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2006 Inductees

Paul Rubincam Jr. 1951

Basketball

 

   Paul Rubincam's illustrious basketball career began at Coatesville high school. From 1948 to 1951 Paul played varsity basketball and varsity baseball. In his junior and senior years in the sport of basketball Paul was named all Ches-Mont and in his senior year and He Was named All-State Honorable Mention.

   After graduating from Coatesville High, Paul attended the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. Paul continued to play both baseball and basketball. He captained both teams and was named to basketballs First Team All-State New Jersey for two years in 1998 Paul was inducted into the Lawrenceville school athletic Hall of Fame.

   Paul entered the University of Pennsylvania in 1953. He played freshman basketball and baseball. In his sophomore year Paul was on the varsity team, but due to a shoulder injury played only one half of the season.

   Paul's undergraduate academic and sports careers were interrupted in his junior year when he was drafted into the United States Army. From 1956 to 1958, while in the special services in Fort Hood, Texas and Frankfurt, Germany, Paul continued to start for championship post basketball and baseball teams. After completing his military service Paul returned to the University of Pennsylvania, and resumed playing on the varsity basketball and baseball teams. In June 1960 Paul graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School with a B.S. Degree in economics.

During his final year at Penn, Paul began his coaching career as first assistant basketball coach at the Philadelphia College of pharmacy and Science. Following a brief stint as packaging engineer at the container Corporation of America, Paul returned to his college alma mater as an assistant basketball coach with Jack McCloskey from 1961 to 1964. He was assistant Dean of admissions from 1962 to 1970 and director of recreation and intercollegiate athletics from 1985 to 1994.

   Since 1996, Paul has been the executive director of the Philadelphia big five, featuring La Salle, Temple, St. Joseph's, Villanova and Penn and currently celebrating the 50th anniversary of the league.

 

Edward Horshock 1945

Football

 

   Edward Horshock was a three sport competitor who earned six varsity letters during his years as an athlete at Scott high school. He is best remembered, however, for his accomplishments on the football field.

   The Coatesville coaching legend, Ted Dailey, called Horshock one of the best scholastic offensive and defensive ends he had ever coached. Dailey called his blocking and pass receiving "exceptional" and went on to say that Eddie "could start for any major college football team in the country." When Dailey retired from Coatesville football to accept a position at Syracuse University, he listed Horshock among his greatest players.

   During its tenure and senior years deeply nonconsecutive suburban three championship football teams(1943; 10 wins – 0 losses, 1944; 8 wins – 2 losses). He co-captain the team his senior year. In both of these years, Ed was named to the all suburban team as both an offensive and defensive end. During these two years Horshock also lettered in both baseball and basketball.

   Not surprisingly workshop received many offers from colleges around the country. Notre Dame, West Point, Pittsburgh, Penn State and for the University of Pennsylvania all showed an interest in his abilities. However, like many young men of that era, Ed was inducted into the service and served a stint with the Naval Air Corps near the end of World War II.

   Upon returning home after the war, Ed began his post-high school education at Kiski Prep, an affiliate of University of Pittsburgh. He had a successful freshman year, culminated by a 9 - 1 season against major college freshmen teams. Kiski was considered one of the top prep football teams in the country. Horshock also lettered in baseball. Injuries, however, plagued Eddie and put an end to his football career.

   Ed attended West Virginia University and Drexel University and received a degree of accreditation as a corrosive engineer specialist. He worked for Sun pipeline company in corrosion engineering for forty years. He is now retired and lives in the Downingtown area.

 

Leonard H. Patton Sr. 1938

Baseball

 

Leonard, borderland as his friends call him, was an excellent athlete. During his career the Coatesville High School. Leonard played and excelled in football and baseball. He was a member of the football team from 1935 through the 1937 seasons in the baseball team from 1936 the 1938 seasons.

   During his senior year Leonard was captain of the football team. He was an outstanding quarterback with great running and passing abilities.

   Leonard was also captain of the baseball team. During his senior year Leonard's position was catcher. He hit on or above .300 each year, he was on the team and was considered the best throwing catcher in the league. He could, and would, throw a runner out from a crouching position. He hardly ever got up to throw the ball and that was something that was unheard of. Only two base runners stole a base from Leonard during all his seasons combined.

