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Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame to induct 12 new members

01/29/2020, 12:30pm EST
By Gus Ostrum

Joe Cassidy, Dr. Matt Suter lead 40th anniversary class

 Former Rowan University Men’s Basketball Coach Joe Cassidy and two-time Paulsboro High state wrestling champion Dr. Matt Suter will be among the 12 new inductees to the Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame during the 40th Anniversary Banquet on Tuesday. March 17th at Auletto’s Caterers in Almonesson, the Executive Committee has announced.

Former Deptford star softball pitcher Nicole Ayres, Gateway Regional Hall of Fame members Charlotte Heenan and Hans Van Brill, and former Delsea Regional standout athlete and athletic trainer Kevin Briles have also been selected to the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020.

This year's inductees include:

  • Joe Cassidy, former Rowan University men’s head basketball coach who  was the program’s all-time winningest coach with a record of 336-187 over 20 years.
  • Dr. Matthew Suter, a former two-time New Jersey  state wrestling champion from Paulsboro High School who later went on to earn All-American honors at Arizona State University.
  • Hans Van Brill, former Gateway Regional wrestler and Gloucester County College All-American wrestler who enjoyed a successful coaching career at Gateway and Clearview.
  • Charoltte Heenan, former Gateway Regional and Trenton State College multi-sport athlete who has been a successful lacrosse and girls golf coach at Moorestown High.
  • Kevin Briles. former Delsea Regional and Gettysburg College athlete who serves as Delsea’s long-time athletic trainer and is current President of the NJ Athletic Trainers’ Society.
  • Robin Brown Jamarillo, former Kingsway Regional High track, basketball and field hockey star who enjoyed a solid career at Mount Union College and later as a Kingsway Athletic Trainer.
  • Mike McIlvaine, former Pitman High standout athlete who graduated in 1980 and played multiple sports, leading the Panthers to dominance in South Jersey baseball as a pitcher.
  • Kristin Quinn, former Gloucester Catholic and Providence College basketball star who later served as an assistant coach at Johnson &Wales University.
  • Nicole Ayres,  former Fordham University student who spent two years on the college’s softball team after a successful athletic career at Deptford High School.
  • Teena Walls Bunton, a former great Williamstown High and University of Alabama track sprinter who ran on the USA National Team and is a USATF Level II certified coach and official.
  • Thomas Blaszczyk, former great Washington Township wrestler who was a state runnerup at 129 pounds in the 1970s and later long-time successful coach at Lancaster Catholic (PA) High.
  • John Marinelli, long-time Clearview Regional wrestling coach who guided the Pioneers to 248 career wins while also coaching an individual state champion and 19 District champions.

Deptford's Paul Bachman will receive the John Margie Award for Community Service. Mr. Bachman is the long-time successful head of the Deptford Township Youth Wrestling Program.

In addition, the Hall of Fame will be honoring past inductees and participants in the Hall of Fame’s Inaugural Banquet held on March 17, 1981 at Auletto’s as part of the organization’s 40th anniversary celebration.

Tickets for the 40th Annual Banquet are available by calling Hall of Fame President Gus Ostrum at (609) 502-0424.  



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