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RANDALL SPRAGUE-INDUCTED 2004
1966 graduate of Newton High School; 1971 BSCE graduate of NJIT; 1981 MSCE graduate of NJIT; inducted for accomplishments in sailing; began competitive sailing in 1963 at Swartswood Yacht Club (member of North American Yacht Racing Association); represented Swartswood Yacht Club in Flying Tern and other sailboat classes at competitions from 1964 through 1984

1964-1978 won 12 Flying Tern Fleet Championships at Swartswood Lake

1978-1984 won 3 Laser Class Fleet Championships at Swartswood Lake

1969-1984 won 8 North Jersey Yacht Racing Association Championships

1969-1978 won 6 Mid Atlantic Championships for North American Flying Tern

1967 won United States National Championship North American Flying Tern

1968-1969 second place US National Championships North American Flying Tern

Won Invitational Regattas Oyster Bay, LI, Carnegie Lake, NJ and Harrisburg, PA


New Jersey Sportsman of the Month, August 1968; Eagle Scout 1965; counselor to Boy Scouts for swimming, rowing, canoeing and life saving; Swartswood Yacht Club Director, Vice Commodore, Race Committee Chairman for Invitational Regattas; served as Director, Fleet Captain and Secretary for North American Flying Tern Association; represented North Jersey Yacht Racing Association in the North American Yacht Racing Union
ROBERT TRENZ – INDUCTED 2004

1966 graduate of West Milford High School; 1970 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University; inducted for accomplishments as boys swim coach at Vernon High School; eighteen years (1986-2004) as head coach; career record of 200 wins and 34 losses (85% winning percentage); SCIL record of 121 wins and 2 losses (98% winning percentage); had sixteen undefeated SCIL seasons; his teams qualified for State Tournament eighteen consecutive years; two State Sectional titles, 1988 and 2004; five State Champions in NJ Meet of Champions (MOC); six High School All Americans; Star Ledger State Boys Swimming Coach of the Year in 2003


Had a forty nine meet win streak in SCIL from 1986 to 1994; finished career in 2004 with another SCIL win streak of seventy two meets
Additional Accolades:
Named NJ Herald Swim Coach of the Year six times; named Star Ledger West Jersey’s State Boys Swim Coach of the Year four times

ELIZABETH HOLLANDER WOLFSON - INDUCTED 2004
1985 graduate of Newton High School; 1989 graduate of Brown University; inducted for accomplishments in softball, basketball and field hockey; in high school softball, lettered four years, All SCIL and All Area Second Team two years (1984 & 1985), All West Jersey 1982, All State Group II Second Team 1982, Coaches Award 1985; team Captain as junior and senior; in high school basketball, lettered four years, Captain last two years, All SCIL 1984 & 1985, All Area 1984, All Area Second Team 1985, All West Jersey Third Team 1984; scored 1,075 points in 1985; 1984 MVP; 1985 SCIL All Stars; in high school field hockey, lettered three years; Captain 1983 and 1984; All SCIL, All Area and All West Jersey 1983 and 1984; All State Group II First Team 1983; All State (all groups) 1984-first female in Sussex County to be named to the Star Ledger All State Top 11 Player Roster; MVP 1983 & 1984; team voted Team of the Year in New Jersey, Dream Team with 21-1 record and only three goals against all year, a Sussex County record that still exists today; Best Female Senior Athlete by Athletic Department and Best Class Athlete by classmates in 1985; National Junior Olympics, East Squad 1985
In college, four year varsity starter and letter winner in Division 1 field hockey; All Ivy Team 1988; MVP 1988; selected for Olympic Trials 1986, 1987, 1988
Chosen for the Israeli National Field Hockey Team in 1999; participated in International Maccabiah Games, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1999; ran Boston Marathon 1989; Tel Aviv half marathon 1988 & 1990, Tel Aviv mini-triathlon 2001 & 2002 (11th in 30-35 age group)



DANIEL STEVENS - 1981
Honorary Member
A true son of Franklin and Sussex County. Attended Franklin Schools, 1924-1928. Track and field varsity participant. Elizabeth Hospital, Princeton, Ill 1930-1935. Has served as trainer for Paterson State Teachers, Paterson – Newark Bears, Jersey City Jays, BROOKLYN Dodgers and Franklin HS from 1931-1981. President Franklin Miners, 1964. Franklin Hospital Award for 40 years service. Honored “Dan Stevens Day” Oct. 29, 1976, “From grid iron to hospital to mayor’s office.” 30 years fireman, mayor 1954. Still active trainer and member of franklin boro recreation commission.




