|Posted by gchalloffame on February 13, 2013 at 7:55 PM||comments (140)|
The South Jersey Football Coaches Hall of Fame is searching for 2013 Hall of Fame Nominations -- and we need your help!
The Hall of Fame will induct new members during the Annual Hall of Fame Banquet in June 2013, prior to the Taliaferro Foundation All-Star Football Classic.
Please submit your nominations to the Selection Committee no later than February 25. You can nominate candidates in any or all of the seven areas:
High School Coach
Professional Player (active)
Professional Player (inactive)
Your nomination must be accompanied by a resume of the candidate, to include background and contact information for the candidate. Also, make sure to include your name and contact information in case we have any questions.
Please email or mail your nomination(s) and resume(s) no later than February 25 to:
600 Shady Lane
Haddon Township , NJ 08108
|Posted by gchalloffame on August 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM||comments (1)|
PHILADELPHIA – Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and the Adam Taliaferro Foundation will partner once again to present the Second Annual Adam Taliaferro Foundation & Magee Rehabilitation Golf Outing on Monday, October 22, 2012 at Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pa.
Taliaferro was a patient at Magee back in 2000 when Taliaferro, a freshman cornerback for Penn State, received a spinal cord injury while making a clean hit in a game against Ohio State. Told he may never walk again, after 3 grueling months of therapy at Magee and with the unyielding support of his family, Taliaferro walked out of Magee on his own, shifted his focus and talents away from the football field and graduated from Penn State. He later went to law school and became a lawyer…… all while starting the Adam Taliaferro Foundation to help those who, like him, had been injured in a sanctioned sporting event.
Proceeds from the golf outing—which includes golf, dinner, cocktails and auctions—will benefit spinal cord injury research, rehabilitation, and quality of life programs supported by both the Adam Taliaferro Foundation and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital is a US News & World Report-best physical and cognitive rehabilitation hospital. The Adam Taliaferro Foundation provides emotional, financial and educational support to individuals who suffer catastrophic head or spinal cord injuries in sanctioned team events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Delaware.
To participate in the golf outing or to obtain more information about sponsorships, please contact the Magee Development Office at (215) 587-3090 or email Gus Ostrum, Adam Taliaferro Foundation, at (609) 502-0424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Posted by gchalloffame on June 25, 2012 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
Tickets will be available at the door for the 22nd Annual Adam Taliaferro Foundation All-Star Football Classic at Rowan University on Thursday, June 28, 2012!
See the attached game rosters to see what South Jersey seniors will be playing in this year's Taliaferro Classic! Just click on the following link:
Last year's game was a great success - close to 4,500 people attended and our program advertisers received tremendous visibility. We hope you will be part of this success story in 2012!
The Adam Taliaferro Foundation was founded in the name of Adam Taliaferro to assist victims of spinal cord injuries and to educate individuals on the treatment and prevention of these injuries. More information on the Foundation may be found at www.taliaferrofoundation.org
In 2011, the Foundation provided about $75,000 in financial aid and equipment to victims of spinal cord injuries. Through our Player of the Year contest, the Foundation will be granting 14 scholarships in the coming year and will recognize college athletes as well.
We are hoping you will be able to join us on game night at Rowan!
|Posted by gchalloffame on June 5, 2012 at 11:05 PM||comments (2)|
GLASSBORO – The South Jersey Football Coaches Association has announced its Class of 2012 Hall of Fame inductees.
To be inducted will be:
High School Coach: Chuck Donohue
Pro Active: Shonn Greene
Pro Inactive: Greg Buttle
Distinguished Service: John Cutsavage
Legends (Post-playoffs): Kevin Harvey
Legends (Pre-playoffs): Ed Wooley
Assistant Coach: Gene Shulman
The recipients will be honored during an induction banquet on Wednesday, June 27, at 6 p.m., at Masso’s Caterers in Glassboro, NJ. Tickets for the banquet are $30 and may be obtained by calling (856) 582-0212.
Chuck Donohue (High School Coach)
Donohue has taught and coached football in New Jersey for 41 years, and has been one of the best in the business. He has enjoyed successful tenures at St. Joseph’s Hammonton, Haddon Heights and Buena, with his team making 18 playoff appearances and grabbing two sectional championships.
Donohue, who has been honored by numerous organizations, recently completed his 14th season as head coach at Southern Regional High School in Ocean County.
Shonn Greene (Active Professional Player)
A Winslow Township High School graduate, Greene is one of the NFL’s top running backs with the New York Jets and one of college football’s top running backs at Iowa.
As a Jet, he rushed for 1,054 yards in 2011 and was also a premier back in 2009 and 2010. He is a talented multi-purpose player who performs at his best in big games, including the NFL playoffs. At Iowa, he rushed for over 1,800 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2008 in winning the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top collegiate running back.
Greg Buttle (Retired Professional Football Player)
A Mainland Regional High School graduate, Buttle went on to become one of the nation’s top linebackers at Penn State University and later with the New York Jets.
At Penn State he was consensus All-American in 1975, he still holds school records for most tackles in a game (24) and in a season (165). He is also among the Nittany Lions’ career leaders in tackles with 343. In the NFL, he played nine seasons and led the Jets to a playoff appearance in 1981 as a starting outside linebacker. Today, he enjoys a career as a broadcaster in New York City for WCBS TV.
John Cutsavage Distinguished Service)
Cutsavage has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the success of the Annual Adam Taliaferro Foundation/South Jersey Football Coaches Association All-Star Football Classic. He has served as game director since 2007 and previously as general manager and assistant general manager. He has also served on the SJFCA Board of Directors since 1998.
Inducted into the South Jersey High School Coaches Hall of Fame in 2010, “Cutty” has enjoyed successful coaching stops at Pitman High School, Bishop Eustace, and Timber Creek along with stops at several Southeastern Pennsylvania schools in the 1970s and 1980s.
Kevin Harvey (Legends (Post-Playoffs)
One of South Jersey’s greatest all-time offensive players as a quarterback, Harvey led Paulsboro High School to a 43-1 career record and finished as New Jersey’s all-time leading scorer with 101 touchdowns and 656 total points prior to his 1996 graduation.
In a brilliant senior season, he accounted for nearly 2500 yards of total offense, including more than 1200 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns. He played two seasons at Temple University and briefly with the Milwaukee Mustangs of the Arena Football League.
Ed Wooley (Legends Pre-Playoffs)
A 1966 Pitman High School graduate, Wooley enjoyed a stellar playing career in baseball, basketball and football for the Panthers before lettering in football at the University of Michigan from 1966 to 1968.
In the coaching ranks, he guided Ocean City High School to Cape-Atlantic and South Jersey Group 3 championships in the early 1980s. He is a member of the Pitman High, Gloucester County, and South Jersey Coaches Halls of Fame.
Gene Shulman (Assistant Coach)
As an assistant coach at Collingswood, Cherokee, Williamstown, and Shawnee since 1975, Shulman has helped local high schools win 10 sectional championships as a defensive coordinator along with numerous conference crowns. He also served as head football coach at Williamstown High in 1985 and 1986.
Shulman has also shown his loyalty to South Jersey by serving as President of the New Jersey Football Coaches Association and coaching in numerous all-star football games. He was inducted into the New Jersey Football Coaches hall of Fame in 2009.
|Posted by gchalloffame on April 25, 2012 at 11:50 AM||comments (2)|
The annual Adam Taliaferro Foundation-South Jersey Football Coaches Association (SJFCA) Blue-White All-Star Classic will be played on Thursday, June 28, at Rowan University. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and proceeds will benefit the Adam Taliaferro Foundation.
Here are the rosters:
Player School Pos.
Mike Adams St. Joseph DL
Tosin Adeyemo Northern Burlington RB
Jordan Allie Delran DB
Bobby Barbieri Hammonton DB
Sam Bell Bridgeton DL
Moral Best Palmyra OL
Frank Bobo Seneca PK
Nick Cannizzaro Palmyra WR
John Carr Absegami DL
John Edwards Middle Twp. OL
Dominic Elly Cinnaminson QB
Russ Forchion Hammonton RB
Zac Frantz Moorestown WR
Doug Gilbert Lenape OL
Anthony Graziano Cumberland LB
Kyle Groover Florence DL
Tyler Hartman Cherokee OL
Tamar Jackson Bridgeton DB
Malcom Jenkins Maple Shade DB
Ivan Jones Vineland DE
Chris Kirby Cinnaminson DB
Charles Kusowski Riverside OL
Shaquille Lee Millville QB
Cory Litton St. Joseph LB
Jerry Lowe Rancocas Valley DB
Steven May Buena DE
Quinn Mehigan Cherokee LB
Alex Mourtos Shawnee WR
Ismail Naji Atlantic City WR
Jesse Osborne Shawnee OL
Devin Parler Pemberton DB
Hunter Pates Northern Burlington LB
Dontaye Rivera Pleasantville DE
Treshawn Roberts Florence TE
Brandon Roche Burlington Twp. DB
Aaron Scanlon Holy Cross DE
Marcus Scott Cumberland DL
Lloyd Smith Holy Cross WR
Trevor Terrell Lenape RB
Nick Tyndal Millville OL
Tyler Waller Egg Harbor Twp DL
Player School Pos.
Todd Austin Winslow Twp. DE
Brandon Babilonia Collingswood TE
Matt Barnett Paul VI DE
Nick Batastini Bishop Eustace LB
Dan Bekier Triton DE
Shaquille Boardley Pennsauken OL
Marshall Brooks Delsea LB
Ali Brown Cherry Hill West WR
Tyrone Bundy Woodbury LB
Terrance Chambliss Woodrow Wilson WR
Daniel Ciemiecki Haddonfield DB
Marcus Coleman Camden Catholic OL
Dan Collins Williamstown QB
David Cuneo Haddon Township FB
Connor Duffy Kingsway OL
Josh Goldsboro Schalick TE
Ryan Hawthorne Pennsville WR
Chris Hurban Deptford DB
Austin Im Paulsboro DL
Michael Johnson Schalick RB
Dan Klaszky Glassboro LB
Dane Kozlosky Clearview DB
Chris Lail Kingsway LB
Marvin Lee Penns Grove DB
Matt Lindsay Gateway OL
Calvin Lowe Timber Creek QB
Nick Lundholm Haddon Heights QB
Anthony Marcozzi Bishop Eustace DB
Mike Martucci Williamstown DT
Elliott McCummings Gloucester Catholic WR
Darius Merriweather Eastern DB
Curtis Nealer Pitman DL
Ridge Reese Woodstown DB
Josh Roane West Deptford DL
Matt Rowand Audubon DL
Kyle Sipple Highland OL
Mike Suli Cherry Hill East P/K
Seth Tinsley Triton OL
Devin Walker Salem RB
Christian Walsh Sterling OL
Amar Williams Pennsauken WR
Grant Wilson Washington Twp. OL
The Adam Taliaferro Foundation provides assistance to patients with spinal cord injuries and their families. Click on the link below to view stories of spinal cord patients from around the Delaware Valley, all of whom ask that you make a donation to the 2020 ATF Appeal Campaign (see article below).