Athletics Hall of Fame

Class of 2023

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Joseph Mitinger 1949

    Joseph Mitinger, Class of 1949, was one of the best linemen in Kiski Football history and an exceptional catcher for the baseball team. His football play earned him a spot on Yale University’s team where, as with Kiski, he served as team captain. He earned the prestigious Nils Swede Nelson Award presented by the Gridiron Club of Boston in 1952. Following Yale, he earned his law degree at the University of Pittsburgh, pausing his studies to serve in the Army. He ultimately returned to his hometown of Greensburg where he practiced law and served in leadership roles for multiple charities.
  • Reno DiOrio 1959

    Reno DiOrio, Class of 1959, lettered in football, baseball and basketball at Kiski. He was a captain for the football and baseball programs his senior year, and continued those leadership duties at Dickinson College for their football team. At Dickinson, he was a four-year starter at quarterback, an All-Division All-Star, and Most Valuable Player. Mr. DiOrio broke several long-standing passing records, was named Dickinson Athlete of the Year in 1963, and named to their Hall of Fame. He returned to Kiski to coach and teach before being appointed Headmaster of Linsly School in 1979.
  • Carl Kalnow 1968

    Carl Kalnow, Class of 1968, excelled in three sports at Kiski. In the fall, he was an impenetrable soccer goalie, recording five shutouts his senior season. Mr. Kalnow was a sharp-shooter from the outside, while starting for the basketball team. However, he shined brightest on the baseball field where he was a three-year starter. Mr. Kalnow pitched masterfully on the mound, yielding only 12 runs over 59 innings (a 1.83 Earned Run Average) during his junior season. He went on to play soccer and baseball at Muskingum University.
  • 1980-81 Tennis Team

    The 1980-81 Tennis Team was one of the very best in Kiski history and the first half of a two-year streak of dominant Cougar tennis. This group – built around four returning lettermen from the previous season – compiled a 13-3 record, toppling eight teams by 5-0 scores. The highlight of their season was a 4-1 win over a Norwin team that hadn’t been beat in the county since 1974 and wouldn’t fall again that year.  Six of their top eight players would return the next year and build upon this masterful foundation of superlative tennis.
    Kiski                                                                Opponent
    5            Kittanning                                       0
    4            Latrobe `                                          1
    5            Kiski Area                                        0
    1            Shady Side Academy                    4
    4            Sewickley Academy                      1
    4            Norwin                                            1
    5            Kiski Area                                        0
    5            Greensburg Salem                        0
    4            Greensburg Catholic                     1
    5            Indiana                                            0
    5            Sewickley Academy                      0
    1            University School                           4
    4            Greensburg Salem                         1
    5            Penn Trafford                                0
    5            Western Reserve Academy         0
    2            Shady Side Academy                    3
    James Bazzone, Anthony Botti, Michael Dowell, Keith Gmiter, George Julien, Alexander Pranis, Donald Santora, Henry Schechter, Robert Sheesley, Maurice Yurick, Michael Yurick

    Jack Pidgeon, John Meehl
  • 1988-89 Track and Field Team

    The 1988-89 Track and Field Team was the first-ever to capture the Interstate Prep School League Championship in a full team effort that barely unseated the previous champion Western Reserve Academy by a mere 1.5 points. That incredible feat was preceded by a 13-2 regular season in which six Cougars tallied over 100 points. By the end of the season, 11 athletes joined Kiski’s All-Time Top-Ten ranks, including the four that blazed a new school record in the 4x100 relay. The Cougars smashed that seven-year-old mark by 0.8 seconds.
    Kiski                                                                Opponent
    94          Homer Center High School          56
    65.5       Ligonier Valley High School         84.5
    88          Greensburg Central Catholic       62
    85          Marion Center High School         65
    101        Mt. Pleasant High School             49
    50          Norwin High School                      100
    85          Latrobe Area High School            65
    103        Johnstown High School                47
    122        Valley High School                         28
    103        Shady Side Academy                    58
    103        Mercersburg Academy                 28
    88          Greensburg Salem High School   62
    116        Burrell High School                       34
    80          Indiana Area High School             70
    116        Franklin Regional High School     34
                  IPSL Championship                       1st
    80          Western Reserve Academy         78.5
    80          Indiana Area High School             70
    80          University School                           48.5
    80          Shady Side Academy                    44
    80          Linsly                                                18
    Ben Assanasen, Michael Bair, Stephen Ball, Michael Bennett, Steven Berger, Michael Bishop, James Bradley, Lonn Burney, Eric Cutler, James Dellafiora, Joseph D’Ettorre, Patrick DiFilippo, Chris Duplaga, Peter Fabiano, Jack Fuellhart, Christopher Greenebaum, Neil Hart, Aaron Heimberger, John Jessup, Jason John, Jamal Jordan, Richard Karas, Britton Kelly, Richard King, Christopher Kooman, Brian Kotts, Michael Kravetsky, Francis Limcuando, Benjamin Little, Robert Mack, Wayne Mihailov, J. Nicholas Minda, Christopher Porecca, James Potts, K. Scott Rahe, Adam Reeves, Jason Refling, Todd Rogers, Eric Rusak, Richard Rushak, Louis Saban, Marvon Scott, Jason Sczerba, Adam Shupe, Douglas So, Michael Soltes, Benjamin Stechschulte, Adam Tosh, Bryson VanNostrand, Scott White, Sean White, Jon Zimmerman
    Douglas Yoder, David Buran, David Lane, Andrew Muffley, Gerard Manoli, Daniel McDonough

Class of 2022

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Patrick Greenwell 1977

    Patrick Greenwell, Class of 1977, coached The University of Alabama’s divers for 29 years. His divers garnered 69 All-America awards, 21 Southeastern Conference (SEC) titles and two National Championships. Mr. Greenwell was named NCAA Coach of the Year, SEC Coach of the Year six times and guided his student-athletes to eight SEC Diver of the Year awards. Before Alabama, Mr. Greenwell coached at Clemson for five years where he was named Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Coach of the Year twice, and he coached six ACC Champions and three NCAA All-Americans.  As a collegiate-athlete, Mr. Greenwell earned All-America honors diving for The University of Pittsburgh. As a Kiski diver, he smashed league records, remarkably establishing a new league mark by over a hundred points his senior year.
  • Kyle Davis 2008

    Kyle Davis, Class of 2008, lettered in each of his four years as a golfer, hockey player and lacrosse player. He was captain for multiple seasons including three golf teams, two hockey teams, and two lacrosse teams. As a lacrosse player, Mr. Davis was named to three consecutive all-league teams, tallying an astounding 48 goals and 10 assists as a senior. Mr. Davis was heavily recruited to play lacrosse in college, however, he chose to pursue golf at Queens University of Charlotte. During his tenure at Queens, Mr. Davis was a top conference player and contributed to two conference titles.
  • 1985-86 Football Team

    The 1985 Football team clinched Kiski’s first Interstate Prep School League Championship since 1978. The championship wasn’t decided until a final come-from-behind win seemingly ripped from the movies. Kiski faced rival Shady Side Academy (also 3-0 in league play entering the final game) on Kiski’s Homecoming. Tom Coste managed to field a squib kick on a drenched field and return it for a touchdown as time elapsed.  The team may have been known for its overall defensive prowess along with timely big plays, but the offense more than held its own, averaging over 21 points per game.

