1988 Inductees

Edward Boyle 

Turtle Creek High School 

Slippery Rock University:  Soccer- four year starter, MVP and Captain 1955-56, National All-American 1955 

Coaching Career:  Head soccer coach Fox Chapel High School 15 years, WPIAL championships 1964, 1968 

Official:  College and high school over 30 years 

Other Soccer:  WPIAL Soccer Committee 12 years 

Inductions:  Slippery Rock Hall of Fame 1984 

George (Chutch) Burdell 

North Braddock native 

Scott High School:  10 letter earner

FOOTBALL: four years, WPIAL Honorable Mention sophomore year, First Team WPIAL and All-State senior year , played in JAYCEE DAN All Start Football Classic

BASEBALL:  Batted .475

BASKETBALL:  All-Section 

University of Miami:  Freshman football, School middle weight boxing title, great Miami amateur title 

Dayton University:  Football one year 

Semi-pro Football League Steel Bowl Conference:  Player/coach Pittsburgh Merchants 

Coaching Career:  North Huntingdon grade school programs  

Frank Cortazzo 

Westinghouse Memorial High School:  1947 graduate

FOOTBALL: lettered three years, Captain and WPIAL Honorable Mention 1946, offensive halfback

BASEBALL:  lettered three years

BASKETBALL:  lettered three years 

Service: United States Coast Guard 1948-51 

Ohio Northern University Football:  lettered three years, offensive and defensive halfback, won mid-Ohio conference championship 1952 

Coaching Career:  Mt. Blanchard, Ohio five years head football and baseball- won football championship 1959, runner-up 1957-58, 1959 Coach of the Year; baseball 1959-60 Champions; Westinghouse Memorial High School- won West Penn Conference Championship 1964; East Allegheny High School assistant coach 17 years; overall record in 28 years 151-87-9 

Other Athletic:  East Allegheny High School Athletic Director 15 years 

Francis (Miller) Donnelly 

Born and raised in Turtle Creek 

Turtle Creek High School:

BASEBALL:  four year shortstop, Captain senior year 

Baseball:  Donnelly Club, American Legion, Daily News of McKeesport, Turtle Creek Community Builders in the Greater Pittsburgh League, Scully Club, AOH, and Turtle Creek Merchants 

Umpire:  Baseball sandlot and high school  

William Feryak

Baseball:  Pitcher and center field for North Braddock Bucks, North Braddock Sokol, Turtle Creek, Wilkinsburg, North Pittsburgh teams of the Greater Pittsburgh League, Trafford 1952-55- won championship 1955, voted Player of the Year 

Softball:  Slow-pitch until age of 59 

Service:  Entered armed forces 1941, played on post teams 

Stephen Iski 

Born and raised in Rankin 

Rankin High School:   1932 graduate


Duquesne University:   1936 graduate

Basketball:  1933-34 under Chick Davies, fractured foot ended career 

Coaching Career:  Basketball coach Rankin High School 1940-59; five section winners, one second place, record 105-28, only undefeated team in WPIAL 1954 

Honors:  Rankin High School’s Winningest Basketball Coach 1949-1959 

Bill Kelley 

Scott High School:

BASKETBALL:  WPIAL Scott High Basketball Championship team 1943 (lost Western Regional Championship to Farrel High School) 

Other Basketball:  Salvation Army and Carnegi Club Leagues 

Ernest Menas

East Pittsburgh High School:

BASKETBALL:  three years, WPIAL All Section three years

FOOTBALL:  WPIAL Honorable Mention two years 

Basketball:  Westinghouse Apprentice, Hall of Fame National Hellenic Basketball Tournamnet 1960- played colleges such as Northwestern, Chicago University, DePaul, Ohio State, and Colorado University 

Track:  Westinghouse Apprentice five years, won title four years 

Softball:  Westinghouse Apprentice 

College Football:  one year 

Inductions:  National Hellenic Hall of Fame 1982 

Jack O'Brien 

Swissvale High School:   1936 graduate


Kiski Prep School:

FOOTBALL:  lettered 

University of Notre Dame Football 1938-40; earned three letters 

Coaching Career:  Football Harvard Freshman line 

Service:  Navy, four years 

James Theodore 

Westinghouse Memorial High School:   1954 graduate

FOOTBALL:  Championship teams 1951-52, WPIAL All-Star three years, MVP in Pittsburgh Jr. Chamber of Commerce All-Star Football game 1954



First person to earn 11 letters 

University of Pittsburgh: Graduated BS 1958, MD 1962:  Freshman football team starter, lettered three years Varsity, Sugar Bowl 1955 and Gator Bowl 1956, “Letterman of Distinction Award”  during Pitt’s Bicentennial Celebration 1986 

Michael Theodore 

Westinghouse Memorial High School:  1944 graduate

FOOTBALL and BASKETBALL:  WPIAL sectional honors 

Carnegie Tech:  Graduated, 1950; Basketball team captain three years, Pittsburgh city scoring title sophomore year, Carnegie Tech’s “Outstanding Athlete”  junior year, first player over 1000 points in career 

Other Basketball:  Akron Goodyear Wingfoots one year 

Coaching Career:  Freshman and assistant varsity coach Carnegie Tech until 1966 

Karl Quinten

Scott High School:  1965 graduate

FOOTBALL:  All time leading scorer  (19 touchdowns, 10 extra points)

BASEBALL:  lettered 

Baseball:  American Legion Baseball pitched no-hitters 

University of Nebraska Football:  special teams and defensive back, two Big 8 Championship Teams and 1987 Sugar Bowl Squad 

Coaching Career:  East Allegheny Jr. High School football team, winning season 1985 

Other:  Shuman Center Youth Care Worker & Counselor