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  • Honoring Athletes, Coaches and Benefactors whose outstanding performance has earned them the right to be enshrined in the
    Sussex County Sports Hall of Fame!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Sussex County Sports Hall of Fame

     1990 Inductees

    DENNIS TOBIN  - JOHN HELLER  - adam zsenai

    DENNIS TOBIN 

    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, 88‑89. 

    N.J. HERALD COACH OF THE YEAR 1987-88.

    STAR LEDGER COACH OF THE YEAR 1988-89.

    JOHN HELLER 

    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 ALLENTOWN 1974.

    NRA 2600 CLUB WINNER 1974.

    NEW JERSEY STATE PISTOL CHAMPION 1984.

    NRA NEW JERSEY STATE PISTOL TEAM MEMBER 1987.

    GARDEN STATE GAMES WINNER PISTOL 1987.

    U.S. INTERNATIONAL MAYLEIGH CUP TEAM MEMBER 1988.

    MARKSMAN MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR FOR LOCAL BOY SCOUTS.

    11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION U.S. ARMY 1953-1955.

    adam zsenai

     he 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 and 1935. 

    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.

     

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