Biography — Abraham George J

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1999 Geneva Girls Softball Team

George J. Abraham
Inducted Class of 1991

George was a graduate of Geneva High where he starred in football, basketball, baseball, and lacrosse. He was captain of the football and basketball teams. He was awarded the Paul Vogt MVP award in lacrosse in 1929 and the Bing Rogers MVP award in football in both 1927 and 1928. Coach Jim Loman listed George as one of the five best football players he ever coached. George attended Thiel College where he was a 4-year varsity letterwinner of the football team. He was team captain in 1933. He was a three-year letterwinner in basketball and was awarded the Tri-State Award for the best student-athlete in 1934.

George was a science and math teacher in the Geneva schools and also served as an administrator before retiring in 1970. He coached football and basketball for many years as well as officiating football and basketball. During WWII he served as a Counter Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Army. George was instrumental in starting the Geneva Sports Hall of Fame and served as its first president.

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