Community Coaches For 2015 Induction Announced

Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame

“A Legacy of Leadership”

Collins, Fryer, Kane and Scott Selected For Montgomery County Coaches Honor Roll

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (September 24, 2015) – The bright spotlight of the 14th annual Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame induction banquet once again will spill over into the volunteer coaching ranks. Another class of volunteer coaches will be added to the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame Honor Roll.

Paul Collins, a cornerstone of North Penn Valley Girls Softball; Lee Fryer, whose name is synonymous with Plymouth Men’s Softball; Gary Kane, who is the driving force behind one of the region’s most successful basketball tournaments, the St. Helena’s CYO Holiday Tournament; and Van Scott, who has spent 50 years as a manager and coach of Pottstown Babe Ruth and Little League, are the new group of honorees.

The volunteer coaches will join coaching legends Albert Angelos, Bob Beale, Virginia Hofmann and Pat Nugent when they are inducted into the 14th Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame. This year’s induction banquet, an annual highlight of the sports calendar in Montgomery County, is scheduled for Tuesday, November 24 at Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.

Paul Collins has been an integral part of the very successful North Penn Valley Girls Softball organization for 22 years. In addition, he spent 20 years as a basketball coach in Montgomery Township.

Lee Fryer has been the main organizing force behind the well-run Plymouth Softball League for more than 20 years. He serves as commissioner, as well as a team organizer, in the adult softball league.

Gary Kane has been involved with St. Helena’s CYO Girls Soccer and Basketball for more than 20 years. But his real fame comes as founder and director of the St. Helena’s Holiday Basketball Tournament, a renowned event throughout the region.

Nobody can claim more longevity than Van Scott. For half of a century, anybody who grew up playing baseball in Pottstown got to know Scott. He is the longest-tenured Babe Ruth and Little League coach in the area.


The four members of the new induction class and the four Honor Roll members will be inducted at the November 24 banquet – which moves to the new Normandy Farm location after 13 years at Westover GC.

In addition, a yet-to-be-announced individual will be honored with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tickets for the banquet ($75, or $60 if paid by Nov. 14) are available for purchase by contacting any member of the Hall of Fame Advisory Board. Additional information can be obtained by going to the website – or by calling the banquet management office at 610-279-9220.


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