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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

     2006  Inductee

    MIKE JUSKUS

     

    1976 graduate of Hopatcong High School; 1981 graduate of Glassboro State College (Rowan University); inducted for his accomplishments primarily in collegiate track and field and secondarily for his accomplishments in high school baseball, football, wrestling and bowling; in high school, he won 13 varsity letters while winning numerous All League, Most Valuable and Most Improved honors 

    In college, as a track & field walk on, became the top javelin thrower in the nation; was three time NCAA Division III individual champion and two time team champion and individual second place once; was three time NCAA Division I All American winning the individual National Championship (1981) once and finishing in second and sixth the other two times; his throw of 273 3 is still the National Record for Division III and sixth best all time in the 85 year NCAA history 

    He has been inducted into the Hopatcong High School, Rowan College and NCAA Division III Halls of Fame; other awards won include the Alfred E. White Award for top senior athlete from Glassboro College, the 1981 Top Amateur Athlete in New Jersey Award presented by the NJ Sports Writers and the NJ Herald Athlete of the Year for 1981; at the 1981 NJ State College Championships was named the Outstanding Athlete for his performance in javelin (260), high jump (68) and long jump (22) 

    Was part of the United States National Team competing in Europe including the World University Games in Romania; finished in the Top Ten US list each year from 1979 to 1982 

    Has been track & field coach at Hopatcong High School for twenty three years, nineteen as head coach; his teams have had the highest winning percentage of any sports program in Hopatcong High School history  

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