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Rev. George Nedeff honored by WVU

October 13, 2012
By PAUL LaPANN ( , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

The Rev. George Nedeff, Parkersburg native, was one of five graduates inducted Friday into the West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences' 2012 Hall of Fame. A reception and induction ceremony, marking the 25th anniversary of the college's Hall of Fame, were held at the Erickson Alumni Center. Nedeff, a 1959 graduate of Parkersburg High School, flew in for the ceremony from Texas, where he is a Catholic priest serving as a parochial vicar at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Robstown. Nedeff earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from WVU in 1963 and a master's degree in secondary education from WVU in 1965. While at WVU, he was captain of the wrestling team and a letterman in football. Nedeff served as WVU's wrestling coach from 1967-1972 and director of athletic facilities from 1972-1997. He was inducted into the WVU Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1990 and received the National Wrestling Hall of Fame's "Outstanding American" award in 2008. Each year, the WVU wrestling team awards the "George Nedeff Outstanding Wrestler Award" in his honor. Attending Friday's induction in Morgantown were Nedeff's brother Michael and sisters Teresa and Roma, all of Parkersburg.



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