1993 Inductees

Robert (Tick) Cloherty 

Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School:  1953 graduate

FOOTBALL:  offensive/defensive lineman, lettered three years, first-team All-Conference and first-team All-State all four years, Honorable mention Little All-American 

Clarion:  Captain senior year, Gem Bowl in Erie, PA for college seniors, graduated 1962 

Service:  US Marine Corps, outstanding marksman 

Coaching Career:  Penn Hills 1962-65 

Official:  High school football and basketball for 29 years, Tri-State’s Outstanding Football Official 1989 

Other:  Gary Reeser Award for Outstanding Business Official for the State of Pennsylvania 1988, President of Western Chapter of PA Hall of Fame 

Inductions:  Clarion University Hall of Fame 

Melvin  Klein 

East Pittsburgh High School

BASEBALL: 1942-44

BASKETBALL:  1942-44, Section All-Star Team 1943-44 

Carnegie Tech:  captained basketball team 1944-45, 1946-47 

Service:  played/coached WS Navy team 1945-46 

Slippery Rock University:  one year varsity basketball 1948-49 

Coaching Career:  McKean, Pa High School Athletic Director and boys and girls basketball, varsity  baseball 1949-51, Tarentum, Pa High School Athletic Director and coach varsity basketball and tennis 1951-60- basketball sectional titles 1955-56-57, tennis teams won six consecutive sectional titles 1953-58 and three consecutive WPIAL titles 1954-56;’ Glem Ridge, New Jersey Athletic Director and varsity football coach 1961-64, record 30-1-1; combined basketball coaching record 162-87, combined tennis coaching record 79-13 

Inductions:  Allegheny-Kiski Valley Sports Hall of Fame 

Steve Klipa 

Pitcairn High School

FOOTBALL:  played for Chuck Klausing, first team Captain, All-District team senior year, Mohawk Memorial Award for outstanding athletic ability and good sportsmanship on and off the field 

Geneva College:  lettered in football every year, halfback/linebacker/guard, team record 8-1 1950, in historical account of Geneva Sport listing of football “greats” 

Coaching career:  Line coach under Pete Antimarino 29 years 

Paul Maljan 

Trafford High School

BASEBALL:  four years 

Indian University of Pennsylvania:  varsity baseball, lettered four years, batting average high 300’s 

Other Baseball:  Pittsburgh Greater Federation League  West Mifflin team, West Mifflin All-Time Team third baseman, All-Star American Legion baseball, District 31, three years, MVP two years; Judge Weiss Scholar-Athlete Award, College Coaches All-Star baseball team at NAA Tournament at Phoenix, Arizona 1971 

Coaching Career:  Penn-Trafford High School boys basketball team 12 years, WPIAL and PA State finals, won Section 1 – AAA title in 1992-93 season, named Coach of the Year 

Judge James McGregor, Sr

Forest Hills:


Wilkinsburg High School:

BASKETBALL:  Captain of 1946-47 WPIAL semifinals team, first team All Section 1946-47 

Washington & Jefferson College:  varsity football, ranked 13th in nation 1950-51 

Service:  US Army 1951-54, first team All-US Army-Europe basketball team 1953-54 

Official:  high school and college basketball 14 years 

Golf:  four handicap, son Seniors Championship at Oakmont Country Club 1984 and 1987, Tri-State PGA-Club Pro Senior Gold Tournament 1985 

Jim was appointed Judge of the Couth of Common Pleas of Allegheny County in 1974 

G Richard Misenhelter 

McKeesport High School:

BASEBALL:  lettered

BASKETBALL: lettered, Captain senior year- WPIAL final 1948 

Hampton Sydney College in Virginia:  basketball scholarship, first team four years, Co-captain senior year- All-State 

Coaching Career:  Penn Hills 1958, Penn Junior High five years, Senior High Coach 16 years 1968-69 record 22-4- lost to Farrell in WPIAL Final, 1971-72 team 24-2, Overall record 271-98, winning eight section championships, President Pennsylvania Coaches Association 1973 Head Coach Roundball Classic 