HARRY HARPER – 1980
Honorary Member
Pitched at Amherst college where he was signed by Washington baseball team. Spent two months in minors then Washington for 7 years. Played also for boston, ny Yankees and BROOKLYN posting a record of 57 wins and 79 losses. Sheriff Bergen co. 1927 – 1929. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 1933 – 1943. NEW JERSEY LABOR AND INDUSTRY COMMISSION 1943.



Dolson a. ayers – 1983
Honorary Member
DUE TO THE DEATH OF HIS FATHER AT AN EARLY AGE, HE WAS UNABLE TO FINISH HIS SCHOOLING. PLAYED FOR MAPLEHURST AC AND PELLETTOWN BEARS, BOTH POWERHOUSE BASEBALL TEAMS FROM THE SUSSEX AREA. HE ALSO PLAYED SOFTBALL IN THE SUSSEX CHURCH LEAGUE. MANAGED THE SUSSEX AC AND SUSSEX FARMERS IN THE SUSSEX COUNTY LEAGUE. IN 1947 HE MANAGED THE SUSSEX COUNTY ALL-STARS AT THE FARM & HORSE SHOW AGAINST THE LORENZO MOTORS OF FRANKLIN. HIS 1947 SUSSEX LEGION TEAMS RECORD 14-4 WAS THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE SINCE 1939. ASSISTED IN 1950 COACHING THE SUSSEX AA WHICH WON THE POWERFUL WARREN COUNTY TOURNAMENT. HE COACHED SUMMER BASEBALL FROM 1946-1957 FOR BOYS IN THE SUSSEX, BEEMERVILLE AND WANTAGE AREA. A CREDIT TO THE SPORT OF BASEBALL, HE SPENT MANY HOURS OF HIS OWN TO TRANSPORT AND COACH THE YOUNGER BOYS, WHILE STILL MANAGING THE MEN’S LEAGUE IN SUSSEX COUNTY.



RICHARD CASSELS – INDUCTED 1976

OUTSTANDING HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH IN SUSSEX COUNTY FOR 17 YEARS, WITH RECORD OF 109 WINS, 6 TIES AND 29 LOSSES. “COACH OF THE YEAR” HONORS 10 TIMES, LED SPARTA HIGH TO 7 SKYLINE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS. ORGANIZED ATHLETIC PROGRAM AT SPARTA HIGH SCHOOL. PLAYED HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, SERVICE, SEMI-PRO AND PRO FOOTBALL. HE WAS SELECTED ALL STAR, ALL SERVICE, LITTLE ALL-AMERICAN AND CAPTAINED EACH TEAM.




KENNETH R. BENSON - 1991
Honorary Member
A 1949 GRADUATE OF NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL. HE EARNED VARSITY LETTERS IN FOOTBALL AND WRESTLING. HE PLAYED FOOTBALL FOR THE NEWTON A.A. IN THE NORTH JERSEY SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN 1949 AND 1952 THROUGH 1957.

HE PLAYED IN THE SUSSEX COUNTY ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUE 1949-1950 AND 1952-1964

HE HELPED INITIATE POP WARNER FOOTBALL IN NEWTON IN 1958.

SERVED AS AN ASSISTANT AND HEAD COACH FROM 1958-1985 AND 1988-1989.

HE WAS BUSINESS SECRETARY OF THE NEWTON “LIL” BRAVES 1958-1964.

HE COACHED THE NEWTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM 1968-1970.

