Charles Blackburn '35-Inducted 1990
Blackburn was a four-time letter winner in both basketball and baseball for the Huskies, helping his team to the Pennsylvania State Teacher's College Championship with a perfect 12-0 record. After college, Blackburn became a very successful high school basketball coach finishing his career with a record of 527-183. Among his accomplishments was winning a state PCIAA crown with St. Joseph's of Williamsport and eight PIAA District Four titles at Williamsport High School. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
Elmer Kreiser '50-Inducted 1990
Kreiser was a member of the 1948 undefeated football team where he played defensive end. During his career, the Huskies posted a 23-3 overall record. Kreiser received All-Conference, All-Pennsylvania and Little All-America honors and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, he opted to pursue his profession as a teacher and coach. A two-sport athlete, Kreiser was a two-year starter for the Bloomsburg basketball team. He later played in the semiprofessional Eastern Basketball League before becoming head basketball coach at Columbia High School. In 11 seasons, he won seven league titles and posted a .850 winning percentage.
Stuart Marvin '78-Inducted 1990
Marvin was an 11-time All-American performer in swimming, in addition to winning several Pennsylvania Conference titles. He became the university's first triple All-American award winner in 1975 and equaled that effort in 1977. A year later, Marvin finished among the top performers in five races to gain All-American recognition in each race, which was the first time the feat had been accomplished by an NCAA Division II performer. Marvin holds five university swimming records and several individual records and is a four-time U.S. Masters Swimming All-American.
Michael Morucci '80-Inducted 1990
Morucci graduated as the Huskies' all-time leading rusher and the Pennsylvania Conference's third-highest rusher with 3,536 yards. At one time he held 16 university single-game season and career standards. Morucci scored 162 points on 27 touchdowns on 785 carries, then a conference record. He was a four-time Pennsylvania Conference all-star selection, named a Kodak Coaches' All-American in 1979 and Eastern College Athletic Conferences "Player of the Year" in 1979. Morucci was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the seventh round, but had his career cut short by an injury.
Jerry Radocha '77-Inducted 1990
One of the finest players ever to wear a Huskies' uniform, Rodocha held 11 university records in basketball, including points in a career (since broken). He wrapped up his career by being named All-American and is one of just four players to have his jersey retired by the school. Radocha earned many in-season honors and helped the team to some fine seasons, including a 22-6 mark in 1973-74 when the Huskies won the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional title and reached the national quarterfinals. He was named to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and the All-Eastern College Athletic Conference teams on three occasions. Radocha also won the university's outstanding underclass and senior Male Athlete of the Year awards.
John Willis '74-Inducted 1990
Willis holds multiple Bloomsburg single-game, season and career records. He is one of just four basketball players to have their jersey number retired. Willis led the Huskies to their first Pennsylvania Conference championship appearance, an NCAA Mid-East Regional title and a berth in the national quarterfinals. He holds records for points in a game (48), rebounds in a season (389, 1973-74) and career field goal percentage (54.4). He also ranks high on the Huskies' all-time scoring list with 1,467 points. Willis played professional ball in Spain and Israel for several seasons.
Lamar Blass '37-Inducted 1991
Blass was a member of the Huskies' outstanding track and field teams of the 1930s and helped the team to its first PSAC title in 1937. At one time, he held school records in the 100 and 120 high hurdles, the high jump, the long jump and the shot put. He was also a member of the basketball team and was a four-time letter winner.
Donna Koons '79-Inducted 1991
A three-sport star for the Huskies, Koons was a four-year starter in field hockey and played on the basketball and softball teams. She was named All-Conference and All-Sectional in field hockey. Koons served as assistant coach on the Huskies' first national championship field hockey team.
John Maturani '53-Inducted 1991
Maturani was a four-year starter for the Huskies' football team, playing both on offense and defense. On defense, he was an outstanding linebacker, and on offense was a center in the single-wing formation. He was named to Tom Harmon's Little All-American team and later had a tryout with the Pittsburgh Steelers. After serving time in the military, Maturani went on to become athletic director at Danville High School for over 20 years.
