WESTERN CHAPTER PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME 1997 INDUCTEES 

 

 

RICHARD BESTWICK – Football Coach
Head football coach U of Virginia 1975-82. Asst coach: Penn State 1952-53, Pitt, S Carolina, Georgia Tech, Dallas Cowboys 1982-83, Westminster, Oberlin College 1962-75. High School head coach: Montoursville, North Huntingdon, Grove City 1953-62. Athletic Director at S. Carolina 1988-89. Distinguished American Award -National Football Foundation & Hall of Fame, ACC Coach of the Year ’79, four times Coach of Year awards in high school. All southern UNCI sophomore. All WPIAL Sharon H.S.


 

DOUG BUFFONE – Football
Chicago Bears 13 yrs: 187 games–4th highest for linebacker in NFL; 142 consecutive games–team record’ 24 interceptions–linebacker team record; 37 career sacks; 1250 career tackles; 7 years defensive captain. University of Louisville: All Missouri Valley Conference; Senior Bowl–Outstanding lineman ’65; A.P. Second Team All American; most tackles–University of Louisville record. Fourth round draft pick–Chicago Bears.


 

TOM CLEMENTS – Football
Notre Dame: quarterback 1973-75; ’74 National Championship over Alabama-­Sugar Bowl; ’74 MVP; football college All-American ’75. Canadian Football League 1975-87: Ottawa, Hamilton, Winnipeg; League MVP ’87; 2 time All-Pro selection; 7 times All-Conference selection; over 39,000 passing yds. NFL: Kansas City ’80. Canevin H S: All-American 1970, 71; led Canevin to PA Catholic Basketball championship ’69–record 25-0. Roundball Classic PA Squad ’71. AP, UPI, and Kodak College Football All-American 1975.


 

ROBERT “Tick” CLOHERTY – Official
Four-year football starter (offense & defense), selected First Team All Conference and All State all 4 years. Little All-American senior year. Inducted into Clarion University Sports Hall of Fame and the East Boros Chapter of PA Sports Hall of Fame. Officiated high school basketball for over 20 years; college football over 30 years. Currently Executive Secretary of the Eastern Association of Interscholastic Football Officials and President of Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.


 

JOHN TITO FRANCONA – Baseball
Played 15 years as a Major League outfielder and was selected to play in the 1961 All Star Game as a member of the Cleveland Indians. Lifetime batting average–272. Led the American League in doubles in 1960. 1959 unofficial American League batting champion 363. His son Terry Francona is manager of Philadelphia Phillies.


 

DAN GALBREATH – Sports Personality
He and his family owned Pittsburgh Pirates for 40 years, from 1946 until 1985. During that time the Pirates were World Champions in 1960, ’71, and ’79. Pirates were also Eastern Division Champions in 1970, ’72, ’74, and ’75. Succeeded his father as President of the Pirates in 1971. Dan’s commitment to keeping major league baseball in Pittsburgh resulted in the sale of the team to a public-private ownership group in 1985.


 

JOHN GUZIK – Football
Cecil H S 1954: football &basketball. University of Pittsburgh: OG/LB 3 yr letter winner, MVP senior year. All east, Sports Illustrated “Lineman of Week” twice. UPI, Look, Time & Sporting News voted him on every All-American team. Voted ·College Lineman of Year” by Football Writers Assoc. Played in & captained East-West Shrine, Hula Bowl & College All-Star Games. Drafted by LA Rams 1959, All Rookie team. Played for Houston Oilers.


 

KEN HEROCK – Football 
Tight end for Oakland Raiders 1963-67, Cincinnati Bengals 1968, Boston Patriots 1969. West Virginia University and Munhall High School star. Former Vice President of Football Operations for Atlanta Falcons. Currently with Oakland Raiders as Personnel Executive. Numerous executive positions with Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons. Played in 1967 Super Bowl for Oakland Raiders. West Virginia University Hall of Fame.


 

DAVE MAURER – Football Coach 
Head football coach Wittenberg University 1969-83. OAC champions 7 years, National Champions twice and National runner-up twice. Record: 129-23-3. Assistant football coach 1955-68. Ohio Athletic Conference champions 6 times, National Champions twice. Coached swimming, track, golf. OAC Golf champions 4 times. Athletic Director 1973-82. In 1973 was first coach to lead a football team to official NCAA championship. College Football Hall of fame inductee.


 

BILL MILLER – Swimming Coach
19 years as Clarion University Swimming Coach: 19 year Men’s dual meet record 140-34 (80.5% winning rate); 10 year Women’s record 71-18 (79.8 winning rate): 15 Men’s PSAC Championships in 19 years; 10 Women’s PSAC titles in 10 years. PSAC Coach of the Year 1997,96,95,94,93,92,91. NCAA Coach of the Year 1992. Seneca Valley and Norwin High School Coach 161-40 (80%); 6 section titles and one WPIAL Championship. Western PA Coach of the Year 1966 & ’74. B.S. and M.S. from Slippery Rock University.


 

FRANK “Bucky” POPE III – Football and Basketball
Los Angeles Rams 1964-’67, Green Bay 1968. 8th Round Draft Pick; NFL Player of Week 1964; unanimous All-Rookie team NFL 1964; 10 TD passes 1964-led league. Catawba College 1964: NAIA All-District Football and Basketball-Junior and Senior years. ;Williamson All-American Football 1963; Capitol Theater Award (oldest award in State of North Carolina); Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame 1978. Crafton High School: All WPIAL Football Class A 1958; All Section WPIAL: Basketball Junior and Senior years. Player of Year 1958-59.


 

RENNIE STENNETT – Baseball
Major League -11 years: 9 with Pirates. Top defensive second baseman. Made Major League debut in 1971 and hit .353 in 50 games. 1974 led National League at 2nd base in putouts, was second in assists and double plays and handled 410 consecutive chances without an error. September 6, 1975 set modern record going 7 for 7. Added 5 more hits in next 2 games, setting record for most hits in 3 straight games. Appeared in 4 National League Championship Series and 1 World Series (1979).


 

LLOYD VOSS – Football
Played on last 6-man football team in Minnesota 1960. Minnesota All-Star game 1960. University of Nebraska 1960-64. All-Big 8 in 1964, College All ­Star Game in Chicago vs Bears 1964, Senior Bowl & All American Game 1964. First round draft choice Green Bay 1964, Steelers 1966-71, Denver Broncos 1972. Inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame 1996

Please Note: The information on this page is, as it was posted in the program for  the 1997 Annual Dinner.
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