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Don Sheffield

Basketball ∙ New Brighton

 

 

 

 

Don Sheffield was inducted into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame for two reasons: he was an outstanding athlete and a valuable member of the athletic department at Penn State University. A 1965 graduate of New Brighton High School, Don was a star basketball player for the Lions who went on to continue his career at Geneva College, where he became the tenth leading scorer in Geneva history with 1458 points, averaging 21.1 points per game as a sophomore, and once made 17 of 19 free throws in a single game. Don earned Small College All American honors as a senior and NAIA Honorable Mention All American honors as a sophomore. As a junior, he was named to the NAIA All District 18 All Star Team and was also selected as a West Penn Conference All Star for three straight years. After graduating from Geneva, Don was hired as a teacher at his alma mater, but in 1976 moved to Penn State's Beaver campus as coordinator of the Equal Opportunity Program. In 1984, he was hired as an administrative assistant for Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Don also served as an instructor in Penn State's College of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. Three years later, Don was promoted to the position of Director of Academic Support Center for Student Athletes at Penn State University. Don retired from Penn State in August of 2002 to serve as president of TAME Inc, a corporation committed to training programs that promote high performance. In 1993 Don was inducted into the New Brighton Sports Hall of Fame. Don's brother Calvin is also in the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame..