Jim Kopenhaver

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Another of the Coal Region Stars who gave the University of Pennsylvania its last fling at National Football Prominence. Jim, along with previous inductees Glenn Adams, Walt Hynoski, and Ed Binkoski, starred at Penn between 1950 and 1955. He played 2 years on a National Championship Service Team at Bolling Air Force Base. He finished his football career with one season in the Canadian Football League on the roster of the Saskatchewan Rough Riders.

Jim coached briefly and then entered the insurance business. He was a company Executive until 1979 when he purchased an Insurance Agency in Hanover, Pennsylvania where he currently resides. His wife is a partner in the insurance operation. His eldest son, Mike is a teacher-coach at Freedom High School in Bethlehem. Hi daughter, Maureen is a social worked in Adams County and his youngest, Jim, Jr. will join his aren’t in the family business upon graduation from Penn State this spring.

Categories: 1982 Hall of Fame