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RICK SONNEBORN

2014 - BASKETBALL
 
West Greene High School
Penn State University / University of Southern California

West Greene High School
  • 1962 – All State honorable mention
  • 1963 – All State first team and honorable mention All American
  • Pennsylvania state scoring champion – 1963, averaging 34.7 points per game in 20 games (693 points)
  • 1000 points scorer in 2 seasons
  • Washington-Greene County single game scoring record of 56 points in 1963 that stands today
  • Washington-Greene County single season scoring record that stands today
  • WPIAL scoring champion – 1963

Penn State University

  • Full athletic scholarship
  • Leading scorer on the freshman team
  • Member of the 1965 NCAA regional playoff team that lost by 2 points to the eventual third place finisher Princeton, led by All American Bill Bradley

National League of Thailand

  • Played 4 professional seasons in Southeast Asia after graduating from Penn State
  • 4 season All Star
  • Leading scorer 3 years, once scoring 63 points in a league game
  • Participated in Asian Games Olympic Qualifying exhibitions against teams from Thailand, Japan, Korea and Israel

Waynesburg College

  • Assistant coach under Hall of Fame coach, Rudy Marisa that went to the District Championship finals for the first time in 1980 and won the District Championship in 1981 for the first time
  • Team also participated in the NAIA National Championships in Kansas City, MO.

     

West Greene High School

  • Head Coach: 1986 – 1993
  • Coached team to it’s first winning season in 20 years
  • Coached the first playoff team in school history, making the playoffs a school record 3 times
  • West Greene was ranked 2nd in the WPIAL in 1992, making it to the quarterfinals that year…also a school record
  • Coached a school record 4 consecutive winning seasons
  •  Winningest coach in school history

 

 

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