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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

     1993 Inductees

    ROBERT H. DALLING, SR. - DONALD ROSS - THOMAS MORRIS 

    ROBERT H. DALLING, SR. 

    He attended Prep School at Blair Academy from 1924 to 1929.

    He received varsity letters in 1927, 1928 and 1929.

    Mr. Dalling then attended Lehigh University for 4 years.

    In 1932 and 1933 he won The Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Championship at 125 lbs.

    After completing school he began his coaching career at Blair Academy.

    He was Head Wrestling Coach at Blair for 32 years.

    During his coaching career his record was 22 winning seasons, 7 losing seasons, 4 tied seasons, 4 undefeated seasons, 7 State Championships and 1 National Championship.

    He was also a 20 year member of the New Jersey Scholastic Referee Association.

    DONALD ROSS 

    GRADUATED SUSSEX HIGH SCHOOL IN 1945.  EARNED 4 VARSITY LETTERS IN SOCCER AND 4 VARSITY LETTERS IN BASEBALL.  ENTERED THE ARMY IN 1945 AND PLAYED BASEBALL ON THE ARMY TEAM ON GUAM AT MITCHELL FIELD.  HE PLAYED ON THE SEMI-PRO SUSSEX FARMERS FROM 1947-1953.

    PLAYED IN THE NORTH JERSEY BASEBALL LEAGUE FOR THE SUSSEX CARDINALS FROM 1954 1963 AND WAS PLAYER MANAGER FROM 1957-1963.  HIS TEAMS WERE UNDEFEATED IN 1959, 1961, 1962 AND 1963.

    HE WAS ELECTED MANAGER OF THE YEAR IN 1957.

    HE THEN COACHED SUSSEX BABE RUTH LEAGUE FOR 17 YEARS.  HE WAS FOUNDER OF THE HIGH POINT MIDGET FOOTBALL HAWKS AND SERVED AS PRESIDENT FOR 13 YEARS.

    HE WAS FOUNDER OF THE WANTAGE GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM AND WAS HONORED FOR HIS SERVICE WITH THE WANTAGE TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD.

    THOMAS MORRIS 

    GRADUATED FROM FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL IN 1950.  AT FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL HE EARNED 3 VARSITY LETTERS IN BASEBALL, AND IN 1950 WAS TEAM CAPTAIN AND EARNED ALL-COUNTY AND ALL-STATE HONORS.

    HE EARNED 2 VARSITY LETTERS IN FOOTBALL AND WAS TEAM CAPTAIN AND NAMED ALL-COUNTY AND ALL-STATE IN 1949.

    HE STARRED WITH THE FRANKLIN MINERS OF THE NORTH JERSEY PRO FOOTBALL LEAGUE AND IN 1956 THE TEAM WON THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 13-0 SEASON RECORD.

    RECEIVED A B.A. IN CLASSICAL LANGUAGES FROM SETON HALL UNIVERSITY IN 1954.

    EARNED HIS M.A. IN ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION FROM MONTCLAIR STATE COLLEGE IN 1960.

    HE TAUGHT IN VERONA SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR 31 YEARS AND WAS VARSITY BASEBALL COACH FOR 9 SEASONS.  HIS TEAMS WON 4 CONFERENCE TITLES AND 2 STATE TITLES.

    HE ASSISTED AT VERONA HIGH SCHOOL. 10 YEARS AS FOOTBALL COACH AND WAS HEAD COACH FOR THE VARSITY FOR 2 YEARS.

     

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