Rodney Morgans '50-Inducted 1991
Morgans was a member of the football team from 1947-50 during which the Huskies posted a 30-4 record, including an undefeated season in 1948. After graduation, Morgans became an assistant football coach at South Williamsport High School before taking over as head coach. In 14 years as head coach, Morgans compiled a record of 92-40-2, including the West Branch Conference title and the team's only undefeated season. South Williamsport has honored Morgans by naming their stadium after him.
Harvey Boughner '56-Inducted 1992
A three-sport standout, Boughner was named all-conference in football in 1954 and the following season, helped the Huskies to a conference title. As a catcher on the 1955 baseball team, he was a first team all-conference player and helped lead the team to a conference title. After graduation, he became a high school coach for all three sports. His football coaching record was 85-37-5, including one undefeated season and three conference titles.
Terry Engleman '61-Inducted 1992
Engleman was a track and field standout for the Huskies. He was a four-time PSAC champion in the two-mile run, undefeated for three years in the one-mile run and won two PSAC mile championships. He was also a Penn Relays three-mile champion in 1960 and finished third in the PSAC cross country championships twice. Engleman also took part in the 1960 United States Olympic trials. In 1981, he won the Eastern Master's one- and two-mile races and was a member of the National master's distance medley relay team.
Linda Smith '81-Inducted 1992
Smith holds more All-American honors than any swimmer at Bloomsburg, earning 15 All-American honors. She was also a member of three national champion relay units and was a three-time PSAC champion in freestyle. Smith held multiple individual Bloomsburg records and was a member of four of the five school record-holding relay teams.
Bill Swisher '59-Inducted 1992
Swisher was the first basketball player in school history to surpass 1,000 points, finishing with 1,014. A two-time all-conference selection he was also nominated for All-American honors. In high school, Swisher earned all-league honors three times and all-state once.
Don Wise '56-Inducted 1992
Wise was instrumental in the return of wrestling to varsity status at Bloomsburg in the 1954-55 season, serving as captain in 1956. He twice placed third in the conference championships for the Huskies. Wise went on to a highly successful coaching career and served as trainer to the 1972 U.S. Olympic Wrestling team. He is the first Bloomsburg wrestler inducted into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame. Wise coached at the high school level and led his team to seven consecutive league titles while posting a record of 101-24-3.
Sterling Banta '39-Inducted 1993
Banta was a three-sport star for the Huskies, earning a total of eight letters. He was All-State selection three times in basketball, and on the baseball diamond hit .422 for his career. Banta was a high school football, basketball and baseball coach for 25 years, winning 13 league championships, including three Capital Area Conference football titles. His football coaching record was 60-43-3 in 11 years.
George Lambrinos '53-Inducted 1993
Lambrinos was an All-Conference selection in football and earned an honorable mention spot on the all-state team in 1951. The Huskies posted a 32-2 overall record during his four-year career, including the only undefeated seasons in team history (1948 and 1951). Lambrinos was also a catcher for the Huskies' baseball team and went on to play professional baseball and semiprofessional football.
Robert Lang '51-Inducted 1993
In 1951, Lang scored 72 points on 12 touchdowns in eight contests for the Bloomsburg football team. He scored at least once in seven games and multiple times in five outings. His 12 touchdowns remained a single-season record for 43 seasons. He held almost all of the Huskies' rushing records for several seasons, earning first team all-state honors in 1951. He later played semiprofessional football.
James Mailey '80-Inducted 1993
Mailey was a part of the men's soccer team that went as high as second place in national rankings and made its first appearance in the NCAA playoffs. During his career, the Huskies posted a four-year record of 37-10-1. In those four years, he scored 62 goals and had 27 assists. He also holds the Bloomsburg single-season record of 22 goals and 13 assists and is second on the PSAC all-time scoring list. Mailey was the leading sprinter in track and field for the Huskies, earning an invitation to the national championships in the 100-meter dash.
