Harold “Guffy” Pugh

Category
2002
About This Inductee

Harold graduated from Plymouth High School m 1928, earning 11 letters-4 football, 3 basketball, 4 track. In 1928, Guffy was an end on the Northeast PA Championship High School team at Plymouth. He was a forward on the basketball team, and ran the quarter mile and 100 yard dash as a member of the track team. He was three-time football All-Scholastic.Guffy attended Wyoming Seminary 1929 -930, earning 5 letters-2 football, 1 basketball, 2 track. Guffy was a winner at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia 1929-1930.Guffy went on to college at Lafayette, Easton, PA, playing football and running track 2 years. A broken leg ended his college career. Guffy was assistant coach for the Wilkes-Barre Bullets semipro football team for years. He started his high school coaching career at Kingston High School in 1939. He was head football coach 1941, 1942, 1944, 1950-1951 and assistant coach 1939, 1940, 1945-1947. Guffy’s 1941 football team won the Eastern Conference Championship. He was head track coach at Kingston 1939-1946. Harold became head wrestling coach at Kingston 1943-1948. His 1944 team won the State Mythical Wrestling Championship with Bob Armstrong and Vince Finan becoming state champs and another wrestler becoming runner-up. Harold was assistant wrestling coach 1950,1951,1954. He coached seventh /eighth grade girls softball in 1947. He was a football official for 25 years, basketball official 25 years, wrestling official 15 years, and track starter 15 years. He was married to Blodwyn (also deceased). They are survived by their son Wayne B. Pugh, Tunkhannock, PA.