Class of 2016: Inductees
Larry Bland - Class of 1986
Larry Bland - Class of 1986Larry Bland, a 1986 GHS graduate, hold the record for the most points scored in Glassboro High School basketball history, 2,339, which, in 1986, was the third-highest total in NJSIAA South Jersey history. He was South Jersey's leading NJSIAA scorer as a junior (27.8 points per game) and a senior. Currently he is number 17 in South Jersey scoring history. Bland was a silky smooth swingman who displayed the area's deadliest baseline jumper. He was named to the Tri-County Classic Division All Star Team in 1984, 1985 and 1986. Bland was named to the Courier-Post All-South Jersey Teams in 1985 and 1986. He led South Jersey in scoring in 1986 with 922 points and in 1985 with 779 points. In 1986, his senior year, Larry averaged 38.5 points per game and scored 60 points against St. James High School. Following high school, Larry played two seasons at Arizona Central, averaging 20 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in his second season before transferring to Seton Hall University. He is the proud father of two children, Althena Gaines and Larry Bland, Jr. and one granddaughter, Layla Bland. He currently resides in Williamstown, NJ.Bonnie Donovan DeFriece - Class of 1981Bonnie Donovan DeFriece - Class of 1981Bonnie was a 1981 graduate of GHS. She was a 3-year Varsity Field Hockey starter as a defensive halfback. She played on the 1980 team that won the South Jersey Group 1 Title. She was named 2nd team All-Conference and 2nd Team All South Jersey Group 1 her senior year. She competed for four years at the varsity level in winter and spring track. In 1978, her freshman year, she ran the second-leg position on the 440 relay team that won the Group 1 State Championship and set a school record in this event. She received the MVP award for the GHS track team in 1979 and 1980. In 1980 she was named to the All Gloucester County Girls Track Team, won the Gloucester County Championship in the 400m, and finished second in the South Jersey Group 1 Sectionals in the 800m. Throughout her 4 years she competed in several events including: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and both relay teams. Bonnie continued to play four years of Field hockey in college. Her freshman year she was part of the undefeated Trenton State College team that won the NCAA Divison III championship in 1981. That team was inducted into TCNJ Hall of Fame in 2006. She was the starting halfback on the 1982 team that placed 2nd at the NCAA Division III Championships and the 1983 team that again won the NCAA Division III Championship title. She transferred to Glassboro State College her senior year after changing her major to Health and Physical Education. She player her senior year of field hockey at Glassboro State College and varisty lacrosse that spring season. She also came back to GHS to help as an assistant coach for the field hockey team for several years after graduating college. Bonnie has taught physical education for the last 29 years in the Logan Township School District. She resides in Delaware with her husband Paul and their two children, Jenny and Matthew.Matthew Enuco- Class of 2002Matthew Enuco- Class of 2002Matt earned 12 varsity letters at GHS in baseball, swimming, football and soccer. Matt's notable achievements were on the baseball diamond and in the pool. In his senior year, Matt was named First-Team All -Tri-County Conference as an infielder. Matt played shortstop, batting .512 with three home runs, and pitched with an ERA under 3.5 runs. He was invited to the Cocoa Beach Florida Baseball Showcase and was awarded the MVP of the showcase. As a swimmer, Matt qualified for the NJSIAA State Championship in the 50m freestyle where he placed ninth. Matt earned First-Team All-Tr-County Conference Honors his junior year (50m freestyle) and in his senior year (100 yard butterfly). Following high school, Matt continued his baseball career at Rowan University. Over his four years at Rowan, Matt compiled a .322 batting average with 209 hits. In his senior year, he hit .363 with sixteen doubles, two triples, three home runs, 48 runs scored, and 39 runs batted in. He received New Jersey Athletic First-Team Honors his junior year and honorable mention his senior year. In 2005, Matt received third-team honors from both the American Baseball Coaches Association for the Mid-Atlantic All Region and the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association. Matt played in the New York Collegiate Baseball League for the Watertown Wizards in 2004 and in the Coastal Plain League for the Peninsula Pilots in 2005. He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 36th round of the MLB draft. Matt now teaches health and physical education at GHS.Jayme Feriod Volz - Class of 2004Jayme Feriod Volz - Class of 2004Jayme was a three-sport varsity athlete throughout her high school career, winning a combined total of 11 varsity letters in field hockey, basketball, and softball at GHS. She won many accolades in all three sports. Some of Jayme's field hockey accomplishments include being named Most Valuable Offensive Player for GHS three years in a row and Tri-County 1st Team All-Star for three years. She also was 1st Team All-Group 1, 1st Team All-Group 2, 1st Team All-Area. She participated in the All-Area Senior All-Star game. Jayme's softball accomplishments include being named 1st Team All-Area tow years in a row, leading the area in stolen bases, winning the Top Scholar Athlete Award, and participating in the Senior All-Star game. Although she was more accomplished in field hockey and softball, she was also named Top Scholar Athlete in basketball and participated in the senior All-Star game. As a result of her accomplishments during her senior year, Jayme was nominated for the 2004 Clay Awards Field Hockey Player of the Year as well as Female Athlete of the Year. Jayme went on to play softball at Rutgers University-Camden where she was the starting second baseman. She succeeded at Rutgers, winning the NJAC Rookie of the Week (2005), NJAC Player of the Week (2006), and Second Team Academic All American (2006). Jayme scored the winning run in a close play at the plate to secure the NCAA Division III National Championship for Rutgers in 2006. Jayme and her team were inducted into the Rutgers-Camden Hall of Fame as the first team in Rutgers history to win a national championship. Jayme now lives in Atco, NJ with her husband. She is a mother of four children: Nylah (7), Shay (5), Jayda (4), and Jase (3). She also works part-time as a Mother-Baby nurse at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees, NJ and is very active in her church. Jayme is passionate about helping families and young children caught in generational poverty. She volunteers her time helping them gain the necessary skills to break that cycle.Jodi Feriod- Class of 2006Jodi Feriod- Class of 2006Jodi Feriod was a three-sport athlete earning 12 varsity letters throughout her career at GHS. Before graduating in 2006, Jodi received accolades in field hockey, basketball and softball. Jodi's achievements and recognition for the sport of field hockey included: First Team All South Jersey in 2005, FirstTeam All County in 2004 and 2005; Tri-County Conference All-Star in 2003-2005; selection for the Senior Showcase game in 2005; Captain for the 2004 and 2005 seasons; leading her team in 2005 to be the NJSIAA Group II Sectional Champions, TCC Classic Division Champions as well as the State Runner Up; Team Defensive MVP in 2004 and 2005, teh 2003 Tri-County Conference Classic Division Championship and being named Best All Around Player in 2002. Jodi's achievements for the sport of softball included: Tri-County Conference All-Star in 2006, Team MVP in 2006, the Bulldog Award winner in 2004, Top Senior Scholar Athlete in 2006, and team captain for the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Jodi contributed to another championship in 2005 for basketball when the team won the Tri-County Conference & Classic Division. Jodi's success as a student athlete was recognized even further when she received the Adam Taliaferro Foundation and Triple A of South Jersey Player of the year in 2005, US Marine Corp Distinguished Athlete Award in 2006, Tri-County Conference All Sportsmanship team in 2004-2005, Tri-County Conference Scholar Athlete award in 2006 and the Bloustein Distinguished Scholar in 2006. Jodi's success was not limited to the playing field. She graduated at the top of her class in high school and received a full academic scholarship to William Patterson University. She went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from William Patterson University in 2010 where she was named Student Major of the year in the Exercise Science Department in 2010, won the Academic Kinesiology Association National Scholar Award in 2010 and received the Student-Athlete Academic Excellence Award in 2009-2010. While at William Paterson, Jodi continued her athletic career, playing four years of Hockey. She was named First Team All-NJAC in 2008 and 2009, All-South Atlantic Region Second Team in 2008-2009, Team MVP in 2008 and 2009, was selected to the 2009 NFHCA Senior All-Star game and selected to NFHCA National Academic Squad in 2006-2009.Billy Folk- Class of 1967Billy Folk- Class of 1967Billy earned nine