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.
GRADUATED FROM PORT JERVIS NY HIGH
SCHOOL IN 1937.
ONE OF THE WORLD’S OUTSTANDING
MARKSMEN. WON N.J. STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1967 AND 1976.
CONN. STATE CHAMPION IN 1972. PA.
STATE CHAMPION – GRAND AGGREGATE WINNER 1974.
REGIONAL CHAMPION IN 1970, 2/1971 AND
HELD MANY NATIONAL RECORDS.
BLACK HAWK OPEN, HOLLYWOOD, FLA.
METALLIC SIGHT CHAMPION 1972.
GRAND AGGREGATE CHAMPION 1973 AND
NATIONAL METALLIC SIGHT CHAMPION 1966
WITH SCORE OF 3200-3200.
WAS NATIONAL RECORD FOR 10 YEARS.
THIS IS STILL A NATIONAL MATCH RECORD.
MEMBER OF THE WINNING 1969 UNITED
STATES INTERNATIONAL TEAM HELD AT BISLEY, ENGLAND.
NATIONAL SR. CHAMPION – 1977.
BRANCHVILLE YOUTH GROUP ADVISOR AND
COACH OF THE RIFLE TEAM.
GRADUATED FROM BARRINGER HIGH SCHOOL
IN NEWARK, NJ IN 1945 WHERE HE EARNED LETTERS IN CROSS COUNTRY AND
ATTENDED MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
WHERE HE LETTERED IN CROSS COUNTRY, TRACK AND BASKETBALL, FROM
1945-1951. HE SPENT 2 YEARS IN THE MILITARY SERVICE. HE WON MANY
TITLES IN THE NATIONAL MASTERS-INDOORS FROM 1977-1983, NEVER
FINISHING LOWER THAN 3RD PLACE. IN 1979 HE TOOK A 1ST
PLACE IN THE 1000 YD WHICH WAS A U.S. RECORD (DIFFERENT AGE GROUP).
THIS HE REPEATED AGAIN IN 1983. FROM 1978-1982 NATIONAL
MASTERS-OUTDOORS, WON AGAIN MANY RACES, AGAIN NEVER FINISHING LOWER
THAN 3RD PLACE. NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 1978 1ST
PLACE 1500 METERS. 1980 800 & 1500 METERS 1ST PLACE.
PAN AMERICAN GAMES IN PUERTO RICO. 1981 1ST PLACE 800 &
1500 METERS AGAIN.
HE HAS PLACED IN MANY WORLD GAMES
FROM 1977-1981 AND IN 1983 PLACED 2ND IN THE 800 METERS
AND 4TH IN THE 1500 METERS AT THE WORLD GAMES IN SAN
JUAN, PUERTO RICO AT THE AGE OF 56. HE IS A MEMBER OF THE CENTRAL
JERSEY TRACK CLUB AND NORTH JERSEY MASTERS. HE WAS ALSO ELECTED TO
THE HALL OF FAME AT MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY.
GRADUATED FROM FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL
IN 1959 WINNING LETTERS IN FOOTBALL FROM 1955-1958. MADE ALL STATE
IN 1956, 1957 & 1958. WAS CHOSEN ALL COUNTY 1ST TEAM IN
FOOTBALL IN 1957 & 1958. IN 1958 WAS MOST VALUABLE FOOTBALL PLAYER
AT FRANKLIN. WAS FRANKLIN AA TROPHY WINNER FOR BEING THE
“OUTSTANDING ATHLETE” 1960 NEW JERSEY HERALD SPORTSMAN OF THE
MONTH-OCTOBER AS A MEMBER OF FRANKLIN MINERS. 1966 EARNED AWARD
FROM NORTH JERSEY FOOTBALL LEAGUE–MOST VALUABLE PLAYER-DEFENSE. WON
MANY AWARDS AS A MEMBER OF FRANKLIN ROD & REVOLVER CLUB.
PLAYED FOOTBALL AT TAMPA UNIVERSITY,
FLA. 1962. MEMBER OF FRANKLIN MINER FOOTBALL TEAMS FROM 1960-1961.
PLAYED ALSO FOR NEWARK BEARS, HUDSON
VALLEY VIKINGS AND BOONTON BEARS UNTIL 1972. COACHED LITTLE LEAGUE
IN FOOTBALL AND BASEBALL IN THE FRANKLIN AREA FROM 1966-1974.
MEMBER OF “LIGHTS ON SPORTS” COMMITTEE IN FRANKLIN TO RAISE MONEY TO
LIGHT UP MUNSEN FIELD.
