Chester County Sports Hall of Fame

CHESTER COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAMERS - 2013

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DICK DELANEY: Basketball Coach
Class of 2013

Dick coached Great Valley High School basketball from 1971-1976 where he was named the Ches-Mont Coach of the Year in 1973-74. He was Head Soccer Coach from 1970-1975 and chosen Southern Chester County League Coach of the Year in 1975. He then went to Philadelphia Textile and was Assistant Coach for Herb Magee. LEARN MORE ABOUT DICK DELANEY...

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CHARLIE DIMARCO: Softball
Class of 2013

Charles DiMarco was the most prolific home run hitter in the history of the West Chester Adult Softball League began his fast-pitch softball career in a much different fashion than most stars do. LEARN MORE ABOUT CHARLIE DIMARCO...

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ED HOLCROFT: Soccer Coach
Class of 2013

Ed Holcroft is an athlete, teacher, and coach who was active in Chester County. He later lived in Philadelphia and graduated from West Philadelphia High School where he excelled in soccer, basketball, and baseball. He went on to college at West Chester State Teachers College where he majored in Health and Physical Education. LEARN MORE ABOUT ED HOLCROFT...


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BARBARA KARAS: Tennis/Swimming Coach
Class of 2013

Barbara Leighton Karas was a multi-talented athlete who graduated from West Chester High School in 1961. In high school, Barbara was a member of the swimming team, ran track, played field hockey, and was the #1 tennis singles player. She also played the French Horn, a talent that evolved to blowing the huntsman horn later as a skilled fox hunter. LEARN MORE ABOUT BARBARA KARAS...

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"DOC" KENNEDY: Baseball Coach
Class of 2013

John “Doc” Kennedy has been active in the baseball scene in Phoenixville for nearly his entire life. Teaching for all but three years of his 32-year teaching career in Phoenixville, Doc was the Head Baseball Coach at Phoenixville Area High School for 20 years, with his tenure beginning in 1979. LEARN MORE ABOUT "DOC" KENNEDY...

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ED MALIKOWSKI: Coach/Athletic Director
Class of 2013

While at WCSTC, Malikowski earned an incredible total of 12 Varsity Letters. In four years on the basketball team, Ed was selected Small College Player of the Year as a sophomore, and as a junior was the second leading scorer on a team that went 17-2.
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EMIL MESSIKOMER: Basketball Coach
Class of 2013

The real legacy that exists for Emil Messikomer and his 30-year career at West Chester State Teachers is more than his accomplishments as a student-athlete. It is more than his success as a basketball and baseball coach. It is more than the Hall of Fame inductions he received in Basketball’s, Football’s, and Baseball’s respective Halls of Fame. LEARN MORE ABOUT EMIL MESSIKOMER...

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JIM PRIBULA: Football
Class of 2013

Jim Pribula matriculated at West Chester High School, and earned Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees from West Chester State Teacher’s College. Pribula also received his PhD from the University of Maryland. As a high school athlete, Jim played both football and baseball. In football, he was named 1st Team All Ches-Mont in 1956 and 1957. LEARN MORE ABOUT JIM PRIBULA...

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SAM RICCARDO: Softball
Class of 2013

Sam Riccardo Sr. is without a doubt the greatest softball pitcher in the former West Chester Adult Softball League. Sam started playing in the old Community Softball League in 1944 for West End A.C. team. He continued playing in the league until its demise. He was known as a “strikeout” pitcher. He was very fast and had a “drop” and a “riser”. LEARN MORE ABOUT SAM RICCARDO...

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LEO SCODA: Tennis Coach
Class of 2013

Leo Scoda is the longtime Boys Tennis Coach at Phoenixville Area High School. At the end of the 2013 high school tennis season, Scoda possessed a 630-99 record (86% winning percentage) in a career that has spanned 50 years (1964-2013).
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KAREN SHELTON: Field Hockey
Class of 2013

Karen Shelton is recognized as one of the finest field hockey coaches in the world and played on three national championship field hockey teams and one national championship lacrosse team during her undergraduate days at West Chester State College. Karen was named field hockey’s National Player of the Year three times. LEARN MORE ABOUT KAREN SHELTON...


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DENNIS WHITE: Coach/Athletic Director
Class of 2013

Dennis White is a native, lifelong resident of Chester County, where he was raised, educated and excelled as an athlete, and served as an exceptional High School Teacher, Coach, and Athletic Director. In retirement, he functions on a myriad of community organizations and as a Director on the CCSHOF Board. LEARN MORE ABOUT DENNIS WHITE...




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