SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.—Ron Hunt, a former two-sport student-athlete and coach at Slippery Rock University, will be included in a group of seven individuals honored Sept. 29 by induction into the SRU Athletic Hall of Fame.Hunt was a three-time All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division performer for The Rock football team and a PSAC champion and national qualifier in the long jump for the track and field team. RON HUNT A native of New Castle and graduate of New Castle High School, Hunt was also a two-time all-district selection and served as a defensive captain for The Rock’s 1972 PSAC championship football team. He also won the PSAC long jump championship and set a school record with a leap of 23 feet, 6 inches in 1972.Following receipt of his bachelor’s degree in 1973, Hunt became SRU’s head junior varsity and assistant varsity football coach, a role he held until 1978. His first JV team recorded a perfect 6-0 record.Hunt also served as head JV and assistant varsity basketball coach at The Rock in 1979 and was a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) official from 1975-78.In addition to his coaching duties, Hunt served as SRU’s Assistant Director of Admissions from 1973-78, instructed health and physical education classes and was a member of several faculty and staff committees.In 1981, Hunt received a two-year fellowship at Penn State University’s Smeal School of Business and ultimately earned an MBA in marketing and finance. That launched a career in banking and finance during which Hunt has been employed by Equibank, Chrysler Capital Corporation and First Niagara Bank and its predecessor banks.A resident of Pittsburgh, Hunt remains actively involved in several professional, civic, community and church-related organizations. In 2009 he was named one of the New Pittsburgh Courier’s 50 Men of Excellence.For more information on tickets, contact Pearl Shaffer at [email protected] or 724-738-2768.
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