Dave Superdock '83-Inducted 1993
Superdock was a four-year starter for Bloomsburg's nationally ranked men's tennis team. He helped the Huskies to conference championships in each of his four seasons. He compiled a record of 106-31, winning seven PSAC individual titles (4 singles, 3 double crowns). Superdock was also a three-time national qualifier earning All-American honors in both singles and doubles. He holds the Huskies' record for consecutive singles victories with 18 and was a two-time winner of the Team's Alumni Award. Superdock was a two-time NCAA Scholar/Athlete, the Arthur Ashe Award recipient in 1983 and the Top NCAA Division II Scholar/Athlete in 1983.
Palmer Toto '69-Inducted 1993
Toto was a three-time all-conference selection as leader and point guard for the Huskies' basketball team. At one time, he held the school record for assists in a game and assists per game. Toto has earned several in-season all-tournament selections in his three years with the club. Following graduation, he coached at Woodrow Wilson High School, leading his team to a conference title and a pair of appearances in the state quarterfinals. Toto received several "Coach of the Year" awards.
William "Buck" Byham '53-Inducted 1994
Byham was a seven-time letter winner at Bloomsburg, playing three years of both basketball and baseball and one year of football. On the hardwoods, Byham finished second on the team in scoring in the 1951-52 season. For his efforts, he was named to an All-Pennsylvania Collegiate Basketball Team Honorable Mention selection. On the baseball diamond, Byham was equally as good. In 1951, he threw back-to-back complete games in a four-day span, striking out 13 batters each time. After Bloomsburg, Byham spent 30 years in radio and was the voice of the Little League World Series for over 31 years, winning the W. Harold Hartman Friendship Award for his commitment to Little League baseball.
George Chaump '58-Inducted 1994
Chaump was a four-year member of the football team and three-year member of the wrestling team at Bloomsburg. In football, he was a three-year starter, missing his junior year with an injury. After graduation, Chaump went on to coach high school football, compiling a record of 58-4, winning six conference titles and six Coach of the Year awards. In addition, Chaump was an assistant at Ohio State and the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He then moved on to be head coach at Indiana University (Pa.), Marshall University and the U.S. Naval Academy.
Robert Gibble '68-Inducted 1994
Gibble was a four-year letter winner for the baseball team. In 1966, he led the Huskies in games pitched, complete games, innings pitched and strikeouts. In 1968, he led the team in wins, ERA, strikeouts and innings pitched. Over his entire collegiate career, Gibble averaged over one strikeout per inning pitched. After graduation, he signed a professional baseball contract with the Oakland Athletics and played in the Gulf Coast, Florida State and Southern leagues before retiring.
Dan Kemple '40-Inducted 1994
Kemple was a member of the Bloomsburg track and field, cross country and basketball teams at Bloomsburg. In track and field, he helped the Huskies go undefeated four straight years and win four conference titles. He also took part in the Penn Relays and, as a freshman and sophomore, was a member of the first-place mile relay team. In cross country, Kemple lost his first dual meet and never lost again, in his career, in dual-meet action.
Art Luptowski '73-Inducted 1994
Luptowski totaled 598 points and 333 assists in his basketball career with the Huskies. In his four-year career, he earned first team all-conference honors as well as second team all-conference honors and was named an NAIA District 19 all-star. Luptkowski held school records for assists in a regular season and career and still holds Bloomsburg's single game record for assists.
Tina Souders '84-Inducted 1994
Souders was one of the first All-Americans in softball for the Huskies, earning All-American honors in 1982, 1983 and 1984. She was part of the two PSAC Championship teams that twice placed second in the NCAA East Regional. During her four seasons, the Huskies were 114-17, a winning percentage of .870. Souders ERA of 0.25 led the nation in 1982, while career mark of 0.34 is third best all-time in NCAA Division II. During her career, Souders won 74 games, recorded 635 strikeouts and pitched a school-record 46 shutouts in her 610 career innings.
Jon Bardsley '82-Inducted 1995
Bardsley was a standout on the hardwoods for the Huskies earning All-American honors as a senior. He is the school career leader in assists with 589 while scoring 1,252 points. Bardsley helped the Huskies to a PSAC Eastern Division and PSAC overall championship in the 1980-81 season and is one of only four players to have his jersey number retired.
