Sam Scicchitano

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Sam Scicchitano was a “tough as nails” running back for Mt. Carmel Township Golden Bears from 1929 to 1933. During that period he rushed the ball long enough and often enough to place him among the Township’s All-Time Leaders in every conceivable rushing category. He is listed among the top ten in scoring, single-game scoring, season scoring, career scoring and holds records for both longest run and longest punt return.

“Tiger Sam” as he was known, for his speed, durability and most of all his toughness. And after his high school career he competed as a pro and semi-pro with both the Atlas Wolverines and the Kulpmont All Stars.

Sam was also a pretty fair country baseball player for the Atlas Yankees; and competed as an amateur boxer for a number of years.

After his career as a player ended he got involved as trainer of the Mt. Carmel Township team. He served in that capacity for 10 years. In 1944 he took over as head coach of the Township Football Squad and held that job during the war years.

Sam stays actively interested in sports to this day; he has 9 grandchildren who competed in various varsity sports for the Mt. Carmel Red Tornadoes. He very seldom misses a football practice during football season.

Categories: 1991 Hall of Fame