MCCHOF 2003 Inductees

2003 Coaches

Hall of Fame Inductees

Jim

Crawford – The legendary Track & Field Coach from Lansdale/North

Penn had teams that posted an incredible 276-7 dual meet record

during a tenure that included 22 consecutive Bux-Mont League titles

between 1948 until his retirement in 1969. Crawford, who passed

away in 1996 at the age of 88, was inducted into the Souderton-North

Penn Hall of Fame and had the North Penn High School stadium named

after him in 1991.

 

 

Mike

Pettine – Conshohocken native coached football at Central

Bucks West High School where his teams put up staggering numbers

over his 32 year career. CB West had a 327-42-4 record including

15 undefeated seasons, 22 Bux-Mont and Suburban One crowns, five

District-1 Football crowns and four PIAA Class-AAAA State Football

Championships. CB West posted an incredible 106-8 record during

the 1990’s including a national record 53 game winning streak.

 

 

Dick

Shoulberg – A Norristown High School graduate who became

a nationally-acclaimed swimming coach at Germantown Academy in Fort

Washington where they won 28 Inter-Ac League titles. He has coached

12 Olympic swimmers and eight American record holders. He has also

served as the U.S. Olympic advisory coach and was head coach and

assistant of the USA Pan-American and U.S. World Championship teams.

 


2003

Community Coaches

Honor Roll Inductees

Ralph

‘Skag’ Cottman – Norristown native and initial inductee into

the Hall of Honor. For 50 years Cottman has focused his energies on

youth athletic programs throughout central Montgomery County, coaching

boys in baseball from Tee Ball to legion age and girls in baseball,

softball, football and basketball. He has been involved in The Times

Herald Baseball School as a coach for over four decades, has also

served as an official in youth leagues for many years. He was a long-time

member of the Montgomery County All-Star Football Game’s board of

directors.