Ed “Hoople” Markowski

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His career in athletics began at age eleven as bat boy for Brady Pirates semi-pro baseball team and spanned more than half a century. He played football at Coal Township for two years and after graduation with the Shamokin Panthers, Shamokin Indians, Gildens Senators and Atlas Wolverines. In Basketball, “Hoople” played for St. Anthony’s and Brady Big five, in baseball for Springfield, F&S, and Brady Essos. After his playing days, he refereed basketball for 30 years, umpired baseball for 32 years and served as officer and president on numerous sports organizations. “Hoople” was very active in the P.I.A.A. for 30 years being instrumental in guiding many local youths to secure licenses in football, softball, baseball, and basketball.

Categories: 1980 Hall of Fame