Ruby Carmon

About This Inductee

Rudy graduated from Huntingdon High School, furthering her education at East Stroudsburg University, where she lettered four years in basketball, three in tennis, two in field hockey and one in softball. After graduation, she became health/physical education instructor at Danville High School (1959-1962), coaching women’s basketball for three years, women’s field hockey two years and men’s and women’s gymnastics two years. Following a teaching fellowship at Northern Colorado University where she received her Master’s degree (1962-1963), Ruby became health/physical education instructor at Gettysburg College, coaching women’s basketball for four years. From 1967-1995, Ruby was assistant professor of health/physical education at Luzerne County Community College and department chairperson 1988-1995. At LCCC she coached women’s basketball for eleven years and men’s tennis two years. In 1975, 1977 and 1978, her LCCC women’s basketball teams won the NJCAA Region 19 tournament. 1975-1978, they participated in the NJCAA National Tournament. In 1978, her team finished 5th in the NJCAA Nationals, the highest finish for an Eastern team. Ruby was named 1978 NJCAA Coach of the Year. She established the first field hockey and basketball sports camps in Wyoming Valley for females. Ruby presently competes in golf at the national level in the Masters division at American Cancer Society fundraising tournaments. Since 1982 Ruby has operated a 30-acre sheep farm in Lake Township.