Chester County Sports Hall of Fame

CHESTER COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAMERS - 2012

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JACK BYRNE: Coach / Athletic Director
Class of 2012

An All-Conference performer for the West Chester University football squad, Byrne was a coach and administrator in West Chester for over 40 years. He was West Chester East’s first football coach and later athletic director.
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WILLIAM CLINTON: Swimmer
Class of 2012

A three-time state title holder (1947-49) in the 100 backstroke, the Coatesville native went on to become an All-American swimmer at Yale over a three year span and in five events.
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CAROL ECKMAN: Womans Basketball Coach
Class of 2012

The head coach at WCU, Eckman was the dominant force in establishing the first national invitational women’s intercollegiate basketball tournament in 1969. She guided the Rams to an undefeated season and a national title that season.
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GEORGE HEASLIP: Sports Editor
Class of 2012

The longtime sports editor at the Daily Local News, Heaslip went on to become the Sports Information Director at Cheyney. He died in 1992, but every year since 1989, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference has been handing out the Heaslip Award to a member of the media in his honor. LEARN MORE ABOUT GEORGE HEASLIP...


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JACK HELM, SR: Football & Baseball
Class of 2012

A two-time All-County pick from Downingtown High School in both football and baseball. Helm went on to Villanova and was a four-year letter-winner as a fullback and three-year letter-winner as a first baseman.
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DIANE HORSEY: Coach / Athletic Director
Class of 2012

A three-sport star at Downingtown High and WCU, Horsey amassed 334 wins in more than a quarter century as the lacrosse and field hockey coach at West Chester East. In that span, she won a state title, nine Ches-Mont crowns and was coach of the year nine times. LEARN MORE ABOUT DIANE HORSEY...


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KIM SADDIC MAKKE: Track & Cross Country
Class of 2012

A multi-sport star at West Chester Henderson, Saddic Makke captured a state title in cross country in 1987 and the 1,600-meter run in 1988. She later earned All-American honors at George Mason University and twice earned a spot on the U.S. National Track and Field Team. LEARN MORE ABOUT KIM SADDIC MAKKE...


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MICHAEL MATZ: Equestrian
Class of 2012

As a show-jump rider, Matz participated in three Olympics, won a silver medal in 1992 and earned $1.7 million during his 20 year career. But he is best known as the trainer of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro. So far his horses have won 514 races and have earned more than $23 million. LEARN MORE ABOUT MICHAEL MATZ...


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AMANDA McGRORY: Paralympian
Class of 2012

One of the premier wheelchair racers in the world, McGrory won the gold medal in the 2008 Paralympic Games and is a member of the 2012 team in London. In all, McGrory has won and established course records all across the globe with wins in the New York, Chicago and London marathons. LEARN MORE ABOUT AMANDA McGRORY...


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NEAL OLKEWICZ: Football
Class of 2012

A star athlete at Phoenixville High and the University of Maryland. Olkewicz started 137 games during an 11-year stint as middle linebacker for the Washington Redskins, and was defensive MVP in 1988.
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BOB OWENS: Baseball
Class of 2012

A captain and standout in football, basketball and baseball, Owens is one of Henderson’s most outstanding
athletes. Inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Owens passed away in 1987.
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BOB SCHNURE: Basketball Coach
Class of 2012

Still going strong after 32 seasons, Schnure is among the most respected girls high school basketball coaches in the country. His teams at Downingtown and Downingtown East have won 733 games, five state titles, 11 district crowns and 19 conference championships. LEARN MORE ABOUT BOB SCHNURE...





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