Richard F. Chulada

About This Inductee

Richard Chulada attended the James M. Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1967. He participated in football and wrestling and had an impressive record in both sports. While on the football team, he was two-time First Team All-Scholastic in his junior and senior years—offense and defense, and received an Honorable Mention in his sophomore year. He was nominated to the Big 33 in his senior year. Richard was selected as a starter on offense and defense for UNICO All-Star. In wrestling, he was three-time District II place finisher in the heavyweight division. He was third-place finisher in his sophomore year, District Champ and Regional qualifier in his junior year and Runner-Up District Champ in his senior year. Richard Chulada went to Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1967 on a full-ride scholarship in football. He was a three-year letterman at the school. In his junior year, he was a member of the 1970 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Team, A.C.C. Defensive Player of the Week vs. Nebraska, and team captain in his senior year. Richard graduated from Wake Forest University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, and a minor in Political Science. Richard attended Scranton University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he received a Master of Science Degree in Secondary School Administration in 1989. Richard is a social science teacher at the Wayne Highlands School District in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, where he also serves as first assistant football coach and head wrestling coach. As first assistant football coach he is in charge of offensive and defensive line, coaching numerous all-league/all-regional selections and Eastern Conference Championships. As head wrestling coach, he has a career record of 251-144-3. Dave Olver, one of his athletes, was third in AA States at 145 in 1979. Kevin Mulligan, was his most prolific winner with 127 career wins. Richard has coached numerous League All-Stars and League Wrestlers of the Year. The Lackawanna Wrestling League named him Coach of the Year in 1984-85 and again in 1994. His numerous affiliations include the Pennsylvania State Education Association, Northeast Education Association, Wayne High-lands Education Association, District II Wrestling Coaches Association, Honesdale High School Friends of Football, Honesdale High School Friends of Wrestling, and the Central United Methodist Church in Honesdale, Pa