    Kiski                                                                Opponent
    38          George Junior Republic                0
    7            Linsly Institute                               8
    29          Venango Christian Academy       0
    20          Western Reserve Academy         14
    16          Mercersburg Academy                 0
    14          Gilmour Academy                         0
    27          University School                           0
    19          Shady Side Academy                    13
    Ross Baird, Lane Bender, McKinley Boyer, Matt Breman, Phil Carroll, John Ciesielski, Scott Cooper, Tom Coste, Lee Daubenspeck, Jim Duke, Bob Fleck, Mark Franklin, Mike Gallagher, Roy Geiselhart, Dave Goodwin, Gregg Gumbert, Ken Hinkle, Stephen Hitchcock, Kyung Sa Hong, Bill Hughes, Mike Hyland, Dave Kelly, Gary Kiser, Kyle Lengauer, Peter Maury, Alfie McCloy, John McSorley, Paul Minda, Pete Nastase, Rob Patterson, George Poknis, Jim Polahar, Joel Radman, Troy Seskey, Doug Spence, Ray Spera, Dave Straney, Marshall Trigona, Pat Whigham, Pete Zappas

    Larry Cignetti, Edward Fitzgerald, Thomas Jessup, Tom Kozub, Jack Pidgeon, Henry Schechter, Tim Timko, Zachary Vlahos
  • 1987-88 Swimming and Diving Team

    The 1987-88 Kiski Swimming and Diving team entered the season in the unexpected position of not being the reigning Interstate Prep School League (IPSL) Champions for the first time in nine years. With uncommon levels of resolve, resiliency, and comradery, the team fought through challenges, including the loss of two top divers to season-ending injuries, to score impressive wins over key rivals and to finish with a near-perfect regular season record. After an impressive full-team effort to secure victory at the IPSL Championship, 11 swimmers competed in the Eastern Prep School Championships, seven of whom went on to earn All-America honors.

    Kiski                                                                Opponent
    86          Hill School                                       72
    98          Latrobe Area High School            56
    97          Navy Junior Varsity                       86
    102        Linsly Institute                               60
    92          Penn Trafford High School           71
    101        University School                           56
    40          Hawken School                              54
    89          Western Reserve Academy         70
    94          Shady Side Academy                    68
    IPSL Relays                       1st
    IPSL Championship         1st
    Steve Ball, Sam Beatty, Mike Bennett, Jason Burkey, Drew Daly, Pete DeHaas, Steve Ferguson, Chris Gaydos, John Highlands, Brad Kosanovich, Jim Kucik, Andy Mahalingappa, Rachel McAtee, Dana Martinelli, Shay McCabe, Carl Miller, Brian Oliver, Robert Osvold, Jay Pignatello, Lee Potter, Dave Preslar, Phil Pringle, Dan Ream, Eric Rusak, Nick Sisk, Todd Swanson, Steve Szilagyi, Bryson VanNostrand

    Jack Pidgeon, Brian Ippolito, David Lane

Class of 2021

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Glenn Ballard 1951

    Before Glenn Ballard, Class of 1951, became a legendary head of school at Brownwell-Talbot, Hockaday, Kinkaid, and Holland Hall, he was a versatile athlete and astute student at Kiski. He excelled on Kiski’s football, swimming and diving, and baseball teams. Mr. Ballard attended Brown University on a football scholarship before an injury brought him home where he finished his undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Ballard earned his master’s degree in math and philosophy at the University of Denver. He returned to serve on the Kiski faculty in an effort to give back some of what the school had given to him in both athletics and academics. He was a great coach and was known as a demanding but fair math teacher who put learning first.
  • Pete Martorelli 1971

    Peter Martorelli, Class of 1971, was one of the most dominant athletes of his era. He earned 11 varsity letters in football, basketball, and baseball. He captained each team his senior year. Mr. Martorelli played center and linebacker on the football team and led the basketball team to Kiski’s first Interstate Prep School League Championship. Rated as one of the best high school catchers in Pennsylvania, he accepted a scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh where he started all four years, captaining the Panthers his junior and senior years. He won Pitt’s prestigious Blue-Gold Award in 1974-75, given annually to the best student-athlete.
  • Jim Garland 1983

    Jim Garland, Class of 1983, still held four top-ten all-time track and field performances for Kiski at the time of his induction. He was listed among the greats in the 800, 1,600, and 3,200 events, and his 4 by 800 relay team held the top time. He earned all-league honors for cross country and turned in the sixth-fastest time ever recorded on the Kiski course. The senior track and field captain won the 1,600 and 800 at the league championship meet. He continued his athletic career at Wittenberg University where he was a four-year letterman in cross country and track, and was captain of both teams. Following college, Mr. Garland embarked on a successful triathlon career.
  • 1968-69 Golf Team

    The preview for the 1969 golf season predicted that Kiski had the “determination, talent and experience necessary for a winning season.” However, all the Cougars did was win as they completed a 12-0 slate. Along with the aforementioned traits, the team benefited from incredible depth. The steady play necessary to win can be elusive during any given round, but the Kiski golfers managed to maintain consistency for a full season. Multiple teammates garnered top medalist honors. Players from this storybook team went on to compete in college, and later on the state and national levels.
    Kiski                                                       Opponent
    5 ½         Bishop Carroll                    1 ½
    10           Blairsville                             9
    12           Blairsville                             7
    10 ½       Westmont-Hilltop            8 ½
    17           North Catholic                   2
    14 ½       Central Cambria                4 ½
    13           Westmont-Hilltop            6
    18 ½       Ferndale                              ½
    14           Central Cambria                5
    17 ½       Ferndale                              1 ½
    10           Indiana                                 9
    14           North Catholic                   5
    1969 Golf Team
    Paul Byrne, William Engelbret, Peter Friesell, Stevens Magdsick, Mac McIlrath, Robert Ondocsin, Stephen Suhey, Michael Willis
    J. Michael Sapienza, C. Jackson Blair
  • 1970-71 Basketball Team

