Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Bernie Mehen

Bernard J. Mehen

September 19, 1918
Wheeling, WV

May 11, 2007
Sylvania, OH

1935-36 Wheeling High School - West Virginia (High School)
1936-37 Wheeling High School - West Virginia (High School)
1937-38 Wheeling High School - West Virginia (High School)
1939-40 University of Tennessee (College)
1940-41 University of Tennessee (College)
1941-42 University of Tennessee (College)
1945-46 Toledo Jim Whites (Independent)
1946-47 Youngstown Bears (NBL)
1946-47 Toledo Jeeps (NBL)
1947-48 Toledo Jeeps (NBL)

After helping Wheeling HS to the WV State Championships in 1936 and 1937, Mehen moved on to the University of Tennessee where he was an All-American. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War 2 where his heel was shattered by a mortar shell in Europe, he played for Youngstown and Toledo in the NBL. When the Toledo franchise moved to Waterloo, Iowa, Mehen decided to stay in Toledo where he took employment as an appliance and furniture salesman.

Mehen's younger brother Dick played with him at Tennessee, and later for the Jeeps.

He married Lucille on May 31, 1942 and had two daughters, Andrea and Sandra.

Wheeling Hall of Fame


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