Title IX Might Have Killed Wrestling at Susquehanna University, But Not Its Spirit
From John Huckaby in the Centre Daily Times:
Wrestling is gone from Susquehanna University, a victim of Title IX. And long-time SU wrestling coach Charlie Kunes, a State College native, has been deceased for more than two years.
Some former wrestlers and alumni at the Selinsgrove school don’t want Mr. Kunes to be forgotten. With that in mind, a fundraiser toward a permanent campus memorial is nearing its goal of $15,000. The memorial will be in front of the Garrett Sports Complex, site of O. W. Hout’s Gymnasium and the former wrestling room. It will be consist of a brick edged concrete patio with steel benches including memorial plaques to coach Kunes and his wife, Mrs. Jane Kunes, who also spent many years on the staff at SU.
Ken Tashjy, a former SU wrestler, said about $3,500 is still needed to pay for the memorial.
Send your donations to Susquehanna University “Kunes Memorial Fund” and direct your gift to: Ms. Angela Hoot, SU Office of Development, 514 University Avenue, Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870.