Stew Casterline

About This Inductee

Stew Casterline attended Tunkhannock Area High School, graduating in 1966. While there, he received 10 letters in three sports: football, baseball, and basketball. In football, he was All-Scholastic 1st Team Quarterback in 1965, had a school record of 17 TD passes in 1965, and 1,008 yards passing in 1965. In baseball, he led the team in hitting his last two years with a .450 average, was on the All-Suburban in 1965, and the All-Lackawanna in 1966. In basketball, Stew scored 999 points in his three-year career. He made the 1st Team Susquehanna League and All-Star in 1964-65, and 1965-66. Stew compiled an impressive record while in college at Mansfield from 1966 to 1970. He lettered in three sports, again football, baseball, and basketball. In football, he was the Pennsylvania Conference MVP in 1969, and made Honorable Mention Little All-American in 1969. His season records: TD passes-19; Passing off-1,842 yds; with a total of 2268 yds; Completions 22 – Per cent completion 14 of 16 – 87.5%. His career records: TD passes-43; Passes completed-312; Passing yardage-4038; Most points-112. In baseball, he captained M.S.C. two years and hit .357 lifetimes. He once held season records for hits (33), and runs scored (27). Stew lifetime record as a pitcher was 10-3. He had a school record of 4 shutouts in 1969. Stew played one year in the Shenandoah League in 1969. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in June, 1970. He lettered in basketball in the 1968-1969 season. Stew Casterline coached Tunkhannock baseball for twelve years from 1977 to 1988 with a record of 145-60 and .701. He has one Lackawanna and two Wyoming Valley Conference Titles to his credit. He was named 1987 Coach of the Year. Stew is currently Athletic Director at Tunkhannock Area High School. He is in his 23rd year as girls’ basketball official, and the current Director of Pine Forest Football Camp.