Chester County Sports Hall of Fame


HOWIE BEDELL: Professional Baseball Player & Manager
Class of 2009

Bedell had an early taste of success as a member of Ed Good's legendary Pottstown High baseball program, which gained national exposure with a 48-game winning streak in the early days of the Ches-Mont League. The Trojans' run was finally stopped on May 11, 1954 by West Chester High. LEARN MORE ABOUT HOWIE BEDELL...

ART DOUGLAS: Broadcaster
Class of 2009

A 1950 graduate of Upper Darby High School, Douglas graduated from the Columbia School of Broadcasting before enlisting in the Army during the Korean conflict. Following his honorable discharge in 1955, he put down roots in Chester County and landed a job at WCOJ Radio in Coatesville. LEARN MORE ABOUT ART DOUGLAS...


IMMACULATA "MIGHTY MACS": NCAA Women's Basketball National Champions
Class of 2009 Special Recognition

Immaculata College, a tiny Catholic school in Malvern, was raised from virtual obscurity to national prominence in the early '70s thanks to the talents and pioneering efforts of a group of young ladies and their exceptional women's basketball coach. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MIGHTY MACS...

MONTE IRVIN: Professional Baseball Player
Class of 2009

Born in 1919 in Haleburg Alabama, Irvin went on to enjoy spectacular careers in both the Negro and the Major Leagues. After baseball's color line was broken in 1947, Irvin was one of the first black players signed by the Giants, who with Hank Thompson and Willie Mays formed the first all-black outfield in Major League history. LEARN MORE ABOUT MONTE IRVIN...

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WILLIAM "BILLY" JOE: Professional Football Player & Coach
Class of 2009

Joe was drafted by the Denver Broncos of the American Football League in 1962. He also played with the Buffalo Bills (1965), Miami Dolphins (1966-67) and New York Jets (1968-1969). Was named AFL Rookie of the Year in 1963 and was voted to the AFL All-Star team in 1965, the same year the Bills captured the AFL title. LEARN MORE ABOUT BILLY JOE...

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ADDY KELLY: Sports Contributor
Class of 2009

A lifelong West Chester resident and co-owner of Kelly's Sports, Addy donated freely of her time, talents and money for the betterment of athletics in and around the West Chester area for most of her adult life. She and husband Alvy, founded Kelly's Sports who annually sponsored some 50 youth and adult sports teams. LEARN MORE ABOUT ADDY KELLY...

hugh mcdevitt
Class of 2009

McDevitt covered local sports for all of the area's high schools for more than 25 years as well as at West Chester State Teachers College and served as the school's publicity director until 1959. He was also a news and sports correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer for 25 years and the Philadelphia Bulletin for 15 years. LEARN MORE ABOUT HUGH MCDEVITT...

CURT SCHILLING: All-Star Major League Pitcher
Class of 2009

Schilling was a key member of the Phils' World Series team in 1993. That season he compiled a 16-7 record and was named National League MVP. Although he was denied a world championship with the Phillies that season, he would later play on World Series championship teams with both the Diamondbacks and the Red Sox. LEARN MORE ABOUT CURT SCHILLING...

DON STROCK: Professional Football Player & Coach
Class of 2009

Strock is best remembered for coming off the bench for the Dolphins in the 1982 AFC Divisional Playoff game against the San Diego Chargers at the Orange Bowl. Strock rallied the Dolphins from a 24-0 deficit tie the score in the third quarter. Ultimately, Miami lost the game to San Diego, 41-38, in overtime. LEARN MORE ABOUT DON STROCK...

MARIAN WASHINGTON: NCAA Basketball National Champion & Olympic Coach
Class of 2009

Born and raised in West Chester, Washington attended West Chester High School and West Chester State Teachers College, where she starred in both basketball and track and field for the Lady Rams and was the lynchpin that anchored West Chester's 1969 national championship basketball team. LEARN MORE ABOUT MARIAN WASHINGTON...

DICK YODER: Athlete & Sports Administrator
Class of 2009

Dick Yoder played quarterback at West Chester and at West Chester State under legendary head coach Glenn Killinger. Upon graduating in 1959, Yoder embarked on a teaching career before returning to his alma mater, where he became quarterbacks coach and assistant professor of physical education in 1962. LEARN MORE ABOUT DICK YODER...

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