varsity letters during his high school career at GHS, three in football; one in basketball, one in wrestling and four in track & field. Billy was awarded the prestigious Vincent A. Brody Award for the Senior All-Around Athlete who earned the most varsity letters in the Class of 1967. An all-around athlete, Billy particularly excelled in track and field. His performance in the South Jersey State Group I Champion honors recognition for taking first place in the Javelin, second place in the 120-yard high hurdles, and second place in the 180-yard low hurdles. He led all participants in points scored and largely contributed to GHS winning both the South Jersey and State Group I Titles during his senior year. He also achieved honors in several relay teams including: being a member of the first-place 880-yard relay team at the Bridgeton Relays during his freshman year, the second place mile relay team during his junior year, and the first place mile relay team his senior year. His GHS mile relay team set a school record, placed third for four consecutive years a the Penn Relay in Philadelphia, PA. The school record held for over twenty years. Individually, Billy, Captain of the team, broke and held the school record in the 120-yard high hurdle his senior year. In football, Billy was a starting varsity defensive back during his sophomore year. He played both running back and defensive back for his junior and senior year, earning Honorable Mention All-Star recognition both year. Billy decided to wrestle his senior year. An outstanding wrestler, Billy drew the four-time state champion Sam "The Mummy" Muni from Washington Twp in districts. Muni was undefeated and had never been taken down in a match until Billy Folk did so. Billy lost a hard fought decision to Muni, who stayed undefeated in the state and eventually won the High School World Championships. Billy received several college offers but decided to join the Army serving his country with the same leadership and tenacity as he did as an athlete. Billy's tour of Vietnam resulted in accolades of two Purple Hearts, as he was wounded on two occasions, and a Bronze Star with a "V" for Bravery and Valor due to his efforts in saving the lives of his fellow Americans in a battle near Quang Tin. He was honorably discharged in 1972 and enrolled in Eastern Kentucky University where he earned his B.S. and M.S. with honors in geology. Billy worked as a geologist for Donan Engineering for 2007 years and is now self-employed. Billy has been married to his high school sweetheart Patty Wible (GHS class of 1967) for 47 years. They reside in Madisonville, Kentucky and have seven children and 11 grandchildren.George Johnson, Jr. - Class of 2006George Johnson, Jr. - Class of 2006George Johnson graduated from Glassboro High School in June 2006. George played many sports as he grew up in the Glassboro school system. He played in the Glassboro Midget Football Program and played basketball and track in the Glassboro Park and Recreational Program. He played football and basketball during his high school athletic career. He reached the goal of 1,000 points in basketball in his senior year. George was a 4-year Varsity football starter, playing as a defensive end his first year. He played the position of linebacker his last three years. As a linebacker, Johnson led Glassboro High School to an 11-1 record and an appearance in the state championship game in 2004. He held awards for All Conference for 2003, 2004, 2005; All Group 1 for 2004, 2005; All South Jersey 2005; and Gloucester County Times Defensive Player of the year in 2005. He was one of the top recruits in the state in 2005 and drew offers from Penn State, Virginia Tech and Boston College, among others, before committing to Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ with a full football scholarship. He played in the Big East Conference from 2006 to 2009. His college career records include playing in 52 games and making 134 tackles of which 60 were solo, and 1 touchdown. George Johnson is a defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2010, and he wore No. 67. In 2012 he was traded to the Minnesota Vikings and wore No. 97 and in 2014 he played for the Detroit Lions, No.93. In 2014, Johnson graded out 7.9 points higher against the pass than against the run, according to Pro Football Focus. On 531 snaps, he sacked, hit or hurried the quarterback 39 times; he recorded his first-ever sack in the first game of the season, one of six he'd earn during the 2014 season. On April 15, 2015, the Detroit Lions traded Johnson back to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where his Jersey was No. 94; In his four seasons in the