Athletic Hall of Fame 2008 Inductees
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Steve Blouin graduated with a BA in history. During his time at Johnson, Steve played basketball all four years. He was three-time All Conference, first team All District 5 (New England), and he finished seventh in the nation during his junior year scoring 25 points per game. He played on numerous all tournament teams (N.E. College Tourney, Plattsburgh State); scored a career high 1,620 points along with 500 rebounds. Basketball was not his only sport. Steve also played Rugby, intramural football, and was a party organizer.
After leaving Johnson, Steve played for 15 years in a very competitive Burlington area men's league and until 2005 he traveled New England playing in tournaments. Now Steve coaches his son and daughter. Here is an amusing memory from his Johnson days: Driving back from Maine in January 1990, Sean Fitzgerald put Scott Koslowski's head through the van window. They drove over 300 miles in January with a window missing in the van.
Wayne graduated with a BS in biology. While a student, Wayne ran cross-country all four years. During that time he was recognized All Conference, and All District. In 1984 he attended the national cross-country meet in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He set course records at Norwich University, Castleton State College and the team record on the Johnson State College course. In 1985 he was awarded the Richard Anderson Award.
Wayne stayed involved in sports even after his time at Johnson. He coached Little League baseball from 1998-2006 and he continues to participate in running, and triathlon competitions.
Tiffany graduated with a BS in health sciences. She played four years of basketball and one year of soccer while at Johnson State College. Tiffany was a member of the Mayflower Conference Team from 1999-2002; 1,000 point scorer, Mayflower Conference Player of the Year in 2001; 1,000 rebounds, 3rd Team All American in 2001; number one in the country in rebounds in 2002 and top ten in the country for blocked shots.
In 2002 Tiffany traveled to Australia to play for the "American Traveling Team, Senior All Star Team" (New England). Since leaving Johnson, Tiffany has coached Girls 8th Grade Basketball at Mill River Union High School; Junior varsity and Varsity Basketball at Mt. St. Joseph and Proctor Junior/Senior High School.
Patrick graduated with a BS in health sciences specializing in Adult and Corporate Fitness. Patrick played men's basketball from 1998-2003. In 2000-2001 he was red-shirted with a knee injury. He was named team captain in the 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 seasons. He was 1998-99 Rookie of the Year in the Mayflower Conference, four time All-Conference Player (1998-99, 1999-2000, '01-02 Mayflower, '02-03 MAC); one of ten Jostens Award Finalists (Academics and Athletics) in the country during the 2002-03 season: Vermont Athlete of the Year finalist (2002-03), Vermont Athlete of the Month (January 2003), Two time NCAA D-III Scoring leader, Top Ten in country for D-III rebounding in the 1999-2000 and 2002-03 Seasons: 2,259 career points, 948 career rebounds and third on school's career 3 point percentage list (.394). Patrick scored 23 points and led team in scoring in D-III All Star game at Holy Cross (2002-03).
Other college activities included SAAC Committee Volunteer; Readers for Role Models participant at Johnson Elementary School; Small Fry Basketball Camps and Johnson State Summer Camps. He tells of the time he set an illegal screen on Tim Grinham when they were freshman in 1998 and then getting in a little fight. At dinner that night Tim put a ton of salt in all of Patrick's drinks and food and then walked out when Patrick tasted it. He says, "I hated him for that and I really wanted to leave JSC but we eventually became best friends and are still in close contact to this day."
Richard graduated with a BA in early education. He continued his Johnson education and received his master's in Administration a few years later. While working toward his bachelor's degree, Richard played soccer and baseball for one year, and basketball for four years. He was the co-winner of the 1968 Richard Anderson Award. Other College activities included the Emerald Key and the Athletic Association.
Since leaving Johnson, Richard's successes are many. He has coached Jr. High, junior varsity and varsity soccer. He also co-founded the Northern Vermont Girls Soccer League. He has officiated at all levels including Junior High, High School and Men's League. He has coached boys and girls basketball for more than 20 years wrapping up a number of tournament wins while founding the Sacred Heart Invitational Boys Tournament. In his spare time he has coached track and softball.
Professionally, Richard has served as the athletic director at Enosburg Falls Junior/Senior High School and athletic director and assistant principal at Sacred Heart High School and principal at the Coventry Village School. His community involvement includes serving as president of the Coventry Town Foundation, as a member of the Civil Board of Authority, Justice of the Peace, and member of the Coventry Recycling Committee. He is also a member of the Newport, Vermont Elks Lodge #2155. He has served as president of the Vermont Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association and has had the Sacred Heart High School yearbook dedicated in his honor.
Holly graduated with a BA in psychology. During her time at Johnson she played varsity women's basketball in the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons. She helped lead the team to a 20-4 record in the 1998-99 season; the best record in program history. In two seasons Holly helped lead her team to a 37-12 record overall. In 2000 Holly was NAIA All-American. She averaged 21.6 points per game during her career; first all-time at JSC. She had a career high 1,037 points; currently fourth all-time at JSC. She made 408 career field goals; again fourth all-time at JSC and managed a .496 career field goal percentage; currently fourth all-time at JSC. Four-hundred fifty seven career rebounds; currently 6th all-time at JSC. Thirty eight career blocked shots; currently tied for 7th all-time at JSC. Forty-nine career 3-point field goals made; currently 9th all-time at JSC. Her single season record is equally impressive. During the 1999-2000 season she averaged 22.6 points per game; 564 points overall and 222 field goals. On November 23, 1999 Holly scored a career-high 35 points; a record that still stands at Johnson.
Bill Doyle has been professor of government and history at Johnson State College for fifty years. Throughout his tenure at Johnson he has been an avid sports fan, providing encouragement to team members and sharing his keen interest in football, baseball and basketball. During his years at Princeton University he played junior varsity baseball. In Central Vermont he was an avid tennis player winning the doubles and mixed doubles championships.
He coached junior varsity football and golf at Montclair Academy, NJ. He has been a past recipient of the Johnson State College Alumni Council's Distinguished Faculty Award. Bill Doyle has been recognized for the Election Day voter poll bearing his name that is circulated throughout voting venues in Vermont. He serves as the minority leader of the Vermont State Senate and is the vice chairman of the Senate Government Operations Committee and the Senate Education Committee. Senator Doyle has been a member of the Vermont State Senate since 1969. When notified that he had been nominated to receive this distinction he said, "I am very honored to be asked."
When Bill began at Johnson, Roland Hess was the coach. Bill was married at the time, but there were no children. He went on two or three bus trips in Vermont and New Hampshire to various games. Sports provided a great way to bond with the kids outside of the classroom.
Donald M. Tobey is a retired faculty member in the Johnson State College Business and Economics Department. Don continues to teach in a part-time capacity to this day. Aside from his professional duties Don says, "I have been honored to sing the National Anthem at many JSC sports events — in particular, women's basketball."
Don is also a recognized horse shower, trainer and has been a horse show judge for more than 50 years. He has been licensed at different times by various state, regional and international organizations. He calls it "sports officiating" of another kind. Don is a past recipient of the Johnson State College Alumni Council's Distinguished Faculty Award. He has also received awards for outstanding teaching and academic advising. He has this to say of the Hall of Fame award, "Thank you for the honor of this invitation. There are many who deserve it more than I do. I am complimented and extremely appreciative."