Joseph A. Moran

About This Inductee

Joseph Moran is a 1950 graduate of Coughlin High School where he lettered in football, wrestling, and track. He received the Outstanding Athlete Award as a senior at Coughlin in 1950. Joseph attended Scranton University on a full athletic scholarship where he lettered in track for four years. He coached football, track, and wrestling at A.L. Johnson High School in Clark, New Jersey for two years, and was assistant coach of wrestling at Meyers for the 1959-1960 season. He was head football coach at Coughlin H.S. from 1960 to 1972 with 85 wins, 7 city championships, and 1 WVC championship. He was selected as Coach of the Year in 1960 and 1966. As head track coach at Coughlin he had a record of 100 wins. He was assistant principal at Coughlin High School from 1982 until 1993, and is presently principal of G.A.R. Junior High School. From 1973 until 1978 he was line coach at Wilkes College where the team won three Middle-Atlantic Conference Championships during this period. He was athletic director at Coughlin High School from 1973 to 1982. Joseph Moran has served in various capacities in the sports field: Vice-President and co-founder of the Scholastic Tennis Conference, 1973-1982; Secretary and commissioner of the Wyoming Valley Football Conference, 1973 until present; Co-commissioner of the Wyoming Valley Track and Field Conference, 1973 until present; Member of State Steering Committee for Scholastic Football; Co-founder of the Wilkes-Bane Area Elementary Basketball League; Director of District Swim Meet; PIAA Swimming Official from 1973 to the present; PIAA Track Official from 1973 to the present; Member of the Executive Board of Wyoming Valley Track Officials Association; Rules Interpreter of Track and Field for three years for the Wyoming Valley Chapter of Officials; Volley Ball Official from 1973 to 1993; Member of the Executive Board of Wyoming Valley Volleyball Officials; Director and co-founder of the Irish Heritage Race around Harveys Lake (one of the area’s most popular runs, now in its sixteenth year). Joseph was the recipient of the Eddie White Award in recognition of outstanding achievements in promoting amateur sports in Northeastern Pennsylvania.