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Calvin Sheffield

Basketball ∙ New Brighton

 

 

 

 

There is good news and bad news about being an athlete named Sheffield in New Brighton. The good news is that if all the Sheffields come to a game, you have your own cheering section; the bad news is that you need to be an exceptional athlete in order to stand among the many fine sports stars in the family. Calvin Sheffield not only was one of the best Sheffields, he was so good that he gained fame at both New Brighton High School and the University of Pittsburgh as a basketball star. Although only six foot tall, Cal led the WPIAL in scoring his senior high school year in 1960 with an average of 28 points per game, making All WPIAL and All State honorable mention that year. His career scoring total at Pitt was 1119 points, which ranked him eighth on the Panthers all time scoring list. His Pitt teams played in the NCAA tournament his junior year and in the NIT his senior season. He played minor league basketball at Sunbury (PA) and had tryouts with the Baltimore Bullets and Philadelphia 76ers, but wasnít big enough for the pros. After earning his masterís degree at Pitt, he was basketball coach at the South Campus of Allegheny Community College from 1968 to 1970, where his teams had a 38-17 record. He then served as athletic coordinator at the University of the District of Columbia, where he was an associate professor in the department of mortuary science. Calvin's brother Don is also in the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame...