Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Jack Leighton

John Charles Leighton

January 25, 1928
Wilkes-Barre, PA

August 2, 1996
Wilkes-Barre, PA

1945-46 St. Nicholas High School (High School)
1947-48 University of Scranton (College)
1948-49 University of Scranton (College)
1949-50 University of Scranton (College)
1950-51 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)
1951-52 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)
1951-52 Pottsville Packers (EBL)
1952-53 Williamsport Billies (EBL)
1953-54 Williamsport Billies (EBL)
1954-55 Williamsport Billies (EBL) 
1955-56 Williamsport Billies (EBL) 
1956-57 Wilkes-Barre Barons (EBL)
1959-60 Brandt's - Wilkes-Barre (CYC) Head coach

Born to Carl and Marie Leighton, Jack was at the time of his graduation the highest-scoring player at the University of Scranton. He would go one to a lengthy career in pro basketball in the ABL and Eastern League. He would go on to be a successful realtor in Wilkes-Barre and was active in youth sports including the Little League for baseball.

Jack married Nancy Dougherty and they had one daughter and three sons.

Citizen's Voice (Wilkes-Barre), August 4, 1996


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