Jack Mascioli

About This Inductee

At Kingston High School, Jack helped the basketball team to a 22-3 record his senior year. He was twice selected to the Wyoming Valley League All-Star First Team. He finished second in the league in scoring with an average of 21 points per game. Jack earned four letters in baseball as a centerfielder and later played semi-pro hardball with Pringle A.C. in the Wyoming Sunday League. At Bloomsburg State, he played four years as starting guard for which he received a “Lifetime Interscholastic Athletic Award.” Team captain, he finished among the top 20 conference scorers. Jack started his coaching career as assistant varsity basketball coach at Kingston High School in 1962, winning the league, District II and Interdistrict titles in 1965. He was assistant varsity coach at Wyoming Valley West (1968-1969) and head freshman coach and assistant varsity coach at King’s College (1969-1972). Jack was head varsity basketball coach for eight years at Wyoming Valley West (1973-1981). He was hired at WVW to rebuild a sagging basketball program that was mired in last place, as well as cope with the devastating flood of 1972 which affected all sports practice facilities. In just two years of rebuilding, the third year showed a league record of 10-4, which began a string of six consecutive winning seasons that resulted in an overall record of 109 wins and 43 loses (66-22 I the league). His teams qualified for District and State playoffs, wining the District Ii AAA championship in 1981. Jack was selected to the WVW Basketball Coaches “Wall of Fame.” He began teaching in 1960 (Allentown, Kingston, WVW School Districts), retiring in 1999. He was selected to “Whose Who Among America’s Teachers” in 1994 and 1999. Jack has been married to the former Bonnie Lowe for 45 years. They have a son Scott, daughter-in-law Gwenn and two granddaughters, Jill and Sarah.