PROFILE: Official: Jim McKee Home Town: Dubois Occupation: Income maitenance caseworker for the Department of Public Welfare High School: Dubois Area H.S. Sports: Wrestling, Cross Country and played American Legion Baseball College: The Pennsylvania State University, graduate 4 yrs. BS Business Administration Col. Sports: Baseball and Wrestling at Penn State Dubois Coaching Exp: Heavy involvement in American Legion Baseball, 20 plus years as Manager and coach of the Dubois Legion Post #17. Teams have place third in Pennsylvania in 1971 and 1995, 9 years as manager, 8 years as assistant manager, Umpire approximately 8 years in Legion Baseball, named sectional director in 1995. Presently manager of Dubois Legion Post #17 NOMINATED AND SELECTED TO THE PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN LEGION SPORTS HALL OF FAME FOR INDUCTION AT THE STATE FINALS ON AUGUST 3, 1998 AT READING, PA. Years PIAA Wrestling Official: 24 Other Sports: PIAA Baseball Official for 24 years and PIAA Softball Official for 4 years. Umpired the PIAA State Baseball Finals at Hershey in 1981 and 1993. Wrestling Tourneys Officiated: numerous District and Regional tournys, as well as officiating at the State Tourny in Hershey in 1994 and 1995, Officiated at the Brookville Elite Duals Memories: 1)Have met may fine people over the past 24 years to include coaches, athletic directors, scorers and timers at various schools, district committee members, other wrestling officials that I have worked with over the years. You see many of these people in the stands, a little older now as we all are cheering for the same team year after year!!!!! 2)Officiated the then final match (dual meet) in Brookville (1993) between Redbank Valley and Brookville for two great coaches...Les Turner and Ben Kundick. What a fine night no matter who won or lost for these two great coaches. Parting Comments: 1) Coach Lenny Ferraro will never be forgotten. I officiated many, many years for him at Johnsonburg and Brookville. What a great person, he would house the referees when he had a Christmas Tournament in Johnsonburg. He even gave me a pep talk when I refereed at States because when you get there you should be nervous. 2) As a coach and official sportsmanship has to be maintained.
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