Mickey Dudish was born and raised in South Wilkes-Barre. He is the son of Frank and the late Marion Dudish, and has a brother, Gary. Mickey graduated from Meyers High School in 1975. While attending Meyers, Mickey played football, baseball, and basketball. In his senior year at Meyers, the Mohawks were the Wyoming Valley Conference Champions with a record of 11-0. Under Coach Mickey Gorham, Meyers was ranked as one of the top teams in the state. On offense the Mohawks scored 41 points per game and on defense they were unscored upon the first seven games and gave up a total of 21 points in the eleven game season. Mickey was named All-Scholastic in his junior and senior years. In his senior year, he was named MVP of Conference, First Team All-State. He led the state of Pennsylvania in scoring with 194 points and 34 touchdowns in his senior year. He was selected 1st Team Prep High School All-American Super Eleven and participated in the Big 33 Classic. In basketball, Mickey was named All-Scholastic his junior and senior years. He was the first 1000 point career scorer in history at Meyers. Mickey also was selected to participate in the annual East-West All Star Game. Under Coach Jim Williams, Meyers was Wyoming Valley Conference Champs in Mickey’s junior year, and made the District Two playoffs in his senior season. In baseball, Meyers won the Wyoming Valley Conference Championship three years in a row and was District Two Champions in Mickey’s senior year. During those three years, Mickey was named All-Scholastic all three years as a first baseman and pitcher. He was selected the conference MVP in his junior and senior years. Upon graduation from Meyers, Mickey attended the University of Maryland on a football scholarship. He received a varsity letter for three years and was the starting fullback in his junior and senior years. While playing at the University of Maryland, Mickey and the Terps were ranked in the UPI and AP top twenty every year. Mickey also played in the Cotton Bowl, Hall of Fame Bowl, and the Sun Bowl. Mickey graduated from the University of Maryland in 1979. Meyers produced many super athletes, including several All-Americans. Long-time athletic director and Coach Mickey Gorham calls Dudish the greatest athlete the school ever had. He was the only athlete in history to be named MVP in three sports. Following his college graduation, Mickey returned to the Wyoming Valley to live. He has been married for the past eleven years to the former Kathleen Sabecky of Edwardsville. The couple reside in Larksville and are the proud parents of two children, son Mickey, who is eight years old, and daughter Amanda, who is five. Mickey has been employed for the past ten years as a pharmaceutical sales representative and is currently serving as a councilman in the Borough of Larksville. Mickey is also very active in various organizations in the local community.