Dr. Edwin Cottrell is West Chester (PA) University Professor Emeritus of Health and Physical Education and served as associate dean of the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation and as professor in the undergraduate and graduate programs.
Dr. Cottrell was a fighter pilot during World War II with the 48th Fighter Group ETO and flew 65 combat missions in the European Theater of Operations. He received the air medal with eight clusters plus unit and battle citations. After 28 years in the Air Force Reserves he retired as a Lt. Colonel having served as a Liaison officer to the Air Force Academy. Dr. Cottrell is currently an instructor at Duke University Golf School and Pine Needles Country Club.