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Nicholas Scallion

Class of 1952

Nicholas was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982. His citation appears below:

Nicholas J. “Nick” Scallion a native of Hazelton, PA, entered Washington College in September 1948 and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in June 1952.

A member of the basketball team for four years he was the leading point scorer, establishing a new record for points scored by a Washington College player over a four year period. His clever moves on offense and the accuracy of his left-handed jump shots always brought out loud cheers from the spectators for “Nifty Nick”. He was selected captain for the 1951-52 season. The following is a summary of his record making performance:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year
1948-49
1949-50
1950-51
1951-52
Total
Points
414
568
592
513
2087
Average
23.0
25.8
26.9
22.3
24.5

 

Nick was selected on the All Mason Dixon Conference team four years and, in addition to leading his teammates in scoring was the leader in that ability among the college players in Maryland and the Mason Dixon Conference.

From 1952-54 he was with the Marine Corps. He partici-pated in the first Tachikawa invitational tournament and helped his team defeat the Air Force finalists 97-58. Nick led all scorers with 18 points. Following his discharge from the Marine Corps he accepted a position as teacher and coach at the Crisfield High School. Winning 17 games in 1957, his team was invited to participate in the State High School tournament and won the championship for the Class C high schools. That summer he accepted a position with the South Hagerstown High School. In 1974 his South Hagerstown team won the State Championship.

In addition to his academic and coaching duties Nick often acts as a basketball official.

We welcome Nick Scallion to the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame this 15th day of October 1982.