   After graduation, Leonard worked for lukens Steel Mill as a welder. In August of 1943 Leonard was called for active duty to serve in World War II with the United States Army. His duties included tours in North Africa, Italy, France, Germany, and England. He was decorated with three bronze stars and a Purple Heart. He was wounded in action on April 18, 1945 in Germany. Upon recovery Leonard received an honorable discharge on August 31, 1945.

   Back in Coatesville, Leonard returned to work at Lukens steel. And back to his position as catcher on the Patton Brothers Baseball Team. Leonard was the 12th child and seventh boy, the son of Jackson and Sarah Jane Patton. There were 15 Patton children in nine of them were boys who made up their own local baseball team.

   After his baseball playing days were over. Leonard became an excellent golfer. He also enjoyed watching his son, nephews, grandson, and great-nephews play various sports for Coatesville over the years. Leonard died on January 11, 2000.

 

Vince Vergara 1947

Football

 

   At Scott high school, Vince Vergara played on championship teams in the sports of football, basketball and baseball. Vince was a multiple letter winner in all three, but he excelled in football.

   He made the football team his freshman year, 1943, and the team went undefeated. His sophomore year, Vince again played on a championship team. By his Junior and senior years, now team captain Vince was playing the fullback position. He led the team in scoring and was named All County both years.

   Legendary coach Ted Dailey named Vince to the All Coatesville Football Team, backfield position. The team included Charlie Baker, Jane Patton and Vic Pollock.

   As a result of his many accomplishments on the gridiron, Vince was awarded numerous scholarships. He went on to play at the United States military Academy and at Syracuse University. While at Syracuse, Vince was joined by his younger brothers, Tony and Albert. All three made history by playing together in the fall of 1953.

   Vince was drafted by the Cleveland Browns Upon graduation, but induction into the military service ended his professional football aspirations. Vince served in Korea and Germany.

   After military service, Vince remained in the Syracuse area and became a self-employed businessman. Now retired, he and his wife, Carolyn, live in the Syracuse suburban of Chittengo.

 

Doug Lewis 1974

Track

 

There have been few families in Coatesville that have dominated the sport seen over the years. The Lewis family has certainly been one of those families this year, Doug, the youngest of the Lewis Brothers has been chosen for induction into the Coatesville high school sports Hall of Fame.

   Doug carried on strong Lewis tradition of excellence in track and field and in particular the hurdle events. Even as a sophomore, Doug turned heads with a fourth-place finish at the state championship meet in the 180 yard low hurdles. Unfortunately that event was discontinued in ensuing years.

   Doug played an integral part on many school record holding relay teams. These include: distance medley relay team, sprint medley relay team, shuttle high hurdle relay team, mile relay team, and the 880 yard relay team. With Doug running the anchor leg, the mile relay team won the prestigious champions of America event at the Penn relays in 1974. The team also won the indoor track championship. Doug's tenacious spirit also found him anchoring at 880 yard relay team that earned gold a goal medal at State Championship meet.

   Over the course of his sophomore, junior and senior years as a Coatesville track standout Doug accumulated 15 medals in the ches-Mont and District competition including a silver medal at the District Championship in this 330 yard hurdles. At the State Championship meet, he won four medals over the course of his career. His team went on to win the State Championship during his senior year.

   Upon graduation, Doug joined the United States Marine Corps and served in the military police for 12 years. He is currently employed at the Veterans Administration medical center. He spends volunteer time  with the patient's in recreational activities and coaches volleyball for the Special Olympics in Lancaster County.

 Doug has four children in the best tradition of the Lewis family his daughter Kendra will also be inducted in the Coatesville high school sports Hall of Fame this evening.

 

Kindra Lewis 1999

Volleyball

   Kindra was a fine athlete for Coatesville Area Senior High School. During her high school freshman year, Kindra was a varsity starter who was second in blocks and kills, These stats helped her to receive Honorable Mention All SCCL and All Area.

   Kindra’s sophomore year efforts earned her First-Team All SCCL, Second-Team All Area, and Third Team District 1. She led her team in blocks and was second in kills.

   During her junior and senior years, Kindra’s volleyball skills continued to improve. She led her team in blocks and kills and was named the team's most valuable player both years. Additionally she earned the recognition of the named to the first-team all SCCL and First-Team All Area. In her high school senior year, Kindra was the recipient of the Lady Raider Volleyball Award and received a full scholarship to of Alvernia College.