HE WAS ASSISTANT COACH FOR ST. JOSEPH’S WRESTLING TEAM 1966-1970

IN THE U.S. MARINE CORPS HE PLAYED FOOTBALL FOR THE YOKASUKA SEAHAWKS – JAPAN 1951.

HE WAS IN THE U.S. MARINE CORPS; 1948-1951.

HE RETIRED AS MSGT. FROM THE MARINE CORPS RESERVES 1953-1972.




JOSEPH BIGG - 1985
Honorary Member
ATTENDED FRANKLIN SCHOOLS, WHERE HE PARTICIPATED IN TRACK. PLAYED FOOTBALL FOR THE FRANKLIN MINERS IN 1930’S.

OUTSTANDING BOWLER AND SOFTBALL PITCHER. COACHED MANY AREA SPORTS TEAMS INCLUDING THE NEWTON AA BOYS CLUB WRESTLING TEAM AND THE PICATINNY BASEBALL TEAM. CHAIRMAN OF ELKS COMMITTEE TO DEVELOP THE TRACK AT NEWTON H.S. HELPED ORGANIZE LITTLE BIGGER LEAGUE, BABE RUTH TEAMS IN THE COUNTY, AND BIDDY BASKETBALL IN NEWTON. COMMISSIONER OF POP WARNER FOOTBALL ON THE EAST COAST FOR 5 YEARS, WITH 865 TEAMS AS MEMBERS. RECEIVED ELKS LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP FOR HIS WORK WITH THE YOUTH IN THE COUNTY.



FOUNDER OF THE SUSSEX COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME. ELECTED ITS FIRST PRESIDENT IN 1976.



Earl “corky” courtright – INDUCTED 2001
A 1947 GRADUATE OF NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL, HE PARTICIPATED AT THE VARSITY LEVEL 4 YEARS IN WRESTLING AND 2 YEARS IN FOOTBALL. IN 1947-1949 HE WRESTLED FOR THE NEWTON BOYS CLUB. IN 1949-1951 HE WAS RECRUITED AND WRESTLED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO. DURING 1951, HE WAS DRAFTED BY THE U.S. ARMY AND WRESTLED THROUGH 1953. HE CONTINUED TO WRESTLE THROUGH 1962. OVERALL WRESTLING RECORD WAS 437 MATCHES – 383 WINS – 38 LOSSES – 16 DRAWS. NEW JERSEY HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPION AT 128 LBS. (1947) – N.J. AAU CHAMPION AT 145 LBS. (1949) – PENNSYLVANIA AAU CHAMPION AT 157 LBS. (1952) – OHIO AAU CHAMPION AT 157 LBS (1950) – US ARMY 5TH INFANTRY CHAMPION AT 157 LBS. (1952) – OHIO AAU CHAMPION AT 174 LBS. (1956) – OHIO AAU GRECO ROMAN AND FREETYLE CHAMPION AT 191 LBS. (1958) – FIRST PLACE MIDWEST OLYMPIC GRECO ROMAN TRIALS AT 191 LBS. (1960) – OHIO AAU CHAMPION AT HEAVY WEIGHT (1962). WRESTLING OFFICIAL AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 1962 & 1966. WORLD CUP 1973 THROUGH 1991 INCLUDING FLOOR CHAIRMAN 1986 THROUGH 1991.


ARTHUR DISQUE – INDUCTED 1977
A TEACHER, COACH AND LEADER OF NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL’S YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN FOR OVER THREE DECADES. COACHED FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL AND BASEBALL AND WAS TWICE NAMED SUSSEX COUNTY’S BASKETBALL COACH OF THE YEAR. SPEARHEADED DRIVE FOR FORMATION OF SUSSEX COUNTY COACHES ASSOCIATION AND RENEWAL OF SUSSEX COUNTY INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE WHILE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT NEWTON. A VARSITY FOOTBALL, ICE HOCKEY AND LACROSSE PLAYER AT SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE.


