Leonard Augustine

About This Inductee

From 1955 to 1959, Ashley High School had a superior athlete, a basketball player named Leonard Augustine. As a sophomore in 1957, Leonard Augustine led Ashley win 34 points to beat Elk Lake High School in the Eastern Semifinal game of the State Tournament. For many high school players that would have been the hallmark of their career. Although he and his team would never duplicate that level of success in that state tournament, Leonard’s numbers were about to skyrocket. In the 1958-1959 season, he accumulated the 3rd highest point total in the state, averaging over 30 points per game with a remarkable single-game high of 46 points. In 1959 Leonard was selected to the 2nd team All-State Basketball Team. In the four years he played, he3 did something that very few players were able to accomplish. He scored over 2000 points, the 7th Pennsylvania high school, Leonard continued to work and live in the Wyoming Valley area where he and his wife Marie raised four successful children, Susan, Gary, Leonard Jr., and Keith. Over the years, Leonard and Marie joyfully watched their family grow to include a son-in-law David, three daughter-in-laws Jill, Amy and Pam, grandchildren Jason, Jeremy, Zach, Cassie, Kenna and Meredith, and great-grandchildren Benjamin, Grant, Kate and Libbie. Leonard’s children and extended family are very proud of his athletic accomplishments and they are excited to share this wonderful honor with him. Yet, as thrilling as this award is, the members of his family are most proud to say that Leonard is a caring and gentle husband, a loving and thoughtful father and a grandfather who takes the utmost pleasure in spoiling his grandchildren. The love Leonard Augustine has given is family is his greatest legacy.