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.

Wayne "The Train Dibarota

Year Inducted:2016

Graduate of Baldwin High School and the University of Pittsburgh
1977 earned PA state honors in football, wrestling, and track
A Baldwin MVP , played in the Big 33 game and a Baldwin Hall of Fame inductee
1980 Academic All-American and, and 2009 Pitt’s Lettermen’s Club Award of Distinction honoree
A four year letterman at Pitt and a starting running back during their three consecutive 10-1 seasons
1980 gained over 1000 yards combined rushing and pass receptions
Offered free agent contracts from Steelers and Eagles in 1981but opted to remain in Dental School
A successful Dentist in the South Hills and active in various charities in several South Hills communities

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Bob Miller

Year Inducted:2016

North Allegheny High School and Capital University graduate
N.A. boys volleyball coach for 35 seasons
Six WPIAL and four PIAA Boys Titles
N.A. girls volleyball coach for 20 seasons
Two WPIAL and three PIAA Girls Titles
Combined record of 950 wins and 150 losses (86% winning percentage)
Co-founder of the PA Volleyball Coaches Association
A member of the PA Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and WPIAL Hall of Fame

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Mike White

Year Inducted:2016

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A graduate of North Hills High School and Duquesne University
Covered high school sports for the Post Gazette since 1979 and was High School Sports Editor since 1985
Color Commentator for WPIAL football and basketball Championship games
Co-host of high school football radio show on the Fan and spot contributor to other radio sports talk shows
AAU and elementary school basketball coach for many years
Winner of writing and reporting awards; including Golden Quill, Keystone Press Award and others
A member of the North Hills High School Sports Hall of Fame and Pittsburgh Basketball Club Hall of Fame

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Bill Muir

Year Inducted:2016

A graduate of Homestead High School and Susquehanna University
Listed of among top 100 football players in Susquehanna University history
Named to the All-MAC team his junior and senior seasons
Susquehanna had a record of 32-3-1 during his four year playing career
Elected to Susquehanna University’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1990
Coached for eight NFL teams, three college teams and, two minor leagues football teams over a
47 year coaching career
Coached in the NFL for 33 years. Part of that tenure as both an Offensive and Defensive Coordinator
Was offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the Tampa Bay’s 2002 Super Bowl Championship team

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David "Rooster" Fleming

Year Inducted:2016

Graduate of Gladstone High School and resident of Munhall, PA
Played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1963 and 1964
Signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1965 and played for 10 seasons
Still holds team running back records for; years played, total games, most touchdowns, and, total
combined rushing and receiving yards
Caught the winning touchdown pass in the 1972 Grey Championship Cup
Scored the longest touchdown run, 109 yards, in Hamilton Tiger Cat’s history
Played on winning Grey Cup team in 1965, 1966, and 1969

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Tim O'Malley

Year Inducted:2016

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A graduate of Avonworth High School and Findlay College
High school football coach for nineteen years, eleven as Head Coach in the Moon, Avonworth, Pine Richland, and Hopewell Districts
Voted “West Hills Coach of the Year” in 1982 while at Avonworth
Served 15 years as Athletic Director within the Moon, North Allegheny, and Butler School Districts
A member of the WPIAL Board of Control since 1995, serving as Treasurer, VP, and President
Since 2006, he has been the Executive Director of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League overseeing the athletic programs in the 141 schools of the 9 Western Pennsylvania counties that comprise the WPIAL

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Pat Pecora

Year Inducted:2016

Native of Turtle Creek, PA and graduate of Serra Catholic High School and West Liberty (WV) University
Head wrestling Coach at Pitt-Johnstown, Coach since 1976 (40 years)
Athletic Director at Pitt-Johnstown since 2008 (8 years)
Team captured 20 NCAA Regional Championships, 31 T0p-20 national finishes,20 Top-10 finishes, and 10 Top-five finishes and he was named Regional Coach of the Year 16 times
1996 and1999 teams won the NCAA National Championship and ’he was 1995 and 1999 Coach of the Year
First in NCAA Division II to win 500 dual-meets (now 540) ranking third all-time and first among all active wrestling coaches at all levels of collegiate wrestling
Tutored 139 All-Americans,10 individual national champions, and 100 NWCA All-Academic Team members
Inducted into the Cambria County, West Liberty State College. Pitt-Johnstown, NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Halls of Fame, and the East Boros Chapter PA Sports Hall of Fame

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Aviathar "Abby" Bishop

Year Inducted:2015

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

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Beth Bovay Friday

Year Inducted:2015

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

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Kirk "Corky" Semler

Year Inducted:2015

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

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Len Semplice

Year Inducted:2015

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.

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George "Spider" Webb

Year Inducted:2015

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

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Omar Moreno

Year Inducted:2015

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

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Dori L. Oldaker

Year Inducted:2015

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

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Bob Goin

Year Inducted:2015

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

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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

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Paul Hindes

Year Inducted:2014

A graduate of Bethel Park High School and Duquesne University.

Coached Duquesne University Women’s Basketball during the transition period from Division II to Division I.

Coached Women’s Basketball, Volleyball and, Softball at Baldwin High School where his career record is may be unmatched in WPIAL history.

Those teams won sixteen WPIAL titles in three sports.

Eight in Softball, five in Volleyball, and three in Basketball and three PIAA Championships in Volleyball.

Only coach in WPIAL history to win three district championships in three different sports.

A WPIAL and Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Halls of Fame Inductee.

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Cathy Jacobson-Guzy

Year Inducted:2014

Selected to participate in the National Sports Festival Junior Olympics in 1978.

Four-time Pittsburgh City League and three-time PIAA Doubles Champions.

At Pitt, a four year starter at #1 or #2 positions, left with fourth highest career winning percentage.

Team Captain and named MVP her senior seasons.

Coached at Fox Chapel Racquet Club and several high schools and Junior Colleges in California.

Director of Tennis at the Billie Jean King and El Dorado Tennis Centers for over 21 years.

Received many Sport and Community Awards for her work and dedication to the game of tennis, including the University of Pittsburgh Lettermen’s Club Award of Distinction in 2012.

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Jeff Jelic

Year Inducted:2014

Outstanding wrestler at Mt. Lebanon High School, Conference Champion, WPIAL & State Runner-up.

At the University of Pittsburgh, a three year Co-captain and three year Most Valuable Wrestler.

Division One All-American in 1984, most wins in Pitt history, various invitational titles.

Three time Eastern League Champ, one-time Most Outstanding Wrestler, and an inductee into the Eastern Wrestling Hall of Fame.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry and the University of Virginia Medical College.

A distinguished Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, a physician and dentist with national recognition.

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Tom Bradley

Year Inducted:2014

Nine time letter winner and captained the football and basketball teams at Bishop McCort High School in Johnstown. Cambria County Hall of fame Inductee in 2008.

A Penn State letterman in 1977-78, a graduate assistant in 1979, and full time staff member in 1980-2012.

In 33 years on Joe Paterno’s staff he coached various positions including the last 12 as Defensive Coordinator, garnering two national Defensive Coordinator Coach of the Year Awards.

During this tenure, Penn State was consistently a defensive scoring and defensive statistical leader. During his tenure, Penn State made 31 Bowl appearances.

A CBS TV and Pittsburgh Radio Sports Commentator.

Currently Associate Head Football Coach at West Virginia University

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