Mike Blake '82-Inducted 1995
Blake was a standout on the gridiron for the Huskies and earned first team Associated Press All-American honors as a senior in 1982 and honorable mention honors as a junior. His best season was 1981, as a junior, when he caught 55 passes for 731 yards and two touchdowns. Three-times Blake was named PSAC first team all-conference.
Stephen Eachus '78-Inducted 1995
Eachus was one of the top distance runners for both the cross country and track and field teams. As a cross country runner, he won all but two of his dual meets in four years and won the PSAC title in both 1977 and 1978. He also finished second in the 1978 NCAA championships and was a three-time All-American. In track and field, Eachus set eight school records, including both the indoor and outdoor two- and three-mile races and the outdoor 5,000 and 10,000 meter races.
Philip Lockcuff '60-Inducted 1995
Lockcuff earned three letters in both football and baseball for the Huskies. He went on to an outstanding coaching career in high school wrestling, posting a record of 270-32-4 over 27 years. Lockcuff was a three-time "AAA" Pennsylvania Coach of the Year (1984, 1985, 1991) and a 13-time District IV "AAA" Coach of the Year. His teams were Susquehanna Valley Conference champions numerous times and Northeast Regional "AAA" team champions several times.
Cathy Sheridan '84-Inducted 1995
Sheridan was a three-time All-American swimmer from 1981-83 for the Huskies and was a member of two national championship relay teams in 1982. She won the school's first-ever PSAC title in the 200-yard breaststroke and established or helped establish eight individual and relay records. During her association with the team, the Huskies combined for a 34-6 record. The team was PSAC runners-up all four years she was a member and the AIAW Division III national runners-up in 1981-82.
Rich Budweg '78-Inducted 1996
Budweg was a standout on the Bloomsburg baseball team earning first team PSAC All-Conference honors in 1977 and 1978 and second team Mid-Atlantic region honors in 1976. In 1978, he ranked fourth in the NCAA with 11.7 strikeouts per nine innings, while his 0.66 ERA, a school record, was second nationally. Budweg holds 11 school records and was the first player in Bloomsburg history to throw a no-hitter with a 1-0 win over Shippensburg, May 1, 1977. His career record at Bloomsburg was 8-8, a strong showing considering Bloomsburg finished above .500 just once in his four years. Budweg also posted impressive career marks of a 2.52 ERA and 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings. He was an eighth-round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals and later signed with the New York Yankees.
John Nemetz '55-Inducted 1996
As a football standout, Nemetz was named to the 1951 Associated Press All-Teacher's college first team, the All-East team in 1953 and the Little All-American team in 1953-54. As a wrestling coach, he posted a record of 212-62-8, including 58 consecutive dual-meet victories. Nemetz was inducted into the Shore Conference Hall of Fame in 1991 and the South Jersey Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1992.
Don Reese '82-Inducted 1996
Reese is the only wrestler to win an individual Eastern Wrestling League title in each of his four seasons. Twice he won at 126 pounds and twice at 134 pounds. In 1982, he advanced to the NCAA Division I National Final where he finished as a runner-up, earning All-American honors. As a senior, Reese was a PSAC champion, EWL champion and was named Athlete of the Year. He is the all-time winningest wrestler in Bloomsburg history with a record of 126-22-4.
Deb Long Stoudt '84-Inducted 1996
Stoudt was a three-time All-American field hockey player for the Huskies and part of the 1981 national championship field hockey team and the 1982 national championship softball team. She scored the lone goal in both PSAC and national field hockey title games as a senior. In 1982, she made the East team at the U.S. Sports Festival in Indianapolis, ranking her among the nation's top 65 performers. In 1981, she was one of the youngest players to reach the Olympic tryout stage.
Robert Vance '80-Inducted 1996
Vance was the first tennis player in Bloomsburg history to reach 100 wins and the first to win four consecutive conference titles, in either singles or doubles. He finished his career with a singles record of 108-36. His two individual Pennsylvania Conference singles titles in 1979 and 1980 helped the Huskies to their first two PSAC team titles. Vance was the first player to advance to the NCAA tournament three consecutive years, twice as part of a doubles team and once in singles. Along with his four doubles championships, Vance won two Eastern Intercollegiate titles in doubles play.
