Retiring Athletic Director at Penn State Wilkes-Barre Inducted to Wall of Fame

Jack Monick, athletic director at Penn State Wilkes-Barre and a native of Wilkes-Barre, was inducted to the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Wall of Fame at an induction ceremony that took place Saturday, February 12 at the campus.

A graduate of Bradley University with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education and the University of Scranton with a master's degree in elementary administration, Monick has served as Penn State Wilkes-Barre's athletic director for the past 26 years and played a key role in helping plan the campus Athletic and Recreation Building during its construction.

In addition to his athletic director duties with the campus, Monick was instrumental in the formation of the varsity baseball, tennis, golf, and women's basketball teams at the campus and has also organized, directed, and instructed several clinics for baseball, soccer, tennis, basketball, and other varsity sports. Additionally, Monick has instructed numerous physical education courses including golf, bowling, tennis, fitness and games, racquetball, basketball, soccer, skiing/snowboarding, and Spinning.

Monick will retire from his position as athletic director at the campus at the end of February.

In addition to Monick, four others were inducted to Penn State Wilkes-Barre's Wall of Fame: Dr. Robert Faux, Denise Dymond Mackowiak, Dr. Kelly Huff Rattray, and Dr. Tom Winter.

Supported by the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society, the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Wall of Fame was established to recognize outstanding athletic and academic achievements of its student athletes, as well as achievements of its coaches, administration, and teams.

For more information, please contact Melissa Gunshannon, Public Information Coordinator at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, at [email protected] or 570-675-9269.