Gordon Williams

About This Inductee

Gordy was a three sport athlete at West Pittston High School from 1952-1956. He was a two year starting end on West Pittston’s 1955 Championship football team. He also kicked off and kicked extra points for the high-scoring Rams. He was captain and he scored over 1,200 points in three seasons on the school’s basketball team. He was a Valley League All-Star for two years and was named the most valuable player in the Wyoming Valley Dream Tournament in 1956. He played on the West Pittston Indians team that won the high school division championship in the Rogers Tournament and was named to the All-Star team. He was also named to the All-Star team in the open division of the tournament the following year. He was a three year competitor in track and field, won six medals, and set a District 2 record in the mile run his junior year. He also anchored West Pittston’s two0-mile relay team in the Jordan Relays that established a new record. He accepted a scholarship to Syracuse University where he played basketball and was on the track and field team. He served in the U.S. to the Army and while stationed in Germany, he was named to the Army All-Star Team. This team, made up of past college stars, spend ten months touring Europe playing exhibition games against National and Olympic teams from various countries. They won 30 out of 32 games. He graduated from Bloomsburg State University he taught and was Assistant Basketball Coach at Scranton Central High School form 1962-1966. He coached Pop Warner football teams for many years. Gordy married his wife Barbara (a West Pittston cheerleader) and they have five sons, four grandsons, a granddaughter. Gordy is president of EDI Resources and currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.