JAMES L. MOORE – INDUCTED 1979
12 VARSITY LETTERS EARNED AT SUSSEX HIGH SCHOOL IN BASEBALL, SOCCER AND BASKETBALL. NAMED ALL STATE THREE TIMES IN BASEBALL, ONCE IN BASKETBALL. PLAYED PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL IN THE BOSTON RED SOX FARM SYSTEM. OUTSTANDING SEMI-PRO PLAYER AS A MEMBER OF THE SUSSEX A.C., NEWTON A.A. AND PATERSON BLUE JAYS. PAST PRESIDENT SUSSEX COUNTY CHEF’S OF POLICE. COACHED MANY YEARS IN VARIOUS LITTLE LEAGUES IN MORRIS AND SUSSEX COUNTIES.


RICHARD EARL McKEEBY – INDUCTED 1986
ATTENDED NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL WHERE HE GRADUATED IN 1953. PLAYED FOOTBALL AND WRESTLED, EARNING VARSITY LETTERS IN BOTH SPORTS, IN HIS JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEARS. IN 1950 HE WAS NEW JERSEY AAU, 115 LB. CLASS CHAMPION. HE REPEATED THIS FEAT IN 1951. WRESTLED FOR NEWTON A.A. FROM 1950-1953. COLLEGE FOUND McKEEBY AT RUTGERS WHERE HE PLAYED 150 LB. FOOTBALL AND WRESTLED FROM 1953-1957. A VARSITY LETTER WINNER FROM 1955-1957. HIS SENIOR YEAR HE SCORED THE FASTEST PIN, 23 SECONDS. HE GRADUATED WITH A BS-MS IN 1957. IN 1957-1961 HE WAS ASST. COACH AND HEAD COACH OF RAHWAY HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING TEAMS. HE WAS HEAD COACH OF THE EAST BRUNSWICK RECREATION LEAGUE. IN 1957-1972 AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY WRESTLING COACHES AND OFFICIALS ASSN. AT THE PRESENT TIME HE IS AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN THE BIOLOGY DEPT. AT UNION COLLEGE CRANFORD, NEW JERSEY.



JIM LACIKA – INDUCTED 1979
EARNED 11 VARSITY LETTERS AT FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL. AN ALL COUNTY SELECTION IN THREE SPORTS. NAMED TO THE ALL STATE FOOTBALL AND BASEBALL TEAMS AND ALL GROUP II BASKETBALL SQUAD. ALL STATE FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL SELECTION AT SETON HALL PREP. EARNED FOUR VARSITY LETTERS FOR FOR BASEBALL AT SETON HALL UNIVERSITY BATTING .409 IN HIS SENIOR YEAR. PLAYED SEMI PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL FOR THE FRANKLIN MINERS.


FRED SWANSON – INDUCTED 1995
GRADUATED FROM HIGH POINT REG. HIGH SCHOOL IN JUNE 1971. FRED LETTERED IN FOOTBALL FOR 3 YEARS AND IN 1971 WAS NAMED CO-CAPTAIN. WAS ALSO NAMED CO-CAPTAIN OF THE 1971 ALL COUNTY TEAM. A 4 YEAR VARSITY LETTER WINNER IN WRESTLING WAS NAMED CAPTAIN IN 1971. PLACED 2ND IN DISTRICTS AT 157 LBS. IN 1969. IN 1970 HE WAS UNDEFEATED IN DUAL MEETS PLACED 1ST IN DISTRICTS AT 168 LBS. AND MADE THE ALL-COUNTY TEAM. ALSO IN 1970 PLACED 2ND IN NEW JERSEY AAU TOURNAMENT. WAS UNDEFEATED IN DUAL MEETS IN 1971, PLACED 1ST IN DISTRICTS AND WAS STATE CHAMPION AT 178 LBS. NAMED TO ALL-COUNTY TEAM IN 1971. ENDED HIS HIGH SCHOOL CAREER WITH A 56-6-2 RECORD. IN 1970 WAS NEW JERSEY HERALD ATHLETE OF THE MONTH AND ALL-STATE WRESTLER BY THE NEWARK NEWS. WAS ELECTED CLASS PRESIDENT IN 1971. GRADUATED FROM EAST STROUDSBURG STATE COLLEGE IN 1975 WHERE HE WRESTLED AT THE VARSITY LEVEL 4 YEARS. PLACED 3RD AT U.S.M.A. PLEBE TOURNEY IN 1972. PLACED 3RD IN HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION PA. STATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE 1975 AND WAS NAMED NCAA DIV. II ALL-AMERICAN.