    In their third season of full membership in the Interstate Prep School League (IPSL), the Kiski Basketball program captured its first league championship. In fact, the team’s only two losses during a 14-2 campaign came early in the season when they played without a few of their starters. Kiski avenged their loss to Sewickley in a rematch and pummeled league opponents during a late 60’s and early 70’s period known as one of the most competitive eras for IPSL play. Balanced scoring and a tenacious defensive style, that converted numerous steals into extra possessions, were keys to the championship run.
    Kiski                                                       Opponent
    62           Derry Area                          69
    69           Johnstown Vo-Tech        39
    59           Penn Hall                             47
    83           Grand River                        47
    60           Shady Side                          40
    64           Sewickley                            72
    51           Penn Hall                             48
    71           Nichols                                 49
    71           Johnstown Vo-Tech        52
    63           Western Reserve             52
    76           Sewickley                            64
    57           University School             55
    79           Blairsville                             67
    57           Cranbrook                           41
    80           St. Vincent                          47
    65           Shady Side                          48
    1970-71 Basketball Team
    Tim Askew, David Cline, Randall Coleman, James D’Itri, Joseph Franzi, David Martha, Peter Martorelli, Jeffrey Massey, Arthur Masotes, Richard Miller, Mark Sieber, Andrew Toncic, Mitchell Weinstein
    Robert Kribbs
  • 1973-74 Swimming and Diving Team

    Kiski clinched its first-ever Independent School Swimming League title after winning the last event of the championship meet held at Kiski. In doing so, that 400-yard freestyle relay team set school, pool, and league records of 3:20.48. That title-clinching climax was earned one grueling training yard at a time. The team swam over 200,000 yards in practice with ten practices each week that included 6 a.m. sessions. Their determination drew them back from winter break five days early for a pre-season grind that included 14 practices. It was the commitment necessary to accomplish greatness and a legendary season.
    Kiski                                                                       Opponent
    2nd          ISSL Relays
    68           Old Trail                                                101
    70           Gilmore Academy                            13
    48           Shady Side Academy                      35
    48           Hawken School                                 35
    40           Western Reserve Academy          43
    41           University School                             42
    1st           Westmoreland County Championship
    1st           ISSL Championship
    1973-74 Swimming and Diving Team
    Paul Adams, Brett Auer, Kurt Buttkevitz, Edward Denny, Gregory Floro, Kurt Franck, Jeffrey Green, Scott Grimes, Timothy Kilbride, H. Braddock King, Thomas Kovalchuk, Richard Leydig, Andrew McGregor, Terrance Owens, Mark Parke, Todd Peters, Sandy Pidgeon, Kevin Reynolds, Stephen Rudolph, Mark Schremmer, N. Clark Shipley, Kurt Sieber, Peter Spangenberg, Paul Stafford, Dan Stilz, John Suprock, Edward Tarney, Joseph Topel, Scott Welham
    John Pidgeon, Richmond Curtiss, Merrill Dawson, Ian McLaren

Class of 2019

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • O. Mike Valore Jr. 1978

    Mike Valore, Class of 1978, lettered in each of his 12 athletic seasons with Kiski. He was a reliable, hard-hitting fullback, and outside linebacker for the football team. As a senior, the catcher and third-basemen hit .444 for the baseball team and won the Coaches Award. He was best known for his dominance on the wrestling mat. The Bob Mathias Award winner was a two-time prep national champion in the 142-pound weight class and the first from Kiski to reach that pinnacle twice. As a junior, he boasted an unblemished 19-0 dual meet record in the 138-pound weight class. During his senior year, Mr. Valore tallied a 14-1 dual meet record in the 145-pound weight class. He went on to wrestle at the US Naval Academy where he was a three-time letter winner.
  • Marc W. Weaver 1982

    Marc Weaver, Class of 1982, is remembered as perhaps the best soccer player to represent Kiski. He smashed his own record of 19 goals in a single-season by finding the back of the net 30 times during his senior year. It was during that same campaign that he set a single-game scoring record with six goals. Mr. Weaver was a two-time member of the All-State and All-League teams. He was also known as an adept leader, holding the role of captain during both his junior and senior seasons. Those teams he led were among the best in Kiski history. The 11-5-1 season of the 1980 fall evolved to win more games in a single season than any other in Kiski history the following year with 13. Mr. Weaver continued his stellar soccer career at James Madison University.
  • Nathan A. McCutcheon 2003

    Nathan McCutcheon, Class of 2003, may have set more Kiski records during his time in the pool than any Cougar in Kiski’s illustrious swimming history. At the time of his induction, Mr. McCutcheon still holds the school record for the 200-yard freestyle, pool records in the 500, 200, and 100-yard freestyle, as well as a member of the 400-yard freestyle relay record in 2002. The relay also set the league standard to pair with Mr. McCutcheon’s individual 200 and 500-yard freestyle league record that he set as a senior captain. Mr. McCutcheon had no greater victory in his time at Kiski than their 2003 IPSL victory over University School after being tied at the final relay, to come from behind and win as the anchor leg to win the Championship. Mr. McCutcheon also had many podium finishes at the prestigious Eastern Championships.
  • John T. Regan Jr. 2008

    John Regan, Class of 2008, collected 12 varsity letters with four different Kiski athletic programs. He spent his first three fall seasons as a soccer player and earned a Cross Country letter as a senior captain for the Cougars. In the winter, Mr. Regan prowled the wrestling mat and was a rare four-time captain for the program. He was a County Champion twice, a three-time Prep School State Champion, and a four-time Prep School All-American. The fledgling lacrosse program benefited greatly from his scoring touch in the spring. His senior lacrosse team captured the first-ever Western Pennsylvania Lacrosse Championship. The versatile Mr. Regan advanced his wrestling career at Bucknell University where he served as a senior captain while wrestling at both the 149 and 157-pound weight classes.
  • Douglas Yoder

    Doug Yoder was a member of the Kiski faculty for four decades (1980-2019). He began his coaching duties immediately, eventually becoming the head coach for the Track and Field team in 1988 and Cross Country in 1989. Coach Yoder was famous for his own physical fitness. Many of his athletes commented on his ability to appear across multiple stops on a cross country course, or to pace and overtake runners during training. He was also known for his meticulous orchestration of complex training sessions, especially when juggling multiple track and field disciplines. Coach Yoder guided his teams to several Interstate Prep School League championships, leading a particularly dominant track and field dynasty during the 1990’s. He led many individual athletes to their potential as measured by titles, personal bests, and lasting life lessons.
  • 1956-57 Football Team

    Head Coach Glenn “The Commissioner” Wild led the Cougars to an undefeated season in his first year at the helm using the Craig-Wild Lickety-split-T. The season began inauspiciously with a 2-0 victory over the Muskingum College freshman squad. Competing against college freshman teams was common during the early decades of Kiski football and the 1956 Kiski gridiron Boys fared well against those teams balancing routs with close victories. The highlight of the flawless slate was a 38-6 rout at rival Mercersburg. Not surprisingly, the roster was littered with players that competed in the Division I level in college.