   Although known as a distinguished volleyball player Kindra also played basketball during high school. She was second-team all Ches Mont and recognized as player of the week by the Daily Local News.

   At Alvernia Kindra finished her freshman year ranked 15th in the NCAA Division III, hitting percentages at .392 with 231 kills and 61 errors in 418 attempts. She was first-team All-Conference 1999 – 2002. In 2002, during her senior year, Kindra was nominated as the Most Outstanding Senior Athlete. Her dedication to the sport of volleyball led her to a position of student assistant coach 2003.

   Kindra graduated from Alvernia with degree in Educational Studies. She is currently employed at Chester broke Academy as a preschool teacher. She also works part-time for the YMCA. Kindra enjoys being a mom and in her spare time coaches a volleyball team of 16-year-olds.

   Kindra's family, friends, and coaches hold her in great esteem for her accomplishments. Her achievements were challenging enough: yet Kindra managed to succeed while overcoming cancer during high school and college. Induction to the Coatesville High School Sports Hall of Fame is a worthy recognition for such that determined, modest and resilient athlete.

 

Charles H. Bock III 1995

Swimming

 

   Charlie Bock graduated from Coatesville in 1995. He was state champion in the 50 yard freestyle, breaking the state record with a time of 20.72 seconds and was named first-team All-American.

   In his senior year Charlie was ranked eighth nationally in the 50 freestyle among all the high schools, public and private.

   Charlie qualified for the state championships in four events every year in high school and brought home 13 medals for his efforts. Charlie medaled four straight years in the 50 freestyle which is very rare in high school swimming. He was the outstanding swimmer at the district 1 championships in senior year

   Named to the All-American team at least six times and on the all-state team many times is quite an accomplishment. He rarely lost an event in dual meets and swam in many different events, including the butterfly, backstroke, individual medley, and every freestyle event from the 50 free to the 500 free.

   Charlie was feared by his opponents. He did not like to lose and was always ready to take on a challenger. Charlie had one challenger on his own team, Brian McGinley. They challenged each other every day in practice. Brian was third at states and 21.0 seconds the day Charlie won the goal. The most unusual combination of placing Charlie first and Brian second in the 200 and 400 free relay's brought many District 1 titles to Coatesville because no one could catch up after these two built up a tremendous lead.

  Charlie currently resides in Coatesville with his wife, Roxanne, and five-year-old daughter, Kayla. Charlie is employed at the Mittal steel company. He is an avid outdoor sportsman and enjoys fishing, hunting, softball and football.

 

Paul Hudson 1963

Wrestling

 

   Coatesville's wrestling program, which will soon reach the half-century mark, owes a great deal to the, accomplishments of Paul Hudson. He gave the fledgling program legitimacy the very first year of existence.

   As a Junior and wrestling in the heavyweight division. Paul swept the postseason performance resigned as a champion at sectional district and regional meets he went on to the state championship where he finished in fourth place.

The following year, Paul dropped down to the 180 pound division and continued his dominance in sectional district and regional meets. After once again winning the championship in all three meets, Paul fought his way to the runner-up slot in the state championship.

   Paul also excelled in track and field. During his senior year he was the Ches-Mont Champion in the long jump.

   In addition to this prominence and wrestling, Paul was an outstanding football player. He played fullback and linebacker and was named to the all Ches-Mont and All Area teams for his abilities on the field. He received a football scholarship to Ohio State, where he played fullback for coaching legend Woody Hayes.

At Ohio State, Paul played football and wrestled all four years and lettered in each sport for two years. He started at fullback as a senior for the Buckeyes. In wrestling, he placed fourth in the Big Ten tournament his senior year as a heavyweight.

   In 1967, Paul played for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL and their farm team, the Joliet, Illinois Chargers. In 2001, he was inducted into the Minor-League Hall of Fame.

   As his athletic career came to a close, Paul became a teacher and a coach in the Columbus, Ohio school district. Today he is an administrator and athletic director. He and his wife, Christina, have two children Bryce and Shae.

 

David Weller 1976

Cross-Country

 

   It was obvious to all that were followers of Coatesville's track and cross-country programs during the early 70s that Dave Weller was going to be a force to be reckoned with in the years to come.

