Charles E. Liott

About This Inductee

Charlie always had a passion for sports.  He began playing Little League in 1963 and was a part of the Rotary team that won Hazleton Little League City Series championships when he was both 11 and 12 years old.  He was an All-Star shortstop at the Teeners level, the team earning a State title in 1968. At Hazleton High School he became a 3-year letterman in baseball, basketball and football at Hazleton High School, one of a select few Mountaineer athletes ever to earn that distinction.  His senior year, as fullback, defensive and captain for the football team, he was the regional scoring champion with 65 points and the Mounts finished 6-5. Some of his postseason honors include the Butler Enterprises team Most Valuable Player, the Stan Olenn Award recipient, Associated Press third team all-state, Harrisburg Sunday Patriot News first-team All-Anthracite and a Big 33 selection.  In basketball he was among the team’s top scorers at 11.5 points per game and was its leading rebounder at 14 per game. He was named All East Penn League second team after finishing as one of the leagues and Anthracite Region’s top 20 scorers and top 10 rebounders. Ion baseball, Liott batted .361 as a senior and was named a Hughie McGeehan League second-team all-star as a first baseman for a Mountaineers team which recently was chosen as one of the area’s best teams of all time by the Hazleton Standard-Speaker.  He was the only HHS athlete to start on league and district championship teams in basketball and baseball. He received the Scotty Roman Award and was inducted into Hazleton High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2015. He played 4 years of NCAA Division 1 college football as a starting defensive end for Temple University in Philadelphia, PA (1971-1974). Liott graduated from Temple with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and went on to earn his Master of Business of Administration from the University of Scranton in 1978.  He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 1981. An additional degree in Chiropractic Neurology was conferred in 1989. He has been practicing at Liott Back & Neck Care Center in Sarasota, Fla. for 37 years. He served on the Big Brothers & Big Sisters Board of Directors and sponsored several children. He has supported many Girls, Inc. functions and raised funds for many years for MDA (Muscular Dystrophy) through the South Sarasota Jaycees. He enjoys coaching young boys’ and girls’ basketball leagues in his spare time and also sponsors many little league soccer and baseball teams as well as adult baseball teams.  He has been married to the former Catherine Koval, a Hazleton High School classmate, for 40 years. They are the parents of two daughters, Carissa and Catrina. They also have a grandson, Wyatt.