    2Muskingum College 0
    42Dickinson College0
    34Slippery Rock University0
    38Mercersburg Academy  6
    16Youngstown University13
    28St. Vincent College13
    20Indiana State Teachers College 19

    1956 Varsity Football Team
    Jerry Abrams, Frederick Boone, Brooks Compliment, John Davenport, Kenneth Dickson, Ed Ferris Jr., Tom Flaminio, Robert Fuellhart, John Gill, John Goodley, John Goodman, Edward Gray, Craig Hadden, Steve Horn, Francis Hubner, Bruce Irvine, Bill Jones, John Kooser Jr., Terry Landis, Robert LaRue Jr., Phil Levin, Patrick Mahoney, Joe McMahon, James Miles, Gary Moore, Melvin Mumper, Harry Newman, James O’Connell, Ralph Polce Jr., Ewart Rowland, Joe Schmitt, John Shaw, Ray Tarasi, Justin Yannatta

    Glenn Wild, William Craig
  • 1974-75 Football Team

    The 1974 Football Team captured Kiski’s first-ever Interstate Prep School League championship by turning in the best team performance since the 1966 squad finished 6-0-1. A narrow but high-scoring victory in the penultimate contest against University School clinched their championship. Ultimately, the Cougars shared the title with Shady Side Academy after a bitter-sweet loss in the finale to their rivals. The squad was known for its overpowering offense, often outpacing even the most voracious offenses with trademark Kiski grit.

    0Homer City20
    36Penns Manor6
    40Mercersburg Academy7
    56Cranbrook School20
    8Western Reserve Academy0
    28Nichols School6
    44University School37
    12Shady Side Academy28
    1974 Varsity Football Team
    Bernie Bercik, Mike Brunner, Dave DeSimone, Jim DiMarzio, Mike D’Itri, John Fleck Jr., Charley Foy, Tim Fruehan, Pat Gentile, Sandy Gullo, Keith Hill, John Hilton, Dan Horgan, Daniel Katulich, Randy Kilbride, Tim Kilbride, Brad King, Tracy King, Ted Leaman III, Tom Leydig, Frank Marcua, Frank Marsaln, Blane McCann, Steve McNeal, Mike Mercik, Rob Milsom III, Craig Moffett, Perry Nardi, John Newcombe, Joe Orr III, Mark Phillips, Rich Place, Mark Sapp, Frank Sedlacek, Rick Short, Rick Sikina, Louis Tsakiris, Mike Valore Jr., Ted Vincent, Tom Wehe
    Reno DiOrio, Terry Depew, Thomas Kozub, John Whitehead
  • 2007-08 Lacrosse Team

    The Kiski Lacrosse program was only in its seventh season when this group captured the first Western PA Lacrosse Championship. The previous year ended with a one-goal loss in the championship game, but the Cougars worked hard to return and win it all in 2008. Kiski compiled the most wins in program history with a 17-5 record that included an unblemished 15-0 Division II slate. Complementing the first title, the team also captured its first victory over a Division I team (Hampton, PA).
    10Cape Fear Academy6
    5Virginia Episcopal School10
    10Christ School5
    9University School1
    15North Hills6
    8Greensburg Central Catholic6
    5Franklin Regional6
    10Quaker Valley7
    9Winchester Thurston 3
    5Shady Side Academy10
    13McDowell  5
    13Erie Cathedral Prep3
    14Fox Chapel8
    5Western Reserve Academy15
    10Fox Chapel6
    2008 Varsity Lacrosse Team
    Jeremy Batchelor, Brandon Bortignon, Dru Brant, Dave Celko Jr., John Cuccaro, Kyle Davis, Manager Sara Good, Max Jablonski, Frank Kowalewski Jr., Joe Kuhn Jr., Ryan Miller, Dylan Pasco, John Regan Jr., Chris Sokoloski, Floyd Stiffler, Christian Taylor, Nik Ueker, Justin Weiss, Casey White, Karl Wilson, Derek Young

    Chris Spahn, Jim Good, Jeff Mandigo, Shawn Wray

Class of 2018

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Alan Andreini 1964

    Alan Andreini, Class of 1964, made an instant impact at Kiski. He lettered in his first cross country season and in each basketball and track campaign that followed. In addition to his 12 varsity letters, he earned the Coaches’ Award for cross country in his junior and senior years, and as a senior basketball player. Mr. Andreini was named a captain in each season of his senior year. He is remembered for setting the cross country record “virtually every time he toured the course” in the Kiski yearbook. Mr. Andreini also set the mile and half-mile records during track season. His illustrious athletic career continued at Princeton University where he was named All-Ivy 12 times, and All-American 3 times. He broke the 44 year-old mile record at Princeton that was a world record when it was set, and placed fifth in that race at the National Championships in 1968.
  • Edward Denny 1977

    Edward Denny, Class of 1977, set the 500-yard freestyle school record for Kiski. The senior captain was an exceptional swimmer who excelled in distance events. Mr. Denny carried his skill set to the collegiate level where he set West Virginia University Natatorium records in the 1,000-yard freestyle, and in the 1,650-yard freestyle. The WVU captain and Outstanding Athlete Award winner also set Atlantic-10 Conference records on his way to three conference championships in the mile event, qualifying twice in that race for the National Championship meet. Mr. Denny also earned an invitation to the 1980 United States Olympic Trials meet where he placed 13th in the 1500-meter freestyle and 16th in the 800-meter freestyle. A decorated coaching career followed highlighted by three Coach of the Year awards, and the production of dozens of All-American swimmers.
  • Sandy Pidgeon 1978

    Sandy Pidgeon, Class of 1978, converted countless yards in the Kiski pool into many race victories and team points for the Cougars. The 1978 team captured the Independent Prep School League Championship with a 10-0 record that included a dual meet victory over the reigning PA State Champion. That season ended with a ninth place finish at Eastern Championships. He set the 200-yard individual medley school record, and the senior Co-captain was the County Champion in the 200-yard IM and 500-yard freestyle. Mr. Pidgeon was named a Prep-School All-American after placing fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke at Eastern Championships. His aquatic dominance continued at the University of Pittsburgh as a senior Co-captain, Eastern Intercollegiate Champion in the 400-yard IM and 200-yard breaststroke, MVP, 1980 Olympic Trials consolation finalist, and later as a U.S. Navy SEAL Officer.
  • John Mahla 1983

    John Mahla, Class of 1983, amassed a high volume of throwing points for his Kiski track and field teams. Mr. Mahla still holds the javelin record at the time of his induction, with the second-best throw falling over 10 feet behind his mark.  That record, set in 1948 by Albert Schwartz, was 33 years old when Mr. Mahla first captured it during the 1981 season. Mr. Mahla’s distance also placed him ahead of Kiski legend and two-time Olympic decathlon gold medalist, Bob Mathias ’49. As a senior, Mr. Mahla placed second in the discus event by a foot at the Independent Prep School League Championship, and won the javelin event. Mr. Mahla’s consistent throwing points set a stable foundation for overall Kiski team success during his time as a Cougar.
  • 1966-67 Football Team

