Allen Keller

About This Inductee

Allen Keller attended Tunkhannock High School where he earned 17 letters in five differ­ent sports: football, volleyball, basketball, baseball and track. As a football player, Al re­ceived All-American Honorable Mention, All-State Honorable Mention and was named First Team All-Scholastic. Upon graduation from Tunkhannock High School, he attended Bucknell University, then Mansfield University, where he played football and baseball. During his final two years at Mansfield, he was an assistant football coach for the varsity backfield. After graduating from Mansfield University, he went on to coach football at Honesdale and Western Wayne High Schools. He ranks fourth on the list of area high football coaches with the most wins. In his 26 years as football coach at Honesdale, he won four Class B Eastern Conference Northern Division championships, several Suburban Conference cham­pionships, and was named Coach of the Year in 1984. While head football coach at Western Wayne High School for four years, his teams won two District 12 championships and one Suburban Conference championship. Al played for the Scranton Eagles in the early 1970s and became head coach in 1985. In the next 11 years, his teams won six league championships and were runners-up five years, amassing a record of 146-26. Those teams were National champions in 1988-89-90. Al was honored as Coach of the Year on a national level in 1989 and 1994. Al was named to the National Minor League Football Hall of Fame – AFL in 1993 and USFA Hall of Fame in 1994. In October 1998, Al was named to the Wayne Area Sports Hall of Fame. Al played softball for many years on Wayne, Lackawanna and Wyoming County teams, also playing semi-pro baseball with the Honesdale Ramblers. He and his wife Mary Lou, are the proud parents of a son, Eric, and a daughter, Kimber Vosburg, and a grandson, Matthew.