Mel Klein, a World War II veteran, graduated in 1949 with a B.S. in Education from Slippery Rock State Teachers College. During his years at Slippery Rock, Klein played on the basketball team, was a sports writer for the college newspaper and a member of the education honor society, Kappa Delta Pi. He was an announcer for college football games and had a Saturday morning radio show for WBUT Butler.
After graduation Klein taught high school math and coached basketball before becoming a principal and then a superintendent. His athletic accomplishments are featured at two Pennsylvania sports halls of fame, and he was named Superintendent of the Year in 1995. Klein’s campus recollections include playing bridge at the president’s house, the Rocketman and meeting his wife at Slippery Rock.
July 31, 2009
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