Class of 1998Inductees:
Class of 1965Charles was an outstanding two sport performer. His size and toughness was a tremendous asset as he helped lead Jim Doyle's football team to an 8-1 record in 1964. He was both an offensive and defensive end. His play as defensive end helped Glassboro hold opponents to an average of only 6 points per game. in basketball he was the team leader that led the team to three straight playoff appearances. His 41 points set the school standard that remained unequaled for several years. He earned all conference and all county honors. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, began his career as a teacher and is presently a school administrator in Lynchburg, Virginia. He and his wife, Lois, have two children, Keith and Keonya.
Joann Alberti Colarourio
Class of 1973Joanne was one of the finest female athletes to graduate from Glassboro. She earned twelve varsity letters: four in field hockey, four in basketball and four in softball. In field hockey her team won three conferences titles including the State Championship All Groups in 1972. The 1972 team scored 63 goals and allowed their opponents only 6 while posting an 18-0 record. She earned All Conference and All SJ Honors. In basketball her teams also won three Olympic Conference titles. In softball she played first base on teams that also won three consecutive Olympic Conference titles. Joanne played field hockey at Glassboro State and earned her teaching degree. She is presently teaching business courses at Millville Junior High School. Joanne lives in Somers Point with her husband, Ken, and their two sons, Anthony and Joe.
Class of 1968Lou was an outstanding football player. He earned all conference first team honors and State Group 1 first team honors. Lou earned his way as an outstanding runner and top notch tackler. He was a leading scorer in SJ. In both his Junior and Senior years, Lou helped coach Marv Slomsky's team win two conference championships and a two year record of 16-2. Lou was the top sprinter in both winter and fall track. In track Lou ran the sprints, the hurdles and long jump. He won four events in the Olympic Conference meet. Lou played football for Temple University, graduated from Glassboro State College and began his career as a teacher and coach at Glassboro High School before relocating and teaching in Southern California. Lou and his wife, Joyce, live in Redonda Beach, Ca.
John Emgenbroich - Class of 1963John earned varsity letters in both football and track. His play as an offensive lineman helped Glassboro average nearly three touchdowns a game, most of them helped by a strong running game. Anchoring a strong defensive line, Glassboro shut out three opponents. For his efforts, John earned all conference honors, 1st team all South Jersey Group 1 adn 2nd team All state. In track, his efforts in the field events helped Glassboro earn third place in the state meet. He received a degree at Bridgeport University in Business Administration and is presently a Vice President for Goble & Associates in Chicago. He and wife, Kerry, have one son, Damon.JANICE BOWER JENKINSClass of 1976
Jann earned four varsity letters in field hockey including one her freshman year on the State of Champions of 1972. She earned two Olympic All Conference 1st Team Honors, two SJ Group 1st Team Honors and was All South Jersey All Groups 1st Team in 1975. She earned four varsity letters in basketball and a strong rebounder and team player. In track she was a member of the relay team that set the school record in the mile and the 440. She set the school record in the 110 low hurdles and the 440 dash. Jann graduated from Glassboro State where she played on the field hockey team and set records on the swim team. She won the College Award for the best athlete in her senior year. She has taught physical education at Glassboro before moving to teach pre-schoolers in Salem. She coaches community girls soccer in Pennsville. She and her husband, Bill, live in Salem with their two children, Billy and Cindi.George JohnsonClass of 1977George was one of the finest track performers at Glassboro. He was a sprinter, a hurdler, long jumper and relay runner. He was All Conference, All South Jersey and All State. He was the Gloucester county champion in teh 120 yd high hurdles and 220 yd dash and two time New Jersey champion in both events. He placed first in the 200m dash at the Delaware Valley's Meet of Champions held at Franklin Field. As a relay runner, his team still holds the 4 x 100 Woodbury relays Group I record, 42.8, set in 1977. In football, George used his speed to become an outstanding receiver and a top defensive end. He was a member of Glassboro's first undefeated football team. At Gloucester County college, George continued his winning performances. He became a Junior College All American when he placed in the 110 race at the Nationals held in Eugene, Oregon. George is currently coaching Glassboro's Park and Recreations successful track teams, basketball teams and football teams. George is currently employed by the Visiting Nurses Assoc. of South Jersey. He and his wife, Ida, reside in Glassboro with their three sons, Darius, George and Juwan.
