Eden Athletic Hall of Fame

The Eden Central School Alumni Association and the Eden Athletic Hall of Fame announce the formation of a cooperative venture to resurrect, rejuvenate and reactivate the Hall of Fame which has not held a formal induction ceremony since 1999.  The Eden Athletic Hall of Fame was originated in 1991 with the induction of 5 charter members and had 53 members on its roster. Since then it has grown! The Eden Athletic Hall of Fame established a new steering and nominating committee under the chairmanship of retired school administrator Don Fregelette. The committee has elected a new class of members to the Hall of Fame in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2018.

Mission Statement: To recognize and honor those coaches, administrators, individuals and/or teams who attended Eden High School and excelled athletically while demonstrating a high degree of sportsmanship. leadership and character.

The Eden Athletic Hall of Fame inducted a new class on July 28, 2018 during Alumni Weekend. We currently have 96 individuals and two teams in the Hall. Athletes who graduated at least five years prior to induction, coaches and sponsors are eligible for nomination. Once nominated candidates are sent a questionnaire that needs to be returned by late January to be considered for that summer’s induction. The Eden Athletic Hall of Fame will induct a new class in 2020.

To nominate someone for consideration in the Eden Athletic Hall of Fame (HOF), please send the candidates name, address, phone number and/or email address to the HOF at edenalumni@gmail.com or by mail to Eden Alumni Society, Eden Athletic Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 66, Eden, NY 14057. The Selection Committee must be able to contact the nominee.

The Hall of Fame Selection Committee is made up of coaches and Hall of Fame members. We currently have two vacancies and are looking for Hall of Fame members willing to serve on the Selection Committee.

The Hall of Fame is completely self-supporting and receives no financial assistance from the Eden Alumni Society or Association. Your generous contributions to the Hall of Fame will make future inductions possible.

Respectfully submitted,

Skip Ehrhart ’69
Chairman Selection Committee


Selection Committee:

George “Skip” Ehrhart ’69
Chairman and HOF Member 1993

Marisa Fallacaro
Eden Athletic Director

William Zittel ’78
HOF Member 1994

Judy Striebich ’69
HOF Member 1996

Robert Pierce ’85
HOF Member 1999


Charter Members
Daniel Hagen – Coach
Patricia Jordan – 1978
Kay Palmer – Coach
Gerald Schmittendorf – 1952
Marge Murphy – 1938

1992 Inductees
George Anderson – 1932
Francis Osburn Devisser – 1932
Clyde L. Smith Geist – 1951
John LeFevre – 1953
Evelyn Meyers – Coach
Donald Sauer – 1969
James Walker – 1950
Charles Pacini – Coach

1993 Inductees
Paul Spoon – 1933
Coleman Ryther – 1934
Gerald Van Note – 1943
Paul Geiger – 1944
James C. Landon – 1949
Edwin A. Walker – 1952
Arthur R. Christian – 1954
Richard Minekime – 1963
Tim McNell – 1966
George Ehrhart – 1969
Donald Magee – 1973
Marcia A. Found Hawkes – 1976
Laurie L. Zittle – 1979
Albert J. Ball – Coach

1994 Inductees
Nelson Roeller – 1935
F. Wayne Wiess – Coach
Dorcas M. Smith – Coach
Jack M. Smith – 1949 Admin
Elton C. Palmerton – 1939 Admin
James Crowe – 1950
Charles Care – 1963
Thomas Eckhardt – 1970
William Zittel – 1978
Charlene Griffin – 1979

1996 Inductees
Edward R. Towns – 1954
John Demsey – 1955
George Zittel – 1956
Judy Striebich – 1969
Barbara Bull – 1976
Sandra Porter – 1984
Edward Sturm – Coach
Gerald Nelson – Coach
Donald Fregelette – Admin
Edwin C. Peck – Admin

1999 Inductees
Cristina D’Angelo – 1988
Joseph Gillespie – Coach
Susan Wood Kane – 1987
Scott Miller – 1987
Norman Moore – Coach
Robert Pierce – 1985

2008 Inductees
William Lindquist – 1978
Bert Weidner – 1984
William Weidner – 1988
Susan Gracz – 1989
Jeffrey Hine – 1989
Shawna Klein – 1994
Theodore Bucierka – 1996

The 1958 Eden High School
Cross-Country Team honoring…
– Dan Hagan – 1955 Founder/Coach
– Kenny Franz – 1959
– Bill Gerspacher – 1959
– Marvin Horton – 1959
– Bob Maltby – Co-Captain -1959
– Chuck Vara – Co-Captain -1959
– John Lindberg (1958 Coach)
– John Persinger (1958 Manager)
– Art Gerspacher
– George Graovac
– Jim Mackey
– Harvey Persinger
– Jim Potter
– Ron Richardson
– Richard Towns
– Henry Wilson


2009 Inductees
Michael Osinski – 1996
Robert Burnside – Coach
Doug Lorenzi – 1970
Randy Cagwin – 1975
Gary Cerne – 1979
Donna Osinski – 1992
Emily Krant – 1995
The 1996 Lady Raiders Volleyball Team
honoring…
– Pat Wilson – Coach
– Stephen Pierce – Assistant Coach
– Jessica Bean – 2000 – Manager
– Heather DeJohn – 1997
– Elizabeth Feldman – 1997
– Kara Fitzgerald – 1999
– Renee Kam – 2001
– Valerie Lahrs – 2000
– Erin Martin – 2000
– Deanne Pericak – 1998
– Johanna Soule – 1999
– Kathy Tschampel – 1998
– Amie Wall – 1998
– Julie White – 1997
– Brenda Wilson – 1997
– Jennifer Wright – 2000

2010 Inductees
Joyce Nagle Markham – 1936
Ellen Lardo Preischel – 1988
Jeffrey Wohlhueter – 1988
Virginia Franz Weidner – 1991
James LaMastra – 1993
Kathleen Kelkenberg – Coach

2014 Inductees
James Overhoff  – 1962
Warren Flint – 1964
Paul Osinski – 1994
Katie Gibson Zittel – 1999
Steven Migliore – 2001
Ashley DoEpp – 2003
Charles Yale – Coach/ Coordinator of Athletics

2016 Inductees
Joseph Klein – 2003
James Sweich – 2004
Lisa Romano – 2005
Michael Zittel – 2007
Sheila Sickau – 2007

2018 Inductees
Janet Pohle Letizia – 1999
Keien J. Williams – 2004
Stephen Pierce – Coach