Jim Doyle '72-Inducted 1997
Doyle has been the "Voice of the Huskies" since 1970, broadcasting for WHLM/WJMW radio in Bloomsburg on a part-time basis and now on a full-time basis. He produces and hosts a weekly one-hour show dedicated to local athletes called 'Sunday Morning Quarterback.' Doyle is the first member of the electronic media to receive the PSAC Media Award. He was twice honored by the Associated Press for sports reporting. Doyle has been teaching sophomore English at a nearby high school for over 25 years.
Barry Francisco '84-Inducted 1997
A four-year starter for the Huskies' basketball team, Francisco is among the school's all-time leaders in points scored with 1,479. He holds the career record for consecutive games started (121) and consecutive games played (124) and was a two-time Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference all-star and a two-time All-PSAC selection. The Huskies won two PSAC Eastern Division titles, the PSAC championship and reached the NCAA playoffs three times.
Dave Gibas '74-Inducted 1997
Gibas was Bloomsburg's first All-American swimmer. He was undefeated in dual-meet competition, while winning PSAC titles in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle. Gibas was the NAIA national champion in the 50-yard event in 1971 and held multiple individual and relay team, pool and PSAC records at Bloomsburg.
Gwen Petersohn '85-Inducted 1997
Upon graduation, Petersohn held seven individual and four relay records. Her lone remaining record is the 200-yard individual medley time of 2:08.56, which she set in winning a national championship her senior year. Petersohn also owns four national titles as a member of relay units as a freshman and was an NCAA finalist in three individual events.
She earned All-American honors seven times. In her career, Petersohn won three PSAC titles.
Frank Sheptock '86-Inducted 1997
Sheptock was a three-time first team Associated Press All-American in football and a four-time All-PSAC selection. He holds nearly all of Bloomsburg's defensive records, including career tackles (537). He set the standard for tackles in a game with 23 in the 1985 national semifinal game and holds the season record for stops (159). The Huskies reached the PSAC Championship game twice during his four years, winning the title in 1985. That same year, the Huskies reached the semifinals of the NCAA championships with a school-record 12 wins. Following graduation, Sheptock moved into coaching, first as an assistant and later as a head coach, at Wilkes University. He was voted to the NCAA Division II Team of the Quarter Century in 1997.
Marty Coyne '83-Inducted 1998
Coyne was a standout on the tennis courts for the Huskies and is the only person to win PSAC titles as both a player and coach. He posted a career singles record of 112-29, which ranks third all-time at Bloomsburg. He was also one of Bloomsburg's first All-American tennis players. Coyne is also one of only three players in PSAC history to win PSAC singles, doubles and team championships all four years of his career. He was a PSAC flight one singles champion two times and a flight one doubles champion three times. He was an NCAA championship tournament participant three consecutive years. With his doubles partner, Dave Superdock, the pair combined to post a record of 46-16. Coyne was also named the university's outstanding underclass male athlete of the year in 1982.
Jean Millen Daughtry '86-Inducted 1998
Millen Daughtry was a two-time softball All-American and holds Bloomsburg records for base on balls in both a season and game, most career putouts and is tied for the highest all-time fielding percentage. As a member of the women's basketball team, Millen Daughtry finished her career with 1,113 points, seventh all-time at Bloomsburg. She is also second on the all-time list with 942 rebounds and still holds Bloomsburg records for rebounds in a game with 24 and in a season with 390. Her rebounding averages of 15.6 for the season and 14.2 for her career are also Bloomsburg records.
Robert Hall '63-Inducted 1998
Hall was a standout on the mats for the Huskies. He was the first Bloomsburg wrestler to place (fifth) in NCAA competition and first to be named All-American. He was also an NAIA champion and a two-time PSAC champion. Along with his fifth-place NCAA finish, Hall was third at the NAIA championships as a senior helping him earn the school's Robert B. Redman award as the Outstanding Senior Athlete in 1963.
A teacher for over 30 years, Hall helped start the wrestling program at Cocalico (Pa.) High School in 1963. In 1970, he coach three sectional champions and a runner-up in the Lancaster County League.
