Charles Robert Suppon, Jr. Ed.D.

About This Inductee

Charles developed a passion for sports at a very young age. He was active in football, basketball, track, and baseball from the earliest he was legally allowed to play all the way to signing professional football contracts. His passion for athletics shined as he excelled against competition on the football field, basketball courts, and track field while at Dallas High School. Football quickly became Charles’s main passion where he led the Mountaineers to the only 3A District Championship in school history. Charles was a 4-year starter at quarterback and earned all-conference, All Region, All State, was selected to the Northeast Pa Super 33, was selected as Street and Smith Top 50 Incoming Juniors in the United States of America, was a team Captain, and earned Team MVP. During his high school career, Charles also earned many accolades in basketball and track. In Basketball Charles earned All-conference, All-Region, was selected to the Northeast Pa Dream Team, was a Team Captain, and scored over 1000 points. Charles earned a scholarship to play football for James Madison University in the Atlantic 10. While playing for JMU, Charles earned All Atlantic 10, All Virginia, All American Honorable Mention, A10 Defensive player of the week, A10 player of the week, National Player of the week, and won a division 1 FCS national championship against Montana. While at James Madison University, Charles earned his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a minor in business. After James Madison University, he signed professional football contracts in the Canadian Football League and Arena 2 football league. Overall, you can see the tremendous impact sports has had on Charles, but more so you can see the impact Charles has had on sports, especially within Luzerne County. When his football career concluded, he pursued advancing his education. Charles obtained teaching certifications in special education, elementary education, mid-level math, mid-level science, and English as a Second Language from King’s College. He also obtained a masters from King’s College in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in English as a Second Language. Charles decided that he wanted to pursue a career in educational administration. He enrolled at Delaware Valley University and obtained his principal certification, his letter of eligibility for superintendency, and a doctorate in educational leadership. Charles credits the support of his wife Melanie, children Cash and Kingsley, mom, dad, stepmom, stepdad, sister, brothers, nephew and niece in his ability to accomplish all of this. Charles has left his footprint on the game of football, especially in Luzerne County. He will continue to leave a mark in this area through coaching inspired athletes and working with his kids in their sport of choice. Charles Robert Suppon Jr. Ed.D. currently resides in Dallas, Pennsylvania with his wife Melanie, son Cash, and daughter Kingsley.