Dr. Michael Scicchitano

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Have you ever noticed how something that seems really bad at the time turns out to be something very good. Mike Scicchitano and his family experienced the low, when in 1982, Mike lay on the Williamsport High School football field uncontious. He was taken to a Williamsport Area hospital where he was diagnosed with a concussion. It was that experience in the hospital that changed Mike’s career ambition and decided that he would become a doctor – and he did!

Scicchitano was a two year starter and letter winner for coach Jazz Diminick’s Red Tornadoes in 1981 and 1982. Mike played center and defensive tackle and would go on to earn All Anthracite honors from both the Reading Eagle and Harrisburg Patriot News. He served as co captain in 1982 and would be given the Joe Grey Award as the teams outstanding lineman. Michael was the middle of five Scicchitano brothers who would play 13 seasons for the Tornadoes from 1976 thru 1996 and would be a part of 127 Tornado victories.

Mike also letter for four seasons as a discuss and javelin thrower for coach Diminick’s MCA track team. As a senior, Michael would win District IV Gold Medals in the discuss and javelin and would represent Mount Carmel Area at the PIAA State Track Championships in 1983.

Mike would enter follow brother in law Mike Revenis to East Stroudsburg University in the fall of ’83. As a freshman, Mike would finish second in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference with a throw of 227′ 8″ in the javelin. His throw would earn him a trip to the National Championships in Missouri where he finished in the top ten. Scicchitano then transferred to Temple University where he threw the javelin for the Owls in 1986 and 1987. When he was elected captain of the track team in 1987, Mike accomplished the rare fete of being elected captain of his team at two different universities, having also served as captain as a sophomore at East Stroudsburg. He was recognized as Temple University’s Scholar Athlete in 1987. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1987.

Scicchitano would go on to graduate from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991, completing the journey that started that October night on the football field in 1982. Not surprisingly, Dr Mike is now an emergency room physician at the Shamokin Area Community Hospital. He is married to the former Laurel Goodlunis and makes his home in Denmar Gardens, Kulpmont. They are the parents of four children, Emily (13), Michael (10), Erin (7), and Mathew (3 months). He enjoys spending his days off as an avid hunter and fisherman.

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