Thomas Federle

Induction Year: 2015

Thomas Federle

Recipient of the Mertz Mortorelli Coaching Achievement Award   

Upon graduation from UW-Superior, he held the following records for left handed pitcher:
Most total wins for the year - 8
Most total wins for career - 18
Best win/loss record over 8 decisions for year - 8 wins and 1 loss
Best win/loss record over 20 decisions for career - 18 wins & 5 losses
Lowest ERA for year - .87
Lowest ERA for career - under 3.0
Most strikeouts in a game - 12
WSUC League leader for most strikeouts (all pitchers) in a year - 48
WSUC League leader for most innings pitched in 1970 - 45
Team captain in senior year
Won the Mertz Mortorelli Most Dedicated Athlete Award as a senior

A standout baseball player for the Yellowjackets in 1971, Federle left UW-Superior and embarked on a 30-plus year career in education, coaching, and community service in his hometown of Springfield, Pennsylvania. 

A 32-year teacher, Federle also coached at the middle school level and volunteered with numerous youth baseball associations. In addition to teaching and coaching, Federle also lent his expertise to Springfield Student Council, the Springfield Planning Commission, and sat on the board of directors for the Springfield Swim Club.