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- January 12, 2024
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JAMES M. BACH SCHOLAR ATHLETE
The 2013 recipient of the James M. Bach Scholar Athlete Award is Tyler Holleran, a son of Dennis and Kathy Holleran of Kulpmont. Tyler is a senior student-athlete at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School where he has been a member of the football, basketball and baseball teams. For the past two years, he has been an integral part of the varsity football and track and field teams at Mount Carmel Area through the very successful cooperative sports programs.
As a freshman and sophomore, Ty played football at Our Lady of Lourdes under Head Coach Mike Klembara and was an important member of the 2009 All-American Football Conference Championship team.
During the past two seasons, Holleran played for MCA’s Red Tornadoes under the direction of Coach Carmen DeFrancesco. Tyler contributed greatly on special teams or the Big Red and also saw plenty of playing time in the defensive secondary at cornerback. He received the Ed Romance Award following the season recognizing him as MCA’s Most Improved Senior football player. Tyler helped the Tornadoes to a District IV Championship in 2011 and a District IV silver medal in 2012.
In addition to football, he has been a guard for coach Pete Long’s Red Raider basketball team. His hard work and determination has helped the Red Raiders secure a spot in the District IV Single A playoffs. He has also contributed to Red Raider baseball for Coach Dave Olsheski’s Red Raider baseball team as a catcher and second baseman. His athletic versatility became apparent as he has run track for Coach Mike Farronato and Tornado track team.
In addition to athletics, Tyler is an exemplary student who has maintained honors status throughout his high school career. He serves as the treasurer of the National Honor Society and is a member of the Spanish Honor Society. He is also involved as a Student Ambassador, Student Council Vice-President, Boys Service Club, Respect Life Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions and is active with the Prom Committee. He has volunteered his time for Children’s Miracle Network and Manna for the Many. He is an active member of Holy Angels Parish, where he has been an altar server for 10 years and assisted with various parish fund raising projects. In addition, he has been bestowed the 2nd Degree from the Knights of Columbus. Tyler is employed at Walmart Pharmacy, Elysburg Gun Club, and Knoebel’s Amusement Resort.
Following graduation, Tyler plans to attend Wilkes University School of Pharmacy to pursue a doctorate in pharmacy.