Athletic Halls of Fame
CHA Athletic Hall of Fame

2010 Inductees

Brian T. Derby '99

Brian led his CHA track team to an Inter-Ac Championship his senior year, while setting league and school records in the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and 400 meter. As a senior Brian went on to rank fifth among 400 hurdlers nationwide. He captained the Penn State University track team his junior and senior year and was the Big Ten Conference champion in the 400 hurdles in 2001 and 2003. Brian was recognized as an NCAA All-American in 2001 after he finished fourth in the NCAA and ran the 29th fastest time in the world in the 400 meter hurdles. Brian turned professional in 2003 and signed an endorsement agreement with Nike. He competed in 15 countries, ranking as high as tenth in the U.S., and in 2007 ran the eleventh fastest time in the world in the 400 hurdles. He competed at both the 2004 and 2008 Olympic team trials.

Andre L. Dixon '94

Andre was an outstanding all-around athlete at CHA. He received nine varsity letters in football, basketball, crew and track. As a freshman Andre placed second in the National Championship Regatta with the Varsity Quad. In his senior year Andre captained the 1993 Independence League champion football team and the 1994 Inter-Ac Champion track team. He was the recipient of the J. L. Patterson Cup for Most Outstanding Athlete in the senior class and also won the award for Most Outstanding Player on the football and track teams. At Inter-Ac Championships Andre placed first in the 200 meters, first in the long jump, and broke the CHA triple jump record with a jump of 44’-11.” After CHA, Andre played football at Northeastern University where he was first team All- Atlantic 10 Conference and First Team All-New England in 1998. In 1999 Andre continued on in football on to play in the NFL for the Detroit Lions before retiring.

Michael A. Gizzi '94

Mike received nine varsity letters in football, basketball and track. Mike was Co-Captain of both the Independence League champion football and Inter-Ac basketball team his senior year and was a member of Inter-Ac champion track team. Mike was recognized as the Most Outstanding Player on the basketball team and scored 1,346 points in his career. He also received the J. L. Patterson Cup and was recognized as the Most Outstanding Athlete in the senior class. Mike earned a basketball scholarship to play for LaSalle University where he was Captain his junior and senior years scoring 1,362 points. Mike’s professional career began in 1998 when he was first overall draft selection for Atlantic City Seagulls which won the USBL Championship that year. He continued on to play for various teams for twelve seasons in European Professional Basketball, ten of which were in Italy. For five of the seasons, Mike was elected Captain by his teammates as well as held five individual scoring titles. In ’04-05 he was voted MVP of his League.

Read M. Goodwin '93

Read was a four-year letterman in soccer, basketball, and baseball and was the recipient of the J. L. Patterson Cup for the Most Outstanding Athlete in the senior class. Read was captain of the soccer and basketball teams his senior year and played on five Inter-Ac championship teams. In soccer, Read led the 1992 soccer team to #1 Ranking in Southeastern Pennsylvania as his team achieved perfection, 10-0 in Inter-Ac play. Read played four years of varsity soccer at the University of Pennsylvania and captained the team both his junior and senior year. He was selected All-Ivy and All-Academic Ivy and was named to the 1990-99 All-Decade Team at Penn. Read was recognized as the MVP of his team his junior and senior year and finished his career with two school records: most minutes played in a career and most consecutive starts.

Michael P. Koplove '95

Mike was a two-time All-Inter-Ac pitcher and was voted First Team All-City as a senior as well as being named to the 30 Year All-Inter-Ac All-Star Team. In 1998, Mike helped lead the University of Delaware to the America East Conference baseball championship and was then drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 29th round of the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft. He was a member of the Diamondbacks 2001 World Series championship team and the following year was named the team's Rookie of the Year. Mike won another championship ring as a member of the Triple-A World Series champion Tucson Sidewinders in 2006. In 2008, Mike was named to the United States Olympic baseball team. Mike earned a bronze medal in Beijing and was the only American pitcher to not give up a hit, pitching 5 1/3 scoreless innings in four appearances, striking out six batters.

