METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School Athletics Hall of Fame is again taking nominations for induction this year following a 17-year hiatus. Inductees must be Saint Joseph graduates, must have lettered in a varsity sport, attended the school for at least three years, and must possess a record of high performance and excellence.
On January 4, the Falcons hosted St. Benedict's Prep, whose head coach, Mark Taylor, is a Saint Joe's alumnus. NBA analyst Jay Williams, an honoree of the Athletics Hall of Fame was in attendance for the announcement. Williams was a college basketball star at Duke, where he won the 2001 NCAA championship, and later played professionally for the Chicago Bulls, who selected him second overall in the 2002 NBA draft, after Yao Ming, who went to the Houston Rockets.
The return of an active Athletics Hall of Fame provides an opportunity for followers of the school’s storied sports programs to nominate student-athletes, coaches, athletics administrators, teams, and people who have significantly contributed to the advancement of interscholastic sports at the school for induction. The honorees bring recognition, acclaim, and pride to the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and Saint Joseph High School. Their record of sportsmanship and lifestyle of integrity makes them role models for current and future student-athletes at Saint Joe's. Nominations can be made by clicking here. The deadline is March 1st.
The Saint Joseph Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019 will be selected in April and feted in the fall during an induction ceremony at the Metuchen Golf and Country Club. Here is the list of the 27 previous inductees:
- Laurens C. Bloch, ’85 (Swimming)
- Larry P. Bornheimer, ’85 (Basketball)
- Harry Brett, Coach (Track & Field)
- Lt. Col. John M. Chacko Jr., 91, USMC (Track & Field)
- Martin Costello, 81 (Soccer)
- Albert J. Ernst, Coach (Track & Field)
- Frank J. Fitzgerald, ’67, Athlete (Basketball)
- Reid E. Jackson, ’90, Athlete (Lacrosse)
- John D. Kennedy, ’89, Athlete (Swimming)
- Peter D. Kolodney, Coach (Ice Hockey)
- Br. Richard Leven, S.C., Coach (Track & Field, Cross Country)
- James E. Lutz, ’86, Athlete (Swimming)
- Craig Moringiello, 87, Athlete (Tennis)
- Adam Mueller, ’84, Athlete (Lacrosse)
- Timothy J. Mulqueen, ’83, Athlete (Soccer, Basketball and Baseball)
- Vincent G. Reilly, 77, Athlete (Track & Field)
- John Scheirman, ’72, Coach (Swimming, Tennis, Golf, Gymnastics)
- Br. Aldric Smith, S.C., Coach (Swimming)
- Zoltan Szabo, ’80, Athlete (Swimming)
- Mark L. Taylor, ’83, Athlete (Basketball, Soccer)
- Gary E. Trojanowski, 72, Coach, Athlete (Track & Field)
- Timothy W. Turner, ’69, Athlete (Track & Field)
- John J. Wavro, ’79, Athlete (Track & Field)
- James M. Weir, ‘66, Athlete (Track & Field)
- Jay Williams, ‘99, Athlete (Basketball)
- Joseph Wilson, ‘67, Athlete (Track & Field)
- Garrett D. Witts, ‘77, Athlete (Basketball)
Saint Joseph High School (145 Plainfield Ave., Metuchen) is a private, Catholic all-boys college preparatory school located on 70 acres operated by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, who have been active in American education since their arrival from Lyons, France, in 1847. The faculty is comprised of competent lay and religious educators. The school draws students from a wide geographic area encompassing over 40 school districts and over 75 grammar schools in Middlesex, Somerset, and Union Counties, as well as outlying areas. To learn more, call (732) 549-7600 or email email@example.com.