Attended Green Twp. Grammar School. A
Newton High School graduate in 1947 where he earned letters in
wrestling from 1943 to 1947. In 1946 he was the new Jersey State
Champion in the 103 lb. class. In 1947 he again won the 103 lb.
crown in the State Tournament. From 1948 to 1951 he coached and
managed the Newton Mat Club. He played a major role in holding the
new Jersey State AAU Wrestling Tournament at Newton high School in
He was the founder and coach of
Lafayette Grammar School wrestling team from 1960-1962. He started
the wrestling program at Pope John High School from 1962 thru 1975.
In 1975 he was named Region 4 Coach of the Year. That year he had
6 regional champions advance to the New Jersey State Tournament.
Coaching 13 years at Pope John 1963
to 1976 his teams won 68 lost 38 and had 1 tie. They won the Pope
John Wrestling Tournament 4 times. He had 13 district champions,
6 regional champions, 3 state champions, 2-2nd places, 1 3rd place
and 1 outstanding wrestler. In 1975 his team won the district
championship. At the present time, he helps coach a high school
team in Clemson, South Carolina where he now resides.
attended newton elementary schools,
where he got his first taste for wrestling in the lower grades.
graduated from newton high school in 1939. at newton he played
football, baseball and wrestling. in 1939, he was the n.j. state
champion in the 145 lb. class. in 1939 he won the 155 lb class
championship, and was awarded the njsiaa outstanding wrestler
attended blair academy IN 1940 where
he was undefeated and was voted one of the best prep school
wrestlers in the east. at blair he also played football and pitched
on the baseball team.
after blair he went to lehigh
university from 1941 to 1942. was champion in his fresHMAN year and
won the roy a. lewis wrestling award in 1942 he placed 1st
in the aau tournament in the 165 lb. class.
entered the service in the v-5
program and wrestled for the marine corps. was awarded the dfc
(distinguished FLYING cross) and 7 air medals in 1952 for combat in
korea with vmf 311-101 missions as a pilot. became a lt colonel in
the usmc in 1963 RETIRED in 1968 from the corps and 22 years of
service. was a member of newton aa, newton boys club, newton
steamer co. #1, newton vfw and was coach of newton mat club.
ATTENDED GRAMMAR SCHOOL IN CLIFTON,
NJ AND WAS GRADUATED FROM CLIFTON HIGH SCHOOL. A GRADUATE OF
MONTCLAIR STATE COLLEGE WITH A BA. EARNED LETTERS IN JV BASKETBALL,
CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK. HE HOLDS THE SCHOOLS RECORDS IN THE HIGH
JUMP. RAN LEGS ON TWO RECORD SETTING RELAY TEAMS.
EARNED HIS MA AT NEW YORK
UNIVERSITY. TAUGHT AT BOGOTA SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR 2 YEARS BEFORE
COMING TO SPARTA HIGH SCHOOL. AT SPARTA HIS CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS
HAVE WON 10 CONFERENCE TITLES, 2 SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, 1 STATE
TITLE AND WERE UNDEFEATED 5 TIMES. THE OVERALL RECORD WAS 224 WINS,
LOST 80 AND TIED 3. IN TRACK, THEY WON 4 CONFERENCE TITLES, 1
SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AND WERE UNDEFEATED ONCE. THE OVERALL TRACK
RECORD WAS 73 WINS AND LOST 52.
HE HAS HAD 23 STRAIGHT WINNING
SEASONS FROM 1960 THRU 1983 ONLY LOOSING 2 TIMES IN 26 YEARS OF
COACHING. COACH OF THE YEAR CROSS COUNTRY 1971 AND 1978 BY NEW
JERSEY HERALD. VOTED COACH OF YEAR 1974 AND 1975 BY SKYLINE
WAS A MEMBER OF SPARTA RECREATION
COMMITTEE, CUB AND BOY SCOUTS COMMITTEE. HONORED WITH OUTSTANDING
SERVICE AWARD BY LACKAWANNA LITTLE LEAGUE IN 1979. WAS A MEMBER OF
GREEN TWP. BOARD OF EDUCATION. APPOINTED TO NEWTON AREA YOUTH
CONFERENCE FROM 1977-1983 BY JUDGE J. BARRY. AT PRESENT TIME,
DIRECTOR OF GUIDANCE AT SPARTA HIGH SCHOOL WHERE HE HAS BEEN IN THE
SYSTEM SINCE 1960.