Born in Lancaster, PA, but due to his father being in the Military, Ken and his family moved around every couple years until he was 10 at that point they settled in Kenosha, WI, his father’s hometown. Than at 16 him and his family relocated back to Lancaster near his mother’s parents. Ken completed his high school education at Lancaster Catholic High School and after graduation he entered the United States Army for 4 years and then after that he returned home to Lancaster and met his wife Diane. They have raised 3 children together and 15 years of marriage they moved from Lancaster to the Hempfield area. In his own words, Ken says he has been fortunate to have an understanding wife who tolerated him coaching year round 3 sports as well as being involved in organizational duties with the 2 Hempfield Area Sports Organizations. As a teen Ken was involved with St. Josephs Baseball and Basketball Programs in Lancaster for 3 years. Ken retired from Armstrong World Industries after 43 ½ years. He began as a Production Worker, advanced to Shift Supervisor, then to Department General Supervisor. After that he shifted to Logistics at Corporate Headquarters as a Production Planner/Procurement Planner until retirement. Ken has been involved in his community in many capacities such as Hempfield Youth Association Baseball and Basketball (1985-2006), Coached Baseball 12U (1985-1988) 16U (1989-2006), Boys 5th&6th Grade Travel Basketball (1985-2000) he also served on Executive Board as Secretary (1990-1999). He has been involved in Hempfield Association Midget Sports – Football & Cheerleading (1985-2008). He has coached A Football - Head Coach 1989-2000, Assistant Coach 1985-1988 B Team Coached B,C, & D Football Teams 2001-2003. Also was Equipment Manager 1986-2008, President of HAMS Board of Directors 1996-2004. Volunteer Boys Basketball Coach Hempfield Boys Basketball Junior High (7th, 8th Grades 1986-1992, 9th Grade 1999-2007), Junior Varsity 2008-2010, Varsity 2001-2013. Penn Manor Boys Basketball Varsity 2013, Head Coach Penn Manor Boys 9th Grade Team/Junior High Coordinator 2014 to present. Ken Has been a Member of the Lanco Midget 16U/17U Baseball League as the Secretary/Treasurer and Coordinator for nearly 32 years. Ken feels that his reward has been the opportunity to work with so many Great Kids in the Hempfield Area and many fine parents. Ken has been a member of the Board of Directors for Lancaster County Sports Hall of Fame for over a year.
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