    The 1966 Football Team finished 6-0-1, falling victim only to dusk. The Kiski Cougars were locked in a tie with the Western Reserve Pioneers when it became too dark to complete the game. Before that contest ended in deadlock, Kiski won its first two road contests. The Cougars beat Lower Burrell in the final quarter and topped Ford City with a dominant second half. Following the WRA game, Kiski demolished Shady Side on Parents’ Day. The stellar Nichols offense was turned away by the staunch Kiski defense, and the home slate was completed with another nail biter against University School. Kiski held on in a seesaw battle at Mercersburg to take the final win.
  • 1979-80 Cross Country Team

    The 1979 Cross Country Team finished its season as undefeated Interstate Prep School League Champions. That unblemished record represented a remarkable turnaround from the previous campaign that included only one win. The drastic evolution was hastened by a commitment to a rigorous 800-mile off-season training program developed by Coach Nagle. Days with three training sessions and a reconfiguration of the home course – to include two arduous climbs of the summer camp hill – paired conditioning with remarkable grit. Each home victory was punctuated by ringing the bell in Brett Park and robust support from Kiski faculty members and classmates along the challenging course. The undefeated season was secured when Kiski defeated the defending champions by taking the final scoring spot.
  • 1982-83 Baseball Team

    The 1983 Baseball Team captured Kiski’s first outright Interstate Prep School League Championship after returning only five letter winners from the previous campaign. The improved pitching staff was seen as the missing piece that lifted the program to the title. Flawless defense preserved those efforts in close games. Their 19-4 season started with a 9-0 stretch and included a 7-1 league slate. The league title was clinched by a tense 2-0 victory over University School in the penultimate game.

Class of 2017

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Tom Maentz 1953

    The notes accompanying Tom Maentz’s senior portrait in the 1953 Kiski yearbook described him as “Kiski’s All-American Boy…rated as one of the grid greats, whose competitive spirit is nonpareil…outstanding basketball player…destined for success both athletically and in his life’s ambition.”  Mr. Maentz was indeed an athletic juggernaut for Kiski as a standout contributor in all aspects of football play and on the basketball court. In basketball, he was the top offensive threat – scoring a Kiski record 39 points in one game – and also possessed remarkable rebounding prowess. He was perhaps known more for his football acumen. Mr. Maentz was a talented punter, receiver, and defender.  His diverse talent helped him find fame with the University of Michigan before he was drafted 22nd overall by the Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League. 
  • Robert Fuellhart 1958

    Before Mr. Fuellhart was a four-sport stud for Army’s Black Knights in football, basketball, baseball, and lacrosse, he accomplished similar notoriety as a Kiski Boy; albeit, with track replacing lacrosse. The Bob Mathias Award winner amassed 14 Kiski athletic letters. He was considered part of the basketball team’s nucleus and is still ranked third all-time in the broad jump at the time of his Hall of Fame induction.  Kiski’s 1958 Head Prefect extended his capacity of leadership to the athletic field as the captain of the Kiski and Army football teams. Lieutenant Fuellhart was killed in action in 1965 serving our country bravely in Vietnam.
  • Brad Henry 1974

    Brad “Killer” Henry, Class of 1974, was a dominant runner who may not have had the opportunity to excel were it not for concussions that ended his promising football career, and the sage advice of a mentor. Headmaster Jack Pidgeon knew of Mr. Henry’s running ability and recruited him for track and cross-country after it was certain his time as a deft running back had abruptly concluded.  He was an instant success in cross-country, tallying five wins his junior year and finishing first in all races but one his final year. As a senior track athlete, he tied the 1-mile record and set the 2-mile record that remains at the time of his Hall of Fame induction. Mr. Henry won Kiski’s William H. McKillop Award, the Bob Mathias Award, the Headmaster’s Award, and the St. Andrew Society Award.
  • Jeff Urbany 1980

    Jeff Urbany, Class of 1980, was an athletically gifted Kiski Boy who left his mark as a football, wrestling, track and field, and baseball letter winner. Although Mr. Urbany played key roles with a pair of football Interstate Prep School League championship teams, he was best known for his skills on the wrestling mat. He won the National Prep Wrestling Championship at 189 pounds in 1979 and 1980, with the latter title culminating a 27-0 season. Mr. Urbany was a senior captain for both football and wrestling at Kiski. He continued his high level of athletic achievement at Princeton University where he was the captain of the football team, and tallied three letters in football and four as a wrestler. 
  • 1981-82 Golf Team

    The 1981 Golf Team collected 19 wins before their only loss – by one point (using match play scoring) – during the last match of the season. Although their average margin of team victory was nearly two-dozen strokes per 9-hole contest, their phenomenal overall record included several matches that came down to the final hole. A recipe of team consistency mixed with individual heroics kept Kiski ahead of the competition through almost the entire season. Captain Arnold Cutrell paced the squad with a 9-hole average of 37 followed closely by Christopher Campisi (38), Michael Dowell (40) and Jon Taylor (41).
    Kiski                       Opponent                                      Opp. Score
    7                            Hempfield                                      4
    11                          Greensburg Salem                          0
    7 ½                        Ford City                                        3 ½
    10 ½                      Taylor Allderdice                             ½
    9                            Taylor Allderdice                             2
    9                            Swissvale                                      2
    9                            Kiski Area                                      2
    11                          Kiski Area                                      0
    11                          Valley                                            0
    10                          Franklin Regional                            1
    9                            Riverview                                      2
    9                            Sewickley Academy                        2
    6                            Shady Side Academy                      5
    11                          Penn Hills                                       0
    9                            Taylor Allderdice                             2
    8                            Taylor Allderdice                             3
    7 ½                        Sewickley Academy                        3 ½
    7                            Shady Side Academy                      4
    16                          Sewickley Academy (18 holes)        0
    5                            Shady Side Academy                      6
    1981 Varsity Golf Team
    Gene Arnold, Christopher Campisi, Arnold Cutrell, Michael Dowell, Philip Erickson, Randall Faust, Mark Miller, Jon Taylor, Michael Yurick

    Coach:  Lee Crawford
  • 1994-95 Football Team

    The 1994 Football Team compiled a record of 7-1 while capturing the Interstate Prep School League Championship. Curtis Enis fueled the offense, averaging ten yards per carry, but Kiski needed a complete effort to convert that dominance into wins. It was the defense that stopped Linsly from scoring from within ten yards of the goal line three times to preserve that close victory against a powerful rival. Their sole loss to a physically superior Valley Forge Military Academy may have been their most impressive performance. The Cougars battled back from an early 0-14 deficit while holding the Trojans to 61 yards of offense the rest of the day. Eleven Cougars from this championship roster went on to play college football.

