Leo W. Shu

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Leo W. Shu was an educator and sportsman who was devoted to the sports program at Mount Carmel Township High School for 32 years. He participated in basketball and baseball during his high school and college days.

He graduated from Bloomsburg with degree in Education and earned his Masters Degree at Bucknell University.

He was responsible for instating the sports program at Mount Carmel Township High and became the school’s first coach in football, basketball and track. He coached all three sports without payment until they were able to stand on their own and the district could afford full-time coaches.

Shu was the Principle at Township for 32 years from 1919 through 1951, when the Township District joined the Mount Carmel to for the Mount Carmel Area School District. His interest in athletics was constant and for many years hew was a District Representative as a Director of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association.

Leo Shu was a behind the scenes force largely responsible for the many athletic successes forged by so many great Mount Carmel Township athletes. He died in January, 1965; but his wife the former Elizabeth Cress, is still alive.

Categories: 1992 Hall of Fame