CURRENT CLASS: CLASS OF 2021
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Randy Garber
Randy Garber was an All-American and professional soccer player, whose coaching career proved to be every bit as outstanding as his playing days at Abington High School and beyond. Garber worked his way up the coaching ladder. He began in the youth soccer ranks and was named the 1996 NSCAA Youth Soccer Coach of the Year. In 1997 he was named the Eastern PA Youth Soccer Coach of the Year. And in 2007 he was named the Southeastern PA Coaches Association Coach of the Year. In 2012 he also received the Eastern PA Youth Soccer Excellence in Coaching Award. He then took over the reins of the Abington High soccer program. His teams won the 2012 PIAA District One championship and were District One finalists three other times (1993, 2007, 2012). Garber has been honored with induction into three other Hall of Fames -- Southeastern PA Soccer HOF, Mercer County College HOF, Abington High School HOF.
Tim Hughes
To say that the girls’ softball program at Spring-Ford High is synonymous with Tim Hughes would be an understatement. As head coach from 1997 to the present, he has established a record of dominance that would be hard to beat in any sport. His overall record is 449-116-1 (.793 winning percentage).With Hughes at the helm, Spring-Ford has won 12 PAC 10 championships and two District championships. The team has 25 straight District appearances that led to three straight State Semi-Final appearances and nine straight trips to the State tournament. The latest highlight was an undefeated regular season in 2021, which came to an end in the state tournament with a loss to Haverford. He was inducted into the Tri-County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
Mary Ann Harris
All that Mary Ann Harris did was to compile Hall of Fame-worthy accomplishments in two different sports – at two different schools. At Ursinus College she won the NCAA National Lacrosse Championship in 1983, helping to elevate and cement the Lady Bears' national reputation for both player and coaching excellence. Her 20-year tenure (1992-2011) at the helm of the Souderton High School field hockey program yielded a remarkable 300-107-25 record with 10 Conference Championships, 4 District Titles, and 10 State Tournament appearances. All of this came after an incredible playing career. Harris was a 15-year member and captain of the U.S. National Field Hockey team. She is an inductee into both the U.S. National Field Hockey Association Hall of Fame and Temple University Hall of Fame. She also was inducted into the Ursinus College Hall of Fame, the Souderton/North Penn High Hall of Fame and the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame (Montco Chapter).
Bob Peffle
Truly a coach for all seasons, Bob's teams won championships in all three sports he guided. As the long-time (28 years, 600 games!) soccer coach of LaSalle College High School(1987-2014), Bob boasted a 402-132-66 overall record, 7 Philadelphia Catholic League(PCL) Championships and 4 additional PCL Finalist appearances. Those seasons alone produced an astounding 107-14-21 record(.754 winning percentage). His 2011 undefeated PCL(15-0) squad produced 6 All-PCL players and coached over 100 PCL All-Catholic selections. Overlapping, as the Frankford High Wrestling coach, Bob won 10 straight Philadelphia Public League Championships, losing only one league match! He added 3 PIAA district 12 Championships to this incredible run that spanned 23 seasons(1984-2006) with an astounding 429-72 overall record(.856 winning %). Concurrently, to continue his winning ways into the spring season as the Frankford High Head Baseball Coach(1989-2007), Bob produced 5 PPL Championships, 3-time PPL Finalist, 2 PIAA District 12 Championships and 1 Finalist, managed 76 All-Public players and 27 All-City players and coached the Public League All-Stars in the Carpenter Cup. In addition, for a brief interlude, Bob was the Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School varsity soccer coach for two seasons(1985-86) and boasts a Suburban One Championship title in 1985. He was a two-time soccer All-American at Temple(1967,1968) and was enshrined in the Temple Athletic HOF in 1995.
Ed Klavon
Coaching a team to success is an admirable accomplishment. Founding a program from scratch, then forging a career of success is remarkable. Ed Klavon founded the North Penn High School wrestling program in 1956 and immediately built a winning program. For 35 years, until 1992, his teams were dominant. His lifetime record was 318-151-7 and included a 43-match win streak from 1983-1986. He won the PA State Championship and was named PA Wrestling Coach of the Year, both in 1987. His teams enjoyed 28 winning seasons, 2 undefeated seasons, 10 league championships (6 Bux-Mont, 4 Suburban One National), 8 Section II titles, 2 District I North titles, and 3 Southeast Regional Titles. He has coached 7 individual PIAA Champions, 5 more state medalists, 33 state qualifiers, 20 Southeast Regional champs, 25 District I champs, and 79 Section II champs. He has coached numerous father-son combinations over the years. One year, he branched out as North Penn's head soccer coach and his only team won the 1964 Bux-Mont League Championship. In 1993 he was inducted into the District One Hall of Fame. In 2005 he was inducted into both the PA and National Wrestling Hall of Fames.
COMMUNITY COACHES HONOR ROLL
Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame also welcomes the 2021 Honor Roll Inductees who represent the very best of dedicated volunteers who have so selflessly served our greater community of young athletes:
Ed Foley
Head Coach for 31 seasons of the nationally recognized All-Star football team Philadelphia Little Quakers(current All-Time record 251-38-7); served 12 years as Head and Assistant coach for boys and girls sports, Saint Philip Neri CYO ( Lafayette Hill); Served nine years as coach and Board member, Conshohocken Little League; Assistant coach William Penn Charter School Varsity Football and Head Coach Middle School Football and Baseball; currently a faculty member and the Associate A.D., William Penn Charter School. Ed was All-Ivy, Honorable Mention All-American and a member of 1982, 1983, and 1984 Ivy League Football Champions, University of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Inductee 2015.
John Bortulin
Head Soccer Coach, 15-seasons(1996-2011), Saint Teresa CYO(Audubon); CYO regional Coordinator(2008-2013); CYO Region 21 Soccer Commissioner (2006-2013); Saint Teresa A.D. (2006-2012); Audubon Recreation Association Coach (2003-2010).
Tom Moore
CYO Football Coach, Saint John of the Cross (Roslyn, Abington Township)(1967-1982); Roslyn Boys Club Baseball (1973-1978); CYO Basketball, Saint John the Cross(1977-1987); CYO Basketball, Saint Alphonsus (1988-2001).
Ed Lincul
West Norriton Little League. Dedicated and beloved coach , Board member and respected advisor to many coaches and parents for 25 years. Ed's commitment to his community never wavered even amidst the tragic auto accident loss of his oldest son. Ed's keen insight and calm influence continue to buoy WNLL and its players through his steadfast commitment to excellence and integrity. A true treasure for his community, Ed exemplifies the very definition of a servant-leader.
Tony Lowe
Tony Lowe has coached an incredible array of teams over the years, starting back in 1992 with the Towamencin Youth Association. At Corpus Christi in Upper Gwynedd Township, Tony coached JV softball, baseball, and basketball. He also coached varsity softball and both girls and boys varsity basketball teams, winning multiple Region 20 championships and led Corpus to two Archdiocesan Final Four appearances and two Lasalle College High School tournament championships. He served as Corpus Christi’s Athletic Director for many years and was part of the group that brought the Cougars football program to Corpus during his tenure as AD. Tony has been a volunteer coach in the Sonny Hill basketball program in Philadelphia. He coached Fencor AAU and the Montgomery Defenders AAU basketball teams leading both to many tournament championships and successful runs in the Mid Atlantic championships. Tony has also coached varsity high school basketball teams for many years at Lansdale Catholic, Hatboro Horsham, and currently at New Hope Solebury High school.
 
