Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame

Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame to Induct 14 New Members in Class of 2018!

Father and son wrestling sensations Joe Duca Jr. and Joe Duca III, both former state champions for Paulsboro High School, will be among the 14 new inductees to the Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame during the 38th Annual Induction Banquet on Tuesday. March 27th at Auletto’s Caterers in Almonesson, the Executive Committee has announced.

This year's inductees include:

  • Joe Duca Jr., a state champion wrestler for Paulsboro High School in 1979 and a member of the South Jersey Wrestling Hall of Fame.
  • Joe Duca, III, a state champion wrestler for Paulsboro High in 2010 who finished with 15 career wins and who was a former standout at Indiana University.
  • Dan Calhoun, past state champion wrestler for Washington Township High and former standout wrestler and coach for Rowan College at Gloucester County.
  • Anthony Scirrotto, one of South Jersey’s finest linebackers both at West Deptford High School and later at Penn State.
  • Irv McFarland III, a multi-sport star at Washington Township and current Director of Athletics at Deptford High School.
  • Stacy Dolby Grant, former multi-sport athlete in soccer, basketball and softball at Clayton High School and Camden County College.
  • William Gibbs, former standout at Clearview High School, where he won a state title, and later a Junior College National Championship at Gloucester County College.
  • Rich O’Neill, past track and field coach at Kingsway who captured over 100 career wins and produced dozens of top South Jersey performers.
  • Art DiPatri, a Gloucester Catholic graduate and legendary Hall of Fame basketball coach with Paul VI, Gloucester, and Gloucester Catholic.
  • Demetrius Poles, who led Delsea to a boys state basketball title and later helped Rowan University’s men’s team to a Division III national championship in 1996.
  • Sue Davis Donaldson, former standout athlete and coach at Glassboro High School and past assistant field hockey coach at Rowan University.
  • Tom Hengel, long-time successful cross country and track coach for boys and girls at Clearview Regional High School.
  • Jazz Thornton, multi-sport star at Woodbury High School in the 1970s and the first 1,000-point scorer in Thundering Herd history.
  • Dan Dalesandro, former Pitman High baseball coach who compiled 260 career wins and also enjoyed a lengthy career as an official.

Tickets for the 38th Annual Banquet are available by calling Hall of Fame President Gus Ostrum at (609) 502-0424. 

 

 

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.

Salute to Hall of Fame Sponsor: Brett DiNovi and Associates!


A shout out to the Hall of Fame's premier sponsor for 2015 and 2016 -- Brett DiNovi and Associates!
 
Brett is a 2015 Hall of Fame inductee and a past New Jersey state wrestling champion from Williamstown High School.
 
 
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