    Kiski                       Opponent                                           Opp. Score
    20                           William Penn Charter                          6
    42                           Wyoming Seminary                            13
    36                           Riverdale Baptist                                15
    44                           Allegheny Academy                            0
    28                           Western Reserve Academy                  8
    13                           Linsly School                                      7
    27                           University School                                7
    12                           Valley Forge Military Academy              14
    1994 Varsity Football Team
    Arash Arabasadi, Clay Bain, Ben Blystone, Gabriel Cole, Nathan Cole, Matthew Confer, Chad Corridoni, Todd Donovan, Curtis Enis, James Greece, Chris Hazlett, Kevin Herrman, Hong Jhon, Byron Kohut, James Kunkle, Matt Kurth, Nick Liartis, Greg Lignelli, R.J. McGinnis, James McWilliams, Brian Murphy, Seth Osikowicz, B.J. Pendleton, Scott Petiya, Thomas Pirosko, Justin Powell, Angus Power, Jack Quinn, Jeremy Rapp, Aaron Ravenscroft, Ryan Ravenscroft, Leon Robinson, Chad Skena, Dan Stitt, Craig Sutyak, Gerald Sutyak, Andrew Swank, Christopher Tosh, Greg Tucciarone, Jeremy Walker

    Marcus Muster, Bo Buran, David DiOrio, Tom Jessup, Andy Muffley, Rolly Young
  • 1993-94 Track and Field Team

    The undefeated Interstate Prep School League (IPSL) championship 1994 track and field team won each dual meet by an average score of 85 points. This was arguably the most complete and deepest team during a dominant decade for Kiski track and field. The 1994 squad won the IPSL championship by capturing titles in every field event and 11 of the 16 events overall. In doing so, Kiski scored more points than the other four teams combined.
    Kiski                       Opponent                                           Opp. Score
    103                         Homer Center                                    47
    129                         Greensburg Central Catholic                21
    115                         Ligonier Valley                                   35
    105                         Homer Center                                    45
    135                         Bishop McCort                                   15
    115                         Jeannette                                          35
    135                         W.P.S.D.                                            15
    111                         Johnstown                                         39
    109                         Mercersburg Academy                        41

    1st Place Fort Pitt Invitational
    3rd Place Westmoreland County Championships
    1st Place West Central Coaches Meet
    1st Place I.P.S.L. Championships
    1994 Varsity Track and Field Team
    Stephen Ames, Brett Andree, Michael Argyros, John Boyle, Leland Brewer, Gabriel Cole, Chad Corridoni, Rich Donaldson, Michael Fabricant, Rob Frye, Scott Funt, James Greece, Steve Heard, Adam John, Scott Kozub, Alex Kuzneski, Luke Latimer, Michael Mahle, Joe McCabe, Micah McQuigg, James McWilliams, Kevin Miller, Brian Murphy, Jason Musone, Masayoshi Nakai, Mark O’Hara, Shintaro Ono, B.J. Pendleton, Bradley Perdriau, Harold Plance, Zachary Podolinsky, Angus Power, Jack Quinn, Ryan Ravenscroft, Talbot Reiber, Erik Rettger, Jesse Richards, Jason Rossi, Reid Rotzler, Randolph Scott, Patrick Shannon, Darren Silvis, David Stitt, Neal Sorek, Andrew Strickland, Yoshinori Wada, Richard Worth, Markos Xenakis, Scott Young

    Doug Yoder, Dan Brown, Wes Krawiec, Dave Lane, Cornelius Raiford

Class of 2016

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Ira "Lefty" Hill 1920

    Ira Hill, class of 1920, was well-known for his athletic prowess and earned the nickname “Lefty” as a sandlot baseball star. His outstanding play as a pitcher and first baseman for Kiski helped him to earn a scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Hill was named as a captain for both his high school and college teams. His playing days reached a crossroads when he was signed by the New York Yankees to play first base, but chose instead to attend law school. Mr. Hill enjoyed a highly decorated 46-year legal career.
  • Harry E. Buell III 1984

    Before graduating in 1984, Harry Buell earned three varsity letters for football and two each for basketball and baseball. Mr. Buell was a member of the 1983 Independent Prep School League Champion baseball team. He led the basketball team in scoring his junior and senior years. His athleticism was perhaps most evident on the football field where he played offensive guard, defensive tackle, linebacker, punter and place kicker. Mr. Buell was the leading tackler as a junior and senior. During his final year at Kiski, he was named co-captain of both the football and basketball teams, and also received the Harry Stuhldreher Award. Mr. Buell finished his football career at Bucknell University with three varsity letters and 275 career tackles.
  • Gustavo A. Barrios Cedeño 1997

    Gustavo Barrios Cedeño graduated from Kiski in 1997. During his time with the School, the swimming and diving program amassed a 23-2 dual meet record and won the Interstate Prep School League Relay and Championship meets. Between 1995 and 1997, the team finished fourth, fourth and sixth at Eastern Championships, respectively.  Individually, Mr. Barrios Cedeño set school records and earned All-American status in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events.  As a swimmer for Cleveland State, he won multiple Midwestern Collegiate Conference Championship events.  Mr. Barrios Cedeño also represented Panama in several international competitions.
  • Dr. David Lane

    David Lane was a member of the Kiski faculty for 41 years. During that time, he taught German and Psychology. Dr. Lane was also a college counselor, a dorm master, and coached diving, soccer and track. As the diving coach, Dr. Lane played an integral role during a golden era for the powerhouse Kiski Swimming and Diving program. “Herr Doctor Lane” was a catalyst of self-improvement for many Kiski boys in and beyond the realm of athletics.
  • Jacob E. Zeigler

    Jacob “Papa Cougar” Zeigler holds a very unique place in Kiski history. He was involved in numerous aspects of Kiski life during his tenure between 1936 and 1978. Mr. Zeigler taught Chemistry and physics while coaching football and the Kiski wrestling program that he started in 1939. “He has the ability to get the maximum amount of work and courage out of anybody so that the impossible may be accomplished,” senior John Nordstrom ’78 remarked during Mr. Zeigler’s retirement.
  • 1998-99 Swimming and Diving Team

