Chester County Sports Hall of Fame

CHESTER COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAMERS - 2010

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KATE BARBER: Olypmpic Field Hockey
Class of 2010

Before 2008, Unionville High School graduate Kate Barber had already established herself as a world-class athlete and the face of United States Field Hockey. Had her athletic career ended then – and it nearly did – she still would have had plenty of things to be proud about. LEARN MORE ABOUT KATE BARBER...


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NICK BASCA: Professional Football
Class of 2010

The word “hero” is tossed around a lot in the athletic world, often times without merit. But if there ever was a heroic athlete, it was Michael “Nick” Basca, a dynamic football star who ended up giving his life for his country.
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BOB BOYER: Athletic Director
Class of 2010

Bob Boyer’s life has always been about winning, both on the field and behind the scenes. A three-sport letter winner in baseball, basketball and soccer at West Chester State College, then a Division I program, Boyer experienced the ultimate for an athlete when the 1961 soccer team won the national championship. LEARN MORE ABOUT BOB BOYER...


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NICK BRUNO: Football
Class of 2010

West Chester sports star Nicholas F. Bruno served his country with the 955 Field Artillery Battalion during World War II, soldiering in Europe and participating in the Battle of the Bulge. When he came home, his leadership skills on the battlefield and the football field served him well. LEARN MORE ABOUT NICK BRUNO...

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MIKE GRADY: Major League Baseball
Class of 2010

For the most part, major league catchers are prized for their defense, rarely doubling as offensive threats. Mike Grady was not like most catchers.
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VONNIE GROS: Field Hockey
Class of 2010

Few superlatives or awards could explain the impact that the former West Chester University field hockey coach has had on the sport to which she devoted much of her life, but an induction into the Chester County Sports Hall of Fame is certainly a start. LEARN MORE ABOUT VONNIE GROS...

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NANCY HANNUM: Fox Hunting
Class of 2010

In Unionville, a woman known as famously for her place in fox hunting as her place in land conservation has firmly made a place for herself in the county’s vast sports history.
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JOHN HAY: Coaching
Class of 2010

When a coach’s influence on their sport and students is so great, it seems impossible anything could ever negatively touch them. But, sadly, not even legendary coaches are immune.
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ROY JACKSON: Baseball
Class of 2010

Roy Jackson doesn’t mind if you don’t know about his background in baseball. He understands. After all, millions of people throughout the world know he and his wife, Gretchen Jackson, as the owners of Barbaro, the famous 2006 Kentucky Derby winner who stole the hearts of horse racing fans everywhere. LEARN MORE ABOUT ROY JACKSON...

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ROSS KERSHEY: Basketball/Track Coach
Class of 2010

In the world of Chester County sports, Ross “The Silver Fox” Kershey set the gold standard.
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MUFFETT MCGRAW: Basketball Coach
Class of 2010

Muffet McGraw is the current head women’s basketball coach at the University of Notre Dame has compiled 584 victories in 22 seasons and led the Fighting Irish to a national championship in 2001. But despite most of her stellar coaching career taking place thousands of miles away, her roots reside in Chester County. LEARN MORE ABOUT MUFFETT MCGRAW...

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CHARLIE MOORE: Gold Medalist Track and Field
Class of 2010

Charles Moore landed in Helsinki, Finland in the summer of 1952 with the same hopes and dreams of 4,955 other American athletes. But he would accomplish his dreams, in gazelle-like moves.
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ED RUSH: NBA Referee
Class of 2010

A coach once told Ed Rush that he didn’t have much of a future playing basketball. But in the same breath, he told Rush that he should look into officiating basketball games – and, as it turned out, that was his future.
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BUTCH SHOCKLEY: Professional Football
Class of 2010

From Conestoga High School to West Chester State Teachers College (now West Chester University), William “Butch” Shockley was a star athlete through all different parts of Chester County.
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GARO YEPREMIAN: Professional Football
Class of 2010

Garo Yepremian discovered football on television, the same medium that would propel him to stardom in the sport he never played growing up in Cyprus.
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