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HISTORIC CLASSES
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES:  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2019

COACHES HONOR ROLL INDUCTEES:  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017

LIFETIME AND SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
CLASS OF 2019
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2019 Coaches Hall of Fame Inductees at the Annual Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame Banquet: (from the left) Jim Wilkinson, Jim Buckley, Anne Sage (accepted on her behalf by her grandson), Tony Funsten, and Lou Lombardo.
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Jim Buckley
Former Germantown Academy girls’ basketball and Ursinus women’s coach
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Tony Funsten
Upper Merion girls’ volleyball coach
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Lou Lombardo
Montgomery County Community College baseball coach
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Anne Sage
Former University of Pennsylvania field hockey and lacrosse coach
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Jim Wilkinson
Former Abington High basketball coach
2017 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Jim Donofrio
Plymouth Whitemarsh High basketball coach
Will Lapp
former Souderton High volleyball coach
Tom Lonergan
Gwynedd Mercy Academy girls’ basketball coach
Cathy Miller
Methacton High softball and girls tennis coach
2016 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Maggie deMarteleire
Lansdale Catholic and North Penn High girls’ basketball coach
Pete Lewis (Deceased)
Legendary Norristown High coach and athletic director
Rick Mellor
Former Penn Charter baseball coach
Keith Mondillo
Gwynedd Mercy University women’s basketball coach
Christie Morgan
James Madison University field hockey coach
2015 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Al Angelos
Former Plymouth Whitemarsh High and Ursinus basketball coach
Bob Beale
Cheltenham High track and field coach
Virginia Hoffman
Former Germantown Academy lacrosse and field hockey coach
Pat Nugent
Former Spring-Ford High wrestling coach
2014 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Jim Fenerty
Dominick “Mick” Lorusso
Rick Pennypacker
2013 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Josh Culbreath
Sandy Nadwodny
Bill Racich
Sherri Retif
Joe Shumock
2012 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Bill Anderson
Rick Carroll
Gregg Downer
Ernie Hadrick
Joan Moser
2011 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Chris Bockrath
Tom Shirley
Barb Clipsham
Jack Bauerle
2010 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Roger Grove
Joe Iacovitti
George Marinkov
Tom McGee
Bill Leahy
2009 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Ken Davis
Larry Glueck
Vonnie Gross
2008 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Fran Murphy
Libby Williams
James (Skip) Wilson
Larry Wilson
2007 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Phil Martelli
Brian Thomas
Steve Harner
2006 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Dan Dougherty
Jim Mich
Vince Panzano
Bob Shoudt
2005 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Jim Algeo
Geno Auriemma
Al Cantello
Marge Watson
Bill Werkiser
2004 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Fritz Brennan
Hank DeMito
Art Kehoe
Bob Schaefer
Bobby Wine
2003 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Jim Crawford
Mike Pettine
Dick Shoulberg
2002 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Beth Anders
Tom Lasorda
Hank Stofko
 
