Thursday, January 21, 2016

Joe Proksa

Joseph Paul Proksa, Jr.


Born:
June 30, 1914
Pennsylvania

Died:
October 25, 1999 
Hagerstown, MD


Career
1935-36 Penn State University (College)
1936-37 Penn State University (College)
1937-38 Penn State University (College) 
1939-40 Westinghouse Air Brake Five (semi-pro)
1940-41 Westinghouse Air Brake Five (semi-pro)
1940-41 Pittsburgh Pirates (Independent)
1940-41 Duquesne Kopriver (Independent)
1941-42 Cumberland Collegians (Independent)
1941-42 Conono Oilers (Independent professional)
North End (Independent)
1944-45 Pittsburgh Raiders (NBL)
1946-47 Lancaster (EBL)
1948-49 Lancaster (EBL)
1949-50 Coatesville High School - Pennsylvania (High School) Head coach
1962-63 North High School - Hagerstown, MD (High School) Head coach
1963-64 North High School - Hagerstown, MD (High School) Head coach
1964-65 North High School - Hagerstown, MD (High School) Head coach
1965-66 North High School - Hagerstown, MD (High School) Head coach
1966-67 North High School - Hagerstown, MD (High School) Head coach
1967-68 North High School - Hagerstown, MD (High School) Head coach
1968-69 North High School - Hagerstown, MD (High School) Head coach
1969-70 North High School - Hagerstown, MD (High School) Head coach


Born to Joseph and Mary Proksa in 1914. Played often with Fred Crim, Moe Becker, Hank Evanoski and Walt Miller, other Pittsburgh-area basketballers. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2.

Married Eleanor Clegg on August 3, 1940.They had a daughter, Pamela (1943-2009), and a son, Joseph

Source
Cumberland Evening Times, August 17, 1962

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/p/proksjo01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=proksjo01

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