   From as early as his freshman year in high school, Dave was beginning to turn heads. His eighth place finish in the Ches-Mont cross-country championships followed by an impressive 15th overall in the district 1 meet foretold great things to come for the  ninth grader.

   Dave continued to improve and by his junior year he was the third-place finisher in the league championship. He followed this feat another third-place finish at the District one championship and then went on to finish in the top 10 at the state championship.

   By the time Dave had reached his senior year,  he had twice been named by the Philadelphia Inquirer to the All Delaware Valley Cross-Country team. As team captain and as a two-time recipient of the teams Most Outstanding Cross-Country Athlete, Dave rose to second place in the Ches-Mont championship.

   On the track, Dave began to blossom late in his sophomore year, finishing second in the chest month championships in the two-mile run. As a junior he finished second in the mile and in the two-mile in the league and then followed with a third-place in the two-mile run at District 1 championship. As a senior, Dave captained the outdoor track team. He was voted the most valuable track athlete and notched his first Ches-Mont champion finish in the mile run. After a third-place finish in the District one meet, Dave went on to finish sixth in the mile at the state championship, where he set a school record. He had already obliterated the old mark at the two-mile event earlier in the season.

   Dave was also selected captain of the indoor track team. During his senior year, he was the champion in the mile run, setting a school record. He also established a new mark in the 1000 yard run and in the two-mile run. He was honored as the most valuable athlete on the team.

   Dave Weller received many accolades during his four-year tenure as a Red Raider track and cross-country standout. He graduated in the top 1% of his class was named the Ches-Mont scholar athlete of the year. He was a commencement speaker, president of the Honor Society, and the winner of five Senior Awards and two scholarships

   Dave continued his education and his outstanding cross-country and track career at the University of Pennsylvania. He captained the cross-country team in his senior year, and was voted most valuable performer in his junior and senior years. His indoor track career was highlighted by his selection to the First Team All Ivy squad in his junior year. In outdoor track he again was selected as the Outstanding Track Performer in his senior year. Throughout his collegiate career he won many accolades and set many personal and team records.

   Dave continued competitive running for two decades after his graduation was ranked among the top 10 Masters published times in the world in 1998. He has worked for Johnson & Johnson for 24 years and is currently the vice president of international sales operations for Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson. He lives with his wife, Linda and son in New Jersey.

 

Edward D. Shultz 1984

Football

 

   Ed Shultz has had quite an illustrious football career has taken him to three continents. What he is most proud of, he states, is the fact that he lettered three times for Coatesville sports Hall of Fame coach Al black.

   Ed’s three years with the Ches-Mont champion Raiders culminated in a record 29 –3 – 1, Ed started at center in 24 of those games. He was named honorable mention all Ches-Mont center as a Junior.

   During Ed’s senior year, accolades were numerous. He was named first-team all ches-Mont center and second-team all Ches-Mont kicker. He was recognized as first-team All-Area center and second-team all-state center. Ed also was honored as the VFW Ches-Mont Lineman of the year. His high school career culminated in being selected to play in for prestigious Pennsylvanian Big 33 game in July of 1984.

   During this time, Ed was also a pitcher and infielder on the baseball team. He was named to the all Ches-Mont squad as a senior.

Upon graduation, Ed attended United States military Academy where he continued to excel on the football field. His talent allowed him to play not only center, but also as a tackle and a tight end.

   Ed Shultz is one of five in the history of the Academy to letter five times and played under NCAA Hall of Fame coach Jim Young. He played in four Army-Navy games and played in three bowl games becoming the only player in Army history to do so. His collegiate football exploits took into Asia and Europe and he made honorable mention all-East as a sophomore.

   During Ed's Junior year, injury and illness slowed but did not stop him. He never started any more games, but his appearance in the Sun bowl is a second lieutenant made the record books as the second player in Army history to do so. Army’s five-year record during that span was 37 – 20 – 1 including two bowl wins and four wins over Navy.

   Since graduation from West Point in 1988, it has served four years in the United States Army and was employed at Lincoln steel. He currently holds the position of general manager for Tassco, LLC a steel distribution company. He is married and the father of four daughters. He coaches girls soccer and volleyball and is a member of the Knights of Columbus.

 

James "Scooggy" Smith

Coach

 

   Coach Smith is good and what he does. For 28 years, from 1975 to 2003 he has coached a basketball team at the high school level. His long and illustrious career includes any milestones.

   James "Scooggy" graduated from Coatesville high school in 1964. He attended Maryland state college, now the University of Maryland, Eastern shore, and in 1968 earned a BS degree in health, physical education and recreation.

   After college, "Scooggy" became an educator and from 1975 to 1982 he coached the freshman, junior varsity and varsity basketball teams at Devon Preparatory School.

   In 1982, He returned this high school, alma mater to coach the Coatesville High girls’ varsity basketball team.

   Scooggy assisted Coach Jerry Quedenfeld with the Coatesville High boys’ team from 1985 to 1993. As interim head coach for the 1989 – 1990 season, he led the team to a Ches-Mont championship with an 18 – 8 record. Scooggy also assisted under head coach Ross Kershey from 1993 to 1995.

   Scooggy’s head-coaching career took off in 1995. He led his squad to eight consecutive Ches-Mont championships, two district 1 championships, 2000 and 2001, and one Eastern championship, 2001. The crowning achievement came in 2001 when Scooggy’s team won the PIAA Quad A state championship. The State championship team was ranked 13th in the nation by USA Today sports!

   Scooggy was coach and mentor several outstanding players, two All-Americans, Richard “Rip” Hamilton now a guard for the Detroit Pistons and John “Tootie” Allen now playing professionally in Finland along with Mark Sweet. Jake Royal, currently touring with the Washington Generals versus the Harlem Globetrotters show and Darrell Lewis who is now playing professional basketball in Italy was also under Scooggy’s guidance as student players.

   Coach Scooggy, with an overall record 294 – 148, was named Coach of the year 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2003 by The Daily Local News! When Scooggy retired from coaching his quest for learning motivated him to earn his MS degree in education from the Neumann College in 2005. He presently heads the wellness and fitness department at the Coatesville Area High School, where he has taught for 16 years.  The class of 1993 dedicated their yearbook to "Scoogy." In their words "He has been there for it all, cheering us, supporting us, leadig us to victory. Whether as coach, teacher or friend, he has instilled in us the long-standing values which signify Coatesville."

 Scooggy and his wife, Louise, live in the Coatesville area.

*** Coach Smith came out of retirement after Coach Nelms took a leave of absence for the 2011-12 season. Scooggie not only filled in as coach, but earned his 300th win as a coach and took the Red Raiders to the State playoffs for the first time since 2003. Coach Smith was named the 2012 Daily Local News "Coach of the Year" for his efforts. 

 

William F. Null

Special Award

   A special award for a very special person. For the past 36 years, Bill Null has been something of an institution around the halls of Coatesville Area Senior High School.

   A 1939 graduate of Downingtown high school, Bill spent most of his working years at Dopaco. After retirement, Bill decided one day to go observe the football team at its preseason camp near Lebanon, PA. Bill went to the high school looking for directions to the camp and was given the task of delivering the mail to then head coach Harry McMullen. That was the start of it all, second career as a Coatesville high school volunteer.

   "Pop" Null soon became a fixture at many sporting events. He was often an unheralded statistician and "right-hand man" to several coaches. He began by charting plays and keeping stats on the sideline for the football team, but soon other teams and coaches were graced by his unselfishness and Coatesville spirit.

 Over the years, his many contributions have included:

Charting pitches and keeping score for the baseball team.

Keeping a book for each baseball players accomplishments.

Providing transportation for wrestlers to tournaments.

Keeping a book for each wrestlers accomplishments

Providing transportation for basketball players to various games.

Helping to organize and working at the Ches-Mont Golf Championships.

Helping to organize the steel city invitational cross-country championship.

Announcing at the Ches-Mont junior high track championships

selling tickets at all paid admission events on the high school campus.

   Bill has also spent many, many hours in the athletic office, assisting in whatever way he could. Former athletic director Chuck Carol has summed up Bills impact in this way:

   "Nerves can also be rubbed raw in a department as hectic as our athletic office, sanity often prevails, however, because of the efforts of Bill Null.

   No matter what task I ask him to complete, I can depend on Bill to finish the job effectively and efficiently. It's absolutely impossible to put into words the appreciation I have for his efforts"

   This award is but a small gesture to thank a kind and generous individual for the impact he has had on the many lives he has touched.