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Class of 2016 Inductees

Class of 2016 Inductees
Class of 2016 North Hills Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

Bob Hood – Class of 1970 – Bob Hood was a three sport athlete at North Hills. Hood participated in baseball, football and basketball where he was an integral part of three section championships for the baseball team. He was a leading scorer in basketball and named to the All-Conference football team. Hood received played football at Slippery Rock University where he was named All-Conference punter for two years. He went on to play semi-pro football for the Pittsburgh Ironmen and Pittsburgh Wolfpack where he was on the All-Mid Atlantic First Team as a punter for three years, as voted on by Pro Football Weekly.  Hood resides in Glenshaw.

Dana (Pecanis) Simile – Class of 2000 – Dana (Pecanis) Simile was a four-year letter winner in softball and became one of the strongest pitchers in the WPIAL. Her teams won section titles in 1998 and 2000, made the WPIAL playoffs all four years, won WPIAL gold medals for three seasons and became PIAA Championship quarterfinalists. She attended Washington and Jefferson College and is a reading specialist and literacy coach at Quaker Valley School District. She resides in the North Hills area and still coaches and works with student pitchers in her spare time.

Michael “Mickey” Schramm – Class of 1966 – Mickey Schramm led the basketball team to North Hills’ first WPIAL playoff appearance and was selected for the All-Section team for two consecutive years. Mickey set the single game scoring record by scoring 43 points in one game. He went on to DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., where he lettered as the team won the Indiana Collegiate Championship. He graduated from Point Park University and is president of Brown & Schramm Lumber Co. in Pittsburgh.

John Wilkie – Coach – John Wilkie was the distance running coach for the cross country and track and field teams from 1973 to 2011. As a cross country and track coach at North Hills for 38 years, Coach Wilkie’s cross country teams won six WPIAL Championship and a PIAA State Championship. His teams were PIAA State Runner-Up three times. He coached eight individual PIAA Champions and 26 individual WPIAL Champions and his athletes won 53 PIAA medals. The athletes he coached held the WPIAL Championship 3200-meter record for 30 consecutive years and the WPIAL Championship 1600-meter record for 12 consecutive years. Wilkie continues to work with distance runners and athletes around the Pittsburgh area. John and his family reside in the North Hills area.

John Zanieski – Class of 1981 – John Zanieski played on offense and defense for the football team and was a key player for the team as it advanced to the WPIAL semifinals in 1979 and 1980. He was named All-Conference Defensive End and North Hills’ Most Valuable Defensive Player his senior year. After graduation, he attended Yale University where he was named Yale University MVP two times, Yale University All-Ivy League three times, Yale University Division 1-AA Kodak All-American and First Team All-Eastern Athletic Conference during his college years. He is the chief operating officer of Evraz and resides in Riverside, Ill., with his family.

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