Here are 14 famous athletes from Lancaster County Sports
Over the years, Lancaster County has released many famous athletes. Experienced Lancaster athletes include two Super Cup champions, a US Open golf champion, a two-time NBA champion, an NFL coach, two Olympic medalists and three World Series winners, including the only one in the County Hall of Fame.
Here’s a look at 14 famous athletes from Lancaster County.
Glass, a graduate of the Conesto Valley, was part of the U.S. women’s volleyball team, which won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
She played collegiate volleyball at the University of Arizona. While with the Wildcats, she was the national freshman of the year in 2002, three-time all-American striker, and has been named All-Pac-10 four times, according to the University of Arizona website. In 2003 and 2004, she also participated in the All-Academic Conference Team.
Her 2151 career kills in the first for the Wildcats and third for the PAC 12. She also holds the Wildcat record with 162 aces.
In 2005, she led the conference on the number of kills (625), attacks (1508), average kills (5.48), points (727.5) and points per game (6.38).
PAC Volleyball Conference Record Book 12
In addition to volleyball, Glass is a personal trainer, trainer, motivational speaker and model, including posing for the Sports Illustrated swimwear issue.
Nagy was appointed head coach of the Chicago Bears in January 2018.
In her first season with the Bears, Nadia had a 12-4 record and won the NFC North before losing to the Philadelphia Eagles in the playoffs. After two 8-8 seasons the Bears have a 4-10 record in 14 games this year, and Nadia’s work is rumored to be in jeopardy.
Nagy, who played as a defender in Delaware, was an assistant coach at the Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs before getting a job at the Bears.
He was a stellar defender at Central Mannheim and the University of Delaware, where he received All-American Awards.
After college, he played six seasons in the Arena football league.
He began his coaching career in 2008 when he joined the Philadelphia Eagles as an intern coach. He has spent five seasons in various coaching positions at the Eagles under head coach Andy Reed.
When Reed moved to Kansas City, Nagy followed suit and was part of the Chiefs coaching staff for five seasons, including last year when he served as KC’s offensive coordinator.
The only member of the Hall of Fame from Lancaster County, Sutter has spent 12 years specializing in cubs, cardinals and the brave.
The Donegal graduate, who became famous for his fastball with split fingers, appeared in 661 Premier League matches, all with relief.
He led the National Saves League five times and finished his career with 300 points.
Bruce Sater’s statistics through baseball-reference.com
He participated in the All-Star Game six times and received the Sai Young Award in 1979. As a member of the St. Louis Cardinals champion, he recorded a win and two saves in the 1982 World Series. And he’s got the last six outings in this series.
In 2006, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Here Sutter records the 1982 World Series final.
Walker led his first ACC basketball championship in 1976 to the University of Virginia. He was named the MVP of the ACC tournament after the Cavaliers defeated three teams with a national ranking on the way to the title.
Walker was selected by Portland as the fifth pick in the 1976 NBA Draft and was a member of the 1976-77 Trail Blazers.
The following season he was a member of the Seattle Supersonics title team.
NBA statistics by Wally Walker through basketball-reference.com
After an eight-season career in the NBA, Walker worked at Sonics headquarters.
Here are the highlights of Walker’s career in Virginia.
The Hampfield graduate has played 13 seasons in major competitions, 10 of them in the St. Louis Cardinals. The second man from the grassroots was a member of three World Series teams, including the 1982 Cardinals team, which beat the Brewers in seven games.
His best season was 1985 when he hit. 302, having spent 110 races, participated in the All-Star Game and took fifth place in the voting for the MVP of the National League.
Tom Gera’s statistics through baseball-reference.com
He was the first manager of the Lancaster Barnstormers and led the Stormers to their first Atlantic League championship in 2006.
Here is the ger achieved in the Grand Slam tournament against the left team of the Mets Jesse Aroska in the game on April 18, 1987.
Denison played five seasons in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys. During his career, the back-back ran 1,112 yards and 19 touchdowns. He played in two Super Cups, winning one.
NFL Stats Dennis Arc through pro-football-reference.com
Prior to his career in the NFL, Denison was a football and athletics star in McCaskey and the then state pedagogical college of Cutztown.
Here are two of Denison’s runs, including a touchdown, in the 1975 game against the Eagles.
Weir, who lived in Quarreville before high school when he moved to Delaware to train in figure skating, finished fifth at the 2006 Olympics and sixth at the 2010 Olympics.
