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- December 20, 2023
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George Bach graduated from Mount Carmel Catholic High School in 1950. Bach played both ways for the “RAMS” as a tackle and sometimes nose guard. He served as captain his senior year. During his four years as a varsity player, the “RAMS” posted highly successful seasons competing against the larger public and catholic schools in central Pennsylvania. During his tenure the “RAMS” were considered one of the best high school teams in the area and were repeat winners of the Anthracite Catholic League.
George played for several outstanding football coaches and personalities, namely, Robert Balent, Ray Green, Tufkie Andrulevich, Foster Richards, Duke Narcavage, Joe Pezelski and the memorable Herb Curley. All of his coaches rated him as an outstanding trap blocker and a nemesis on defense who made the left tackle post a spot to be shunned by offensive backs. George’s post-season honors included being named to the All Central Pennsylvania Catholic Team and numerous all opponents teams. In his playing days George personified Hard Nosed Coal Region Football but tempered the nature of the game by being successful in the classroom as a First Honor student for four years. George received letters from several colleges (North Carolina, Fresno State, Saint Vincents, Dickinson, and Buffalo) but elected to enlist in the Air Force following graduation.
After completing his military duty, George attended Bloomsburg University where he majored in the Physical Sciences. He accepted a science teaching and coaching position with Minersville Area High School. He served as an assistant coach for several years to one of the states most successful football coaches, John Gurski. George retired from teaching after twenty five years and took over the family owned Beer Distributorship. George has maintained an interest in football and he and his brother Charlie are readily seen at the Silver Bowl during the football season. He is a service officer for the Atlas Legion Post and now enjoys writing poetry some of which have been accepted for publication.
George is most proud of being the first in the line of the Bach brothers (Joe, John, Jim, and Frank) who excelled as RAMS in the 50’s and 60’s.