hobart burd – inducted 1997
earned varsity letters in FOOTBALL at franklin high school in 1942 and 1943. played varsity basketball in 1943-44 leading the county in scoring. named to all county 1st team and 1st team all state group ii. in 1944 was all county and all state group ii in baseball. enlisted into the u.s. navy in 1944 but returned to franklin h.s. to graduate in 1946. graduated from bradley university in 1952. taught at hamburg h.s. from 1952-1957 where he also coached basketball, baseball and was director of athletics. in 1957 he was baseball coach of the year while at hamburg h.s. hired at franklin high school in 1957. won the skyline title in both 1963 & 1964. also won the state group championship in 1964 and was named county coach of the year. coached soccer at f.h.s. from 1965-1976. played for the franklin miners football club for 7 years. from 1954 to the present time he has officiated hundreds of football and basketball games.


DOLSON H. (DOC) AYERS – INDUCTED 1976


GRADUATE OF SUSSEX HIGH SCHOOL – 1948, RECEIVED VARSITY LETTERS IN SOCCER AND BASEBALL 4 YRS. AND IN BASKETBALL, 3 YEARS. IN BASEBALL, WON BATTING TITLES AND WAS ALL CTY 1ST TEAM AND ALL STATE GROUP I IN 1946-1948. HIS FOUR YEAR BATTING AVERAGE WAS .488. NAMED TO THE ALL CTY. BASKETBALL TEAM IN 1948 AND MADE THE STATE HONOR ROLL. ATTENDED SETON HALL UNIVERSITY, PLAYED VARSITY BASEBALL FROM 1948-1952. PLAYED BASEBALL FOR THE FRANKLIN AMERICAN LEGION IN 1946, THE SUSSEX FARMERS IN 1945-1947, UNCLE SAM’S BLUE JAYS OF PATERSON IN 1948, 1949. IN 1950 FOR THE DOWN EAST LEAGUE IN PORTLAND, ME. AND THE BLACKSTONE VALLEY LEAGUE IN WHITINSVILLE, MA IN 1951. IN 1952 SIGNED WITH THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES, ASSIGNED TO THE GRAMBY, QUEBEC, CANADA TEAM, CLASS C. PROV. LEAGUE. US ARMY FROM 1953-1954, PLAYED ON THE 188TH AIRBORNE REGIMENTAL TEAM. IN 1955 FOR THE SALT LAKE CITY CLASSIC TEAM. IN 1956 FOR THE WILSON, NC CLASS B CAROLINA LEAGUE IN 1957, 1958 FOR THE TULSA, OK CLASS AA TEXAS LEAGUE. IN 1959 FOR THE WILLIAMSPORT, PA CLASS A EASTERN LEAGUE. PLAYED FOR THE SUSSEX CARDINALS – 1966-1971 AND WITH THE NEWTON AA – 1971-1977. HIS RECORDS FOR THE 11 YEARS IN THE NORTH JERSEY LEAGUE ARE: 545 AB, 163 RUNS, 216 HITS WITH 125 RBI’S, 42 DOUBLES, 53 SINGLES AND 3 HOME RUNS FOR A .396 AVERAGE. MVP 1973 & 1974 IN mORRIS cOUNTY MAJOR bASEBALL LEAGUE; ACTIVE IN THE HIGH POINT LITTLE LEAGUE AND MIDGET FOOTBALL PROGRAMS AND BASEBALL BOOSTER CLUB. MEMBER OF THE PLAINSMEN, A SINGING GROUP.