    The 1998-99 swimming and diving team was arguably the best during an era of Kiski aquatic dominance. They were undefeated during dual meet competition – capping that portion of the slate with the School’s first-ever victory over Mercersburg. They won both the Independent Prep School League (IPSL) Relay and Championship meets. The Cougars nearly swept the IPSL Championship, with Kiski taking 11 of 12 events. New records were established in several races throughout the year, with relay times that were also among the best in the country. The defining moment of a historic season was their best-ever second place finish at the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships. 
    William Bower, Jack Pidgeon, Kelly Pidgeon, David Lane
    Athletes & Managers
    Chris Arnoldt, Mauricio Barrios Cedeño, Billy Bower, Chris Carnahan, Pat Dinan, Michael Eckert, Ian Ellis, Rick Fox, Ben Gan, Jason Gan, Cory Gray, Jimmy Gross, Kenny Horrell, Erin Johns Gless, Young-Joon Kang, Dave Kovalchik, Jordan Lombardo, Jim Mann, Steve Manofsky, Chad McCutcheon, Chris Meier, Craig Mills, Brian Moorhead, Michael Peccon, Jon Ross, Jim Scott, Harry Seibel, Steven Suhey, and Adam Taylor

Class of 2015

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Harry Stuhldreher 1921

    Harry Stuhldreher graduated from Kiski in 1921. He was an outstanding football player at Kiski. After high school, he took his athleticism and prowess to the University of Notre Dame, where he became known as a member of the legendary “Four Horsemen” backfield and the starting quarterback from 1922-1924. He led Notre Dame to an undefeated season in 1924 and the National Championship. Mr. Stuhldreher went on to become the head football coach at Villanova University, 1925-1935, and then the University of Wisconsin, 1936- 1948. In 1958, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
  • Robert D. Johnston 1951

    Robert “Bob” Johnston graduated from Kiski in 1951. He was an incredible baseball player for Kiski. After a stellar career at Allegheny College, he returned to coach and teach at Kiski. He excelled in both realms and is fondly remembered by all of the Kiski boys that he coached and taught.
    He was a beloved faculty member from1959-1969. He served the School with tremendous loyalty and dedication and his work as a coach and mentor was a significant part of his contribution to Kiski. “Big Otis,” as he was fondly referred to by his students, coached the Varsity Basketball Team as an assistant coach (’60-’65) and as head coach (’66-’69). “He inspired athletes with the same disciplined passion he applied to his history students, and we all benefited from his powerful influence on our lives,” declared two of his former students in a letter commemorating Coach Johnston.
  • T. Robert Boulware 1982

    T. Robert Boulware, class of 1982, was a member of the Varsity Cross Country and Track and Field teams at Kiski for four years. In 1982 he was elected co-captain of the Track and Field Team and broke the Bob Mathias ’49, long jump record, with a jump of 22’6.5.” In addition to holding the long jump record, he has the sixth fastest time in the 300-meter hurdles and the tenth fastest time in the 110-meter high hurdles. Mr. Boulware
    continued his track and field career at Penn State University.
  • Captain James M. Reich 1982

    James Reich, class of 1982, graduated from Kiski as one of the most accomplished wrestlers in the School’s storied wrestling program. Mr. Reich served as the team's co-captain his senior year. He finished his Kiski career with a record of 65-0, 55 of those victories coming by pin. Mr. Reich won National Prep Championships in ’81 and ’82 at the 171-pound weight class while also being named an All-American his senior year. He
    continued his successful wrestling career at The United States Naval Academy where he graduated in 1986.
  • Tamas Szilagyi

    During the course of 50 years, Tamas Szilagyi coached Kiski student-athletes in soccer, tennis and track. He always found a special way to connect with and motivate his students and athletes. He constantly encouraged and challenged Kiski boys to believe in themselves as individuals and to support each other as dedicated teammates. Mr. Szilagyi instilled the importance of remaining passionate and engaged throughout life to the many generations of Kiski boys who played for him.
  • 1969-70 Soccer Team

    The 1969 Varsity Soccer Team was outstanding defensively which was evident by its six shutouts. This team recorded the first two victories in Interstate Prep School League play in the programs history. The first win came against league rival Western Reserve Academy in a stunning 2-0 victory on Parent’s Day, and the second against Cranbrook School, 2-0 in the season finale. The 1969 team will always be remembered as the team that laid the foundation for Kiski soccer’s future successes.
  • 1988-89 Baseball Team

    The 1989 team won the Interstate Prep School League Championship. They finished with an overall 16-2 record including a perfect 6-0 mark in league play. Through their exceptional leadership Head Coach Lee Crawford and Assistant Coach, Charles Shepard, inspired and guided them through the season to an overall record of 16-2 including a perfect 6-0 record in league play. Led by tri-captains Thad Kresho, Sean Fuellhart, and Bill Hess, the team excelled in all phases of the game: excellent starting pitching, quality relievers, an explosive offense, and sound defensive play.

Class of 2014

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • James L. Marks Sr. 1903

    James Lafayette Marks Sr. graduated from Kiski in 1903. He became the head football coach in 1914 and over the next 24 years established a legacy unrivaled by any high school football coach of that era. Many National Press sports writers considered Marks Sr. the most successful high school coach in the United States during those two decades. Coach Marks’ 1917 team was voted the US Prep School Champions.
  • James L. Marks Jr. 1933

    James Lafayette Marks Jr. graduated from Kiski in 1933 and took over the reins as head football coach from his father, James Marks Sr. in 1939. During his time as coach, the excellence Kiski football had established since the early 1900s continued on through his time as coach. Coach Marks coached many talented football players who continued to play college football after graduating from Kiski.
  • Charles Klausing

    Charles L. Klausing was the Head Football Coach at Kiski from 1987-1993. During his tenure, Coach Klausing rejuvenated the football program and led his teams to three I.P.S.L. Championships in 1987, 1990, and 1993. Coach Klausing is also one of the winningest coaches in the history of college football and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1998.
  • John A. Pidgeon

    John A. Pidgeon was appointed Headmaster of The Kiski School in 1957 and retired in 2002. During his  45-year tenure, Mr. Pidgeon served Kiski boys in many different capacities. He was well-known as the head coach of Kiski’s powerhouse swim teams, but he also coached football, tennis, track and cross country. Mr. Frank Boyden, Mr. Pidgeon’s friend and mentor said, “Jack Pidgeon is a far-looking, ambitious person, and if hard work can produce the results you want, he will gladly supply that.”
  • 1969-70 Cross Country Team

    The 1969 Varsity Cross Country Team, led by Head Coach John A. Pidgeon will long be remembered as the first team to capture the I.P.S.L. Championship. The team completed an undefeated season and also captured the School’s first Westmoreland County Championship. The team’s talented runners broke several course records that season. The successful season was attributed to the team’s steadfast mental and physical preparation.
  • 1981-82 Soccer Team

    The 1981 Varsity Soccer Team through fine coaching and immeasurable  team effort, compiled an overall record of 13-4. The success of the team brought new attention to the soccer program and strengthened Kiski’s unyielding athletic tradition. The team set School records for victories in a season with 14 and goals in a season with 59. Head Coach Mr. John Meehl had high aspirations before the season begun and was not disappointed by this group of hard working young men.
  • 1982-83 Wrestling Team

    The 1983 Varsity Wrestling Team will long be remembered as the first team to capture the I.P.S.L. Championship. The team was undefeated in league competition and finished the season with an overall record of 15-2-2. Head coach Mr. Michael Brown credited the team’s success to their hard work and diligence in practice and in the weight room allowing this group of fine young men to reach heights no Kiski wrestling team had ever accomplished.

