Former Athletic Director Passes Away
Ed Czekaj, Athletic Director from 1969-1980, passed away November 16, 2009. He was 87. During his tenure as Athletic Director, Mr. Czekaj saw Beaver Stadium undergo 4 different renovations which nearly doubled the capacity of the complex.
Additionally, Ed Czekaj brought many more women’s sports to Penn State, before Title IX legislation was even introduced. By the middle of his time as Athletic Director, there were 16 women’s sports teams.
Before becoming Athletic Director, Mr. Czekaj played as a starting end and a kicker for Penn State. He managed to return to both Penn State and the football team after serving as a Marine in WWII and Korea.
Ed Czekaj will be greatly missed.