Walt Marshall

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Marshall’s football career is colorful and spectacular. He has become one of the leading grid tutors in Pennsylvania, by coaching the Purple Demons to the first Eastern Conference Championship in the history of this community. A man of winsome disposition and pleasing personality, Marshall has garnered extensive admiration in the ranks of players, officials and fans.

Coal Township provided Marshall with his first coaching job. He tutored the Demons in 1939 and 1940. After taking the boys to camp in the summer of 1941, he left Coal Township to accept a position at Northeast Catholic High in Philadelphia. After spending three years there, Marshall embarked on a college coaching mission.

In 1944, he joined Milt Piepul as an assistant coach at Dartmouth College. After one year with the Green Wave, he moved to Lafayette College in Easton, PA., in 1945. In 1946, he went to Canisius, Buffalo, NY, where he spent two years as a mentor.

Marshall’s last collegiate coaching assignment was at Auburn University in Alabama. He coached there in 1948 and after spring practice in 1949, returned to Coal Township. His teams are undefeated in 19 straight games, including one tie. Marshall has seen his crews roll up a total of 610 points and hold the enemies to a combined aggregate of 158 in two seasons.

Marshall’s top achievement came when the Demons trounced Swoyersville for the Eastern Conference title.

From all of us to Marshall we say: “Well done. May you attain still greater heights.”

Categories: 1981 Hall of Fame