William E. Ruffing

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Bill was a 3-sport athlete during those rough and tumble years between 1915 and 1920. He starred in football and baseball; but was outstanding as a basketball player. He captained the basketball team at Mount Carmel in both his Junior and Senior years.

He played semi-professionally with the Locust Gap Celtics in the area Big Five League. He was also Player-Manager of the Maysville Tennis Club for 15 years, when tennis was a sport played competitively on a club basis in this area. Later he was an outstanding golfer at the Fountain Springs Country Club.

He was recognized for forty years of management of Athletic Association finances at Mt. Carmel High School with a Booster Club award in 1967. Perhaps most notably, he was Treasurer of the committee responsible for the construction of the Mt. Carmel High School Stadium in 1934. He presently serves a Executive Vice President of the Union National Bank in Mt Carmel, and never misses a Penn State home game.

Categories: 1981 Hall of Fame