ANDREW WASKOWICH – INDUCTED 1988

GRADUATED FROM FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL IN 1933. EARNED VARSITY LETTERS IN FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL AND BASEBALL AND WAS ONE OF THE ACTING CAPTAINS IN EACH OF THE SPORTS. IN 1932, G.A. FALZER, SPORTS EDITOR OF THE NEWARK SUNDAY CALL SELECTED HIM ALL STATE, 2ND CLASS B TEAM AT FULLBACK. THE JERSEY JOURNAL SPORTS EDITOR NAMED ANDREW FULLBACK OF FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL, 1ST POSITION ON THE ALL NORTH JERSEY TEAM AND 2ND PLACE IN THE ALL STATE TEAM. IN SEPTEMBER 1933 HE RECEIVED A FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND ALBRIGHT COLLEGE WHERE HE BECAME THE STARTING FULLBACK ON THE FRESHMAN TEAM. HE WAS ACTIVE IN YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAMS AND HELPED ORGANIZE JUNIOR BASEBALL TEAMS IN SUSSEX. HE SERVED IN THE NAVY DURING WORLD WAR II IN THE EUROPEAN THEATRE AS AN E/M IN THE SEABEES. HE WAS A VFW MEMBER IN SUSSEX AND WAS ACTIVE IN HELPING VETERANS WHO NEEDED ASSISTANCE.






LORELEI GROSSKURTH - INDUCTED 1994

GRADUATED FROM HIGH POINT REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN 1982. 3 YEARS OF VARSITY BASKETBALL. ALL SCIL AND ALL WEST JERSEY TEAMS 1980, 1981 AND 1982. ALL STATE GROUP II IN 1981 AND 1982. SCORED OVER 1,000 POINTS AND 1,000 REBOUNDS WHILE PLAYING AT HIGH POINT H.S. GRADUATED FROM COLGATE UNIVERSITY IN 1986 WHERE SHE LETTERED IN BASKETBALL FOR THREE YEARS.

1983 NYSAIAW DIVISION II “ROOKIE OF THE YEAR”

1984 UPSTATE ALL CONFERENCE TEAM

1984 NYSAIAW DIVISION II ALL STAR TEAM

1985 BECAME ONLY 3RD WOMAN IN COLGATE UNIVERSITY HISTORY TO SCORE 1,000 POINTS IN A CAREER





RUSSELL VAN ATTA – INDUCTED 1976

SUSSEX COUNTY’S OUTSTANDING PITCHER FOR HAMBURG HIGH SCHOOL AND PENN STATE UNIVERSITY. PITCHED THREE YEARS FOR NEW YORK YANKEES, FOUR YEARS FOR ST. LOUIS BROWNS, FOUR YEARS FOR ST. PAUL AMERICAN ASSOC. IN 1933, IN AMERICAN LEAGUE, HAD A 12 4 WINNING RECORD AND BEAT CHAMPIONSHIP WASHINGTON TEAM FIVE TIMES, INCLUDING A SHUTOUT, AND BATTING 4-4 THE FIRST GAME AGAINST THEM.




JANET HUTCHINSON – INDUCTED 1997

GRADUATED FROM NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL IN 1967. PARTICIPATED IN TRACK, FIELD HOCKEY AND BASKETBALL. IN 1971 GRADUATED FROM EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY. COACHED FIELD HOCKEY, BASKETBALL AND SOFTBALL AT BLAIR ACADEMY FROM 1971-1977. FROM 1978 TO PRESENT TIME SHE IS HEAD FIELD HOCKEY AND SOFTBALL COACH AT BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY. BECAME THE 1ST WOMAN IN NCAA HISTORY TO ACHIEVE 1000 COACHING WINS WITH A COMBINED BLOOMSBURG RECORD OF 1006-190-20. WINNINGEST ACTIVE FIELD HOCKEY COACH IN NCAA DIVISION II. AT PRESENT 2 WINS OFF THE ALL TIME RECORD. 1991 NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR FOR FIELD HOCKEY. 1992 NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR FOR SOFTBALL. AT THE PRESENT TIME IS THE WINNINGEST SOFTBALL COACH IN NCAA DIVISION II HISTORY.




