Chester County Sports Hall of Fame

CHESTER COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAMERS - 2017

1985 Bishop Shanahan Boys Basketball Team
THE 1985 BISHOP SHANAHAN BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM: State Champions
Special Recognition 2017

The 1985 Bishop Shanahan Boys Basketball Team began their season by beating Downingtown 69-43. They won their next two games before playing a good Malvern Prep team and lost 51-47. They bounced back in the next game and beat Chichester 60-55. Then they ran into a really good Lancaster Catholic team and lost 54-48. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TEAM...

John Allen
JOHN ALLEN: Basketball
Class of 2017

John Allen is the all-time leading scorer in the storied history of Coatesville High School basketball, with 2,372 points. His senior year, Allen averaged 26 points per game and led Coatesville to the Pennsylvania State AAAA title. He capped his outstanding high school career by receiving numerous honors. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE JOHN ALLEN...

Rebecca Desmond
REBECCA DESMOND: Tennis
Class of 2017

Rebecca “Becky” Desmond, retired teacher and coach in the Downingtown School District. Becky graduated from Kutztown State College in 1961. After moving to Downingtown, her love for tennis and her desire to help others learn to play, led her to apply for a coaching position. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE REBECCA DESMOND...

Scott Graham
SCOTT GRAHAM: Baseball
Class of 2017

Scott Graham was a lifelong resident of West Chester, where he and CCSHOF member Jon Matlack were battery mates at West Chester High School. Though successful as a player in high school and college, an injury while playing in the West Chester Adult Baseball League in 1973 led Scott to ask Commissioner Frank Farley if he could finish out the season as an umpire. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SCOTT GRAHAM...

Arlen Harris
ARLEN HARRIS: Football
Class of 2017

Arlen attended Downingtown from 1994-1998 and led his school to three Ches-Mont league championships and participation in two PIAA football championships, winning the final in 1996. During the championships he broke Tony Dorsett's scoring and rushing record as a junior.. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ARLEN HARRIS...

Joe Izzi
JOE IZZI: Athletic Trainer
Class of 2017

Joe was the head athletic trainer at Cheyney University from 1975 to 1985, Philadelphia University 1985 to 1988, then became the athletic trainer in the Downingtown School District at Downingtown High School 1988 until his retirement from the district. Joe worked at a number of local rehabilitation centers before being a fixture at Downingtown. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE JOE IZZI...

Dr. John J. Joe
DR. JOHN J. JOE: Football
Class of 2017

Dr. John J. Joe, a graduate of Scott High School in Coatesville, PA excelled in high school athletics and then at Lycoming College on a football scholarship. John is a member of the Coatesville "Football Joe Family". While at Scott he was captain of the football team earning all Ches-Mont league as a two way tackle. In 1954. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE JOHN ALLEN...

Cyrus Jones
CYRUS JONES: Track
Class of 2017

Cyrus Jones was the head track coach for Lincoln University from 1994 to 2010 and Professor of Health Science for 42 years. Professor Jones is a graduate of Florida A&M University in Physical Education and Tuskegee Institute in Corrective Therapy. He received his MS degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CYRUS JONES...

Robert “Bob” Williams Reese
ROBERT “BOB” WILLIAMS REESE: Athletic Director
Class of 2017

After serving a tour in the US Navy from 1944 to 1946, he attended East Stroudsburg State College where he was a varsity quarterback, a varsity swimmer and a basketball player. He graduated in 1948. In 1950 he received a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE JOHN ALLEN...

James  “Scoogy” Smith
JAMES "SCOOGY" SMITH: Athletic Director
Class of 2017

James "Scoogy” Smith, resident of Coatesville, graduated from Coatesville High School in 1964. He attended Maryland State College, now the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He earned a B.S. Degree in health and physical education and recreation. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE JAMES "SCOOGY" SMITH...

Ralph Tamm
RALPH TAMM: Football
Class of 2017

Ralph began his athletic career at Bensalem High School, in Bensalem, PA. After graduation he was drafted by the NFL New York Jets in the 9th round (high school players could be drafted back then) but decided to go to college instead. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RALPH TAMM...

Charles Andrew Toth Jr.
CHARLES ANDREW TOTH JR.: Basketball
Class of 2017

Andy was a 6'3 basketball player who led West Chester High School (now B. Reed Henderson H.S.) to the Ches-Mont league championship in 1965 and 1966. On December 23, 1965, Andy scored 51 points (there was no 3 pt scoring then) against Downingtown. This is a Ches-Mont game record that has stood for 51 years. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHARLES ANDREW TOTH JR...


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