Paul “Bucky” Greeley

2003, State Inductee
About This Inductee
  • Coughlin High School
  • Football-All-Conference, All-Northeast, All-State
  • Wrestling-two-time District II, NE Regional champ, All-Conference, All-State
  • Baseball-All-Conference-.579 batting average
  • Penn State University-football
  • Co-captain of undefeated 1994 Big Ten/Rose Bowl Champs
  • All-Big Ten second team 1994
  • 1995 Rose Bowl Offensive Player of the Game
  • NFL-3 seasons with Carolina Panthers
  • Inducted into PA Sports Hall of Fame in 2005


At Coughlin High School, Bucky was a three-year starter in football, wrestling and baseball. He was named All-Scholastic, All-Conference, All-North East and All-State 1989. He received the Carmen Paulino Award as Wyoming Valley Conference’s Outstanding Lineman. He captained and was starting center in the UNICO All-Star game. His wrestling career record was 84 – 18. He was two-time District 2 champion, two-time Northeast Regional champion, two-time All-Conference, two-time All State, one of eight in the State. He was 5th in the PIAA State Tourney 1990. He won the Hooper Award from the Sunday Independent as outstanding wrestler 1990. As a three-year starter in baseball, he was two-time All-Conference. His batting average was .579. Paul received a full scholarship to Penn State University, where he lettered in football four years, was co-captain of the undefeated 1994 Big Ten/Rose Bowl Championship team and was All-Big Ten, second team in 1994. He received the Richard “Dick” McGinnis Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award and was offensive player of the game against the University of Southern California in the 1995 Rose Bowl. He was awarded the Charles Kustanbauer Memorial Scholarship and the Russell T. Bundy Football Scholarship. He was voted one of Wyoming Valley’s “Athletes of the Century” in 2000 by the Citizens’ Voice and was twice the Killer Bees Athletic Club’s Athlete of the Year. Bucky played three seasons in the N.F.L. for the Carolina Panthers (1996, 1997, 1998 seasons). He was starting center in 1998 before sustaining a career-ending injury. Paul is the Charlotte market manager of a sports marketing company and resides in Charlotte, NC, with his wife Tanya.