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- December 15, 2023
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The athletic career of George Wrona began in 1927 when he entered Mount Carmel High School While in high school, George played three years of varsity football under Coach Ray Singley. In addition to football, George also participated in track and field competition under Coach Raymond W. Klinedinst.
After graduation from school, George attended Villanova University where he played halfback under the tutelage of Harry A. Stuhldreher, quarterback of the immortal ‘Four Horseman’ of Notre Dame.
George maintains his greatest achievement was the fact that he was only football player to run on Villanova’s one mile relay team for four consecutive years. He is extremely proud of the fact that Jumbo Kim Elliot (presently coach of the Villanova track team) was a teammate of his on one of those sinning one mile relay teams.
After graduation from Villanova, George worked in Kulpmont and Mount Carmel High School as a teacher and assistant football coach for a period of 39 years under Coaches Mike Terry and Joe Diminick.