David R. Linkchorst

About This Inductee

David Linkchorst attended Mahanoy Township High School, graduating in 1946. He played varsity football for three years from 1943 to 1945, three years varsity basketball, 1943-44, 1944-45, 1945-46. The 1944-45 team was undefeated North Schuylkill League Champions with a 21 and 2 record. Both losses were to the Class A and Class B Champions—Allentown and McAdoo. He played four years of varsity baseball from 1943-1946. David graduated in 1953 from Bloomsburg State College in 1953. While at Bloomsburg he played football and basketball for four years, and baseball for three years. He was a member of the 1948 and 1951 undefeated football teams. He has played professional baseball and basketball. He signed with the Philadelphia Athletics, and played with Moultrie, Georgia and Federalsburg, Maryland farm teams. He played two years with the House of David. In his professional basketball career, he played two years with the Boston Whirlwinds (touring the Far East including the Philippines, Saigon, Malaysia, Australia, Formosa, Japan, and Hawaii) against the Harlem Globetrotters. David played semi-pro football with the Ashland Miners and Mahanoy City Brewers of the Anthracite Semi-Pro Football League (Hazleton Clippers were members of this league). He has excelled at golf, winning the Schuylkill County Amateur Championship eight times; qualified twice as an alternate for the USGA Senior Open; qualified twice as an alternate for the USGA Senior Amateur; has made eight holes-in-one; and shot a 65 to beat his age by two strokes in a tournament at Heritage Hills Golf Club, York, Pa., in March, 1995. He has taught for thirty-two years, three years at Mahanoy Township, one year at Bensalem, and twenty-eight years at Mahanoy Area. He coached varsity basketball for fourteen years. He won the North Schuylkill League Championships nine times, and he coached varsity football for six years. He is married to the former Mary Louise Kubic (Bloomsburg ’55), and has four children, David (E. Stroudsburg `87), Nancy (Penn State ’83), Joanne (E. Stroudsburg ’84, and James Madison ’87), and Richard (Wilkes ’86). He has two grandchildren and one on the way.