Greg Posta was one of the finest two-sport athletes to come out of Coaldale. He earned varsity letters in his career participating in football and basketball. In addition to being a gifted athlete, he excelled in academics.
Greg had been in the sports headlines coming out of St. Cyril & Methodius where he excelled in basketball. In his first JV game as a freshman for Coaldale, he scored 42 points. In his junior year, he scored 39 points in one game for the highest single scoring performance in Panther Valley-Carbon County Area in that year. He averaged 17 points per game and was 1 st team Schuylkill All-County team and Black Diamond League in the 1957-58 season.
Earning 4 varsity letters in football, he finished second in individual scoring in the Panther-Carbon Area in spite of not playing in the traditional Thanksgiving game against Lansford due to injury. He was named to the 1 st All Anthracite Football Team, All Panther Valley Team, and AP All-State Honorable Mention. Also, he was selected to play in the prestigious Schuylkill County Dream Game.
Greg was an outstanding quarterback for the Tigers and the most sought after schoolboy gridder in the area, receiving more than 30 football scholarship offers, included were ones from each Ivy League school. In spite of a career ending injury suffered in his senior year, Rutgers University honored its scholarship and he earned a BS in Political Science.
His business career started in New York working for Dun and Bradstreet. After being transferred to the West Coast, he met his future wife and went on to become a successful franchise owner of Burger Kings in his adopted state of Arizona. Having been introduced to the sport by his brother John, he enjoyed racing and raising thoroughbred horses for many years.