NFL, Johnson appeared in 38 games, earning 59 tackles and 6 sacks. During training camp on August 5, 2016, George suffered a hip injury and is on the Injured Reserve Roster. He will persevere. His family and friends are praying that God will heal him and he will be able to continue playing the sport he loves. We ask that you keep him and his family in your prayers. Every summer, George comes back to Glassboro and hosts The Annual George Johnson Youth Football Camp. "Glassboro has such a tradition, and we all have so much pride behind the school, " Johnson said to The South Jersey Times. "It means a lot to me to be able to come back and show them (the students) that if you work hard and if you want it bad enough, you'll get to where you want to go to." George is married to Rebecca Johnson and they have 3 beautiful children, George Ill, Olivia and Mae Elizabeth. They currently reside in Odessa, Florida.Greg Joannides - Class of 1966Greg Joannides - Class of 1966Greg (Papa Joe) Joannides graduated from GHS in 1966. He was an athletic standout, earning nine varsity letters; four in football, four in track and field and one in basketball. In football, Greg was selected as the First-Team Olympic Conference Quarterback, Second Team All-South Jersey Group I Quarterback, and Third-Team All-South Jersey (all groups) Quarterback. Greg and his football teammates won the school's first Olympic Conference Championship in 1964. In track and field, Greg established school and conference records during the 1964, 1965 and 1966 track seasons. He participated in numerous events including the 120 high hurdles, 180 low hurdles, 220-yard dash, javelin, discus, shot put, and high jump. In 1965, he placed first in the Olympic Conference javelin. In 1966, he established a new conference record when he placed first in the Olympic Conference. He took third place in the discus at that conference. Greg placed second in the shot put at the South Jersey Group 1 State Track and Field Meet and third in the shot put at the NJ Group 1 State Track and Field Meet. Greg broke school records in the shot put, javelin, 120 high hurdles and 180 low hurdles. He and his relay team established a new record with a first-place victory in the 880 at the 1965 Bridgeton Relays. As a senior, Greg was the starting center/forward of the 1965-1966 varsity basketball team, averaging 9.2 points and 13 assists per game. Greg also served as the 1963-1964, was a National Honor Society member and was selected as the most athletic in his graduating class. Upon graduation, Greg was awarded an appointment for athletic and scholastic performance to the United States Military Academy (West Point) where he played freshman football. Greg later transferred to Temple University with a four-year football scholarship. He was a starting defensive back but suffered a career ending neck injury prior to the start of the 1969 season. While at Temple, Greg served in the ROTC as a member of a US Army Reserve Unit in Camden, NJ. He received an honorable discharge in 1970. After graduating from Temple, he pursued many avenues. Travel was the key common denominator in Greg's life and career, complimenting his passion for new and exciting adventures. This led him to become a construction diver/welder and enabled him to travel to the North Sea, Norway, Scotland, Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mexico, Nigeria, Angola, and the Tennessee Valley River Authority projects. His love of physical adventures left him to move to Seattle, WA. He established his carpet-cleaning business 28 years ago and is now semi-retired and living with his wife Judy in Seattle.Kim Lockbaum Briles - Class of 1992Kim Lockbaum Briles - Class of 1992Kimberley Marie (Lockbaum) Briles, is a 1992 graduate of GHS, where she excelled academically as well as athletically - playing field hockey, basketball and softball. Kim was a standout athlete as the goalkeeper for the GHS field hockey team; however, she did not become a goalie until her sophomore year. That season, Kim was slated to be an offensive line player on the junior varsity team. As fate would have it, two goalies quit the team and when the coaches asked for replacement volunteers - Kim raised her hand. She wanted to play on the varsity squad for coaches Janice Aliberti and Gloria Byard. Her move from the front line to goalkeeper was life changing. Coach Aliberti and Coach Byard pushed Kim to gain the skills needed to compete at a higher level and have always been a guiding force in her life - on and off the athletic field. During all three years of Kim's tenure on the varsity squad (1989 — 1991), the GHS field hockey team captured Tri County Classic Division