Russ Verhousky '53-Inducted 1998
Verhousky was a standout on the football field for the Huskies and helped the team to a record of 28-4-1 in his four years under Hall of Fame coach Robert Redman. Playing both offense and defense, Verhousky was a four-time letterwinner for the Huskies, often times playing the entire game. As a junior in 1951, he on the last undefeated Huskies' team and was co-captain for one game, an honor usually reserved for seniors. As a senior, he was named to the first-team All-Teacher's College team, while, as a junior, he was named honorable mention All-Pennsylvania by the Associated Press and second-team All-Teacher's College.
Tony Woods '86-Inducted 1998
Woods was a two-time Associated Press All-American as a defensive back with the football team, earning second team honors in 1984 and third team status in 1985. He also was selected to the Kodak All-American football team in 1985 by the American Football Coaches Association. Woods was also a three-time PSAC first team selection and holds the school record for interceptions for both a season and career with 10 and 26, respectively. A key member of the special teams for the Huskies, he also holds the team single-game record for highest kick return average (36.5), which he achieved during the team's first NCAA Division II playoff appearance against North Alabama.
In his four seasons, Bloomsburg registered a combined record of 24-18-1, including a 12-1 campaign in 1985. Woods was a member of the Huskies' 1985 PSAC championship squad which defeated Indiana, Pa., 31-9 and eventually reached the national semifinals. The Huskies also reached the 1984 title game where they lost to California, Pa., 21-14.
As a member of the Bloomsburg track team, Woods won the 1985 PSAC 100-meter race and finished third in the 200-meter race. In 1984, Woods was third in the 100-meter race and second in the 200-meter race at the PSAC championships.
Ricky Bonomo '88-Inducted 1999
Ricky Bonomo is the Huskies' most decorated wrestler in school history. Three times an NCAA, EWL and PSAC champion at 118 pounds, he put together a career record of 116-12-3, third best in school history. As a sophomore, Ricky was 34-2 with nine pins and 11 technical falls. In his junior season, Ricky was 28-3 with a second national title. As a senior, Ricky was 28-2 and won his third national title. Ricky also won three PSAC and EWL Wrestler of the Year awards.
Rocky Bonomo '87-Inducted 1999
Rocky Bonomo was a two-time All-American finishing fourth and eighth at 126 pounds at the NCAA championships. He was a three-time EWL and PSAC champion and is fourth on the Huskies all-time win list with a record of 110-19, a .853 winning percentage. As a sophomore Rocky was 35-2 and 35-8 as a junior with 10 technical falls. Despite missing part of his senior year with injury, Rocky was 13-4 and helped the Huskies to a fifth place finish at the NCAA championships. Rocky has been an assistant coach at Lock Haven University for the last nine years.
Jay DeDea '88-Inducted 1999
DeDea was an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American and a finalist for the Harlon Hill Award in 1987 finishing fifth. He is the school record holder for career pass attempts (1,051), career completions (518), total plays-career (1,354), total offense-career (6,384 yards) and longest TD pass (94 yards). He helped the Huskies to the 1985 NCAA national semifinals, two PSAC championships and a record of 27-10-1 during his career. He finished his career with a PSAC record, 7,026 yards and 56 touchdowns.
Sue Kocher '87-Inducted 1999
Kocher was a two-time All-American and a three-time All-PSAC selection in softball and is the only pitcher in school history to throw a no-hitter and a perfect game in the same day. She had a career record of 71-13 with a 0.47 ERA, 485 strikeouts while throwing eight no-hitters, including two perfect games. At the plate, Kocher had 71 RBI and 65 runs scored. She helped the Huskies to a four-year record of 142-26, four PSAC titles and a third-place finish at the NCAA Division II championships. She was also a four-year member of the women's basketball team.
Glenn Noack '86-Inducted 1999
Noack is third on the Huskies' all-time scoring list for men's basketball with 1,504 points. He holds Bloomsburg records for consecutive free throws with 33 and free throw percentage for a season and career. Noack was the ECAC Co-Rookie of the Year as a freshman, two-time PSAC first team All-Star, two-time Player of the Year at Bloomsburg University, two-time ECAC All-Star and NABC East Region first team All-Star as a senior.