Inaugural Class of 2013

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Carroll “Beano” Cook 1949

    Carroll “Beano” Cook graduated from Kiski in 1949. Beano was actively involved in the football, basketball, and tennis programs as a student-athlete at Kiski. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1954 and served as sports publicist for the University of Pittsburgh from 1956 to 1966. He also worked for the Miami Dolphins for one season and served as a publicist for both ABC and CBS networks. Beano is often referred to as the "Pope of College Football" due to his knowledge and tenure of the game and is considered a media legend.  Beano was well known for his work on the ESPN network from 1986-2012. His lifelong love of sports, along with his quick wit, was acknowledged in the 1949 Kiskiminetan yearbook when it stated: “Beano, one of the boys from Wilson Hall, was very well known around the campus, not only for his great knowledge of sports, but also for his jokes. Beano was outstanding in the classroom as well as on the football field. His greatest attribute, however, was his fine school spirit.”
  • Bob Mathias 1949

    Bob Mathias, class of 1949, arrived on Kiski’s campus after winning the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, England. Bob played football, ran indoor track and was a member of the track and field team at Kiski.  He attended Stanford University after graduating from Kiski where he excelled in track and field and starred on the gridiron for the Cardinal’s football team as a fullback. In 1952, he once again competed in the Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland. He set a world record in the decathlon capturing his second gold medal of his Olympic career. Bob was described as “the epitome of an Olympian, but even better than that, Bob Mathias was simply a good guy.”
  • Jack Fuellhart 1962

    Jack W. Fuellhart, class of 1962, excelled on the athletic fields and the wrestling mat.  He was captain of the cross country, wrestling, and track teams during his senior year, a significant honor demonstrating the respect and admiration his teammates held for him.  Jack won both the Westmoreland County and National Championships in wrestling during his senior year and finished with a three year record of 32-0.  Mr. Pidgeon wrote of Jack, " I have, as all of you know, schooled thousands of Kiski boys, but none has ever surpassed Jack in his cheerful, optimistic conviction that all goals are achievable and that man is born to succeed.  Jack's legacy will always remain in Kiski folklore as an example to anyone who is tempted to quit or to sell himself short."
  • Bill Bower 1973

    William (Bill) Bower, class of 1973, is considered by many to be the greatest swimmer and one of the School’s greatest swim coaches in the storied history of the Kiski program. He was an All-American in 1972 and 1973. In 1972 he was ranked number one in the country in the 100-meter breaststroke, and in 1973 he broke the national prep school record in the same event. He won the county championship in both 1972 and 1973 in the 100-meter breaststroke, while also setting county and league records.  Bill broke every school record in 1972 and 1973 and set numerous pool records at nearly every competition. After Kiski, Bill attended Tulane where his dominance continued at the collegiate level. He holds the record in the 100-meter breaststroke at Tulane and won a conference championship in the same event. He was a finalist in seven United States Swimming National Championships and competed in the 1976 United States Olympic Swimming Trials. Bill coached high school swimming for two years in Louisiana where he captured two state championships and two years in Texas. He received coach of the year honors at both Louisiana and Texas High Schools. He returned to Kiski as a coach and won 30 league and county championships, while also developing over 50 All-American swimmers.  Many swimmers he coached went on to break his School records.
  • 1977-78 Football Team

    The 1977 Varsity Football Team is considered by many to be one of the most dominant football teams to ever represent Kiski on the gridiron. Head coach Reno DiOrio ‘59 guided the team to a 6-2 record, using a stifling defense, a potent offense, and solid special teams.  The 1977 team won the Interstate Prep School League championship, going undefeated in league play, using a no superstar mantra, a team first attitude, and an unwavering devotion to one common goal: winning an I.P.S.L. Championship. Captains Michael Brunner and Guy Gengarella led the new and returning players from the start of training camp to the team’s final victory against Shady Side Academy.

    Kiski Opponent
    30Gilmour Academy0
    13Western Reserve Academy *6
    36Nichols School*12
    32University School* 0
    20Shady Side Academy*0
    *Interstate Prep School League Game

    Team Members:
    George Zimmerman
    Ronald Horgan
    Scott Emricko
    Earl Hewitt
    Tom Kelly
    Gerry Reed
    Jim Armstrong
    Derek MacMillan
    Michael Hoag
    Mark Hoffman
    John Bulter
    Thomas Wein
    Briant Dukes
    Doug Mosites
    Jeff Urbany
    James Brisk
    John Young
    Tom Jones
    Paul Sherbine
    Mark Stout
    James Petraglia
    Mark Conway
    Dudley Walker
    Regis Bobonis
    Lamont Boykins
    Richard Balest
    Mike McCaffery
    John Benson
    Bill Grindereng
    Michael Melnick
    Guy Bennardo
    Mike Valore
    George Simpson
    Mike Brunner
    Guy Gengarella
    Mattre Reilly
    Chip Walters
    William Dukes
    Artie Sternberger
  • 1978-79 Football Team

    The 1978 Varsity Football Team is considered by many to be one of the best football teams to ever represent Kiski on the gridiron. Head coach Reno DiOrio ‘59 guided the team to a 6-2 record, using a strong defense, sound rushing attack, and an opportunistic passing game.  The 1978 team won the Interstate Prep School League championship, going undefeated in league play, using a strong work ethic, team first attitude, and an unwavering devotion to one another. Captains Lamont Boykins and Gerry Reed led the new and returning players from the start of training camp to the team’s final victory against Shady Side Academy.

    0Linsly Military Institute19
    10University School0
    20Western Reserve Academy0
    15Nichols School *0
    13Shady Side Academy6
    *Interstate Prep School League Game

    Team Members:
    Pat Reed
    Andy McCarthy
    Scott Brown
    Jeff Schultz
    Clay Kilgore
    David Zona
    Earl Hewitt
    Doug Walker
    Tom Wein
    Scott Emricko
    Bill King
    Jim Durham
    Andy Raff
    Martin Van Fossan
    Ron Fricke
    Joe Ciocca
    Greg Swank
    Jeff Urbany
    Craig Sasser
    George Zimmerman
    Rich Balest
    Briant Dukes
    Joe Pantalone
    Charles Alexander
    Seamus Flatley
    Mike McCool
    Jim Armstrong
    Gerry Reed
    Lamont Boykins
    Mark Conway
    Jim Brisk
    Tom Jones
    Paul Sherbine
    John Young

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