titles. In 1991, Kim was selected as the "Most Valuable Player" for the team and earned Courier Post "All South Jersey Team" honors. In those three seasons, the varsity defense collected 28 shutouts and averaged less than one goal per game. After high school, Kim attended the University of Delaware on an athletic scholarship for field hockey. Kim played four seasons as the goalkeeper for the University of Delaware field hockey team under Head Coach Carol Miller and Assistant Coach Denise Wescott. She was named UD Alumni Association Team "MVP" in both 1993 and 1994. Kim also earned First and Second Team "All Mid-Atlantic Region All American" in 1994 and 1995. She served as the captain of the field hockey team during her senior year and was also selected to the North Atlantic Conference Second Team, CFHCA/NFHCA Senior Game and Field Hockey Club of South Jersey "All South Jersey College" squad. Kim still holds records at the University of Delaware including "Saves in a Game" (28 saves against the University of Maryland on 9/13/94); "Saves in a Season" (212 saves in the 1994 season); "Saves in a Career" (669 saves between the 1992-95 seasons); "Season Save Percentage" (0.934 in 1994); "Career Save Percentage" 0.895, 1992-1995) and "Career Goals against Average" (1.18). Kim is currently ranked second in "UDel" history for shutouts with 20 scoreless games over the course of her career. She graduated with a BA in 1996. Kim is one of seven children born to Robert and Marie Lockbaum. Her parents took great pride in the family they built and enjoyed watching all of their children participate in sports at Glassboro High School. Kim's brothers Robert, Gordon, Matt and Joe, and her sisters - Jennifer and Ruth, have been a valuable source of support and motivation for her over the years. Growing up, Kim would always compete with her siblings, but she has also learned to lean on them in difficult times. One of Kim's favorite quotes is "family is not an important thing, it is everything." Kim and her husband, Kevin, have been married for 15 years and have three children - Elizabeth, Kevin Jr. and Robert. The family moved back to Glassboro in 2014. Kim delights in the fact that her children now live in her home community and attend the same schools that have given her so much to be grateful for in life. Her husband Kevin, a Delsea Regional High School graduate and current employee, is slowly warming up to idea of life in "Bulldog Nation."David Marshall - Class of 2002David Marshall - Class of 2002Dave Marshall was a graduate of the class of 2002. A member of the National Honor Society, Ski Club and Vice President of his class, he excelled in soccer, swimming, and golf while at GHS. Dave was a 4 year letterman in Soccer playing midfielder and defense positions. He was named captain of the soccer team in 2001 and recognized as a 2nd team all tri-county midfielder. He was also named captain of the GHS swim team in 2002. He was 3 year varsity letter winner and swam the 50m freestyle and 100m breaststroke events, while earning an honorable mention for the all tri-county boys relay team. Dave Marshall truly excelled in golf. He was a four year varsity letter winner and captain of the golf team for three years. During his time on the golf team, he earned numerous individual and team recognitions including all State Group 1 First Team, Tri-County Tournament Champion, and Group 1 South Jersey and State Championships. During his senior year, Dave capped an outstanding four-year career with one of the finest individual seasons in school history. For his efforts, he was named the 2002 Golfer of the Year by the Gloucester County Times. He also earned the Clay Award for best golfer in county. His High School Coach, Steve Tucker, was quoted by the Gloucester County Times stating, "Without a doubt, Dave's the most accomplished golfer I've ever had. I hate to compare people because there were a lot of guys from different eras, but I'd say he's one of the best. " After graduating from GHS, Dave attended Monmouth University earning a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He played on the Monmouth University Golf Team and lettered 4 years and was appointed co-captain of the team during his senior year. He was recognized as a first team All North East Conference in 2006 and 2007, and helped the Monmouth University Golf team capture the North East Conference Championship in 2007. The NEC championship gave his team the opportunity to do something that they have never done before — compete on a national stage at the Western NCAA Regional Tournament in Tempe, AZ. Dave was the first Monmouth University Golfer to shoot under par at their home course. His 