in the newton school system, played
on 1st undefeated elementary school team (12-0). mvp and
leading scorer. at newton high school, he earned letters in
basketball and baseball. in BASKETBALL, he was named mvp in the
years 1966-1968. 3 times n.j. HERALD and dover advance all area.
all time scorer and ASSIST leader in newton history. led scoring as
a sophomore in sussex county with 409 points in 1966.
he was the first to score 1000 points
at nhs and led them to the iac crown in 1968. in baseball, he
earned letters in the years 1965 – 1968. All county and dover
advance all area 1966 – 1968. in american legion baseball, he
pitched a no hitter versus sussex in 1968; the year newton won the
division title. in1971 playing in the morris county majors, he was
selected to the all star game with a .417 batting average.
at davidson college, he played
basketball 2 years on teams ranked #10 and #3 in the country.
baseball at davidson, named 1ST team as a junior by
southern conference sports writers.
selected by chicago white sox as a
free agent in 1972. he elected not to sign with THEM. from march
1976 to april 1983 – new jersey sports and exposition authority.
1978 was director of stadium OPERATIONS. 1980 assistant manager of
giants stadium and byrne arena. at present time, he is manager of
stadium operations at r.f.k. stadium on washington, dc
ENGAGED AS A VARSITY FOOTBALL PLAYER
AT NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL FOR FOUR YEARS 1913 – 1917. HE WAS CAPTAIN OF
THE 1916 OUTSTANDING SQUAD WITH A 7 AND 2 RECORD.
IN 1919 WHILE IN THE SERVICE, HE
PLAYED FOR THE MaRE ISLAND MARINES AGAINST THE GREAT LAKES NAVAL
STATION SQUAD IN THE ANNUAL TOURNAMENT OF ROSES GAME AT PASADENA,
CALIF. ATTENDED BLAIR ACADEMY IN 1919 WHERE HE PLAYED FOOTBALL AND
EARNED N.J. ALL STATE HONORS AS A GUARD.
his college career found him at
lafayette college where he earned 4 varsity letters from 1920-1924.
he played on jack southerland’s great 1921 team as a guard. THE
TEAM WAS UNDEFEATED WITH AN 8 AND 0 RECORD. AT LAFAYETTE, HE WAS
RATED AS AN ALL TIME GREAT AT THE GUARD POSITION.
IN PROFESSIONAL RANKS, HE PLAYED WITH
THE FRANKFORD YELLOW JACKETS. FOR THE 1927 AND 1928 SEASONS, HE
SIGNED A CONTRACT WITH POTTSVILLE MAROONS OF PA. A COPY OF HIS
CONTRACT SHOWS HE EARNED $100 PER GAME.
MOST OUTSTANDING WRESTLER TO GRADUATE
FROM POPE JOHN H.S. HE ALSO EARNED LETTERS IN FOOTBALL AND TRACK.
IN WRESTLING IN 1969, HE WAS THE N.J. STATE CHAMPION IN THE 98 LB.
CLASS. 1970 HE TOOK 2ND PLACE IN THE 106 LB. CLASS. IN
1971 HE WON THE 115 LB. CLASS IN THE STATE TOURNAMENT. 1972 FOUND
HIM WINNING THE 123 LB. DIVISION AND THAT YEAR VOTED THE
TOURNAMENT’S OUTSTANDING WRESTLER. BY WINNING 3 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
IN 4 YEARS, HE DID SOMETHING NO ONE HAD DONE BEFORE.
HE ATTENDED LEHIGH UNIVERSITY WHERE
HE WON THE 1973 118 LB. CLASS IN THE EWIA CHAMPIONSHIP AND VOTED
THE OUTSTANDING WRESTLER AWARD. 1975 FOUND FRICK WINNING THE 134
LB. CLASS NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP. HE AGAIN WAS VOTED THE OUTSTANDING
WRESTLER. IN 1976 HE WAS CROWNED THE 134 LB. CLASS NCAA AGAIN. BY
WINNING 2 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS, HE ATTAINED A HIGH GOAL IN COLLEGE
HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE 1977 US AAU
TEAM TO GO TO RUSSIA AND POLAND. 1979 FOUND HIM WRESTLING IN CUBA
WITH THE AAU TEAM. IN COACHING HE ASSISTED AT ARIZONA UNIV. AND
LEHIGH UNIV. HE WAS HEAD WRESTLING COACH AT BELVIDERE H.S. FROM