The first class will consist of five student-athletes, two teams, one contributor and a husband/wife coaching duo–each nominated through an online portal and confirmed by a committee of current and former Athletic and Advancement Office staff.
“Given the athletic achievements of our school, the creation of the Athletic Hall of Fame is long overdue,” said President Donnelly. “The committee did a terrific job of selecting exceptional honorees.”
The outstanding athletes include JR Inman '05, Damion Logan '96, Kevin Mendillo '80, Cooper Rego '97 and Joe Scott '99.
"St. Joe's is a home to us all, and, given the tremendous history of the Green Knights on the court, it is a privilege to be inducted," said Inman.
The 1969 track and field team, named "Team of the Century" by The Record, and 1984 baseball team, which captured the program's first-ever county championship, will also be honored.
Judy Corker, long-time PA announcer and school nurse will be recognized as a Contributor.
Frank and Barbara Horan will be inducted as outstanding Coaches for their successes with the hockey program in the late 70s and early 80s.
The Class of 2019 will be honored at an ESPYs-style awards ceremony in Inserra Theater.
In addition, current SJR Hall of Famers will be honored for their contributions to the SJR athletic programs including Brother William Cushing, Flaherty, Tony Karcich, David Lehanski '92, Devin and Jason McCourty '05, Bob Murphy, Peg Prendergast AP '72, '74, '78, Bill Weidmann '68 and the 1989 hockey team.
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