William (Bill) Amos of Washington was
an outstanding fullback for Washington & Jefferson College football
teams of the 1920s and received All-America mention in 1926 and 1927
when he served as captain of the Presidents. He had previously played on
an Army team in World War I and at Kiski Prep School in Saltsburg. He
also played in the East-West Shrine game for two years.
After graduation, he served as coach and head coach at W&J after his
college coach Andy Kerr left to go to Colgate University.
Amos left W&J to become head football coach at Grove City College but
returned to Washington in 1937 as head football and basketball coach at
Washington High School. He gave up those duties several years later but
remained as a teacher until his retirement in 1966 while serving as home
and school visitor.
Amos was one of the founders of the Pony Baseball program in 1951 and
served as national vice president and secretary in addition to being
active for many years in all local youth baseball programs. He also
served as director of the local Punt, Pass & Kick contest.
After retiring from teaching, he was public relations director for
Pankopf Ford Inc. Amos has been active in numerous community projects
and served 12 years on the Washington City Council and as director of
accounts and finance.