A member of the starting lineup for the 1963 Kingston High School football team, John appeared in the first televised high school game in the Wyoming Valley on Thanksgiving Day, 1963. In that game, Kingston defeated Coughlin and went undefeated to win the Wyoming Valley Conference Championship. At the end of the season, in the Wyoming Valley Conference All Stars, John was given honorable mention as an outstanding lineman. He also participated in wrestling and track at Kingston. In 1964 he played in the UNICO game and in 1968 assisted at practices for that game. In 2000 he was a member of the UNICO game alumni honored at UNICO’s millennium game. Playing club football at King’s College in its inaugural years of 1966 and 1967, John was awarded the most valuable lineman award both years. He also played in the firs Club Football bowl game against Iona College (University). John coached football, wrestling, basketball and baseball at Central Catholic High School (Bishop O’Reilly) from 1968 through 1978. In 2000, playing for the Timberwolves softball team, the team won second place in the Luzerne County Recreational League. A multiple year honoree in Who’s Who Among American Teachers, John taught at Bishop O‘Reilly and is presently teaching at Northwest Area. John’s family includes his wife Carm, daughters: Rebecca and Jennifer; son, Christopher and his wife Amy, and their children: Alexa. Conner and Colin.