|One of Ambridge’s best known sports names is
Ulinski, and one of the best athletes to bear that name is Ed
Ulinski. Ed played as a guard on the Ambridge High School
football teams on 1935 to 1937, when they compiled an 18-7-1 record.
He was a junior on the undefeated Bridger gridiron team of 1936.
After graduating from high school in 1938, Ed entered Marshall
University of West Virginia and started as a guard on the Thundering
Herd squad, earning Little All American honors as a senior in 1941.
Following his college graduation in 1942, Ed spent four years in the
Air Force during World War II. After his discharge, he was signed by
the Cleveland Browns in 1946 and earned a reputation as a
hard working lineman. The next four years saw Ed serving as an
assistant coach with Santa Clara University for three seasons and
one season at Purdue University. Ed returned to the Browns as
an assistant coach for the next 19 years, being appointed film
coordinator in 1974 and serving in that role until his retirement in