Athletics Wall of Fame
The Athletics Wall of Fame was established in 2009 to honor former student-athletes, coaches, and contributors who have played an integral part in the growth and success of Penn State Wilkes-Barre athletics.
- Read more about the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Athletic Wall of Fame eligibility requirements
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- »Charles Boughton
- »Jill Chocallo
- »Robert Faux
- »Jerry Greeley
- »Michael Haley
- »Quantel Howard
- »George Jones
- »Ed Keil
- »Denise (Dymond) Mackowiak
- »James Miliauskas
- »Jack Monick
- »John Murphy
- »Philip Navola
- »Kelly (Huff) Rattray
- »James Ryan
- »Jeanette (Faux) Siegel
- »Daniel Tucker
- »Michelle Vowler
- »Thomas Winter
- »Brian Yagel
Charles Boughton was the first athletic director in the history of Penn State Wilkes-Barre, serving as athletic director and physical education instructor from 1970-1980. While at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, he was instrumental in the addition of several sport programs including men’s basketball, cross country, and soccer. In addition to developing the men’s basketball team, he also served as Head Coach. Charles was recognized by Penn State Wilkes-Barre for his accomplishments in 1974 with the Hayfield Award. Charles is remembered as a husband, father, coach, friend, and visionary. – Inducted 2012
Jill Chocallo was a two-sport athlete who excelled at both basketball and volleyball at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. A founding member of the 2007-08 women’s basketball team, Jill was captain and team MVP. Jill was also a member of the 2006 and 2007 volleyball teams in which she again earned the title MVP. Her accolades did not stop on the court, as she was given the 2007-08 John C. Egli Female Student-Athlete Award (the most prestigious PSUAC award) and the 2006-07 John Kolesar Outstanding Athlete Award. Jill was a Dean’s List student during her years at Penn State Wilkes-Barre and graduated from University Park in 2010 with a degree in elementary education. – Inducted 2012
Dr. Robert Faux received All-Conference Honors for men’s volleyball and his academic performance at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Bob completed his athletic and academic pursuits at University Park, where he was a two-year member of the varsity volleyball team, which competed in the Final Four of the NCAA National Championships. Faux holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in engineering science from Penn State University. He earned his doctoral degree in human development from Marywood University. Faux also served as the head volleyball coach at Penn State
Wilkes-Barre from 1990 to 2001.
Jerry Greeley (1996-2002) had tremendous success during his eight seasons as head baseball coach at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. He led the program to a 224-125 record that also included two EPCC Championships (1998 & 2000) and two Eastern CCAC Championships (1998 & 1999). In addition to his time at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Coach Greeley has also served as a minor league coach in the Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles organizations. – Inducted 2014
Michael Haley was a four-year member of the Penn State Wilkes-Barre golf program (from 2006-2010), including serving three years as a team captain. He was a part of a program that won 14 consecutive PSUAC East Tournament matches spanning 3 years. Michael was a three-time team MVP and eight-time PSUAC East Tournament medalist, as well as the PSUAC’s Individual Champion in 2008. Michael earned USCAA All-American honors in 2008 and 2009 and PSUAC All-Conference honors in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Michael graduated from Penn State Wilkes-Barre in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in business. – Inducted 2015
Quantel Howard (1995-1997) was a two-sport student-athlete who excelled in men’s basketball and men’s volleyball at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. A founding member of the 1995-96 men’s basketball team, Quantel averaged 19 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 5 assists per game during his career. For his accomplishments on the court, Quantel was selected to the 1996-97 CACC All-Conference Team. As a member of the 1996 men’s volleyball team, Quantel led the team to the CACC Championship. Quantel moved on to University Park for the 1997-98 school year, where he walked onto the men’s basketball team in 1997. Quantel graduated from Penn State Brandywine with a bachelor of science in human development and family studies in 2009. He earned a master’s degree in education from Cheyney University in 2012. – Inducted 2014
George Jones was a two-year member of the men’s basketball program, finishing his career at Penn State Wilkes-Barre with 564 points and 502 rebounds. George was a two-time member of the PSUAC All-Academic Team in 2006-2007 and 2007-2008, as well a PSUAC All-Conference selection in 2006-2007. George graduated from Penn State University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in crime, law and justice. – Inducted 2015
Ed Keil has had tremendous success during his 25-plus seasons as Head Golf Coach at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, beginning in 1988. As of 2014, Coach Keil has coached the team to a total of seven EPCC and PSUAC conference championships. He has coached numerous Academic and Athletic All-American and All-Conference student-athletes. Coach Keil’s longevity with the Penn State Wilkes-Barre golf program has made him the longest tenured head coach in any athletic program in school history. He has also won over 80 individual and team championships as a player. Ed, a U.S. Air Force veteran, graduated from Penn State Wilkes-Barre in 1988 with an associate degree in engineering. – Inducted 2015
Denise (Dymond) Mackowiak
Denise (Dymond) Mackowiak co-captained the Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s volleyball team from 1982 to 1984, earning All-Conference Honors for two consecutive seasons. In 1984 she led the team to the conference championship with a 15-1 record. She graduated from Penn State in 1986 with a bachelor of science in marketing. She was also a member of the Golden Key Honor Society. In 1986 Denise returned to Penn State Wilkes-Barre to coach the women’s volleyball team.
