I.C. McCullough, athlete and sports official

May 17, 1991

I. Charles McCullough, 57, a star basketball player and all-around athlete at the McDonogh School who later became a sports executive, died Monday after a heart attack in Orlando, Fla., where he had lived for the past 12 years.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Brooklyn United Methodist Church, 401 Pontiac Ave.

Mr. McCullough was a distributor for the Orlando Sentinel at the time of his death.

For six years before moving to Florida, he had been executive director of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, a high school sports group based in Harrisburg, Pa. He had also served as assistant director.

Earlier, he was general manager and coach of the Harrisburg Patriots, an Eastern League team. Before that, he was a player with a Baltimore team that was a member of that professional basketball league.

He officiated at sporting events at several levels and was named head of officials in 1964 for the Atlantic Coast Professional Football League.

In 1987, the Baltimore native was named to the Athletic Hall of Fame of the McDonogh School, where he graduated in 1951.

At McDonogh, he won honorable mention on local All-Star lTC basketball teams in 1949 and 1950. In 1951, as McDonogh's team captain, he was named to two All-American high school teams. He also played in a North-South All-American basketball game.

As a 6-foot, 7-inch center, he was responsible for just over half the 900 points McDonogh scored in the 1951 season. The team won the Division II Maryland Scholastic Association championship.

He also played on the football team and was named to a News-Post All-Maryland team in 1950.

Mr. McCullough hit .421 in his senior year on McDonogh's baseball team. He was also a shot putter and discus thrower on the track team.

He attended Loyola College and served in the Army in the 1950s.

He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn Brady; two daughters from an earlier marriage, Jennifer McKernan and Patricia McCullough, both of Baltimore; a son of that same marriage, I. Charles McCullough III of Baltimore; a sister, Nancy Jane Smith of Wilmington, N.C.; and a grandson.

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