Lou “Bikes” Ciampi, Jr.

About This Inductee

Lou was a 3-year letterman (2 year starter at center and 1 year as nose tackle) with Wyoming Area’s High School football team. He was named First Team All Conference Center his junior and senior years. He was captain of the undefeated 1980 Eastern Conference Championship team. Wyoming Area was 32-4 during his varsity career. HE played in the UNICO game in 1981. He was given the Sunday Dispatch 1981 Wyoming Area Student Athlete Award and the 1981 UNICO Brian Piccolo Award. Lou also played baseball (catcher) at Wyoming Area. A team captain in 1981, he played in the Coaches Senior All-Star game. At Dickson College he was a four-year letterman in football. A three-year starter at center, he was captain his senior year and received the Coaches Award in 1984. Lou was founder of the Luzerne County Jump-A-thon (1990-2000), raising a substantial amount of money for the Luzerne County Heart Association. He is co-founder of the Wyoming Area Football (weight room, scoreboard, equipment and scholarships). In 2002 he was inducted into Wyoming Area’s Ring of Pride (Wyoming Area’s football honor society). Lou has also participated in local running races and triathlons for the past 20 years, functioning as race coordinator for the Garden Village Youth Triathalon (2005-present). He is also founder of the Bike Athletic Club, sponsoring local flag football and softball teams (1986-present). He has also coached youth soccer from 2009 to the present time. Lou is president of Independent Graphics, Inc. in Pittston, which was named the Wilkes-Barre Chambers “2002 Small Business of the Year.” Independent Graphics Inc. prints the Play Ball Program Book and is a proud partner of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (2006-present). Lou resides in Wyoming with his wife Lisa and three children, Louis 6, Nicholas 3 and Mia 10 months.