John Davis

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When someone mentions the Triple Crown, your mind immediately goes to horse racing or baseball. For John Davis, it meant winning football, basketball, and baseball championships during the same school year. That is exactly what John accomplished during his senior year at Mount Carmel Catholic High School in 1964.

The trifecta began when John, as quarterback of the Rams, led his team to the Anthracite Catholic Conference Championship for the second consecutive year in 1963 with a 7-1-1 record. For his play at quarterback, #14 was named the league’s MVP as a back. During his career, Ram football teams won 22 games while losing 4 and tying 2 under coaches Frank Ulicny in 61 and 62 and Bob Oravitz in 63. Three of those losses were to a powerful Lebanon Catholic team.

During the winter, Davis turned his attention to the hardwood, where he starred as an outstanding guard for some of the greatest basketball teams in Catholic High history. John averaged close to 16 points a game over his career and led the Rams to Catholic League Championships in 1962-63 and 1963-64. Those Ram teams were also coached by Ulicny in 62 and 63 and Oravitz in 64.

In the spring, Davis found his way to the baseball diamond, where he played for four years again under Ulicny and Oravitz. They won Anthracite League Championships in 1962 and 1964 – allowing Davis his triple crown in 64. John served as a co captain of all three sports during his senior year

Following graduation, Davis was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Buffalo, graduating in 1968 with a BA in History.

John then taught from 1968 to 1978 in the York Catholic School District, where he also served as an assistant football coach from 68-78. John also was a basketball assistant from 1970 thru 74 and then assumed the Athletic Director duties from 1974 thru 1978.

in 1978, John moved to State College, Pa and is employed by Pennsylvania Financial Group. PFG is a financial services company where John is involved with operations and compliance. John and his wife Sandy have three children; John Jr, Andrew, and Stephanie.

Categories: 2002 Hall of Fame