Albert W. Ross

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  • December 19, 2023
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Why does it seem so often that the best athletic teams also seem to produce people who are the most successful in later life? But we’ve seen it over and over again here in Mt. Carmel Area. The 1938 Kulpmont Team is one example. The 1972 and 73 Mt. Carmel Teams produced at least a half dozen doctors, lawyers and engineers; and the 1927 Mt. Carmel State Championship Team had a galaxy of great athletes who went on to become leaders of our community for many years after.

One of the most prominent of these is Albert Ross. He was a tough tackle on the 1927 team, and afterward lettered as a lineman for Albright University for four years. After completing his career at Albright he went on to Columbia University where he received his Master Degree.

He taught Physics and Chemistry at Kulpmont High for a number of years before being appointed Principal. And from 1933 through 1949, a period which was Kulpmont High’s Golden Years athletically he was not only Principal, but also an assistant coach handling lineman. During that period, Kulpmont produced four undefeated teams: 1938, 1944, 1945, and 1951.

Albert Ross was a renaissance man, the kind of unique individual who combined the highest ideals of athleticism and scholarship during his term of leadership at Kulpmont.

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