James Miliauskas was a two-sport athlete at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, where he played tennis and golf (captain/MVP). James finished his collegiate tennis career with a 10-2 record and also excelled on the golf course, where he was named 1989-90 and 1990-91 EPCC All-Conference and CCAC All-Tournament. In addition, James was a member of the 1st Presidents Golf Cup Championship and graduated from University Park in 1994 with a bachelor of science from the College of Health and Human Development in recreation and parks management. – Inducted 2012
As athletic director at Penn State Wilkes-Barre for 26 years, Coach Monick left his mark on the entire campus, but especially the Athletics department, coaches, student-athletes and support staff. Under his direction, Penn State Wilkes-Barre started baseball, tennis, women’s soccer, golf and women’s basketball. He was instrumental in the four-year eligibility rule for all Commonwealth Campus athletes. He coached almost every athletic team during his 26 years, but his love for baseball and his willingness to teach the game was his true gift to the athletic program at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Coach Monick graduated from Bradley University in 1974 with a bachelor of science in health and physical education. He then went on to earn his master of science degree in elementary administration from the University of Scranton in 1989. He was drafted by the New York Mets in the 1969 Amateur Baseball Draft.
John Murphy was the dean of student affairs at Penn State
Wilkes-Barre from 1967-2003, and coached the men’s basketball team from 1968-1971. John also served as chairperson of the Athletic and Recreation Building construction project. In 1995, he received the John Egli Award for his contributions to the Commonwealth Campus Athletic Conference (CCAC).
Phil Navola was a two-sport athlete during his tenure at Penn State Wilkes-Barre from 1989-1991. While participating in tennis, he became a CCAC State Singles Champion and received team MVP honors. During his two years of tennis, he collected multiple CCAC/EPCC All-Conference awards. Additionally, he was a member of the school’s golf team where he received All-Conference and All-Tournament honors and was a member of the 1st Presidents Cup Championship. In honor of his accomplishments, he received the 1989-90 John Kolesar Outstanding Athlete Award. Phil was selected to the 1991 Edition of Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges, and went on to continue his education at University Park, where he received a bachelor of science in quantitative business analysis in 1993. – Inducted 2012
Kelly (Huff) Rattray
Dr. Kelly (Huff) Rattray attended Penn State Wilkes-Barre in 1983-1984, earning All-Conference Honors in 1984 as a member of the Conference Champion Women’s Volleyball Team that finished 15-1. Kelly earned a bachelor of science in elementary education in 1986, receiving the Outstanding Student Teacher Award from Penn State University. Dr. Rattray earned her master of science in reading and her Reading Specialist Certification from the University of Scranton in 1989. She also earned her doctorate in education from Lehigh University in 1998.
As campus executive officer, Dr. James Ryan made significant contributions to the athletic programs at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Under his leadership, the Athletic and Recreation Building was constructed through the securing of state funding, with the assistance of State Representative Fred J. Shupnik. The Athletic and Recreation Building officially opened in 1990.
Jeanette (Faux) Siegel
Jeanette (Faux) Siegel (1982-1984) was a student-athlete who excelled at women’s volleyball during her two years at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. She earned Commonwealth Campus Athletic Conference (CCAC) All-Conference honors as a member of the 1984 CCAC Championship team that finished 15-1. While at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Jeanette was named to the Dean’s List for three semesters and was also involved with the school newspaper as a writer and editor. Jeanette graduated from University Park in 1986 with a bachelor of arts in english literature. – Inducted 2014
Daniel Tucker was a two-sport athlete, spending three years on the men’s basketball team and one year on the baseball team. He earned 1st team All-Conference honors in basketball three years in a row, and is the only player ever to score 1,000 points. Dan graduated from Penn State with a bachelor of science in information sciences and technology in 2004.
Michele Vowler was a two-year student-athlete on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball and volleyball teams. She was a part of the 2010-11 women’s basketball and 2011-12 women’s volleyball teams, which made it to the Final Four of the PSUAC Championships. Michele earned PSUAC Women’s Basketball All-Conference honors in 2010-11 and PSUAC Volleyball All-Conference honors in 2011-12. Michele succeeded on and off the court, earning USCAA Academic All-American honors in Volleyball and Women’s Basketball in 2011-12, as well PSUAC All-Academic honors in Volleyball and Women’s Basketball in 2010-11 and 2011-12. Michele graduated from Penn State University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders. – Inducted 2015
Dr. Thomas Winter coached the cross-country team with Coach Graham in the 1980’s. As acting campus executive officer from 1994 to 1997, he started the men’s basketball team and free-weight program, and refurbished the tennis courts. He continued to donate time and funds to keep them playable for many years. From 2004 to 2014 Tom directed and funded an annual strength fitness contest, and more recently, a pump-and-run contest.
Bryan Yagel (1998-2000) was a student-athlete who excelled at men’s baseball during his two years at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Bryan was member of the 2000 EPCC Championship team, as well as the 1999 Eastern CACC Championship team. A two-year captain, Bryan was recognized for his success on the field by being named the team’s MVP in 2000. Bryan was also a two-time John Kolesar Athletic Award recipient in 1999 and 2000. Bryan graduated from East Stroudsburg University in 2003 with a bachelor of science in environmental studies. Following graduation, Bryan played professional baseball for the Allentown Ambassadors of the Northern League. – Inducted 2014