Native of North Braddock, PA.
Professional Boxing: 14 years; Leading middleweight contender, defeated former champions Jackie Fields and Babe Risko, never given chance at title match
Homestead HS: BASKETBALL
Duquesne University: All-
NBA New York Celtics: five year Captain, Ft. Wayne Pistons (now Detroit Pistons)-
NBL Youngstown Bears and Pittsburgh Ironmen: player and coach.
Other Coaching: PIAA Class A basketball champions Homestead 1939, 1973 General Braddock 1973, teams at Homestead, Rankin and General Braddock; won over 400 games during his tenure.
Inductions: PA Sports Hall of Fame, 1976.
Turtle Creek HS: FOOTBALL-
Duquesne University and St. Bonaventure College: football
Coaching Career: football/basketball East Pittsburgh High School; teams won over 100 games in football and several WPIAL section basketball titles; Westinghouse Corp. National Championship girls basketball teams.
Inductions: Western Pennsylvania Coaches Hall of Fame.
Les Getz was a native of Swissvale
Other: Sponsor and supervisor of youth athletic programs in Swissvale and Allegheny County.
Duke University: basketball All-
Major League Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates 1952 (military service two years, rejoined Pirates 1954), 9 seasons with Pirates, also played with St. Louis, Philadelphia and San Francisco; lifetime batting average .286 compiled during 1,929 games.
Inductions: Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, 1969.
Brue Jackson was a native of Rankin.
Braddock High School: outstanding athlete
Duquesne University: full time trainer for the Dukes athletic teams
Pittsburgh Steelers: first trainer
Frank Klaus was born in East Pittsburgh, PA.
Boxing: former middleweight champion of the world; 84 professional fights in 14 year career, lost two; won 25 by knock-
Nick Kliskey was a native of North Braddock.
North Braddock HS:
University of Pittsburgh: football, played three years at center; All-
Coaching Career: Pitt Assistant football coach 1939-
University of Pittsburgh: Football standout
Coaching Career: High School Turtle Creek Union, played New Castle to 14-
Resident of Braddock
Penn State University: Basketball All-
Coaching Career: High school: Braddock football, basketball/baseball/football North Braddock High School, achieved a 26-
Inductions: Western Pennsylvania Football Coaches Hall of Fame.
North Braddock Scott HS:
FOOTBALL: Rated by Reed alongside Nick Kliskey as the best all-
Penn State University: football, Look All-
National Football League Pittsburgh Steelers: fullback 1950-
Coaching Career: HS football-
Inductions: Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, 1967
Resided in Turtle Creek
Turtle Creek Union HS:
Earned six varsity letters in football and basketball
Duquesne University: football.