Robert C Brezinski

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  • January 3, 2024
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Leadership is a quality, which you will find in many great athletes. 25 years after he stepped off the playing field, Bobby is still best remembered for being in charge of any team on which he played. As the point guard of the basketball team or the catcher on the baseball team, Bob was clearly the leader, having served as captain of three sports during his senior season at Mount Carmel Area while earning 8 varsity letters in Cross Country (2), Basketball (3), and Baseball (3).

As a harrier for the cross-country team, Bob was a District Place winner as a junior and earned All-League honors as a senior.

As a member of the Tornado basketball team, “Boog” was the starting point guard during the 75 and 76 seasons for Coach Paul Bartko and was named to the All-Schuylkill County All-Star Game following the 76 season.

It was as a baseball player where “Boog” really excelled. As the catcher for coach Ed Kaczmarek’s 1976 squad, Bob led the team to a 13-4 regular season record and the Schuylkill League’s Northern Division Championship. That team also became the first Mount Carmel Area baseball team to win a district playoff game before being knocked out in the second round. Bob’s play earned him All-League Honors and was chosen to play in the Schuylkill League All-Star Game. During that summer Brezinski was selected to play in the Susquehanna Valley Legion Game and was later chosen to play in the Northeast Regional Legion All-Star Game. For his accomplishments, Bob was named Mount Carmel Area’s Outstanding Male Athlete for the 1975-76 school year.

Following graduation, Bob went on to Wilkes University where he was a 4-year member of the varsity baseball team and a 3-year letter winner. He was a member of the Colonels 1977 MAC Championship Team and a member of 3 MAC Playoff teas as well as 2 NCAA Division III Playoff Teams. Bob now resides in Catawissa with his wife Jane and son Jared.

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