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2014-Bill-Vorsheck

Bill Vorsheck

YEAR INDUCTED
2014
ROLE
Coach
LEVEL PLAYED
College, High School
About Bill Vorsheck

Vorsheck graduated from Lawrence Park High School in 1953 after earning seven varsity letters in football, basketball and track. Twice he was named to the All-Erie County League football team. He was named MVP in the 1953 Save-An-Eye football game when he caught 5 passes for 105 yards and blocked a punt and recovered the ball to set up the County’s only touchdown He received a full football scholarship to Youngstown State University and played two years before an injury ended his playing career, He began his teaching and coaching career  1959 in Ripley, N.Y. where he was head varsity football and basketball coach. In 1961 he relocated to Girard, Pennsylvania Where he became the varsity football and track coach as well as the junior varsity basketball coach. He was also president of the Erie County Coaches association. In addition, Bill coached the County team in the 1965 and 1967 Save-An-Eye games with the County scoring a stunning 25-0 upset in front of 16,000 fans. That same year he joined Joe Moore’s football staff at McDowell as varsity assistant for six seasons. He is a major sponsor of the Save-An-Eye Football Game and the sponsor of the coffee table book, “75 Save—An-Eye Games: Playing So Others May See. ” Additionally, he sponsors the Jean Forsyth Girls Golf Tournament and awards academic / athletic scholarships at Ripley, Iroquois, and Harbor Creek High Schools. He has also been inducted into the McDowell and the WILP (Wesleyville, Iroquois, Lawrence Park) Athletic Halls of Fame.