Class of 2010The Hall of Fame Committee inducted the following students, coach and team into the Glassboro High School Sports Hall of Fame.Marilyn Campbell PlasketMarilyn Campbell Plasket played field hockey at Glassboro for four years, competing as a quarter back under Coach Dorothy Emerson. She also played basketball for four years, capturing the Tri-County League title in her senior year. Marilyn was also active in Glassboro High School band, choir, drama club, color guard, honors society and other organizations. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Glassboro State College, competing in field hockey, ping pong and basketball during her undergraduate years. To say she is an active member of the Glassboro community is an understatement. She taught for many years in the schools, earning the Superintendent of Schools Teacher Commendation Award in 1996. She served as Chair of the Glassboro Bicentennial Committee, Secretary of the Glassboro State Alumni Association, Chair of the Bowe School 25th anniversary celebration and chair of the Hollybush Summit Communications Committee. Marilyn is a member of the GHS Hall of Distinguished Alumni and she and her husband Jack live in Salem.
My Life in Retrospect
Prior to 1988 Glassboro was synonymous with home.
Children of the Great Depression, my sister, Barbara, and I loved to roam open fields of daisies and violets which softened the dreariness of our world.
Under our mother’s protective gaze, our young lives unfurled.
School days passed uneventfully against the background of a World at War with a developing interest in athletics and working at the 5 & 10 cent store.
As a member of Glassboro’s Class of ’46, my athletic skills began to shine. Academic studies, school plays and church work consumed the rest of my time.
Freshman year at Glassboro Teacher College brought a life altering event, a handsome “ex” B-17 navigator made a heart- warming descent.
Jack Plasket became my classmate, my sweetheart and best friend. Three daughters and 60 years later he’s still the guy on whom I depend.
The ensuing years were revealing. A masters Degree, teaching grade school art, and six amazing grandchildren to tug at my heart.
Serving as the Bicentennial chairlady and secretary to the Tercentenary committee allowed me to show my allegiance to my beloved Summit City.
Retirement brought a transition to Salem County and our new cottage on the Delaware River.
While trips may take me to Iceland and beyond, Glassboro will be my home forever. . .
New Jersey Poetic SocietyBilly Cioffi
William Cioffi, Jr., 1982
“Billy” Cioffi was captain of the GHS football Group I State Championship team in his senior year. He was named All Group I that year. He also earned 1st Team Olympic Conference and was a three-year Varsity Letter winner. As a wrestler, Bill was a member of the Olympic Conference Championship team for two years and of the South Jersey Group I Finalist team for three years. He was named 1st Team All-Olympic Conference for three years, 1st Team Group 1 (one year) and 2nd Team All South Jersey (one year). He was the three-time Christmas tournament Champion, the District 29 Champion and placed third in Region 8. His senior year record was 29-1. Bill also wrestled in college at Glassboro State, winning the Metropolitan Championship and Zone Championship each for three years. He was three times named 1st Team All-Conference and was a national qualifier for four years. He was named All American in 1988 and served as Captain of the wrestling team for two years. He was MVP of the Trenton National Qualifier for two years and racked up 100 college wins. He has coached wrestling at Glassboro, Clearview Regional and Pitman High Schools, coaching conference and state championship wrestlers and teams in all three schools. He and his wife Doris live in Pitman.Austin Datz
The late Austin Datz was a community man who dedicated his whole life to baseball and children. He enjoyed playing baseball, but more coaching little league and teaching young children the fundamentals of the game. He played baseball at GHS and after graduation joined the Mullica Hill Semi-Pro team. He played briefly with the Chicago White Sox Minor League Team, but preferred to return to Mullica Hill where he could be close to his family and coach. He was the first president of the Harrison Township Athletic Association and started Little League baseball in Harrison. He organized the Bi-County League for 13-15 year olds in 1969 and coached four teams to championship titles. Austin was a charter member of the Old Timers Club and served as Mayor of Harrison Township from 1992-95. Earlier this year, the Harrison Township Little League honored him by dedicating the Austin R. Datz Memorial Field House in his honor. Austin’s wife Myrtle continues to live in Mullica Hill.Chris Deilia
Chris Delia played quarterback of the Bulldog football squad for three years under Coach John Aveni. He earned a JV letter and two varsity letters and was also named All-Group 1 and All-Conference. The team won the Group 1 Championship in 1981. Chris also wrestled for four years, earning a JV letter and three Varsity letters. He was Captain of the district championship team in his senior year. As a baseball player for three years, Chris won two Varsity letters and was named All-Conference in his senior year. In his senior year, Chris earned the Coaches Award for best athlete. He attended Glassboro State College where he was quarterback of the conference championship team. He was assistant football coach at Glassboro High School from 1988-98. He and his wife Margie live in Mullica Hill.Robert "Rob" Johnson
Rob Johnson was a three-year starter on the GHS football team, playing tight end for 27 consecutive games under Coach Jim Doyle. In 1963 he was named 2nd Team South Jersey Group 2. Rob also played varsity basketball for four years, earning three varsity letters and starting for two years. He led the team in assists in his senior year on the way to the South Jersey Group 2 Sectional Finals. As a baseball player for three years, he won three varsity letters and started every game. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Trenton State College where he played varsity basketball for two years. He is an NJSIAA varsity basketball official, rating among the top ten among 800 officials for the last 10 years. Rob has taught and coached at Clearview Regional High School for 13 years, including two years as Athletic Director. He served on the Clearview Board of Education from 1993-2005, serving as President of the Board for two years. Rob and his wife Cindy live in Sewell.Harold Knorr