WILLIAM GLYNN – INDUCTED 1976

A THREE SPORT STAR IN FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL. PLAYED PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL FOR FOURTEEN SEASONS WITH VARIOUS MAJOR AND MINOR LEAGUE TEAMS, INCLUDING PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES, AND THREE YEARS WITH CLEVELAND INDIANS AND 1954 WORLD SERIES. ON JULY 4, 1954, HIT THREE HOME RUNS IN GAME AGAINST DETROIT.






DON KOVACH – INDUCTED 1978

COMPILED NINE LETTERS AT FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL IN FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL AND BASEBALL. EARNED ALL STATE/ALL COUNTY FOOTBALL STATUS AND NAMED TO THE ALL COUNTY BASKETBALL TEAM. AN OUTSTANDING UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA LINEMAN FROM 1953-1957. ASSOCIATED PRESS SOPHOMORE LINEMAN OF THE NATION NOMINEE IN 1954 WHEN HE WAS ALSO NOMINATED TO THE ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE ALL AMERICAN CHECKLIST.




DONALD ROSS – INDUCTED 1993

GRADUATED SUSSEX HIGH SCHOOL IN 1945. EARNED 4 VARSITY LETTERS IN SOCCER AND 4 VARSITY LETTERS IN BASEBALL. ENTERED THE ARMY IN 1945 AND PLAYED BASEBALL ON THE ARMY TEAM ON GUAM AT MITCHELL FIELD. HE PLAYED ON THE SEMI-PRO SUSSEX FARMERS FROM 1947-1953.

PLAYED IN THE NORTH JERSEY BASEBALL LEAGUE FOR THE SUSSEX CARDINALS FROM 1954 – 1963 AND WAS PLAYER MANAGER FROM 1957-1963. HIS TEAMS WERE UNDEFEATED IN 1959, 1961, 1962 AND 1963.

HE WAS ELECTED MANAGER OF THE YEAR IN 1957.

HE THEN COACHED SUSSEX BABE RUTH LEAGUE FOR 17 YEARS. HE WAS FOUNDER OF THE HIGH POINT MIDGET FOOTBALL HAWKS AND SERVED AS PRESIDENT FOR 13 YEARS.

HE WAS FOUNDER OF THE WANTAGE GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM AND WAS HONORED FOR HIS SERVICE WITH THE WANTAGE TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD.




JEFFREY HULL – INDUCTED 2002

GRADUATED FROM MORRIS HILLS HIGH SCHOOL IN 1964 WHERE HE EARNED VARSITY LETTERS IN FOOTBALL (3 YEARS) AND WRESTLING (4 YEARS). GRADUATED FROM BLOOMSBURG COLLEGE IN 1968 AFTER RECEIVING VARSITY LETTERS ALSO IN FOOTBALL & WRESTLING. GAINED GREAT RECOGNITION AND DISTINCTION AS HEAD WRESTLING COACH AT HIGH PINT REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FROM 1971, 1993 & 1997-1998. HIS TEAMS PRODUCED THE MOST WRESTLING VICTORIES IN SUSSEX COUNTY HISTORY (285 108 3) RECORDS INCLUDE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1974 & 1975 (SKYLINE CONFERENCE); 1976, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, & 1997 (SCIL). THERE WERE SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SECTION 1 FOR 1984 (GROUP 2); 1985 THROUGH 1991; 1993; 1996 (GROUP 3). TEAMS WERE STATE RUNNER-UP IN 1984 (GROUP 2) AND 1988; 1989; 1990 (GROUP 3). THEY WERE RATED BY N.J. COACHES POLL IN THE TOP 10 TEAMS IN N.J. 5 TIMES. 2ND IN 1990 & 3RD IN 1989. PERSONAL AWARDS INCLUDE: NJSIAA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE (1994); MD HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE (1994); ALL AREA WRESTLING COACH (7 YEARS); REGION COACH (3 YEARS); DISTRICT COACH OF YEAR (6 YEARS); ALL AREA CROSS COUNTRY COACH (1 YEAR). DESIGNED AND ORGANIZED SUSSEX-WANTAGE WRESTLING PROGRAM; COORDINATED USA FEDERATION TOURNAMENTS AND PROPOSED REORGANIZATION OF STATE SECTIONAL WRESTLING PROGRAM THROUGH NJSIAA.




