Richard Keefe

About This Inductee

Richard graduated from Tunkhannock High School in 1966, Keystone College in 1968, and Penn State University in 1970. He has a Master’s Degree and forty-two years in Ad­ministration. Richard’s high school career includes the following achievements and awards: Four years varsity wrestling, where he was district champ all of the four years. He had an outstanding record of 38-8-2 at Tunkhannock High School. Richard played one year of varsity football and four years of varsity baseball, where he was an outstanding hitter for the Tigers. Richard went to Keystone College in 1968, and under the great coaching of Larry Fornicola, he won a National Championship. His record at Keystone was 23-1. He was the finest wrestler to come out of Keystone, whereby they named the wrestling room in his honor. Keefe attended Penn State University and wrestled varsity for two years and graduated in 1970 with a B.S. in Physical Education. He placed third in the Eastern Finals the two years he wrestled. He also placed eighth in the nation for the Olympic Trials in 1976. He has been a freestyle wrestling official for fifteen years, and has refereed national and international championships. Richard is teaching at Maple Points Schools, Neshaminy. He coached wrestling there for fifteen years. During that time, he has coached two state champs. He is currently the Junior High Athletic Director and Junior High Wrestling coach at Maple Point. Their current record is 69-6. Richard captained the Tunkhannock Area Tigers his last two years in high school, and also captained the Key­stone College wrestling team. He and his wife, Kathi Harter Keefe, also a Tunkhannock native, reside in Neshaminy, Pa. They have two chil­dren, senior Laura and sophomore Daniel, students in the Neshaminy School District.