Leonard "Lenny" F. Morrow H'93

Loved by students, coaches, and teachers alike, Lenny was an “institution” at CHA. He served Chestnut Hill Academy as the Assistant to the Athletic Director for 34 years from 1968-2002. Lenny began his career at CHA as the Equipment Manager and later taught physical education and coached middle school football and baseball. His strong work ethic was much appreciated as he took great pride in serving the athletes and coaches every day. Lenny was the first face that greeted every student-athlete entering the locker room area to prepare for practice and games. Always positive and with his infectious good humor, Lenny would offer enthusiastic encouragement to players and coaches on game day. He also ran the athletic school store, affectionately called Len’s Den, where he “held court” and interacted personally with every student in the school.

John J. Plunkett H'92

Jack served CHA for 35 years as a teacher, coach, mentor, and friend. He began his career at CHA as an assistant football coach in 1975 before becoming head coach of the Blue Devils for 24 seasons from 1981-2004. Jack later served as defensive coordinator from 2005-09. As head coach, Jack led CHA’s football teams to a 123-72-1 record and 10 Independence League titles and was named Daily News City Coach of the Year in 1986. Jack was director of CHA’s physical education department from 1980-2010. In the winter Jack refereed Division I women’s basketball games for six conferences, and in the spring Jack enjoyed coaching CHA Middle School baseball. Loved by his players, Jack will forever be remembered for the lessons that he taught them. Before every contest, Jack reminded his players to “play with respect for your teammates, respect for the officials, and earn the respect of your opponents.”

1994 Varsity Track Team

Inter-Ac Champions
Record (10-0 Overall; 5-0 Inter-Ac)

Christopher J. Aguirre 94
Dorian C. Anderson 97
Richard P. Bannister 95
Colin T. Barber 96
Michael D. Bowers 94
Christen T. Conner 94
Neil S. Coach 95
Kyle P. Dandridge 97
Christian J. Davis 95
Joseph F. DiSalvo 96
Andre L. Dixon 94
Adrian F. Gardner 94
Michael A. Gizzi 94
Thomas D. Grant 96
Matthew F. Henry 94
Nelson K. Henry 95
James Hozack 96
Michael J. Injaychock 96
Terrill P. Julien 94
Thomas J. Kaess 94
Brian Kucer 96
Bruce T. Lee 94
Eric Manning 96
Benjamin D. Mathes 96
John H. McDevitt 96
Timothy M. McDowell 96
Ryan J. Murphy 96
Brian J. O’Neill 95
Alexander J. Ounsworth 96
Mark D. Scott 94
Aquil S. Stinson 95
Steven P. Swartley 95
Christopher N. Wirts 95
Shaye K. Whitmer 96

Head Coach: Paul K. Hines H03
Assistants: Daniel R. Brewer H99, Ronald H. Colston Sr. H’99, Timothy S. Delehaunty
Captains: Christen T. Conner ’94, Andre L. Dixon ’94, Andrian F. Gardner ’94, Matthew F. Henry 94
    • 1966 Varsity Baseball Team

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      1966 Varsity Baseball Team

1966 Varsity Baseball Team

Inter-Ac Champions
Record (12-4 Overall; 10-2 Inter-Ac)

John D. Baizley 66
Frederick S. Claghorn 68
John J. Condon 67
Christopher N. Ely 66
Gerald B. Flershem 66
Glenn E. Haas 68
Arthur W. Howe 68
Ira L. Kamens 67
Charles B. Landreth 66
Peter M. Landreth 68
Edward H. MGehee Jr. 68
Stanley W. Pearson III 66
J. Michael Ritchie 68
Andrew L. Shimer 67
Porter Shimer 67
Anthony J. Smith 67
Charles A. White III 66

Head Coach: Theodore C. Wright H’73
Assistant: Robert A. McDonnell H’06
Captains: Andrew L. Shimer ’67, Charles A. White III 66
Managers: Ralph E. Dratman ’67, Halsey M. North ’66, Henry F. Walton IV 66
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