Herb Schmidt is a 1948 graduate of West York Area High School, where he earned the reputation as an outstanding wrestler and offensive tackle. He was named the most valuable player on the football team, won the District III wrestling crown at 165 pounds, and was a finalist in the state wrestling tournament.

He continued his academic and athletic career at Millersville State Teachers College and graduated in 1951. After graduation, he returned to York County to teach at New York (Central) High School, West York Area High School, and York Suburban High School. While teaching in those three schools, he coached soccer, track and field, cross country, football, and wrestling. In total, he coached for over 20 years, covering 44 different athletic seasons. His overall head coaching record includes 99 wins, 31 losses, and five ties. His teams captured four league championships, five division titles, and two District III runner-up titles.

In 1960 he founded the West York Relays, which later expanded to include field events in 1964 and women's events in 1967. After being employed by the York Suburban School District, this event became known as the York Suburban Relays. This outstanding event now includes both senior high and middle school levels. After directing this event for 50 years, it was renamed the Herb Schmidt Relays due to his outstanding leadership in establishing and sustaining this event.

Following his coaching career, he became the PIAA District III committee chairman for the following sports: Track and Field (1965 to 1983), Swimming (1971 to 1982), and Golf (1988 to present). In addition, he is presently the Executive Director of the York-Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association.

Jay Miller is a 1966 graduate of Dover High School, where he was a four-year letterman in soccer and baseball. He was a three-year letterman in wrestling and served as a captain in all three sports. Before graduating from East Stroudsburg University, he played varsity soccer and served as captain in 1969 and 1970.

After leaving college, he became the head soccer coach at Eastern Lebanon County High School where his teams compiled a 122-18-5 record and won PIAA State Championship in 1977. In 1978 he became the head soccer coach at the University of Tampa, where they were Sunshine State Conference Champions six times and NCAA Division II Champions in 1981. In 1987 he became the head soccer coach at the University of South Florida, where his team was the Sun Belt Conference champions from 1988-1990 and metro Conference Champions in 1991. From 1981 until 2010 Jay has served USSF in a variety of positions including National Staff Instructor and National Coaching Coordinator.


On the international level he has served as the U.S. Head Coach for the following teams: University games, U-18 National Team, and the U-17 National Team. He has served as an international sports envoy to Morocco, Bolivia, and Thailand. In 2010 he was inducted into the PA Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame.

Gary Markle graduated from York Catholic High School in 1959 and was a member of the Irish basketball team throughout his high school days. He became a York Junior College student and played basketball for the Spartans from 1960 to 1962. After graduating from Penn State in 1964, he began teaching at York Catholic High School and coaching basketball and football. Gary was appointed the varsity basketball head coach for the Irish in 1970.

During the 1970 to 1975 season, his teams competed in the Central Penn Catholic League, where they claimed the 1974 league title. Prior to joining the York County League, hi team played an independent schedule for one year. At the end of these first six seasons, his team had earned 90 wins and 48 losses.

The Irish joined the York County League in 1976 and appeared in the next six consecutive county championship games and recorded 170 wins and 21 losses. During those years, his teams secured league championships in 1978, 1979, and 1981 and were the runner-up in 1977. In 1978 and 1979 his Irish took Pennsylvania’s top prize by winning the PIAA State AA Basketball Championships.

After coaching basketball for 12 seasons, Gary's overall team record ended with 260 wins and 69 losses. During his coaching tenure, York Catholic found itself competing against opponents with larger enrollments. Many of his players went on to compete at various collegiate levels with six players joining NCAA Division I programs.

Jenni Goodling attended Dallastown Area High School where she competed on the boys' varsity tennis team for two years. She completed her high school education at York Country Day School.  Before enrolling at Rollins College in Florida, she played on the professional circuit as an amateur.

As an amateur tennis player, she was ranked #1 as a junior and an adult by the Middle States Tennis Association. While at Rollins College, she became a NCAA Division | AII-American in 1983 and was ranked #1 in the United States in the National Amateur Category.

After graduating from Rollins College in 1985, she went on to become a world class tennis professional competing on the Gran Slam circuit. She competed on the grass at Wimbledon, the clay at the French Open, and the hard courts at the U.S. Open and the Australian Open several times. Her best finish came when she reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open with playing partner, Wendy White, in 1988.  In the U.S. Open, she played doubles with Vicki Nelson against Chris Evert and Billie Jean King.

Presently, she is the teaching professional at the Wise haven Tennis Center and Director of Tennis at the Outdoor Country Club. In 2006, she was named "Tennis Professional of the Year" for the Central Pennsylvania Middle States Section. In 2008, she was awarded "Tennis Professional of the Year" for the USTPA Middle States Tennis Association.

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