For the past 58 years, the Robert “Tick” Cloherty – Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame has honored and inducted over 735 incredible men and women who have made a lasting impact in Pennsylvania through extraordinary athletic achievement and contributions. Whether these activities have been achieved on or off the field, we honor them here.

Aviathar "Abby" Bishop

Year Inducted:2015

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A South High School and University of Southern Mississippi graduate and basketball star
Recruited to play basketball at USM while playing for the the US Marine Corp in an All-Navy tournament
Recognized as a Helms All-American in 1951 and 1952, inducted into USM Sports Hall of Fame
Coached basketball at St. George and St. Elizabeth for 35 years, winning two state championships
Won more than 70% of game coached
Coached two Roundball Classic Games at Civic Arena in the ’60’s

Banquet Acceptance Speech (Video)

https://youtu.be/_icNIZeQSzQ

Beth Bovay Friday

Year Inducted:2015

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A graduate of Upper St. Clair High School and Duquesne University
A basketball and soccer standout at USC, a WPIAL Hall of Fame Inductee in 2014
Won PIAA State Championship in basketball and WPIAL Championships in basketball and soccer
Post-Gazette 1999 Athlete of the Year, First Team All-State in both sports
One of the most decorated athletes in WPIAL history
Only player in Duquesne history to score 1000 points and have 1000 rebounds. Jersey retired
Atlantic 10 Inaugural Legends Class in Women’s Basketball and 2003 Atlantic 10 Student-Athlete of the

Banquet Acceptance Speech (Video)

https://youtu.be/wsDT30C8noU

Kirk "Corky" Semler

Year Inducted:2015

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Combined 35 year boys’/girls’ teams record of 632 -83 -and 6, -an 88% winning percentage
Combined 61 section titles -26 WPIAL titles and 9 PIAA state championships
Launched North Allegheny boys’ and girls’ water polo teams in 2001
141 swimmers, divers and water polo players achieved All-American status
Named Pennsylvania High School Swimming Coach of the Year three times
Inducted: East Boros Chapter: PA. Sports HOF in 2006, Gateway High School Sports HOF in 2007, Pennsylvania Swimming HOF in 2009, North Al¬legheny High School Athletics HOF in 2013, and will be inducted into the WPIAL Sports HOF in June of 2015

Banquet Acceptance Speech (Video)

https://youtu.be/EA1iCPp_qyQ

Len Semplice

Year Inducted:2015

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Graduate of South Hills Catholic, began coaching hockey at age 15 and coached for 32 years
Coached at Upper St. Clair from 1976-1984, winning league titles in 1980 and 1981 and a PA. title in 1980 at age 21
Head coach at Central Catholic 1984-1988, winning division titles in 1987 and 1988 and a WPIHL title in 1987
First American born head coach in Toronto’s Metro League
General manager/head coach of the Wisconsin Capitals,
Trained a Korea University team and a professional team in Canada and was the first American to coach hockey at the professional level in Europe
Named Director of the McKnight Hockey Center at Shady Side Academy and head hockey coach in 1994.
Founder and long time commissioner of the Midwest Prep Hockey League. That league’s championship trophy bears his name.

Banquet Acceptance Speech (Video)

https://youtu.be/BW-sotbuirc

George "Spider" Webb

Year Inducted:2015

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A graduate of Westinghouse High School and Thiel College
Twenty four years as head football coach at Westing-house High School, 156 wins and 82 losses
Nine city championship games and five titles.
Seven Coach of the Year awards
Elected to the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 2005
Inducted into Pittsburgh City League Sports Hall of Fame in 2014
Head track and field coach at Valley High School 2004-present

Banquet Acceptance Speech (Video)

https://youtu.be/-h5fulAhvGY

Omar Moreno

Year Inducted:2015

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Three time Minor League All-Star, set season stolen base record in Carolina League 1973
Set new season stolen base records with Pirates in 1978.1979, 1980, and 1981
First player in major league history to have 70 or more stolen bases in three consecutive seasons
Also led the majors in triples in 1978 and 1979 and a Gold Glove winner in 1979
Holds the Pirate record for consecutive games played
World Series Championships in 1979 (Pirates) and 1985 (Royals)
Received many awards for his sports work and humanitarian efforts in his native Panama

Banquet Acceptance Speech (Video)

https://youtu.be/KtN7P_-JMJg

Dori L. Oldaker

Year Inducted:2015

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A graduate of Blackhawk High School and Penn State University
Blackhawk High School girl’s basketball coach for 14 seasons, a record of241 wins and 32 losses; two PIAA Titles, two WPIAL Championships in four WPIAL Finals
Mt. Lebanon High School girl’s basketball coach from 2003 to the present, a record of 239 wins and 30 losses; three PIAA championships in four PIAA finals and, three WPIAL championships in five WPIAL finals
Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year and two time nominee
USA Head Basketball Coach “3 on 3” National Junior Olympics Team (D 16),2014 Gold Medalist

Banquet Acceptance Speech (Video)

https://youtu.be/97TDtppafA8

Bob Goin

Year Inducted:2015

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Graduate of Penn Hills High School where he was a two-sports star and twice named Athlete of the Year
Graduate of Bethany College where he was also a two¬sports standout and team captain.
In 16 years at Bethany, he was Head of the Physical Education Department, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, winning two conference championships
Athletic Director at California Univ. of PA, Florida State University (FSU) and, the University of Cincinnati (UC)
Led FSU into the prestigious Atlantic Coast Conference and restored UC to sports dominance in the Big East
An inductee of the Penn Hills, Bethany, UC and the National Association for Collegiate Directors Halls of Fame

Banquet Acceptance Speech (Video)

https://youtu.be/5XjF86LeYqE

Bob Pompeani

Year Inducted:2015

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Graduate of Hopewell High School and Point Park University
Covered local sports and talk shows on WMBAI WBVP 1978-1982
KDKA Sports Anchor (now Sports Director) for last 33 years
Pre-season play-by-play for Steelers for the past 17 years
Ten times AP Best-in-State honoree and 6 Golden Quill Awards
Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame inductee in 2007
2015 Lifetime Achievement awardee from Syria Shriner’s Hospital of Pittsburgh