SRU Good News for April 6, 2009
Millvale honors SRU alumnus and Hall of Famer Paul Uram
Paul Uram, a 1949 SRU graduate, was recently honored as an honorary citizen and had a day named in his honor by the borough of Millvale.
Millvale Mayor Vincent Cinski bestowed the honor on Uram and designated March 24, 2009, as "Paul Uram Day" in the borough, which is located just north of Pittsburgh.
Uram, a 1986 inductee into the SRU Athletic Hall of Fame, received the official proclamation during a luncheon in Butler, his hometown. More than 20 of his former Millvale High School students attended. He taught and coached gymnastics, football and track and field at the school for six years. His gymnastics teams were undefeated in 120 straight dual meets.
"He left a very big footprint in Millvale," said Lee Rouse, luncheon organizer and 1955 Millvale graduate. "He's been acknowledged by every organization that deals with athletics, but never by his own - where he started. Nobody really had a chance to say thank you," Rouse told the Butler Eagle as part of a story about the event.
Uram's greatest claim to fame may be the role he played in the Pittsburgh Steelers' success from 1973-81, when he served as the team's strength and conditioning coach. He was part of the Super Bowl championship efforts in 1974, 1975, 1978 and 1979.
In addition to being a member of the SRU Hall of Fame, Uram has also been inducted into the Butler Area Sports and Western Pennsylvania halls of fame.
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