He took third place at the 2008 World Cup.
He now makes TV shows for figure skating, Kentucky derbies and other events.
Weir is performing his short program at the 2006 Olympics.
The Lancaster sprinter won silver medals in the 100 and 200 meters at the 1948 Olympics in London. Yuel, who was 30 at the time of the 48 Games, also won a gold medal in the 400-meter relay.
The Olympics during his best races (1940 and 1944) were canceled due to World War II.
Here is a video of Yuel’s races at the 1948 Olympics, as well as an interview with a sprinter.
Landis, a native of the Conesto Valley, won the 2006 Tour de France, but was later stripped of the championship due to doping.
Landis, who is no longer a professional cyclist, has a new venture in downtown Lancaster. He opened Floyd’s Cafe of Lancaster in early 2020. The coffee shop, located at N. Prince St., 237, features a variety of CBD products from Floyd’s of Leadville, a Landis company launched in 2016.
For many years Landis was a teammate with the notorious fraudster Lance Armstrong. The Farmersville native received $ 1.1 million under an agreement Armstrong agreed to pay after he admitted to cheating the government when he lied about taking banned substances.
Here’s an excerpt from the 2017 episode “Into the Depth with Graham Bensinger,” in which Landis talks about cycling and doping and what needs to be done to keep the sport clean. Something he doesn’t believe will ever happen.
Crider, a pupil of Manheim Central, has played as a defender for 10 seasons in the NFL. He was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers team that defeated Seattle in the XL Super Cup.
Crader, who mostly made money by blocking money, rushed 144 yards over 32 careers during his career.
Dan Crider’s statistics through pro-football-reference.com
Here’s Krader talking about his Super Cup experience with LNP sports writer John Walk.
Furick has earned more than $ 68 million since beginning his professional golf career at the University of Arizona in 1992. The Mannheim Township graduate has 17 wins in the PGA, including the 2003 U.S. Open.
In 2010, he won three tournaments and was named the best player of the year in the PGA tournament.
Jim Furyk’s stats from pgatour.com.
Here are the highlights of Furyk’s victory at the US Open in 2003.
Garber has played 931 games in 19 seasons in the major baseball league. All but nine of his appearances were a relief.
The right-hander, who had a serve to the side, was selected by Pittsburgh in the 20th round of the 1965 draft and made his Premier League debut with the Pirates in 1965. He also played for the Royals, Phyllis and Braves.
Garber, who recorded 218 major league saves, was A leader in Braves careers on conservation from 141 when he retired.
Here is a video of the battle when on August 1, 1978, Garber stopped a series of 44 Pete Rose games.
Garber grew up in the town of West Donegal and graduated from Elizabethtown High School and Elizabethtown College.
After retiring from baseball Garber retired to work on his family’s farm, becoming a leader in farm conservation and conservation.
In 2016 The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce has awarded Garber the George K. Delp Prize for significant contributions to the agricultural community.
Wert has left New Providence to play nine seasons in the majors. He was a member of the 1968 Detroit Tigers World Series.
His RBI single against the Yankees on September 17, 1968 received a pennant for the Tigers.
Considered one of the best third base players of his time, he finished 10th in the American League MVP poll in 1965 and was a star in Season 68. He doubled Tom Severe during the All-Star Game.
Vert’s highest average was 0.268 in 1966.
In the 1968 season, Wert was beaten by pitcher Cleveland Hal Kurtz. The resin smashed his batting helmet. He was took out of the field and spent two nights in hospitalas reported by John Milner SABR.org.
Wert beat just 0.179 by the end of the season and he never exceeded 0.225 for the season before the end of his career.
Don Vert’s statistics through baseball-reference.com
This is the ninth inning of the seventh game of the 1968 World Series. Wert has a single RBI in the ninth. His in-bit starts at around 3:50 p.m. The Tigers won the deciding game 4-1.
Mimi Senkovsky Griffin
Griffin was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014. She was the chief analyst of ESPN women’s basketball in 1983-99 and worked for CBS from 1985-91.
In 1990, she became c the first female color analyst in the NCAA Men’s Tournamentas reported fullcourt.com
In her school basketball career, Griffin scored 1,168 points, and in 1974 she helped Lancaster Catholic win the state championship.
She played her first year of college at Delaware before spending the last three seasons in Pittsburgh.