Temple University

Ed Lerner

Ed Lerner sits there, watching guys making $9 million a year to play basketball, clanking free throw after free throw off the rim, and it makes him sick. “Easiest shot in the world,” Lerner explains. “You’re standing there, nobody bothering you, and you can’t make that shot?” Lerner made 97 percent of his foul shots… Read more »

Hillel Levinson

A native Philadelphian, Hillel was educated in the public school system, attending Stokley and Henry Schools before graduating from Central High School. He is a graduate of Temple University and received a J.D. from Villanova Law School. Track is Hillel’s forte. He was one of the finest and fastest sprinters in the history of Central… Read more »

Harry Litwack

A native of South Philadelphia Harry Litwack is an institution in American college basketball. He was the head basketball coach at Temple University for 21 years, from 1952-1973, where he coached the Owls to 14 consecutive winning seasons. He is credited with the creation of the “zone defense”, which changed the game of basketball and… Read more »

Cecil Mosenson

Cecil Mosenson attended Overbrook High School where he was an outstanding player. He played varsity basketball for Temple University from 1949 to 1951. He toured briefly with the Washington Generals playing against the Harlem Globetrotters, and also played in the Eastern Professional Basketball League. At the age of 22, Cecil was named the varsity basketball… Read more »

Louis Moyerman

Louis Moyerman was raised in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia. He joined the Nerim Judo club at the age of 12 where he was taught by Mrs. Helen Foos – one of the first women black belts in the USA. Lou went on the train under Mr. Ishikawa, a 9th degree black belt from Japan…. Read more »

J. Russell Peltz

From the time J. Russell Peltz saw his first live boxing match at age 13, he knew it wouldn’t be his last. He was hooked for life. After a brief career as a journalist, a young Russell Peltz promoted his first boxing card on Sept. 30, 1969, selling out the 1,300-seat Blue Horizon with the… Read more »

Harvey Pollack

Harvey Pollack’s name is in more record books than any athlete. As the only original employee of the National Basketball Association who is still working for an NBA team, the Philadelphia 76ers, Pollack has been dubbed “Super Stat” in recognition of his excellence and innovation as a nationally-renown sports statistician. This multi-talented Philadelphia native, who… Read more »

Marc Rayfield

Marc Rayfield’s story is one of a local boy who made good…very good. Born in Northeast Philadelphia, he graduated with a degree in Journalism from Temple and a Master’s in Organizational Management from the University of Pennsylvania. This strong educational background led to his present position as Senior Vice President and Market Manager of CBS,… Read more »

Merrill Reese

Merrill Reese has been the play-by-play “Voice of the Philadelphia Eagles” for over twenty-five years and can be heard on 94/WYSP (CBS) and a tri-state network. He began his career at WPAZ in Pottstown, PA, and continued on to WBCB in Levittown, PA. Reese is now part-owner and General Manager of WBCB. He also spent… Read more »

Harold “Hotsy” Reinfeld

A household name to many in Philadelphia, Harold “Hotsy” Reinfeld began his basketball career at Frankford High School as a starting member of the basketball team. During his high school days, he played in the Jewish Basketball League – and received “Rookie of the Year” honors- He also played in the Philadelphia Suburban Baseball League…. Read more »