Bedford Area School District
From 1981 - 2002 Jerry Cessna was very active coaching minor and Little League baseball as well as elementary wrestling. He also coached 7th grade football and junior high wrestling. Jerry was a great recruiter for the team with around 40 players on the 7th grade football team and 40 to 50 wrestlers on the junior high wrestling team. Jerry had a big influence on the success of the varsity football and wrestling teams of the 80s, 90s and the 2000s.
Jerry was on the Bedford Parks & Recreation Board for 17 years and was the president for 15 years. While on the board he assisted in building the Colerain Recreation field and the work on the Bedford High School football field.
Jerry has had a big, positive affect on many young athletes by helping them not only as athletes, but to be better individuals and productive citizens later in life.
David “Pooh Bear” Ickes
Chestnut Ridge School District
Chestnut Ridge’s Superfan who attends many athletic events around the Chestnut Ridge area. Thank you for the support over the years at all Chestnut Ridge Athletic Events.
Richard M. Crawford
Everett Area School District
He sponsored the Everett adult baseball team from 1969-89 in the Huntingdon County and Penn-Mar Leagues as well as taking a league all-star team to a Labor Day baseball tournament for 12 years. He has provided financial support to various Everett High School Athletic Teams over the years. He was the Sunday School Superintendent and Teacher at the Providence Bible Church.
He owned and operated:
- Crawford’s Department Store - Everett Laundry
- Crawford’s Sporting Good Distributor - Crawford’s Gift Shop in Breezewood
Lloyd G. “Red” Keller
Hyndman Area School District
The “fiery Dutchman” came from eastern PA to Hyndman in the mid-1920s to take on the principalship at Hyndman High School. He also became the track coach and was the assistant football coach in the 1930s. Lloyd was the financial director for the outstanding Hyndman Firemen baseball teams in the 1940s and the manager of the Hyndman Pen-Mar baseball teams in the 1950s. “Red” Keller was also instrumental in the building of the Hyndman Community Center after the devastating 1949 Christmas fire. He helped institute the Hyndman basketball program, which played its games at the Hyndman Community Center. In the early 1950s, Keller became the Supervising Principal at the new high school building where it stands today. He finished his amazing educational career as the assistant superintendent of the Bedford Area School District, directing the district’s elementary school program.
Northern Bedford County School District
16 years with the Football Boosters
24 years with NBC Youth Baseball
Member and President of the NBCAA (Northern Bedford Community Athletic Association)
Assisted in the construction of Panther Community Stadium
Assisted with the re-construction of Panther Paradise
Recently elected to the NBC School Board
Tussey Mountain School District
Jim Heath has been involved with the Tussey Mountain Football Boosters since 1985. He has served as president since 2003. Jim has also been an integral part of the Youth Football League, which he helped form in 2003. That league currently has eight teams involved with youth in the Bedford County area. He coached Youth Football from 1998 to 2003.
Bedford County Sports Hall of Fame
Special Recognition Award
Bedford County Sports Hall of Fame
Bedford County, Pennsylvania