Simon Bernosky

About This Inductee

Simon Bernosky was one of the most successful high school coaches in the area for 26 years. He made his coaching debut in 1949 at Hughestown High School, which is now a part of Pittston Area. Bernosky enjoyed a very successful stint as a basket-ball coach. During his five year tenure at Hughestown High School, he developed some outstanding teams. His 1954 team won the District 2 Championship. He then moved on to Montrose High School and compiled a record of 302-43. During his 15 years at Montrose, he coached one team to the Class B state championship and three other times finished second in the state. His teams also had an 88-game winning streak in the Susquehanna League, and a 52-game winning streak in league and non-league games. In 1968 Bernosky became the athletic director and boys basketball coach at Wyoming Area. His Warrior teams were a force in the Lackawanna League and later the Wyoming Valley Conference. His 1971 team won the WVC and the Class A district titles. Bernosky stepped down as Wyoming Area’s basketball coach in 1975, but remained as the school’s athletic director. He retired from that position in 1989. When Bernosky retired it was the end of a long a distinguished career. As a high school and East Stroudsburg College star basketball player and later as a coach, he never gave up, always playing out his role until the final whistle sounded. He is married to the former Rosemary O’Boyle. They are the parents of five children, daughter Ann and sons John, Paul, James and Mark.