Greg Sacavage

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Greg Sacavage grew up surrounded by sports excellence. His father, Charles, was an outstanding football, wrestling, and track star while attending Mount Carmel High School. Greg, along with his brothers Charles and Robert, had the privilege of joining Charles, Sr as one of only a few MCA graduates to participate in collegiate wrestling, where the family is well recognized. There has been a Sacavage, either participating, coaching, officiating or administering the sport of wrestling since 1934. Today, Greg has the distinct honor of joining his father and brothers as members of the Ed Romance Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

Greg was a four-year letter winner as an MCA wrestler and has the distinction of adding his name to Edwin Rakocy (38) and John Zukowski (41) as the only juniors to serve as a wrestling captain up to 1978. Sac would go on to win two District IV Silver Medals at the time when it was one and done. Greg would win 20 matches as a junior, equaling the mark established by his brother Bob, and would finish his career with 57 victories, good enough for third place on the all-time list at the time. Following graduation, Greg would wrestle at Bloomsburg University, a Division One wrestling power.

Sacavage was also an outstanding football player for Coach Jazz Diminick, excelling at the linebacker position. He was recognized by numerous media for post season honors, as well as, honorable mention all-state. This was at a time when there was only on all state team, making honorable mention as prestigious as being named to a team today.

Upon completing his collegiate career, Greg became the head wrestling coach at Blue Mountain High School, where he took the first Bluer Mountain wrestler to the state wrestling tournament. He later moved on to the Head Junior High and Assistant Coach position for the Shamokin Wrestling program. He would garnish two Junior High Schuylkill League championships, and assisted the legendary Paul Stehman to two varsity Schuylkill League crowns.

He returned home to MCA in 1999 as an administrator, holding the position of Head Teacher, Interim Principal, Head Junior High Principal, and most recently being named Director of Athletics. He has been on the ground level of the development of the Pennsylvania Heartland Conference and currently sits on the Executive Committee. Greg has also been on the journalistic end of sports, writing stories for local newspapers, and as a commentator for both wrestling and football.

Categories: 2009 Hall of Fame