Athletics Wall of Fame
The Athletics Wall of Fame was established in 2009 to honor former student-athletes, coaches, and contributors who have played an integral part in the growth and success of Penn State Wilkes-Barre athletics.
- Read more about the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Athletic Wall of Fame eligibility requirements
- View the nomination form (nominations accepted year-round)
James Miliauskas was a two-sport athlete at Penn State Wilkes-Barre where he played tennis and golf (Captain/MVP). James finished his collegiate tennis career with a 10-2 record, and also excelled on the golf course where he was named 1989-90 and 1990-91 EPCC All-Conference and CCAC All-Tournament. In addition, James was a member of the 1st Presidents Golf Cup Championship and graduated from University Park in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Health and Human Development in Recreation and Parks Management. – Inducted 2012
Jill Chocallo was a two-sport athlete who excelled at both basketball and volleyball at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. A founding member of the 2007-08 women’s basketball team, Jill was captain and team MVP. Jill was also a member of the 2006 and 2007 volleyball teams in which she again earned the title MVP. Her accolades did not stop on the court, as she was given the 2007-08 John C. Egli Female Student-Athlete Award (the most prestigious PSUAC award) and the 2006-07 John Kolesar Outstanding Athlete Award. Jill was a Dean’s List student during her years at Penn State Wilkes-Barre and graduated from University Park in 2010 with a degree in elementary education. – Inducted 2012
Phil Navola was a two-sport athlete during his tenure at Penn State Wilkes-Barre from 1989-1991. While participating in tennis, he became a CCAC State Singles Champion and received team MVP honors. During his two years of tennis, he collected multiple CCAC/EPCC All-Conference awards. Additionally, he was a member of the school’s golf team where he received All-Conference and All-Tournament honors and was a member of the 1st Presidents Cup Championship. In honor of his accomplishments, he received the 1989-90 John Kolesar Outstanding Athlete Award. Phil was selected to the 1991 Edition of Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges, and went on to continue his education at University Park where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Quantitative Business Analysis in 1993. – Inducted 2012
Charles Boughton was the first Athletic Director in the history of Penn State Wilkes-Barre, serving as Athletic Director and Physical Education instructor from 1970-1980. While at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, he was instrumental in the addition of several sport programs including men’s basketball, cross country, and soccer. In addition to developing the men’s basketball team, he also served as Head Coach. Charles was recognized by Penn State Wilkes-Barre for his accomplishments in 1974 with the Hayfield Award. Charles is remembered as a husband, father, coach, friend, and visionary. – Inducted 2012
Denise (Dymond) Mackowiak
John Murphy was the Dean of Student Affairs at Penn State Wilkes-Barre from 1967-2003, and coached the men’s basketball team from 1968-1971. John also served as chairperson of the Athletic and Recreation Building construction project. In 1995, he received the John Egli Award for his contributions to the Commonwealth Campus Athletic Conference.
Kelly (Huff) Rattray
As Campus Executive Officer, Dr. James Ryan made significant contributions to the Athletic Programs at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Under his leadership, the Athletics and Recreation Building was constructed through the securing of State funding, with the assistance of State Representative Fred J. Shupnik. The Athletics and Recreation Building Officially opened in 1990.
Daniel Tucker was a two-sport athlete, spending three years on the men’s basketball team and one year on the baseball team. He earned 1st team All-Conference honors in basketball three years in a row, and is the only player ever to score 1,000 points. Dan graduated from Penn State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Sciences and Technology in 2004.