Mike Denoia

About This Inductee

Mike Denoia played quarterback on the Hazleton High School football team and guard on the basketball team. In 1994 they won the Eastern Regional State Title and lost to Duquesne High School in the state championship game. They won All-Eastern League 1st Team honors. Mike was a four-year starter at Scranton University in football and basketball. He won Little All-American honors in football, and All-State honors in basketball. He was the fourth player in the history of the University of Scranton to score over 300 points in one season. Mike was drafted by the San Francisco Forty-Niners in the All-American Conference and the Washington Redskins in the National Football League and he signed with the Forty-Niners. He played professional basketball with Hazleton in the Eastern Professional Basketball League. While in the military, he played basketball at Indiantown Gap Military Base. He was selected to All-Tournament Team, First Army Regional Finals. Mike captained the Munich, Germany, Broncos football team to the European quarter-finals playoffs. He was selected as the most valuable player in the Munich District basketball playoffs. Mike taught and coached football and basketball at Clifton Heights High School in suburban Philadelphia. His football team was undefeated for approximately two and one half years. He was also a secondary school administrator at Upper Darby High School in suburban Philadelphia. Mike was inducted into the University of Scranton Hall of Fame and the Greater Hazleton Area Hall of Fame. Mike is currently Director of Curriculum and Staff Development at Malvern College Prepartory School in suburban Chester County.