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- December 15, 2023
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Bernie is a graduate of Coal Township High School and Mansfield University. He was selected for All-State Football Squad in High School as a guard and played with the Anthracite Maroons pro football team.
His coaching career began in 1950 at Coal Township under Walt “Babe” Marshall as a line coach. In 1951 and 1956 they won the Eastern Conference Title and the Division Titles in 1961 and 1965. He has been a head coach in football, golf, and track; and an assistant coach in football, basketball, track a PIAA registered official for the last 28 years in football, basketball and baseball.
Bernie had a television sports program for six years with station WETV and presently has a weekly radio show on WISL featuring are coaches and athletes.
Bernie is associated with the following organizations:
Co-chairman Glenn Park’s Memorial Organization
Director of Purple & White Sportsmen Athletic Booster Group..
President, Eastern Susquehanna Basketball Officials
Secretary-Treasurer of I.A.A.B.O.
Past-President, Ferndale Sportsmen
Past-chairman, Coal Township Recreation Committee
President, Lower Anthracite Hall of Fame
Treasurer, Salvation Army
Member of Eastern Conference Football League Steering Committee.
At present, Bernie is an Administrative Assistant and the Athletic Director in Shamokin area School District where he has served in athletics as a player, coach and athletic director for 48 years.