The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


January 25, 2013

Long-time Shikellamy wrestling coach Phil Lockcuff dies at age 75

SUNBURY — Long-time Shikellamy wrestling coach Phil Lockcuff, who led the Braves to three state titles during his Hall of Fame career, died Thursday evening. He was 75.

Lockcuff coached at Shikellamy for 24 years, leading the Braves to the PIAA Class AAA title in 1984, 1985 and again 1991. He coached a dozen PIAA individual champions as well and finished his career with a record of 346-71-6.

Lockcuff, who was still active with the Braves’ program as a radio announced, called Tuesday’s match against Central Mountain. He was inducted into the Pennsylvania Coaches Hall of Fame in and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Hall of Fame in 1998.


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