Jack Mulroy

About This Inductee

Jack Mulroy has been a lifelong resident of Wilkes-Barre beginning his early athletic career at the Catholic Youth Center in Wilkes-Barre. In 1956 he was a member of their State championship Biddy Basketball team, which went on to play in the Nationals in Jersey City. At the conclusion of the tournament, Jack was named to their All-American team. At St. Mary’s High School, Jack played basketball and baseball. He was named to the Southern Division All-Catholic Basketball team in both his junior and senior years, being named the league’s Most Valuable Player in 1960. After graduation, Jack went on to King’s College where he was named captain of the freshman team and played three years under the late coach Bob McGrane. Following his junior year, he was honored by the alumni with their prestigious Unsung Hero Award. Upon graduation, Jack served as the Athletic Director of the Catholic Youth Center. He left the CYC to pursue a career in industry with RCA, where he remained for 27 years. In 1971 he received his Master’s Degree from the University of Scranton. He has taught at both King’s College and Luzerne County Community College. At the present time he is the Deputy Coon Administrator of Luzerne County. Jack has served as president of the greater Wilkes-Barre Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and in 1998 received the Mickey Hayden Award for outstanding contributions to the society. Jack was recently named “Man of the Year” and was honored by the organization at their annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner on March 17. Jack is married to the former Anne Mulvey of Wilkes-Barre, also a graduate of St. Mary High School, Class of 1960. They have four children: daughters Molly Cunningham, Kathleen McLaughlin, Anne McCabe, and a son John, a student at LaSalle University. They also have five grandchildren: Maggie, Tom and Cormick McLaughlin, and Andrew and Abbey McCabe.