Harold Knorr as a left-handed pitcher in Glassboro from 1938-42, boasting 18 consecutive wins during his career and earning a scholarship to Trenton State College. He also played football and wrestling, each for one year, and was active in intramural basketball, softball and tag ball. He was a member of the Future Farmers of America and Chaplain of Boys Hi-Y. Harold served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1943-45 before attending the Camden County Vocational Technical School, becoming a First Class carpenter. He played baseball with the Elmer Aces and the Glassboro AC team. He competed in AAA baseball with the Wilmington Blue Rock and the Lancaster Red Roses. He was offered a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies but did not sign. Harold lives in Pitman.Honorable Walter "Rusty" Marshall
Rusty Marshall played football for four years, earning a JV letter and two Varsity letters. He earned four Varsity letters on the track team. In his senior year he took second place in the Bridgeton Relays, placing second in the 880 and 1st in the mile relay. He placed third in the Penn Relays, earning a school record, and was fourth overall in the Olympic Conference. He earned first place in South Jersey Group I. He earned the Class of 1967 Scholar/Athlete Award. A graduate of Temple University Law School, he currently serves as a Superior Court Judge and resides with his wife Bonnie in Pitman.Joe Mazzeo
Joe Mazzeo played football for four years under Coach John Aveni, and was named All Gloucester County 1st Team, All South Jersey Group I 1st Team, All Conference 1st Team, All SJ 3RD Team. He was awarded the MVP Defensive Player Award in his senior year. He was lineman of the week and received the Mayor’s award in the 34-8 win for the SJ Group 1. Joe was a 2 way starter for the 1983 11-0 Bulldogs. He blocked for 2 of South Jersey’s best running backs ever, Gordon Lockbaum and Sean Redman. He also led the team in both QB sacks, with 10, and in tackles for loss, with 15. He was also a member of the 1981 Group 1 Champs. Joe also excelled at baseball. He was a 3 year starter under Coach Dan Corradetti and was the starting right fielder on the 1982 Olympic Conference Championship team. He received the teams Most Improved Award and was SJ Group 1 Honorable Mention. He hit .425 and was the 1984 state batting champion with a .547 average. Joe was All Conference 1st team, all South Jersey Group1 First Team, All Gloucester County 1st Team and all SJ Honorable Mention. He was team captain and also received the William Wilt award along with the team MVP in his senior year. In 1986, Joe was scouted by Paul Owens and tried out for the Philadelphia Phillies. Joe and his wife, Christa, reside in Glassboro with their five children, Alexis, Rocco, Vito, Maciana and Georgio. Joe currently works at Rowan University and spends his spare time coaching baseball and attending all of his children’s sporting events.Dr. Jack McCulley
Jack McCulley was a halfback on the football team for four years, earning three Varsity letters and a freshman year letter. In his senior year he was team Captain and earned All-Olympic Conference National Division, All South Jersey Group 2 and was named GHS Most Outstanding Back. He also earned the Glassboro Rotary Most Valuable Player Award and the Glassboro Enterprise Most Consistent Team Player Award. Jack was a three-time Varsity letter winner on the baseball team, earning the William A. Wilt Most Valuable Player Award in 1969. He was also named All-South Jersey Group II Outfielder and All-Olympic Conference National Division Outfielder. He played Track & Field for one year, earning a Varsity letter and a silver medal at the Bridgeton Relays. He took first place in the Olympic Conference Freshman Meet in the 440 and pole vault. He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Eastern Kentucky University. He received a second master’s degree from Rowan University and a Doctorate of Education from Nova Southeastern University. Jack serves as Superintendent of Sterling Regional School District and was previously Assistant Superintendent of the Salem County Vocational Technical Schools. Jack and his wife Mary Jo live in Monroeville.George Sutor,Head Coach of the 1978 Undefeated State Championship Boy's Basketball team
Coach George Sutor and the stellar undefeated 1978 boy’s basketball squad will both be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. Coach Sutor took his team to the state finals four out of the five years he coached from 1975-79, including an undefeated season (26-0) and the state title in 1978 along with assistant coach Anthony Aaron. Coach Sutor’s teams captured the Olympic Conference title all five years and won four South Jersey Group I titles. He racked up a career record of 124-16 at Glassboro High School. George also coached the undefeated football squad in 1975. He currently resides in Holcomb, Wisconsin.1978Undefeated State Championship Boys Basketball
The team finished the 1978 season undefeated, 26-0. The Bulldogs victory in the Group I State Championship was over Newark Technical School by score of 70 to 65. Head Coach George Sutor guided the bulldogs to the championship in their 4th consecutive try. Anthony Aaron assisted Coach Sutor during Glassboro’s streak of 26 straight victories and capturing the 4 Boro Christmas Tournament.
The senior laden team was led by David Birts, Howard McNeil, Bill Strain and Robert Bateman. Other team members were Gerald Winchester, Derek Harris, Thomas Payne, Brian Lester, George Donnelly, Walt Garrison, Thomas Harrell, David Lisa, Kevin Bland, Robert Strain, Darnel Martin, Dwayne Fowler and Stacy Lee. Shawn Dalton and John Scott were team mangers.