2015 COACHES HONOR ROLL INDUCTEES
Paul Collins
Lee Fryer
Gary Kane
Van Scott
2014 COACHES HONOR ROLL INDUCTEES
Bill Conners, Sr.
Mark DeCinque
Wayne Montgomery
Mark Werkiser
2013 COACHES HONOR ROLL INDUCTEES
Haldy Gifford
Joe Schroeck
Felix Volpe
2012 COACHES HONOR ROLL INDUCTEES
Alex DiNolfi
Vince Flocco
John Larcinese
John Yorgey
2011 COACHES HONOR ROLL INDUCTEES
Dave Fusco
Don Stemple
Bebe McPherson
Stephen Gober
2010 COACHES HONOR ROLL INDUCTEES
Dave Coupe
Chuck Eppolitto
Joe Ruggiano
Audrey Verso
2009 COACHES HONOR ROLL INDUCTEES
Vince Souto
Mike Creciun
Frank ‘Hank Cisco’ Ciaccio
Rich Lachenmayer
2008 COACHES HONOR ROLL INDUCTEES
Tony Cianciulli
Al Bertucci
Frank Zoltowski
2007 COACHES HONOR ROLL INDUCTEES
Rod Johnson
Earl Mercadante
Frank ‘Doc’ Bishop
Tony ‘Chic’ Chiccino
2006 COACHES HONOR ROLL INDUCTEES
Al Cianciulli
Pete Vardakas
Pat Walsh
2005 COACHES HONOR ROLL INDUCTEES
Sal Bello
John ‘Bing’ Miller
Victor Negron
2004 COACHES HONOR ROLL INDUCTEES
Sullivan ‘Heels’ Gelet
Charles McPherson
Sal Melito
Willie Richet
Charlie Romanowski
Nick ‘Chief’ Rotundo
2003 COACHES HONOR ROLL INDUCTEES
Ralph ‘Skag’ Cottman
 
LIFETIME AND ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
The Lifetime Achievement Award was created by the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame to honor those who have distinguished themselves in the world of sports – but may not fit the criteria for induction into the Hall of Fame.

Two individuals who received the award also are members of the Hall of Fame. Tommy Lasorda and Geno Auriemma each received the award after leading their U.S. team to an Olympic gold medal.

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Legendary St. Matthews HS Football Coach Charlie Heavey Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from MCCHOF

East Norriton, PA. (Nov 26, 2019) – When the term “legendary” is applied to someone in the world of sports, it often implies years of service, a record of excellence and many headlines. Many times, that legendary status fades as the years pass.

In the case of Charlie Heavey, only two of those four circumstances apply to him. The former St. Mattews High football coach had an excellent record (63-35-6) and his story inspired many headlines … but his years of service were cut short by a tragic accident.

In August of 1955, during a violent thunderstorm, Heavey stopped on the road to see if he could help passengers in a disabled car. Due to a downed powerline, he was electrocuted – cutting his coaching career short.

But his memory lived on with his former players and students. Rather than fading over time, he has been honored continually by the members of the AKHS Football Alumni. St. Matthews HS became Archbishop Kennedy HS and the alumni still remember Heavey’s legendary contributions to the school. Their passion for the man who coached football – and for short periods, any other sport where his service was needed – is still at an unmatched level.

For the inspiration he provided … and still provides … Heavey received, posthumously, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame.

A native of West Philadelphia and a graduate of West Catholic High and LaSalle College, Heavey came to St. Matthews HS as a teacher in 1944 and immediately re-started the athletic program. Representing St. Matthews HS, the football teams embarked on a series of spirited annual contests with Conshohocken High.

That spirit evolved into many championship seasons at Archbishop Kennedy High, until its merger with Bishop Kenrick High. The members of the AKHS Football Alumni keep that spirit alive at regular luncheons, and they campaigned fervently to see Heavey honored.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was created by the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame to honor those who have distinguished themselves in the world of sports – but may not fit the criteria for induction into the Hall of Fame.

Two individuals who received the award also are members of the Hall of Fame. Tommy Lasorda and Geno Auriemma each received the award after leading their U.S. team to an Olympic gold medal.

The award is not presented every year … only when there is a very deserving recipient. This year’s recipient, Charlie Heavey, certainly fits the bill.

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