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WILLIAM E. AMOS

1987 - FOOTBALL
 
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.
 

 

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