Penn State Basketball Coach

Dick Harter is Penn State’s new basketball coach. He has compiled a 13 year record of 217 wins and 134 losses. He was 16-9 in his only season at Rider (1965-66), then turned Penn’s program around in his five years at the Philadelphia school, compiling a 52-5 record and qualifying for the NCAA tournament in 1969-70 and 1970-71.

His first team at Oregon was 6-20, but he then led the Ducks to six straight winning seasons and three tournament bids since then. He has taken his team to postseason tournaments five of the last nine years and his teams have won nine tournament or conference titles.

He has sent seven players to the NBA in the last seven years, including five first round draft choices- Corky Calhoun, Bob Morse, Phil Hanknison, Ron Lee and Greg Ballard.

Harter has appeared and spoken at basketball clinics in more than 30 states and three foreign countries.

Harter was an outstanding all-around athlete at Hill School in Pottstown, Pa. where his father was head of the science department for 40 years.

He earned three basketball letters at Penn, helping the Quakers win the Ivy League title in 1952-1953. He was graduated from Penn in 1953 with a Bachelor of Science degree.

After serving three years as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, he became the basketball coach and taught history at the Germantown Academy in Philadelphia for two years.

He served as lightweight football coach, assistant basketball coach, freshman tennis coach and freshman athletic director at Penn for seven years before his one-year stint as head basketball coach at Rider.

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FEMALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE  LORI ANN YODER  Lori Ann Yoder is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Yoder, 1239 West Mulberry Street, Shamokin, Pennsylvania. She is a 1978 graduate of Shamokin High School and is presently enrolled in Geisinger Medical Center School of Radiographic Technology.  During her high school career, Lori was a four-year varsity member of the girls basketball team, acting as captain during her senior year. She also captained the girls track team during this past season. In addition, she also participated in softball and cross-country.  While varsity sports took up much of her time, she also participated in volleyball and badminton on an intramural level. Her teams won championships in each of three years in volleyball and in two years in badminton.  During the 1977-78 academic year, Lori was Merit Award Recipient and is awaiting her biography to be published in Who’s Who Among American High School Students. In addition, Lori was given the American Legion Award and was the Shamokin Elks Teenager for the month of December.  Last fall, Lori was chosen Shamokin Area’s Homecoming Queen and, this last summer represented Shamokin Area High School as a member of the Queen’s Court in the Annual Anthracite Memorial Parade.  Lori Ann Yoder’s personality and fine example will certainly serve as guidelines for future recipients of the scholar athlete award given by the Lower Anthracite Chapter of the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame.

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