1990 Inductees

Walter (Pete) Antimarino 

Pitcairn High School:  1944 graduate

FOOTBALL:  undefeated team 1943 

Other football:  quarterback for Pitcairn Mohawks 

Highland University (now New Mexico State):  All Conference senior year 

Coaching Career:  Pitcairn two year assistant coach to Chuck Klausing, became head coach, first head coach Gateway High School 1958, 32 year record 236-80-12, only four losing seasons at Gateway, five WPIAL championships, five undefeated seasons (1965-69-72-74-86), 17 conference championship, numerous Coach of the Year honors.  Pete retired at end of 1989 season. 

Ralph Forquer 

Swissvale High School:   1941 graduate



BASKETBALL:  All-Section and All State teams 

American Legion Baseball:  Wilkinsburg in Pittsburgh City League 

Washington & Jefferson College basketball:  NIT 3rd place 

Service:  Army Air Force 

Coaching Career:  East Washington High School head football and assistant basketball 1948-50, Latrobe High School basketball, Westmoreland Country Champions two years 

Retired administrator from Montgomery County School System in Rockville, Maryland 

Matthew  Furjanic, Jr 

Rankin High School:   1968 graduate

BASKETBALL:  lettered three years, Section Champs 1968 record 21-0 

University of Pittsburgh, Point State College:  basketball, graduated 1973 

Coaching Career:  General Braddock assistant coach under Paul Birch,  became head coach 1975- two section championships, combined record 34-9, Section 5 Coach of the Year, coached Dapper Dan Roundball Classic 1977; Robert Morris College assistant coach 1977, became head coach 1979, three consecutive ECAC Metro Championships, two consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, ECAC COACH of the Year 1982 and 1983; Marist College in Ploughkeepsie, New York head basketball coach accepted 1984, two ECAC Metro Championships, one NCAA tournament appearance, ECAC Metro Coach of the Year 

NBA Basketball scout for various NBA teams 

Don King 

Turtle Creek High School:  1948 graduate

FOOTBALL:  three years, All State senior year

BASKETBALL:   three years


Senior Athlete of the Year 

University of Kentucky:  played for Paul “Bear” Bryant 

Service:  Marine Corps Korean conflict, Paris Island team won All Marine Championship 1951 and 1952, All Marine and All Service teams, played for Itame Air Force Base in Japan 

National Football League:  World Champion Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers 1957, Philadelphia Eagles until 1960, Denver Broncos 1st year AFL 

Coaching Career:  Savannah, Georgia two years, semi-pro football several years 

John Kracsun 

Turtle Creek High School:  1945-48

FOOTBALL:  center and linebacker for Ben Haldy and Ralph Fife 

Slippery Rock College: 1948-52 lettered football four years, Captain and All-Conference junior and senior years, Honorable Mention All-State senior year 

Service:  entered Army 1952, middle linebacker undefeated Camp Brechenridge 101st Airborne team 

Coaching Career:  Turtle Creek (two years ) assistant to Ossie Rometto, Mt. Lebanon (four years) assistant to Ralph Fife, Head coaching at Cheltenham (five years) and Central Bucks (one year), 1967 return to WPIAL coaching Munhall and Steel Valley  (five years), 11 year record 70-28-3, without a losing season 

Other Sports Related:  Organization of area youth football and baseball leagues, Athletic Director 

In 1985, retired as Superintendent of Steel Valley 

Barney McLaughlin 

North Braddock Scott High School:

BASKETBALL:  lettered three years, WPIAL section team 

Juniata College:  lettered four years, leading scorer averaging 18 points and 13 rebounds per game junior year 

Service:  Paris Island Marines, leading scorer, averaging 18 points a game 

Statson University, Florida:  finished career 

Coaching Career:  Assistant coach Juniata College one year, Scott High School assistant basketball coach several years 

Official:  High School basketball 

Stephen Mlinarich

East Pittsburgh High School 1937-39:

FOOTBALL:  right tor running guard on single wing offense and defensive guard on

BASKETBALL:  guard, top defensive player, good ball handler

BASEBALL:  catcher, batted over .400 

University of Pittsburgh football, 1940: Only 5’8” and 165 lbs, Coach Charlie Bowser gave Steve football scholarship, suffered career ending head injury 

Walt Moorhead 

Learned basketball skills at early age from Mac McCrady at Braddock Carnegie Library, then played for north Braddock junior High School 

East Pittsburgh High School:  1938 graduate

BASKETBALL:  three years under John Coleman, Section 16 Championship team 1937-38 season 

Basketball:  North Braddock Vikings and Switchgear team in Westinghouse Industrial League, East Pittsburgh Pirates 

Timothy Owen 

North Braddock Scott High School

FOOTBALL:  offensive and defensive end 1961 and 1962, Co-captain senior year, WPIAL Class A team 

Wisconsin-Stout football scholarship:  1963-67, lettered four years, defensive/offensive guard, 1966 twice named player of the week by local newspaper, voted best blocker on team, Honorable Mention All-District 14 NAIA, Honorable Mention All-Conference 

Frank Pasko 

Gateway High School:   1964 graduate

BASEBALL: four years, pitched three one-hitters senior year

BASKETBALL:  freshman and sophomore years

FOOTBALL:  freshman and sophomore years 

Other baseball:  Turtle Creek Legion Team, Monroeville Team in the Greater Pittsburgh League (two years) 

University of Toledo baseball scholarship: lettered three years 

Major League Baseball work-outs with Pirates, Cardinals, and Phillies 

Nicholas Shundich 

Westinghouse Memorial High School:  1948 graduate


FOOTBALL:  All Valley, All District, Dapper Dan All Star Game 1948 

University of Cincinnati Football 1948-52: played for Sid Gillman, Glass Bowl 1949 and Sun Bowl 1951, Co-captain 1951 

Service:  Football for Camp Breckenridge 1952. Salad Bowl 1953  

Tom Storey 

Turtle Creek High School:  1943 graduate

BASKETBALL:  lettered three years

BASEBALL:  lettered three years

TRACK:  lettered three years 

Major League Baseball tryout with Brooklyn Dodgers (headed by Branch Rickey) 

Service:  Navy, played basketball for five years 

Greater Pittsburgh League Basketball:  AOH 

Coaching Career:  Little League baseball during 1950’s, Turtle Creek youth basketball many years