Father and son wrestling sensations Joe Duca Jr. and Joe Duca III, both former state champions for Paulsboro High School, will be among the 14 new inductees to the Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame during the 38th Annual Induction Banquet on Tuesday. March 27th at Auletto’s Caterers in Almonesson, the Executive Committee has announced.
This year's inductees include:
- Joe Duca Jr., a state champion wrestler for Paulsboro High School in 1979 and a member of the South Jersey Wrestling Hall of Fame.
- Joe Duca, III, a state champion wrestler for Paulsboro High in 2010 who finished with 15 career wins and who was a former standout at Indiana University.
- Dan Calhoun, past state champion wrestler for Washington Township High and former standout wrestler and coach for Rowan College at Gloucester County.
- Anthony Scirrotto, one of South Jersey’s finest linebackers both at West Deptford High School and later at Penn State.
- Irv McFarland III, a multi-sport star at Washington Township and current Director of Athletics at Deptford High School.
- Stacy Dolby Grant, former multi-sport athlete in soccer, basketball and softball at Clayton High School and Camden County College.
- William Gibbs, former standout at Clearview High School, where he won a state title, and later a Junior College National Championship at Gloucester County College.
- Rich O’Neill, past track and field coach at Kingsway who captured over 100 career wins and produced dozens of top South Jersey performers.
- Art DiPatri, a Gloucester Catholic graduate and legendary Hall of Fame basketball coach with Paul VI, Gloucester, and Gloucester Catholic.
- Demetrius Poles, who led Delsea to a boys state basketball title and later helped Rowan University’s men’s team to a Division III national championship in 1996.
- Sue Davis Donaldson, former standout athlete and coach at Glassboro High School and past assistant field hockey coach at Rowan University.
- Tom Hengel, long-time successful cross country and track coach for boys and girls at Clearview Regional High School.
- Jazz Thornton, multi-sport star at Woodbury High School in the 1970s and the first 1,000-point scorer in Thundering Herd history.
- Dan Dalesandro, former Pitman High baseball coach who compiled 260 career wins and also enjoyed a lengthy career as an official.
Tickets for the 38th Annual Banquet are available by calling Hall of Fame President Gus Ostrum at (609) 502-0424.