Sirk recognized for contributions to Potomac State Athletics

Robert ‘Bob’ Sirk is one of three alumni who will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Potomac State College of West Virginia University in recognition of his contributions to athletics at the College. The induction will take place during the annual banquet being held on Saturday, April 20 at the Davis Conference Center.

Robert Sirk 
Robert ‘Bob’ Sirk

Sirk attended Potomac State from 1954 to 1956 and will be honored posthumously. Sirk was very active in sports while attending Potomac State, playing on the Catamounts football, baseball and basketball teams and was named to the All-American Football Team. His selection as All-American was by the Williamson Rating System. Then-Coach Dana “Horse” Lough presented Sirk with a plaque which was signed by Joseph D.M. Williamson in recognition of his athletic accomplishments.

Sirk earned his bachelor’s degree from Shepherd College and his master’s degree from Marshall University. After a career of teaching math and coaching in Hampshire County, Sirk worked as a construction foreman with Shockey Company out of Winchester, Va.

Social hour for the banquet begins at 6 p.m. while dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Patty Lee at 304-788-6873 or at 800-262-7332, ext. 6873 or at Patty.Lee@mail.wvu.edu by April 12. The cost for the dinner is $20 per person.