Official:  football, basketball, baseball 34 years 

Basketball consultant to Paul Seneca, Head Coach Penn Hills High School 

Roland Mudd 

Braddock High School:  graduated, 1960

FOOTBALL:  1957-59, undefeated all three years, All WPIAL 1958-59, Big 33 Football Game at Hershey, PA, WPIAL All-Star game 

University of Minnesota:  played for Coach Bernie Bierman, two Rose Bowl Games 1961-62 

Service:  football for Fort Belvoir Engineers 

National Football League:  Miami Dolphins free-agent tryout 

Coaching Career:  Bryan High School Bryan, Ohio 1974, Cardoza High School Washington, DC assistant Coach, Ayden-Grifton High School assistant coach 1985, Wellcome Middle School Greenville, North Carolina football, basketball and baseball coach 

Paul Owen 

Park Terrace Junior High School- North Versailles, PA

FOOTBALL:  first team fullback-defensive en 1960 

North Braddock Scott High School

FOOTBALL:  offensive/defensive end 1961, Frist Team defensive end 1962, First Team offensive end and special teams 1963 

Villanova University:  football scholarship, Frosh team offensive end 1864-65, Varsity First Team – two year defensive end, led team in quarterback sacks, assisted tackles, 2nd in unassisted tackles 1966-67, best Defensive Player 1966, Coaches Villanova Award for outstanding performance and leadership 1967 

Official:  PIAA football 

Steve Silianoff 

Westinghouse Memorial High School:

FOOTBALL:  four years, offense/defense for Coach Art Weigle 

University of Richmond: 1941-42, Southern Conference Honorable Mention as sophomore 

Service:  until 1946, again Korean War 19 months 

University of Minnesota:  1946-47, captained 1947 football team, center/linebacker, Big Ten Medal of Honor for Athletic Prowess and Scholarship Achievement 1948-49 

Coaching Career:  freshman football at MN, South St. Paul High school 1952-73- many players received college scholarships, two went on to NFL; St. Thomas University in St. Paul, MN six years, Coach of the Year by the Football Coaches Assn.  1965 

Awards:  MN Sports Champion for contributions to the state during Centennial 1958, MN representative at White House Conference on Youth And Children 1970, Coach  

Inductions:  Hall of Fame by the Coaches Assn.  1979 

James Suley 

North Braddock Scott High School:   1970 graduate

BASEBALL:  lettered two years

FOOTBALL:  lettered three years, WPIAL Honorable Mention Team defensive tackle senior year 

Edinboro State University, PA:  lettered in football, defensive linebacker 

Scout Career:  Foge Fazio, Tony Mason- Cincinnati University 1972-73, Chuck  Klausing, Bob Bowden- West Virginia University 1974-75, Head Western PA Scout for Scouting Evaluation System 1978-81, Coach Jackie Sherrill- Texas A & M University 1982-86, Mike Gottfried- University of Pittsburgh 1986, Pittsburgh Gladiators- Arena Football League 1987-88, Recruiting Coordinator- Defensive Line coach- Duquesne University 1988, Assistant Football coach/Director Scouting- Baldwin/Whitehall High School 1989-90, Defensive Line Coach- Woodland Hills High School 1991-92, University of Minnesota- staff- Football Instructional Camp 1992, Metro Index- evaluating top high school players in Western PA- Football Instructional Camp 1990-92 

George Zanic 

Edgewood High School:   1956 graduate

BASEBALL:  three varsity letters, Captain senior year

FOOTBALL:  three varsity letters, Captain senior year

BASKETBALL:  three varsity letters, Captain senior year 

University of Pittsburgh:  varsity soccer, Captain senior year, Pitt record least amount of goals given in one year, All-American Soccer team, featured in Jim O’Brien’s “Hail to Pitt” history of Pitt sports 

Coaching Career:  Edgewood High School coached football, basketball and baseball, one undefeated football season, won WPIAL basketball championship 1973, runner-up next two years, Southside Beaver High School football and basketball, Central Catholic High School soccer 1979, Churchill High School girls basketball- led to only playoff appearance 1986, Churchill and Woodland Hills High Schools tennis- won section title, made playoffs 

In 28 years, coached 64 seasons of varsity sports, won 485 high school games in nine sports, played on two undefeated Navy basketball teams and two championship Navy softball teams