Russ Cesari

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So many of our honorees were hugely successful in their business careers. Obviously, the same characteristics necessary for sports success – Character, Determination, Strength and Persistence, are requisite in the business world, too. Throw in brains and you get a combination tough to top. Russ Cesari has them all.

You could see the pattern emerge early. He excelled as a Kulpmont junior athlete then began to roll at Mt. Carmel Catholic. He was in the National Honor Society and Captain of the Rams. He led them to one of their finest seasons – A 9-win 1-loss beauty, that remains one of the best in school history. He was named All State by the U.P.I. Press Service. He won a total of 14 Varsity letters, and the leadership was there: He captained the football, baseball and basketball teams.

Jazz Diminick had some impact in helping him decide on Alfred University in New York. Same pattern emerges – He was a 3-year starter and captain his final year. Off the field he continued the leadership role – Fraternity president and student senate.

Categories: 1993 Hall of Fame