Athletic Halls of Fame
CHA Athletic Hall of Fame

2001 Inductees

Paul J. Burke '91

Paul was a three-sport captain and standout athlete at CHA. He was named to the All-City basketball, football, and baseball teams and was All-State in football and basketball. He set a school scoring record of 1,363 points in basketball, won the Markward Award, and made All-Inter-Ac First Team. He captained the football team and led them to the Independence Football League Championship. A Maxwell Award winner, Paul was named IFL Player of the Year and to the IFL First Team offense and defense. He won the Patterson Cup as the best athlete in his class and went on to be a four-year starter and captain of the LaSalle University basketball team and to play professional basketball in Europe.

Wendell K. Chestnut '84

Wendell earned 11 letters playing squash, tennis, and soccer at CHA. He was All-Inter-Ac in squash and captain of the squash and tennis teams. Nationally ranked as a junior squash player, he was recognized as the best all-around athlete in his class and awarded the Patterson Cup. He received numerous awards while at CHA, including the prestigious Gold and Silver Medals from the Alumni Association. At Williams College, he continued to be nationally recognized as a squash player and was featured in Sports Illustrated. He was named All-American in squash and was the first African American to receive that honor.

Dr. Scott R. Cramer '76

One of CHA’s hardest working and most dedicated athletes, Scott won many local, regional, and national ice-skating titles while at CHA. Scott went on to gain national prominence and achieve international acclaim. During his skating career, Scott won the 1980 World Professional Skating Championship, seven national medals, the 1978 Olympic Festival, the 1976 Prague Skate, the 1978 Ennia Cup of Holland, and the 1981 United States Open Professional Championship. Scott was a member of two World Amateur teams and two Olympic teams.

Adam Holland '90

An outstanding scholar and athlete at CHA, Adam was an All-Inter-Ac wrestler, an Inter-Ac MVP in cross-country, and won third place in the 1989 Schoolboy Rowing Nationals. While at CHA, he was a member of the Cum Laude Society and was named the Lawrence Mallery Scholar Athlete. In 1990, he won two gold medals at the Junior National Rowing Championships. At Harvard, he was a gold and silver medalist at the Collegiate Nationals. From 1994 to 1999, he was a member of the United States National Rowing team, winning numerous silver and gold medals in international competitions. A member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team, he came in second in the Men’s Pair at the U.S. Olympic trials in 2000.

William M. Kleinfelder '68

Bill excelled in four sports at CHA. He played football, baseball, wrestled, and captained the track team at CHA. In his senior year, he won the Episcopal Invitation Tournament after capturing second place the prior year. A Patterson Cup winner, Bill once scored four touchdowns versus Inter-Ac rival Haverford. He continued his intense interest and prowess at Ithaca College. Bill lettered in football, wrestling, and lacrosse, setting a school scoring record in football and was recognized as one of the top athletes in his class.

John E. McCardle '73

John earned 13 letters at CHA competing in baseball, basketball, football, and wrestling. He captained the baseball team, winning All-City honors twice, and the football team earning All-Inter-Ac status. At CHA he was honored with several awards, including the Patterson Cup as the best athlete in his class. At Temple University, he was a four-year starter and captained the baseball team. He competed in three NCAA Championships and in the College World Series. As a coach at CHA, John has led teams to many championships and has been honored as Basketball Coach of the Year three times by the City Sportswriters. As a member of CHA’s faculty, he has been honored as a Shuttleworth Award winner for his enduring influence on students.

Allen H. McCook '63

Allen was an outstanding four-sport athlete at CHA, distinguishing himself as a top athlete in football, baseball, basketball, and track. As quarterback on the football team, he earned the prestigious Maxwell Club Award and All-Inter-Ac honors. On the baseball team, he was the star pitcher, recording a no-hit game and leading his team as batting champion. He captained the basketball team for two years and was the high scorer in his senior year.

Edward H. McGehee Jr. '68

Ted was a four-sport athlete at CHA, starring on the basketball, baseball, football, and track teams. In basketball, he earned First Team All-Inter-Ac honors as the third leading scorer in the league. In baseball, he twice won the team batting championship. He co-captained the football team, earning All-Inter-Ac honors. In track, he set a school shot-put record that stood for 30 years. At Louisiana State University, he was a key member of a National Intercollegiate Championship Rugby team and earned Regional All-Star honors.

