Kiski Sports Hall of Fame

The Kiski School’s Hall of Fame was formed in 2013, the 125th year of the School's founding. The Hall of Fame honors alumni, coaches, and teams, who have made significant and outstanding contributions to Kiski's athletic programs. The nominees must have gone on to continue to exemplify the core values of Kiski: principles of integrity, humility, sportsmanship, tolerance, and service in their personal and professional lives.
 
In order to be eligible, the nominated athlete, coach, or team, must be ten years removed from Kiski. Coaches, posthumous nominees, and benefactors will be inducted at the discretion of the Hall of Fame Inductee Committee.

Athlete Criteria: The individual must encompass the core values of a Kiski athlete: sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, outstanding achievement and be a positive role model.

Coach Criteria: The coach must embody the core values expected of all Kiski coaches: extraordinary performance, outstanding dedication to Kiski athletics and the ability to mold our boys into young men through athletic competition.

Friend of The School Criteria: The individual needs to have made contributions that have profoundly impacted Kiski’s athletic program.

Team Criteria: The team must have achieved distinction in their season and their performance personified the very best of Kiski athletics in terms of sportsmanship, excellence and a positive impact on the school community.
 
If an individual or team is nominated and does not gain entrance to the Kiski Hall of Fame, that individual can be nominated in subsequent years.

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Class of 2017 Inductees

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Robert Fuellhart

    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 '74

    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 '80

    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. 
  • 1994 Varsity 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

    Coaches
    Doug Yoder, Dan Brown, Wes Krawiec, Dave Lane, Cornelius Raiford
  • 1981 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
  • Tom Maentz '53

    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. 
  • 1994 Varsity 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

    Coaches
    Marcus Muster, Bo Buran, David DiOrio, Tom Jessup, Andy Muffley, Rolly Young

Class of 2016 Inductees

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • 1998-99 Varsity 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. 
      
    Coaches
    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
  • Harry E. Buell III '84

    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 '97

    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.
  • Ira "Lefty" Hill '20

    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.
  • 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.

Class of 2015 Inductees

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • 1969 Soccer Team

    The 1969 Varsity Soccer Teamwas 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.
  • 1989 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.
  • T. Robert Boulware '82

    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.
  • Robert D. Johnston '51

    Robert “Bob” Johnston graduated fromKiski in 1951. Hewas an incrediblebaseball 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 facultymember 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 Teamas 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.
  • Captain James M. Reich '82

    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 teams 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.
  • Harry Stuhldreher '21

    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 amember of the legendary “Four Horsemen” backfield and the starting quarterback from1922- 1924. He led Notre Dame to an undefeated season in 1924 and the National Championship.Mr. Stuhldreherwent 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.
  • 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.

Class of 2014 Inductees

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • 1969 Varsity 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 Varsity 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.
  • 1983 Varsity 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. 
  • 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.
  • James L. Marks Jr. '33

    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.
  • James L. Marks Sr.

    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.
  • 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.”

Class of 2013 Inductees

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • 1977 Varsity 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
    6 Apollo-Ridge 7
    30 Gilmour Academy 0
    13 Blairsville 14
    13 Mercersburg 0
    13 Western Reserve Academy * 6
    36 Nichols School* 12
    32 University School*  0
    20 Shady 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 Varsity 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.

    Kiski Opponent
    23 Apollo-Ridge 6
    0 Linsly Military Institute 19
    20 Blairsville 18
    14 Mercersburg 16
    10 University School 0
    20 Western Reserve Academy 0
    15 Nichols School * 0
    13 Shady Side Academy 6
    *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
  • Bill Bower '73

    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 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 inLouisiana 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.
  • Jack Fuellhart '62

    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 achiecable and that man is botn 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."
  • Carroll “Beano” Cook '49

    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 '49

    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.”
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Established in 1888, The Kiski School is one of the oldest, private, all-boys, college preparatory boarding schools in Pennsylvania and the United States.  Home to 200 boys, Kiski offers an academically rigorous curriculum that includes AP and Honors courses, 12 varsity sports, and a community that allows boys to thrive through project-based learning and self-discovery.
Kiski's beautiful, 350-acre campus is located in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, 30 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA.