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Mt. St. Mary’s Career Coach By Stan Goldberg
In 1954 a young Jim Phelan was named basketball coach at Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg at a salary of $4,500. But Mount officials thought that was a lot of money just for a basketball coach. So Phelan also agreed to coach baseball (which he did until 1962) and teach physical education (which he continued to do until 1965). He was also athletic director at the school for about 25 years. What the Mount didn’t realize at the time was what a bargain they were getting. Phelan would coach basketball for 49 years at the Mount. He won 830 games (a coaching record of the 14th most wins, nationally, all-time) and the NCAA College Division Tournament in 1962 when the Mount beat Sacramento State, 58–57. He was named College Division Coach of the Year that season. His overall record is 830–524. In the late 1960s, the thenWashington Bullets considered hiring him as their coach. In his 49 years at the Mount, Phelan coached 1,354 games, earning him the fourth most wins all-time. He went to 16 NCAA Division II tournaments and two NCAA Division I tournaments. He won his 800th game in 1999 when the Mount beat Central Connecticut State, 72–56, to win the Northeast Conference title and earn Phelan his second trip to the NCAA Division 1 Tournament. Few coaches or athletes in Frederick sports have been as successful. In January of 2003, the then 73-year-old Phelan announced he would retire at the end of the season. “Certainly I am going to miss doing this,” he said at the time. “But I am the oldest active coach in college basketball and I knew I couldn’t continue to coach a lot longer.” Phelan was famous for wearing a bow tie at his games. He did it because his former coach at La Salle, Ken Loeffler, had worn one. Phelan, who in 2015 saw his grand-daughter Kate Robinson named to the Quinn Hall of Fame, remained low-key throughout his career. When he went to his first NCAA Division I Tournament in 1995, he was the only coach in the tournament without a shoe contract. His phone number was also listed in the Frederick County phone book. Phelan has received many honors over the years. A native of Philadelphia who played with the Philadelphia Warriors in the NBA in 1953–1954, he was inducted
into the Alvin G. Quinn Frederick County Sports of Fame in 1981, one of many honors he has received. He was named to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008. He is in the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame. The Northeast Conference Coach of the Year Award is named after him. But unfortunately, he has never gotten as much recognition as he deserves. Only in December 2016 was he nominated to the prestigious Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, even though many of the coaches in that Hall, including Gary Williams, Jerry Tarkanian, and Rollie Massimino, did not win as many games as Phelan. Final selections from the Naismith nominations will be announced in April. He has been overlooked because he coached at a small rural college that was a NCAA college division (Division II) program until 1989. But because it was a small school, he had to do far more than coaches at the bigger schools. He not only coached other sports and taught classes, but for most of his career he was the Mount’s only coach. He didn’t have access to a big recruiting service. He got many of his players because of tips from his friends in the Philadelphia area. He found his top player, guard Fred Carter (who was later to star in the NBA), by accident. In 1965 Phelan went to Philadelphia to watch two players at a summer league game. Carter was not one of them, but was playing in the game. Phelan quickly noticed that Carter was the best player on the court. But Carter had a reputation as a bad kid. He had dropped out of school as a sophomore and earned his degree by going to night and day school. Phelan took a chance on him and it paid off. Carter, who would be the only black at the school at the time, would have an outstanding career at the Mount, despite some injury problems. “We were driving there and I asked him how many black players do you have in the school,” Carter said later. “He said, ‘Look in the mirror.’” When Phelan retired in 1999, many of his former and current players had great things to say about him. One of those was current Mount coach Jamion Christian, then a sophomore on the team. “He has been here 49 years and when you are here that long it is not just because you are winning, but because you are a good person,” Christian said. 2
JOUSTING - Maryland’s Sport By Albert “Bert” lane
When most Frederick County residents think about sports, they think about football, baseball, basketball, track, and soccer. Some may think about swimming, lacrosse, or golf. But there are still others who equate “sports” with paddling a canoe, shooting skeet, pitching horseshoes, or riding horses. The Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame, since its founding more than 40 years ago, has sought to reflect the diversity of Frederick County athletic competition in its inductees. It includes many athletes, coaches, and officials from “traditional” sports, but also includes a collection of persons who have excelled in “non-traditional” ones. For instance, there are at least two jousters who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Although it is the official sport of Maryland, jousting is not well known nor does it draw large numbers of competitors from Frederick County. But, there is a vibrant jousting community in Frederick County, and it has produced regional and national champions in the sport. The Hall of Fame recognizes both their accomplishments and the unique skills needed to be an excellent jouster. Being an equestrian sport, the rider and the horse together must undergo rigorous training while forging a special partnership for competition. Mike Virts, Sr., was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996. Hailing from Knoxville, just outside Brunswick, he was a fine baseball player who turned his athletic talents toward jousting after graduating from Brunswick High School. “The Knight of St. Mark’s of Knoxville” competed as a professional for 23 years. During that time, he won 15 state and 9 national
Mike Virts, Sr.
championships. In 1983, Governor Harry Hughes awarded him the Maryland Certificate of Excellence, and in 1987, he was inducted into the National Jousting Hall of Fame. Leon Enfield was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008. He was instrumental in guiding the campaign to have jousting named as the Maryland State Sport in 1962. He competed in jousting tournaments for 60 years, and was the state champion 8 times and the national one 4 times. He was inducted into the National Jousting Hall of Fame in 1975 as a member of its first class. When inducted into the Frederick County Hall of Fame, his work in coaching and managing the sport of jousting were celebrated, along with his accomplishments as a competitor. When you visit the Hall of Fame Room at the YMCA on North Market Street, you are encouraged to learn about the extraordinary women and men who have enhanced Frederick County life through their involvement in athletics. Many of them participated in one of our county’s “traditional” sports, but some made their mark in “non-traditional” ones like jousting.
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YMCA Inducts Seven New
The 41st annual YMCA of Frederick County Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Downtown YMCA on North Market Street. Seven new inductees will be recognized:
a college basketball coaching career. She became the head women’s basketball coach at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2011.
Ron Manges Outstanding Football Coach and Basketball Announcer
Rosalind Anderson National Age Group Champion Hurdler
Ron was an outstanding three-sport athlete at Fort Hill High School in Cumberland, Maryland. He was named to several all-league football teams and went on to University of Maryland on a football scholarship. After Ron moved to Frederick, he quarterbacked for the semi-pro Frederick Falcons, leading them to two Interstate League championships. From 1980-82 he was the Head Coach of the Falcons. In 1986 he became an assistant football coach for Walkersville High School where he served for 16 years, both as a quarterback coach and several years as the offensive coordinator. He helped coach the 1987 squad in winning the Maryland 2A State title. In 1986 he began 30 years of announcing basketball games at WHS and also for the Frederick Community College. He has served as the announcer for WHS baseball games.
Rosalind was one of Frederick County’s finest female sprinters and hurdlers. Competing for the Frederick Track and Field Club in age group AAU competition, she was ranked as one of the 12 best hurdlers nationally. In 1975, she won the 100-meter hurdles in the National Junior Olympics. At age 16, she tied the American record in the 100-meter hurdles in the AAU National Women’s Junior-Senior Track and Field Championships. She was also a member of the elite FTC 400- and 800-meter relay teams that achieved national recognition. At a time when few athletic scholarships were available to women, Rosalind received a full scholarship to run track at Florida State University.
Cara Consuegra All-American Basketball Player and Outstanding College Coach
Cara grew up training and honing her basketball skills at the Frederick Young Men’s Christian Association. She was three times the basketball Frederick County Area Player of the Year. She led the Linganore Lady Lancers to two state championships and a 55-game win streak. In 1996 she was named to the AAU All-American Team. She went on to become a four-year starter for the Iowa Hawkeyes and captained her last three years. In her senior Hawkeye Big Ten Championship season, she was named the Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. She was All-Big 10 and AP Honorable Mention All-American. She was drafted by the WNBA Utah Starzz and played one season before embarking on
Outstanding Baseball Player and Coach Frank played baseball from an early age here in Frederick County. His Little League, Pony League, and Babe Ruth League teams won many state championships and regional titles. At Frederick High School, he was a member of the Maryland State Basketball Championship team, but he really excelled in baseball. In 1957 he was one of 21 players from around the country to be selected to play for the United States All-Star Team. He went on to play for the University of Maryland and was the recipient of 4
w Hall of Famers in 2017 the Bosey Berger Award as the most outstanding senior player. After graduation from UM, he returned to Frederick and coached at the Little League and American Legion levels. In 1995, he was inducted into the Maryland State Baseball Hall of Fame. *deceased
lacrosse to Frederick County: The addition of high school lacrosse as a Frederick County interscholastic sport was due in large part to Randy’s efforts. In 1996 he founded the Frederick County women’s lacrosse program. He established the Western Maryland Lacrosse Officials Association in 1994. Over the years, he has officiated at more than 3,000 youth and high school soccer and lacrosse games.
Record-Setting Place Kicker
Jerome, born and raised in Thurmont, was active in youth sports from an early age. Three of the five midget league football teams that he played on went undefeated. As a two-way starter on the undefeated Catoctin High School JV team, he also began his career as a place kicker. As a sophomore twoway starter for the varsity team, Jerome won all-MVAL and all-county honors as a place kicker and set a school record for PATs in a game. As a junior he was named a First Team all-area linebacker and kicker. As senior captain of the undefeated MVAL and region champion Cougars, he was named as the Frederick News Post Co-Defensive Player of the Year, along with repeating all-star honors from his junior year. He went on to set several team kicking and punting records at Towson University.
Outstanding Basketball Player, Coach, and Community Leader As a three-year varsity basketball starter at Frederick High School, Darryl won numerous individual honors , including First Team All-City, FHS’ alltime assist leader, two-time team captain, and in 1981 was named the Frederick Courier Male Athlete of the year. He went on to be a three-year starter at Clarion University and captained the team his final two years. He returned to Frederick and got involved in coaching youth basketball camps and programs. He has coached at the high school level for many years and has been named several times by news outlets as Coach of the Year. He has been the color analyst for high school basketball games on WFMD/WFRE AM 930 for more than 15 years. He has been active in community service and is a motivational speaker for young athletes.
Randy Richter Founder of Soccer and Lacrosse Officials Associations
-Tickets to the banquet are available at the YMCA. 301-663-5131. Tickets are $40. The banquet will be held Saturday, February 4, 2017, at the YMCA of Frederick County, 1000 North Market Street, Frederick. The Social Hour begins at 6:00 p.m.; dinner begins at 7:00 p.m.
Randy moved to Frederick County in 1985 and immediately made an impact on area sports programs. In 1992 he was one of the founders of the Western Maryland Youth Soccer Officials Association. Later, in 1996, he was a prime mover in creating the Western Maryland Soccer Officials Association. Perhaps his greatest contribution was in helping to bring high school
-The Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame has been relocated at the Downtown campus of the YMCA of Frederick County, 1000 N. Market Street, Frederick. In its new location, it will be accessible to the public. Permanent and rotating displays of photographs and memorabilia will honor Frederick County’s finest athletes, coaches and athletic and community supporters. 5
Our Hall of Fame Is Growing The YMCA of Frederick County is pleased to announce that in its commitment to be the home of the Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame, we are expanding the display cabinets for the second year in a row. These display cabinets house the ever-growing collection of memorabilia. A welcome addition to the Hall of Fame is an art installation throughout the facility that feature the likeness of six previous inductees. We are confident that visitors to the Hall of Fame will gain a greater appreciation of each of these honored members of the Frederick community from the background information included with each piece. For those interested in keeping up with the Hall of Fame on the digital side, the new, dedicated website will be ready to go live in the coming weeks. We are enthusiastic about the progress and opportunities that lie ahead for the Sports Hall of Fame; however, our resources are limited. We invite you to get involved and help us keep the momentum moving forward by making a financial contribution. For more information, please contact Kim Selby - 301-418-6574 or Tom Clingman - 240-608-5872 .
How to Give Financial Support to the Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame
The Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame is located at the Downtown Y campus of the YMCA of Frederick County, 1000 N. Market Street, Frederick. The room is conveniently located close to the Y’s main entrance. Permanent and rotating displays of photographs, tributes, and memorabilia honor Frederick County’s finest athletes, coaches and athletic boosters. Since its completion in early 2016, the room is easily accessible to the public, Hall of Fame members and their families. Financial gifts to assist with creating the new Quinn Hall of Fame are welcome and encouraged. All gifts are tax-deductible.
On-line donations can be made through the YMCA of Frederick County’s website: www. frederickymca.org. Checks can be made payable to YMCA of Frederick County and mailed to: Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame, YMCA of Frederick County, 1000 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701. Please mark your checks “Hall of Fame.” The Y also welcomes other forms of giving that enable you to both assist with this project and benefit from it. Contact Tom Clingman at 301-663-5131, extension 1230 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
FREDERICK COUNTY Alvin G. Quinn YMCA Memorial
SPORTS HALL OF FAME APPLICATION FOR NOMINATION Hall of Fame Criteria 1. The candidate, by his/her accomplishments and contributions in the field of athletics, has brought honor to self and to Frederick County. 2. The candidate has been a resident of Frederick City/County for not less than five years prior to his/her accomplishments. 3. The candidate must meet either of the following criteria: a. Must be retired from active participation in his field of endeavor for three years. b. Must have been actively participating in his/her field of endeavor for ten years. 4. All candidates shall be chosen on an individual basis; teams shall not be considered collectively. 5. A candidate shall be at least twenty-one years of age. 6. Candidates who meet all qualification, but are deceased, are eligible for memberships. Individual nominating the Hall of Fame applicant:
APPLICANT BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION Candidates Name: Last
First & Middle
Cell / Business Number
Maiden Name (If applicable) Sport(s)
*NOTE: Most outstanding accomplishments should be submitted as a written resume along with this application.
Applications should be mailed to:
YMCA of Frederick County 1000 North Market Street Frederick, Maryland 21701 Attention: Hall of Fame Committee
Nomination deadline: September 1, 2017, for the class of 2018 HOF. 7
Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame Inductees
1977 Helma Hahn Bowers Debbie Thompson Brown Charles Keller Bill King Harry LeGore Glenn McQuillen Alvin G. Quinn Earl J. Rhoderick Lloyd Rice 1978 Ted Beard Clarence Blethen Noah Downes Ray Gardiner Jack Griffin Barbara “McC” Martin Guy Ramsburg Tammy Davis Thompson Tony Wagner 1979 Robert Grove William Hauver Carlton Molesworth Bill Nallin Richard Shipley Roy Sigler Gordon Smith Bill Talley Glen Wilhide 1980 Kenny Boyd Bernard “Lefty” Kreh Charles Moylan Frank Six Ray Steele Maynard Summers 1981 Dr. Warren Evans “Chuck” Foreman Phil Grove Bob Maddox Pershing Mondorf Jim Phelan 1982 Homer Brooks Max Kehne Lucille Ponton Dorsey Shipley Archie Stimmel Ron Tyeryar 1983 Austin Angleberger Jim Houck Bob Marendt Jack Molesworth Hal Moser Carl Snook 1984 Col. James E. Bartgis Joe Eyler Hal Keller Sherwood MacKenzie George May, Sr. Harvey McCutcheon
1985 John “Jumbo” Bowers Frank Fraley Dale Ramsburg Donald B. Rice Richard “Dick” Smith Calvin Eugene Snowden 1986 Warner L. Brittain Lucy Englebrecht Carl McQuillen Lee Merriman Al Pansa Joe Price
1987 M.J. Grove Ron Hart Maxine Murray Atlee “Bud” Radcliffe Clarence “Motts” Thomas 1988 Don Boyer Fred Burgee Lease Bussard Don Leatherman Luther Murray 1989 Ron Engle Charles Keller III Anne PoffenbargerRenninger Wayne Rhoderick 1990 Donnie Hammond Richard “Bing” Keeney Jack McQuillen Howard “Tony” Wagner 1991 Paul Hildebrand Frank James Ralston LeGore Cy Moore 1992 Kenneth S. Houck Richard “Dick” Ramsburg Bernard “Lefty” Warrenfeltz 1993 Bill Crone Ira Marvin “Buck” Houck John F. Kreissig Lawrence “Bunny” Powell James Schartner Bob Sheffler Clifford “Scrapper” Shelton 1994 Harold “Sonny” Blank Edward Busch, Jr. Ruth Cassell Galt Eyler James Fraser, Jr. Charles “Poss” Houck Harry O. Smith
1995 Anthony Ambush Tom Dickman Emory Frye William O. Lee David Shafer
1996 Tim Ambrose Alton “Bunce” Gilbert Carol Smith Thomas Stevens Wilber “Pete” Stout Mike Virts, Sr. 1997 Thomas Eichelberger Debbie Main Phebus Gail O. Rolls Emory “Reds” Shafer Robert E. “Bob” Smith 1998 Tom Bichy George Blickenstaff Clyde “Red” Hawes Jim Stockman Kenneth Swomley 1999 Dr. James H. Gilford John J. Grimm Glenn Keilholtz Don Loun Donald P. Wagner 2000 Herb L Daugherty, Sr. Howard Hoy Earl L. Main David M. Schrodel Thomas H. Schultze 2001 Sharon Boyer David Carruthers Donald Feinberg James A. Grove Tammy Joy Ronald O. Linton 2002 Preston Best Charles E. Davis Nield Gordon Helen W. Schley Thomas M. Sherald Yank Strube 2003 Wayne Duncan Francis “Butch” Foreman Henry A. Groff, Jr. John Horine J. Elwood Hummer D. John Markey David Miller Larry H. Thompson
2004 Eric Crum Newell A. Esterly Patricia A. Stanfield Fisher Jesse Ketterman Jack Mehl Blaine E. Smith William A. Ward Hammond Willis
2005 Benny Grove Elizabeth “Boots” Kehne David Markoe Richard Sharrer Kenny Thompson John C. Weaver 2006 Lou Bruchey Hal Grau Maynard Hurd Bill Kubat Bucky Summers George Waxter 2007 Donald Bowie Robert Butler Carl Donald Charles “Tom” Ford Richard “Dick” Krantz Kenneth Ports Paul Stroup 2008 Sonny Barrick Leon Enfield Cassie Galiggher Robert Griffin Phil Rannaberger Frank Zarnowski 2009 Rolly Atkinson George R. Kuhn Charles “Chuck” Nichols John E. Smith Anne Zumbach Lee Zumbach 2010 Becky Griffin Tommy Long Bresha Mogar Bill Siedling Kenny Smith Frank Wilder
2011 Bobbie Jo Delphey-Barber Tim Fawley Keith Lee Gary Rubeling Nicole Teasley Beau Weibel 2012 Brent Ayer David Baldwin Zack Mills Kyle Pritts Derek Shackelford Kathy Messner Stevens 2013 Francis “Bill” Foreman Don Frost Mark Miller Paul Nolan Peggy Trimmer Fred Young 2014 Robert T. “Rob” Ambrose Robert Gary Bofinger Tina Leatherman Jones Vernon Myers John Shade Charles “Chuck” Wills 2015 Troy Barrick Stan Biggus Richard Burgee Kim Wivell Gerrie Stan Goldberg Cheryl Poirier Bill Stup Guy Whidden 2016 Terry Burdette Terry Connolly Roger Dawson Michael Daye Kathryn R. Robinson Chemise D. Smith Ben Wright 2017 Rosalind Anderson Cara Consuegra Ron Manges Franklin Martz Jerome Nolan Randy Richter Darryl Whiten
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