Arthur Wilson

About This Inductee
A 1958 graduate of Abington High School District. An exceptional student athlete, Art won 4 letters in track, 4 football und baseball, 4 volleyball. He was captain in all these sports.
Track was his forte, a4 year letterman and captain, records in the 200 and 440 still stand. He was undefeated in his four years in track 100-200-440) with 12 district gold medals. He placed in the top 3 finalists at States in 1957-1958. His photo was featured on the cover of 2002 District Il track field meet program.
Art continued his education at East Stroudsburg State College with a B.S. in Health und Physical Education in 1962 and M.S. in 1969. He lettered in football for 2 years before an injury, track 4 years and swimming 1 year. He won state titles in track with a record. 49 seconds in the 440. Captained in 1962. He was on the gymnastics teams performing in high bat, trampoline and vault.
He began teaching in New York (Binghamton) for 5 years coaching swimming and track. He went back to his Alma Mater, Abington High School to teach and coach. He originated the swimming program there where he wot 6 district and league titles. He coached Olympic Swimming Medalist Sue Heon and at least 38 swimmers went on to compete in college.
Ant assisted firming the Lackawanna County Track and Field and Swim officials membership in 1968, the N.E. PA Swim League where he presided for 5 years. He was a noted PIAA Track and Swim official for 15 years.
In 1971, he coached the volleyball team for several years winning 4 District Titles. He was PIAA District Il representative for 5 years, President of the PA State Swimming Coaches Association President of the safe Boating Commission. He started the Soccer Program at Abington. He won 2 District Titles during his reign.
Art’s hobbies are too numerous to mention, but a few are serious fishing and hunting.
Rotary and Kiwanis Club, Endless Mt. Garden Club, Past Presidents. Abington Fire Co, originator of Rotary Relays and State Referee (starter) for 15 years, age group swim team.
He is now retired living at Lake Walter Springville, PA with his wife Charlene. He has a son, Edward and a daughter-in-law, Laura.