Bernard “Babe” Harkins
Athlete, Coach, Officiating
College, High School
About Bernard “Babe” Harkins
HARKINS, BERNARD “BABE” —
Athlete, coach, official, organizer. One of seven original founding members of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
– Earned seven letters in tour varsity sports at Findlay College. Competed in Ohio Golden Gloves while at Findlay.
– Played second base for Emblem Oils in Glenwood League.
– Coached football, and basketball at Oil City Saint Joe’s.
– Coached football, basketball, baseball and wrestling at Fairview High School.
– Coached wrestling at Strong Vincent.
– Organizer and coach in American Legion Baseball.
– Commissioner of high school baseball in Erie.
– Commissioner of the Glenwood League
– Co-founded local PlAA Football Officials Chapter.
– PlAA football, basketball, baseball, softball, wrestling, and soccer official.
– NAlA basketball official.
– PA State Boxing Commission judge and referee
– Organizer Erie Boxing Center
– Involved with Cathedral Prep boxing in the 1980’s as coach and official
– Helped re-activate Golden Gloves Boxing in Erie