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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



    1972 graduate of West Orange Mountain High School; 1976 graduate of Kean University; being inducted for his accomplishments as baseball coach of Newton High School 

    At West Orange Mountain High School lettered in football, wrestling and baseball; was inducted into the West Orange Mountain Sports Hall of Fame in 1994; at Kean University, earned four varsity letters in baseball 

    Was head coach at Newton High School for 23 years (1979-2002) during which time his teams compiled 353 wins and won five SCIL Championships (1979, 1985, 1992, 1996, 2001), four Group 2 Section 1 Championships (1985, 1992, 1996, 2001) and played in three State Championship final games (1985, 1996, 2001) and won one State Baseball Championship in 1985 (only one in Sussex County history) 

    Inducted into the New Jersey Scholastic Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2006. 

    Was voted The Daily Advance “Coach of the Year” in 1979 and 1984, The Daily Record “Coach of the Year” in 2001, the NJ Herald Coach of the Year in 1991 and the Star Ledger “New Jersey Coach of the Year” in 1985; was inducted into the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Hall of Fame in 1996 

    Since retiring from coaching, has remained active in Sussex County sports by officiating field hockey, wrestling, baseball and softball; has been a NJ State Wrestling Official since 1984 serving as both Vice President and President of the Northwest Chapter 2; he has been a member of the NJ State Baseball Umpires Association since 1978 and a NJ Field Hockey Official since 2003. 

    Four former players (Mike Bell, Shawn McCorkle, Jim Duffy and Josh Noviskey) went on to play professional baseball and two former players have been inducted into the Sussex County Sports Hall of Fame (Jim Duffy and Erik Pedersen)

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