Class of 1969Bill was another in a line of three sport athletes. He earned 11 varsity letters. Four in cross country, three in basketball and four in baseball. In basketball he was the team captain and the point guard. He led the team in assists, 103, and foul shooting, 70%. He earned All Conference 1st Team Honors and the team was the conference champions. In baseball, Bill was a varsity starter for four years as an infielder. He had a career batting average of .310. He earned All Conference 1st Team Honors and All South Jersey Group II 1st Team Honors. He continued his athletics at Glassboro State College and earned a degree in teaching. Bill has taught at Eastern High School since graduation and has coached tennis, baseball and basketball. Bill lives in Pitman with his wife, Carol, and their two children, Kelly and Mark.
Class 1969Randy was also a fine three sport athlete earning letters in Football, Wrestling and Track. In football, he was an outstanding lineman earning All Conference 1st Team Honors. He teamed with fellow inductee Gary Saul to anchor an outstanding line on the championship 1968 team. In 1969, he helped the football team earn a 7-2 record. In wrestling, Randy earned a four year record of 43-11-4. He placed in the districts. In track he was a fine discus thrower, winning the SJ Group 1 Honors and placing 5th in the State Group 1 Meet. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University where he was a member of the wrestling team. He earned his BA Degree in Business Administration. He presently works for the Haab Oil Company in Philadelphia. He and his wife, Andrea, live in Washington Township with their two sons, Mark and David.
Class of 1985Matt was all everything as a soccer player. He was a four year starter for the Bulldogs helping them win an Olympic Conference Championship. Matt earned All Conference First Team Honors twice and in his senior year he was All South Jersey and All State. The New Jersey Soccer Assoc. named him the top defensive player of the year in 1984. The Tri County Conference named him as their Top Scholar Athlete in 1985. Matt was also an excellent catcher on the baseball team that won the Diamond Classic. He earned All Conference Honors as a senior. Matt attended Elizabethtown College and became a Division III All American on their nationally ranked soccer team. Matt and his wife live in Washington Township.
Class of 1968Gary was a fine three sport athlete earning letters in football, basketball and baseball. In football he was the team co-captain and outstanding lineman on the Olympic Conference Championship team and the top Group 1 football team in the state. He earned all conference honors, All SJ first team and All State Group 1 3rd team. In basketball he was the top rebounder and team captain. He wasa member of the Championship baseball teams in 1967 and 1968. Gary continued his football career at North Carolina State, graduating with a BS in Zoology, a Masters from Louisiana State University adn a PhD from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Gary is employed by Texas Wildlife and Fisheries. Gary and his wife, Mary, are living in Austin, Texas. They have two children, Katie and Devon.
Class of 1986Kim made her mark as one of Glassboro's top female basketball players. She set a career mark of 1222 points and earned four varsity letters. As a junior she set the school mark of 519 points scored in one year. She earned 1st Team All Conference Honors twice and All South Jersey Group I First Team as a senior. During her four years as a starter, Glassboro averaged fifteen wins a season. Kim was also a fine track performer, earning three varsity letters as a sprinter, a hurdler and a relay runner. She earned a scholarship to Marist College in New York and was a four year letter winner. After graduation, Kim returned to the South Jersey area and currently lives in Glassboro.
James "Tony" Thornton
Class of 1978Long before Tony earned the nickname, "The Punching Postman", he was a top notch athlete at Glassboro High School. He was a speedy halfback on the football team, earning back of the week honors from the Touchdown Club and earned All Olympic Conference Honors as a hard tackling defensive back. He was a member of Glassboro's first undefeated football team. Tony was also an outstanding performer on the track team running the sprint races as well as the relays. At West Chester University, Tony decided to try boxing and became the University's best boxer. Tony won the USBA 160 LB Championship the following year. His honors include the NAACP's professional boxer of the year, induction into New Jersey's Boxing Hall of Fame and induction into Gloucester County's Hall of Fame. Tony is a supervisor with the US Postal Service and lives in Glassboro with his wife, Carol, and their two children, Ashley and Tony, Jr.