Laban (Labe) Wardle of Washington is a 1928 graduate of Trinity High School and a 1934 graduate of Thiel College.
He participated in football, basketball, softball, wrestling and track and was an assistant coach in football and basketball at Thiel.
He also coached for one year at Hickory High School.
Wardle played baseball for Penn Cleaners and in the Municipal League with Webster Hall Hotel of Pittsburgh.
He was also a WPIAL official for 10 years and coached the Hazel Atlas girls basketball team for two years.