WFA Announces Hall of Fame Class
The Wyomissing Football Association announced that its members have voted to induct Mike Mitchell Jr, Scott Jones, Pat Tierney, Andrew Althouse and Ron Cardinal into the Wyomissing Football Hall of Fame.
The 2019 induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 12th, prior to the Homecoming game against Kutztown.
Mike Mitchell Jr
Mike led the Spartans to a 24-2 record over two years (1989-1990) at quarterback, during which he passed for over 2200 yards and 19 TDs. His teams reached the District Final both years and were District Champions in 1990 and IC Champions both years. He was elected captain his senior year and named Berks County’s top-rated passer, completing 55% of passes. He also received Wyomissing’s Edward J. Kuhn Memorial Award for most outstanding back. Mike was a Wyomissing assistant coach for 15 seasons, during which the Spartans won five League Championships, two District Championships and made two PIAA appearances.
Mike is Principal of Schuylkill Valley High School and Head Girls Basketball Coach at Wyomissing. He is married to Dr. Chrystine Mitchell and has three daughters, Courtney, Sarah and Ava, a son Michael and two stepdaughters, Bella and Sophie.
Scott has been President of the Wyomissing Area Youth Football Association (WAYFA) from 1991 to the present and was a board member of its predecessor organization from 1988 to 1991. WAYFA has introduced many youngsters ages 7-12 to football and cheerleading. During his tenure, WAYFA has won a total of 12 Championship League titles: six Mite (ages 9-10) and six Midget (ages 11-12). In 2014, WAYFA started flag football and cheerleading for ages 5-6. In addition, Scott has been Treasurer of the Wyomissing Football Parents Association from 2001 to present.
Under his direction, WAYFA has been a strong financial supporter of Wyomissing football/athletics: in 1996 constructed the football field concession stand at a cost of $25,000; in 2001 purchased the Gator tractor; in 2003 donated training room equipment for the newly constructed field house; in 2004 donated for the building the press box; in 2005 contributed to the current scoreboard; and in 2016 donated a pillar to the stadium fence project.
Scott lives in Wyomissing with his wife Suzie.
Patrick was a four-year starter at linebacker and three-year starter at running back from 1997-2000. He had over 2,000 yards career rushing yards and was captain of the 10-win 2000 team that won the IC Championship and made the District Final. His senior year he was voted All-Berks and All-IC at linebacker and All-Berks Honorable Mention at running back. His junior year he was named an All-IC linebacker, All-Berks Second Team linebacker and All-Berks Honorable Mention running back. His sophomore season he was voted an All-IC Honorable Mention linebacker and running back. “Patrick never came off the field the entire game. He played both ways and special teams. On defense, he was one of the surest tacklers I have watched as a coach,” Coach Ferrandino.
Andrew was a two-way starter at offensive and defensive tackle his senior year for the 2003 District Finalists, and part of a league-leading defense that held opponents to 103 total points over 12 games (8.6 ppg). He was also a two-way starter as a junior for the 2002 League Champions and blocked for an offense that scored 300 points in 11 games (27.3 ppg). As a sophomore, he was a starting offensive tackle for the 2001 District Champion team that scored 487 points in 13 games (37.5 ppg).
At Carnegie Mellon University, Andrew was a starting offensive tackle and All-UAA his junior and senior seasons. Both years he blocked for two 1,000-yard running backs. He was elected to the D3Football.com All-Region team his junior year when CMU won the UAA Championship and made the NCAA Division III Sweet Sixteen. In 2011, CMU named him to the school’s all-time UAA football team.
Andrew is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He lives in Upper Saint Clair, PA with his wife Meghan and son.
Ron played running back for West Reading High School from 1961-64 and was captain his senior year. He was named All-County twice (1963-64) as a running back. In addition, he was voted into the IC Hall of Fame and received the Outstanding Back Award in 1963 when he scored 10 touchdowns in eight games. He played running back for Kutztown State College from 1964-68.
Ron had an extensive coaching career. From 1983-87, he was an assistant coach at Kutztown University. From 1988-2003, he was an assistant coach at Moravian College. Prior to coaching in college, he was the head football coach at several high schools: Bristol (PA) High School (1971-74), Delhaas High School (1975-78) and Northampton High School (1979-82).
Ron lives in the Allentown area with his wife Judy.
The WFA thanks its members for taking time to support Wyomissing football by voting in the 2019 Hall of Fame election. Eighty-five percent of the membership participated in this year’s vote.