WESTERN CHAPTER PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME 1990 INDUCTEES

 

 

 

GERARD R. “JERRY” BERGMAN – Official 
NFL official 1966 to present: 4 Super Bowls, 2 Pro Bowls, numerous Divisional and Conference games. 1951-1965 college and high school football official. 1951-65 baseball umpire. Dapper Dan Award 1979 and 1985, Lions Club Man of the Year 1980. Quarterback North Catholic 1946-47. Football coach: Perry Atoms, Western State Pen., Nativity Grade School, St. Sebastian Grade School (JV). Record: 148 wins, 28 losses, 9 championships, 6 undefeated seasons.


 

CHARLEY FEENEY – Sports Personality
Office boy for New York Sun (1940-42). After spending time in the Navy, joined the Long Island Star-Journal in 1946 and while with both the Star-Journal and Long Island Press covered the NY baseball Giants 1951-57, Yankees 1958-64; went to the New York sports staff in 1964 covering the Yankees and Mets until 1966; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 1966-86 covering the Pirates. Two Golden Quill Awards -1970 and 1980. Elected President of the Baseball Writers Association of America 1975. Ed Conway Memorial Award 1976.


 

DON “RED” GRAHAM – Basketball Coach
Coached basketball for 42 years at North Catholic. Over 1000 games-­653 victories, 368 defeats for 15.6 victories per season and 3 PIAA Championships and runner-up twice. Has posted 35 winning seasons for an 85% winning average. Pennsylvania Coaches Hall of Fame. Dapper Dan Coach Awardee. YMCA Achievement Award. Oliver High School: played football, basketball and baseball–All-City in football. University of Pittsburgh-1948.


 

PAUL LIBERATI – Soccer
University of Pittsburgh All-American 1961, 62. All-East 1961,62. Pitt Captain and MVP 1962. W.S. Olympic Trials 1966. Pittsburgh Ca­nons, American Soccer League, 1972. Captain of U.S. Army team in Germany 1966. Cleveland Italian Club, 2 years. Harmarville, S.C. Keystone League 15 years, West Penn Cup Champions 4 times, National Open Cup Semi-Finals once. USSF and PIAA referee.


 

PAT LIVINGSTON – Sports Personality
Retired sportswriter, Pittsburgh Press (1949-1984). Pittsburgh Steeler publicity man 1942-49 and first full time Steeler scout 1946-49. Attended Central Catholic, St. Francis College and Duquesne University Law School. Winner of numerous writing awards, including Pro Football Hall of Fame Writers Award.


 

DR. CLAIR W. “TAY” MALARKEY – Basketball
University of Pittsburgh: Lettered 4 years basketball, 1 year football, Basketball Captain 1943-44, 1941 team finished 3rd in NCAA, All East team 1943-44. Assistant Coach to Doc. Carlson. Inducted into University of Pittsburgh Hall of Fame. Bridgeville High School-1939: earned 10 letters in basketball, track, baseball. First”B” school player named to Class “A” WPIAL Basketball Team-1939. Coached basketball at Bridgev­ille High School and U.S. Army Team in City League. Instituted Mouth/Teeth guard at Chartiers Valley High School prior to mandatory rule. Played for Sonny Boys; Washington in Tri-State League; umpired softball.


 

AL OLIVER – Baseball 
Pittsburgh Pirates 1968-77; NL batting champ 1982 with Montreal; hit .300 or better 9 consecutive seasons, 11 times in career. Played on 1971 World Championship Pirates; NL All Star 7 times; 1980 with Texas set AL record with 21 total bases in a doubleheader; first player in modern baseball to hit .300, collect 200 hits and have 100 RBI’s in both Leagues; lifetime average .303, 2743 hits, 1326 RBI’s. Other honors: Roberto Clemente Award, Ranger Player of the Year and Expos Player of the Year.


 

EDWARD OLKOWSKI – Basketball Coach
Won 324 games in his 16 years at Midland High School: 4 PIAA Championships and one PIAA runner-up. His teams won 7 WPIAL crowns and 10 Section titles. Assistant coach to Hank Kuzma for 6 years. Beaver County and WPIAL Coach of the Year-7 times. Attended Beaver Falls High School and Slippery Rock University-1952.


