Joseph A. Witowsky
- Post by: mcalibrary
- December 19, 2023
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Joe Witowsky has to be considered among the finest all around athletes EVER in our area.
He was a center and linebacker on Kulpmont’s Undefeated 1951 team, which spawned other Hall of Fame Inductees, and in basketball he just dominated. As a four-year starter for the Wildcats, he averaged 24.9 points per game. In the 52-53 season he made 144-209 foul shots, records for both attempts and percentage. He was a First Team PIAA All State Choice and Kulpmont’s “Athlete of the Year”.
But he was only warming up! At Mansfield University he participated in football, baseball and basketball, and started every game in all three sports for four successive years! He was chosen Mansfield’s “Best Senior All-Around Athlete” in 1956. When the University began its Sports Hall of Fame, he was the first athlete chosen from the decade of the 80’s.
He also played semi-pro basketball with the Locust Gap Apollos. He averaged 16 points per game and helped the Apollos win the State Semi-Pro Basketball Championship.
Joe coached basketball at Port Allegheny, PA and West Genesee in New York for 17 years.