Stephen W. Telleck graduated in 1940
from Charleroi High School, where he was an outstanding tackle in
football and won Ihree letters each in football and track. He was
captain of the 1939 foothall learn and won All-Mon Valley Conference and
WPIAI. first team honors.
Telleck received a football scholarship to George Washington University
in Washington, D. C. and lettered twice in basketball
and football before he joined the Marines in World War II and entered
the V-12 program at Penn State University. He was commissioned a second
lieutenant and was discharged with the rank of captain in 1946. He
returned to Penn State and graduated in 1948.
Telleck taught 34 years in Bentleyville and Bentworth school districts
and served as head basketball coach for 17 years and athletic director
for 15 in addition to officiating football for 15 years. He had career
coaching. record of 257-96 with seven section titles and one WPIAL
He was honored in 1960, 1962, 1963 and 1964 as Washington County
basketball Coach of the Year by Washington Knights of Columbus. He was
named Coach of the Year by Monessen Elks in 1963.
Telleck, who retired from coaching in 1965, continued as Bentworth
athletic director until I982. He resides at R.D. 2 Charleroi, with his