 

BILL ROBINSON – Baseball
1979 helped Pirates win the World Championship by batting .264 with 24 homers, 75 RBI’s. 14-year Major League veteran, played for Braves, Yankees, Phillies and Pirates. Compiled a .258 career batting average. Coach for 1986 Champion Mets. Pirate MVP in 1976. Won George Washington Carver Award, Roberto Clemente Award and New Jersey Sportswriters Good Guy Award. Elizabeth Forward High School All State in basketball and baseball. Now a color analyst on ESPN and Co-host of Baseball Tonight.


 

ROBERT “BOB” RYDZE – Swimming
Big 10 Diving Coach, University of Iowa. Diver at Mt. Lebanon H.S. and University of Maryland: 3 time finalist and member of 1970 Atlantic Coach Conference. Coached Eastern Michigan “971-73: won NCAA Championship, coached 3 All Americans and 2 M.A.C. Champions. Coached Dad’s Club -Houston, Texas 1973-75: two National Age Group Champions, 5 High School All Americans and 2 Texas Age Group Titles. Coach at University of Iowa 1975 -present, Big 10 Coach of the Year 1985-86. Coached 3 Olympic Divers, 9 NCAA champions. Team won Big 10 Titles 1980-81. Served on US Rules Committee for Age Group and NCAA. Co-founder of Professional Diving Coaches Association. Journalist for the Diver Magazine. Coached brother, Dick, USA Olympic Diving Champion and coached 1988 Polish Olympic Diving Team.


 

CHARLES V. WAGNER – Football Coach
Kiski Prep-1954, Bucknell University-1957. 40 years in football: 11 years player, 29 years as coach. Coached at Bucknell, Oakmont, Riverview, and Fox Chapel. Head Coach record: 146 wins, 91 losses, 16 ties. 13 Team Championships. Teams in post-season play 12 times. Champions in WPIAL play-off. Inducted in 1983 to Allegheny-Kiski Hall of Fame. Pete Dimperio Coach of the Year Clinic Award 1980.


 

DAVID R. WANNSTEDT – Football
Baldwin High School: lettered football, basketball, track; senior year–All WPIAL 1st Team All State, selected Big 33. Scholarship to University of Pittsburgh: 3 year letterman, 3 year starter offensive tackle, Honorable Mention All East, selected North-South Football Game, Captained Senior year 1973 Fiesta Bowl Team. Drafted by Green Bay Packers. Inducted into Baldwin High School Hall of Fame. Has coached in 10 Bowl games, 1976 Sugar Bowl and 1987 Orange Bowl–National Champions. Coached for Pitt, Oklahoma State, USC, University of Miami, and Dallas Cowboys.


 

JOSEPH “BULL” YIMIN – Baseball – Softball
Baseball – Aspinwall Vets, Oakmont, Ned Mellons and U.S. Army. Football -Sto-Rox Cadets and Washington Social Club. Boxing -Heavy­weight Champion Korea 1953. Sio-Pitch Softball -Club 30, Carlucci Tile, Hogans, Skip & Horgan A.C. and Skip’s. 1953 Korean Baseball Division Champs, won MVP. Played in 14 World Sio-Pitch Softball Tournaments. All Tournament teams 1964-67-70. 3 Golden Glove Awards. Played on 5 World Tournament Championship teams and many area and regional championship teams. Could play any position. Many people believe “Bull” was the best 1st Baseman of his time.


 

CAROL A. ZALESKI – Swimming
Volunteer, Administrator, Official. Currently serving second term as President, US Swimming, former Executive Vice President & Rules Committee Secretary. Has held every Allegheny Mountain Swimming elected office from Secretary to General Chairman. Member of the US Olympic Committee and Honorary Secretary of the International Swimming Rules Committee. Has Refereed at National, International and Olympic Events. Swimming Competition Dire

Please Note: The information on this page is, as it was posted in the program for the 1990 Annual Dinner.
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