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- December 15, 2023
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Felix was a native of Kulpmont, attended Mount Carmel High where he played end and captained the 1931 team. Wilkes-Barre G.A.R. was the only team to score on and defeat the Tornadoes 13-6. Upon graduation he enrolled at Perkiomen Prep where he lettered in track and football.
Matriculating at LaSalle College, Kadel played varsity football four years under Marty Brill of Notre Dame fame. He also captained the track tea, at LaSalle.
Kadel joined Mike Terry’s coaching staff at Kulpmont, and played pro-football two season with Shenandoah and Allentown. In 1943 he joined Nick Kotys at Pottsville High. After six successful seasons, he became head coach as Kotys went on to Yale University.
As Pottsville head coach Kadel won three consecutive Keystone Championships. He won the Southern Conference but lost to Swoyerville 20-2 in the play-off.
Sportscaster Ed Romance and Kadel purchased the Pottsville Packers in the Easter Professional Basketball League. They defeated the Harrisburg Caps for the League Championship.