H.S.: captain of team, All-Central PA, 1st team; honorable mention All-State. Duquesne University: 3 post season tournaments; Hall of Fame.


Signed by Pittsburgh Pirates as free agent in 1964. Played with Pittsburgh 1967, 69-76. Oakland 1977. Pittsburgh 1978-80. Hit .296 with 65 HRS, 585 RBI. 12 seasons with Pirates: 5 league championship series and 2 World Series; 12 for 32 (.375) in World Series. Named to play in 3 All-Star games. Played 1,037 games at catcher for Pirates, 2nd on club’s all time list, Named AP Major League Team in 1971.


Ice Hockey. Pro Hockey: 1959-65 NY Rangers, 65-66 Baltimore, 66-67 Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins 67 to present. Three NHL and AHL All-Star teams. Former coach Assistant General Manager. Currently Director of  Player Personnel.


ARTHUR WALKER – Football Coach
Head football coach Mt. Lebanon H.S.: 165 wins, 52 losses, 7 ties; 5 WPIAL championships 1970, 80, 81, 84, 85. Runner up 1967 & 73. 1967-1980 Western Conference Champions or Co-Champions 10 times. Coach of the Year 4 times. South Hills H.S. played football. Waynesburg College: lettered 4 years. 1958 coached soccer in New Jersey. 1959-66 coached Mellon Jr. H.S. football.

Please Note: The information on this page is, as it was posted in the program for the 1989 Annual Dinner.