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S.J. Football Coaches Association Announces Hall of Fame Inductees

Posted by gchalloffame on June 5, 2012 at 11:05 PM


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.


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