2005 ECAC Championship Team still holds the school record for even par team score. After graduating from college, Dave continued competing in amateur golf, winning a number of tournaments and qualifying or the GAP Mid-Amateur Tour in 2014. Dave, and his beautiful wife Amie, (who were introduced by another inductee, Matt Enuco), reside in Pitman, New Jersey. The Glassboro High School Sports Hall of Fame Committee is honored to induct David W. Marshall into the GHS Sports Hall of Fame.Herbert Neilio, Jr. - CoachHerbert Neilio, Jr. - CoachBorn in Westville, NJ, Herb is a 1975 graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School. He participated in football, baseball and basketball at Gloucester Catholic. Herb attended Glassboro State College, where he received honors as a Div. Ill All-American Quarterback. He graduated with a B.A. in Health/Physical Education in 1979. Herb started his teaching and coaching career at Woodbury High School as a varsity assistant coach in football and baseball and a teacher of Health/Physical Education from 1979-1981. He started teaching Health/Physical Education at GHS in 1992 and was involved in the baseball and basketball programs for three years. He coached football for 19 years and was the head football coach for 9 years, from 2002 — 2010. Herb compiled a record of 8418, and his teams won three State Group I Championships and appeared in two other State Group I Finals. Included were 12-0 seasons in 2007 and 2008. His teams also won numerous conference championships. He won Coach of the Year honors for Brooks Irvine and Touchdown Club of South Jersey and is a member of the South Jersey Coaching Hall of Fame. Herb and his wife, Colleen currently live in Glassboro. They have four children and six grandchildren.Fred Tartaglione - Class of 1970Fred Tartaglione - Class of 1970Fred earned nine varsity letters during his high school career at Glassboro High, two varsity letters in football, three varsity letters in wrestling, and four varsity letters in golf. He also earned freshman and junior varsity letters in wrestling and football. Unique to Fred's athletic ability was his willingness to be the ultimate team player in all sports. Fred played a major role in football and golf resulting in three consecutive championship teams in the original Olympic Conference during his sophomore, junior and senior years. During his senior year in football, Fred was the starting quarterback, throwing 15 touchdown passes and accumulating over a thousand multipurpose yards. Fred's major accomplishments in golf were evidenced by his participation in golf teams that dominated the Olympic Conference and South Jersey Group I Divisions. Fred qualified for the NJSIAA State Championship for two consecutive years 1969 and 1970. During Fred's senior year he placed in the top five of the Sectional Group I Golf Tournament, qualifying him to participate in the State Group I Golf Tournament. He placed eighth overall in the state tournament. For nine holes on a par-72 course, he averaged a score of 40 as a GHS junior and 39 as a senior. Fred received numerous accolades from his coach, John Aveni, during those championship years.
Fred has been married to his high school sweetheart, Jacki Plasket for 42 years. They have two sons, Jeffrey and James, and twin daughters, Jennifer and Kaitlin. Fred attended Saint Bridget's School and Glassboro State College. He has owned and operated Tag's Auto Supply in Glassboro for the past thirty-nine years.Sakera Young - Class of 2005Sakera Young - Class of 2005Sakera Young played basketball for all four years and distinguished herself as the leading scorer in GHS Girls' Basketball history, scoring 1,621 career points. She served as a team captain, won the MVP Award for three successive years, was named as the Gloucester County Times Player of the Year during her junior and senior years and a South Jersey All-Star for her senior year. During her junior and senior years, she and her teammates became the Tri-County Champions. Sakera maintained honor roll grades while attending GHS. Sakera earned a full athletic scholarship to the University of Massachusetts Amherst. There she started as point guard during her junior and senior years. She played all four years and graduated with a B.A. in Journalism. She went on to play overseas in Reykjavik, Iceland for Team Valur. After leaving professional sports, Sakera became the head freshman coach at Paul VI High School. Today, Sakera is working with others to create an AAU girls' basketball team and training business. She looks forward to teaching the game of basketball to help younger players become successful and ultimately earn scholarships.