Edward Brominski

About This Inductee

Forty Fort

Eddie Brominski was an outstanding perform-er at Swoyersville High School, starring in foot-ball, baseball and basketball from 1926-29. After graduation he entered Wyoming Seminary, where he became captain of the football and basketball teams. He also was the recipient of the presti-gious Laning Harvey Athletic Academic Award while at Seminary. Brominski then enrolled in Columbia University, where he com-peted in both football and basketball. He was co-captain of an Ivy League championship team and was a halfback on the Columbia team that defeated Stanford 7-0 in the 1934 Rose Bowl. He also played in the East-West Shrine game in 1934. Following his graduation from Columbia, Brominski played profes-sional baseball with Elmira of the New York-Penn League. In 1937 he was appointed head football coach at Plymouth High School, a posi-tion he held for 12 years. His 1940 team won the Wyoming Valley Conference title. Brominski’s coaching career was interupted by a two-year stint in the Navy during World War II. When he returned, he served as a baseball umpire for in the Interstate League from 1945-47. In 1948 he became the backfield coach for St. Louis University. He also served as an NBA official. Brominski returned to the scholastic level in 1950, when he gained a position as football and baseball coach with Hazelton High School, a position he held until 1957. In 1958 he was hired as head football coach at Dallas High School, leading the Mountaineers to West Side Conference titles from 1961-63, while sharing the title with Edwardsville in 1967. He retired from coaching later in 1967 and became athletic director at Dallas Junior High School, retiring in 1977. He is a member of Seminary’s and Swoyersville’s halls of fame.