Chris Mellor '69

Chris is widely regarded as the greatest wrestler in CHA’s long history. Wrestling on the varsity team for six years, he compiled an outstanding record of 83 wins, 1 loss, and 2 ties. He won the prestigious Episcopal Invitational Tournament for five consecutive years. He won the Roger Servin trophy in 1968 and 1969. At CHA, he also played on the baseball and football teams. At the University of Delaware, Chris was a four-year standout in the wrestling program.

Brig. Gen. Charles R. Meyer '32

While at CHA, “Monk” played baseball, basketball, football, and ran track. At the United States Military Academy, he was an All-American end, captain of the basketball team, and lettered in track and lacrosse. He won the USMA Athletic Award as the best athlete in his class. He was presented Sports Illustrated’s Silver Anniversary All-American Award. He received the National Football Hall of Fame’s Gold Medal and Distinguished American Award honors. Meyer, a retired Brigadier General, is a highly decorated war hero, serving in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

Tito A. Nanni '78

Tito, an outstanding all-around athlete, played three sports at CHA and was the captain and MVP of each. He starred in baseball, basketball, and football. Tito was an All-City selection in football, All-Inter-Ac basketball player, and All-City and All-American in baseball. He once hit four home runs in a single game against Penn Charter. While at CHA, he was recognized numerous times for his superior athletic skills and contributions to the school. His list of accomplishments includes the Patterson Cup top-athlete honors. As a high school senior, he was the first round sixth pick of the Seattle Mariners.

Stanley W. Pearson '36

Stan played baseball, football, and basketball at CHA. He was twice the captain of the basketball team and made Second Team All-Inter-Ac. At Princeton, he was the captain of a championship baseball team, batting in the winning run against Columbia in the first televised sporting event ever and was named to Princeton’s All-Time team, as well as lettering in football and squash. He won the U.S. Squash Singles Championship in 1947 and the U.S. Squash Doubles Championship in 1947 and 1948 and was named to the Squash Hall of Fame. He was also the U.S. Racquets Singles Champion in 1952. Stan is the only person in this country to win both championships.

Daniel H. Price '74

Dan played on the soccer, baseball, and basketball teams at CHA. He was the captain, pitcher, infielder, and an All-City Selection on the 1973 Inter-Ac Championship baseball team. He was the goalie on the 1973 undefeated Inter-Ac Championship soccer team, with eight shutouts and allowing only 10 goals. While at CHA, Dan won the Patterson Cup, the Mallery Scholar Athlete, the Charles and Landreth Awards. At Lafayette College, Dan captained both the soccer and baseball teams, and he was awarded the Class of 1913 Trophy as the school’s top scholar-athlete.

Peter G. Stanley '60

Peter was a 12-letter athlete in four sports at CHA. He played on the baseball, football, basketball, and track teams, serving as captain for the basketball team and co-captain for the baseball and football teams. Peter was a multi-event track star, competing as a sprinter and hurdler and in the javelin and discus. He scored 13 points in one Inter-Ac Championship, twice winning the long jump title at that meet, and once scored 30 points in a dual meet. He went on to play football at Williams College, where he set the record for the longest field goal and was Honorable Mention All-New England. At Dickinson College, Peter set records for the longest punt return and punt-return yardage for a season.

James M. Talbot II H'81

“Talbo” turned the CHA soccer program into one of prominence in the Inter-Ac and the region. He was coach to hundreds of athletes, and in his 27 years as head soccer coach, he compiled an impressive overall record of 266-134-75. His teams won nine Inter-Ac titles, seven of them consecutively from 1987 to1993. Several of his teams were top ranked in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Coaches Poll. Highly respected for getting the most out of his players, he motivated them to play as a team. He coached them as individuals, preparing them to play successfully and assume leadership roles at the intercollegiate level. Jim dedicated his career to CHA and was honored with the Corning Pearson Service Award in 1993 and the Alumnus of the Year in 2000. For his outstanding contributions to high school sports, Jim was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

1977 Varsity Football Team

Undefeated – Record 8 – 0

Princeton Day School 36-3
Tower Hill 35-13
Haverford 20-0
Episcopal 29-0
Farragut 7-0
Valley Forge 34-0
Jenkintown 33-0
Friends Central 41-0

CHA 235 Opponents 16
Unscored on in last six games

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Assistant Coaches: Ed Gallagher, Jack Plunkett H’92
Co-Captains: Brian Ewell ’78, James Wistar ’78
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