EARNED 4 VARSITY LETTERS AT HOPATCONG
HIGH SCHOOL. ACHIEVED 2091 CAREER POINTS AND BECAME THE 23RD
PLAYER IN NEW JERSEY HISTORY TO REACH THE 2000 POINT MILESTONE.
MADE THE ALL SUSSEX COUNTY TEAM IN 1976, ’77 AND ’78. WAS THE
NJ HERALD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR IN 1978. STAR LEDGER ALL STATE
GROUP 2 BASKETBALL TEAM IN 1977 AND ’78. HIGH SCHOOL
ALL-AMERICAN 1976-’77, AND ‘78
EARNED A BA DEGREE IN PHYSICAL
EDUCATION AND HEALTH IN 1982 FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA -
WILMINGTON. IN COLLEGE HE WAS A 4 YEAR VARSITY BASKETBALL
LETTERMAN. ELECTED CAPTAIN IN 1981 AND ’82. AN ACADEMIC
ALL AMERICAN NOMINEE IN 1982.
AS SPARTA HEAD BASKETBALL COACH FROM
1984-1990, HIS RECORD READS 126 WINS – 32 LOSSES. HIS TEAMS
WERE SCIL CHAMPIONS 1984-85, 86-87-87-88.
NORTH JERSEY STATE CHAMPIONS GROUP 3
IN 1988-89, GROUP 3 NORTH-1 SECTIONAL STATE CHAMPIONS 1987-88,
N.J. HERALD COACH OF THE YEAR
STAR LEDGER COACH OF THE YEAR
GRADUATED FROM FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL
IN JUNE 1950.
RECEIVED A CERTIFICATE IN MECHANICAL
DESIGN ENGINEERING IN JUNE 1963.
POLICE COMMISSIONER IN FRANKLIN, NJ
1968 AND ’69.
NRA CERTIFIED POLICE AND CIVILIAN
PISTOL COACH 1958-65.
PRESIDENT FRANKLIN REVOLVER AND RIFLE
ASSOCIATION 7 YEARS.
LIFE MEMBER FRANKLIN RIFLE AND
REVOLVER ASSOCIATION AND NRA.
DISTINGUISHED PISTOL MASTER IN THE
NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION.
ANNUAL PISTOL MATCH WINNER
HARRISBURG, PA 1973.
MACK TRUCK PISTOL MATCH WINNER
NRA 2600 CLUB WINNER 1974.
NEW JERSEY STATE PISTOL CHAMPION
NRA NEW JERSEY STATE PISTOL TEAM
GARDEN STATE GAMES WINNER – PISTOL
U.S. INTERNATIONAL MAYLEIGH CUP TEAM
MARKSMAN MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR FOR
LOCAL BOY SCOUTS.
11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION
U.S. ARMY 1953-1955.
attended the franklin public school system.
at an early age his father passed away and he could
not continue his education. he had to seek employment in order to
support his mother and younger brother.
he was a caddy at the wallkill country club. he
learned the basic skills of the golf game in this capacity. he is
listed for eight golf crowns in the 1985 wallkill country club
yearbook. these championships started in 1927 and ended in 1935.
he won championships in: 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934
in 1935 he tied the par record score of 68 in a
foursome of the sussex country club course in
newton. he won the tri-club golf championship in 1934 and 1935.
during this period his competitive golf was limited to the tri-club
which was made up of franklin, newton and hackettstown.