ERINE GROVE CALA – INDUCTED 2002
A 1990 GRADUATE OF HOPATCONG HIGH SCHOOL, SHE PARTICIPATED AT THE VARSITY LEVEL FOR 4 YEARS IN SOFTBALL AND BASKETBALL. IN SOFTBALL, SHE WAS ALL-AREA; ALL LEAGUE; AND MOST VALUABLE PLAYER IN 1988, 1989 & 1990. IN 1989, SHE WAS SELECTED FOR ALL WEST JERSEY 1ST TEAM AND IN 1990, SHE WAS SELECTED ALL STATE 2ND TEAM. IN 2000, SHE WAS AN INDUCTEE INTO THE HOPATCONG HIGH SCHOOL “WALL OF FAME”. AS A SOFTBALL PITCHER FOR THE TRENTON STATE COLLEGE LIONS FROM 1991-1994 SHE RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING RECOGNITION: MEMBER OF NCAA NATIONAL SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS 1992, 1994; NJAC PITCHER OF THE YEAR 1993; NCAA ALL-AMERICAN 1993, NCAA ALL REGION 1994; NJAC PITCHER OF THE YEAR 1993; NCAA ALL-AMERICAN 1993; NCAA ALL REGION 1994; NCAA NEW JERSEY WOMAN OF THE YEAR 1994, NJAC WOMAN ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 1994. HER CAREER PITCHING RECORD IS 61-5 FOR A NCAA RECORD WINNING PCT. OF 92.4%. HER COLLEGE PITCHING CAREER ERA WAS A REMARKABLE 1.42.


GARY CHIUSANO – INDUCTED 1995

GRADUATED FROM FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL IN JUNE 1969. WHILE THERE HE EARNED 10 VARSITY LETTERS. 3 IN FOOTBALL, 4 IN WRESTLING AND 3 IN BASEBALL. IN BASEBALL 1968 WAS NAMED 1ST TEAM ALL COUNTY, 1ST TEAM ALL SKYLINE CONFERENCE AND 1ST TEAM GROUP II ALL STATE. HAD A CONFERENCE BATTING AVERAGE OF .435 AND OVERALL BATTING AVERAGE OF .424 AND WAS NAMED M.V.P. OF THE FRANKLIN H.S. BASEBALL TEAM. IN 1969 GARY WAS NAMED CAPTAIN. IN WRESTLING 1966 PLACED 3RD IN DISTRICTS AT 123 LBS. IN 1967 PLACED 2ND IN KINNELON TOURNAMENT AT 167 LBS. IN 1968 PLACED 1ST IN KINNELON TOURNAMENT AT 167 LBS., WAS NAMED CAPTAIN AND M.V.P. OF THE FRANKLIN H.S. TEAM, WITH A 19-2 RECORD. IN FOOTBALL HE WAS NAMED CO-CAPTAIN IN 1968, ALSO IN 1968 WAS NAMED TO THE ALL-COUNTY TEAM AND GROUP I ALL STATE. IN 1968 N.J. HERALD SPORTSMAN OF THE MONTH FOR DECEMBER AND IN 1969 WAS FRANKLIN H.S. ATHLETE OF THE YEAR. GRADUATED WITH HONORS FROM DREXEL UNIVERSITY IN JUNE 1973. HE RECEIVED 3 VARSITY LETTERS IN FOOTBALL 1970-72. IN 1972 WAS NAMED MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER AND IN 1971 NAMED ECAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK. HE WAS THE TRIPLE CROWN WINNER FOR THE SUSSEX COUNTY AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL LG. IN 1970. PLAYED BASEBALL FOR SPARTA A.A. IN 1971 AND THE BOONTON BEARS IN 1973.



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