Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame

Looking Back: Ray Rollins (Class of 1984)


Today we remember Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame legend Ray Rollins, who was inducted into the HOF as a member of the Class of 1984. 
Ray was a native and multi-sport athlete at the old Cape May High School who graduated in 1939. He went on to coach several sports at Glassboro High School and served as the school’s long-time athletic director. 
In retirement, Ray and his family operated a sporting goods store in Pitman. Ray was elected to the following Halls of Fame: Gloucester County HOF, South Jersey Coaches HOF, and the Glassboro High HOF. He served as along-time committee member for the GC Sports Hall of Fame. 
Ray and his late wife Lida lived in Pitman for nearly 50 years. They raised three children and had 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Ray passed away in January 2004. 

Today we remember Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame legend Ray Rollins, who was inducted into the HOF as a member of the Class of 1984.

Ray was a multi-sport athlete at the old Cape May High School who graduated in 1939. He went on to coach several sports at Glassboro High School and served as the school’s long-time athletic director.

In retirement, Ray and his family operated a sporting goods store in Pitman. Ray was elected to the following Halls of Fame: Gloucester County HOF, South Jersey Coaches HOF, and the Glassboro High HOF. He served as a long-time committee member for the GC Sports Hall of Fame.

Ray and his late wife Lida lived in Pitman for nearly 50 years. They raised three children and had 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Ray passed away in January 2004.

Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame to Induct 13 New Members in Class of 2017!

Washington Township BOE President Ginny Migliore Murphy and Clayton High School Athletic Director Dan Antonelli will be among the 13 new inductees to the Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame during the 37th Annual Induction Banquet on Tuesday. March 28th at Auletto’s Caterers in Almonesson, the Executive Committee has announced.

This year's inductees include:

  • Ginny Migliore Murphy, former basketball standout and multi-star athlete at Washington Township High School.
  • Dan Antonelli, successful athletic director and coach at Clayton High School.
  • John Yowler, one of the greatest pitchers in South Jersey history who hurled for Gloucester Catholic’s unbeaten 1980 baseball team.
  • Robert Eck, long-time successful track and field and cross country coach at Pitman High School.
  • Elmer Roane, former state champion wrestler from Paulsboro High School in the 1950s.
  • Joe Cipriano, former Delsea High School star football player and multi-sport athlete.
  • Christian Lynch, highly successful Kingsway Regional High School cross country coach.
  • Terry Jefferys Jacobs, field hockey, basketball and softball star at Woodbury High in the 1970s.
  • Mike Lamb, All-American wrestler who went on to coach five national championship wrestling teams at Gloucester County College.
  • Karl Neiswender, highly successful tennis coach for Clearview Regional High School.
  • Bill Henry, soccer star at Gateway Regional who is also a member of the South Jersey Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame.
  • Linda Decker, West Deptford High School field hockey coach who has over 400 career wins in her legendary career.
  • Typhanie Bates, former Williamstown High School multi-sport standout, including basketball ad track.

Tickets for the 37th Annual Banquet are available by calling Hall of Fame President Gus Ostrum at (609) 502-0424.

 

 

Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame:  Welcome to Our Website!

Welcome to the Gloucester County (New Jersey) Sports Hall of Fame Website!

The Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame began in 1980 when Gus Ostrum, then a sportswriter for the Gloucester County Times, and Jim Hawkins, former track and field coach and administrator at Deptford Township High School, conceived the idea of a county-wide Sports Hall of Fame.

With plans to honor people who brought lasting fame and recognition to Gloucester County through athletics, the idea of a Sports Hall of Fame quickly drew support from all corners of the county.
 
Beginning with  the first banquet in 1981, the Hall of Fame induction/banquet has been held at Auletto's Ballroom in Almonesson (Deptford Township), NJ. Honorees have traveled from all over the country to return to their "roots" and be honored by overflow crowds.  Many of the ceremonies have been telecast over the local cable network.

 Over the years the Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame has established itself as one of  the most prestigious sports organizations of its kind, and with continued public support and interest, the GCSHOF will continue to positively impact the local sports scene!                                              

 

Save the Date for 2018 Hall of Fame Banquet!

Save the Date for the 2018 Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame banquet! The 2018 Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Auletto's Sunset Ballroom in Almonesson, NJ!

More information to follow!


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