Athletic Hall of Fame Past Years' Inductees: 2003
The JSC Athletic Hall of Fame is a chartered organization of the Alumni Association of Johnson State College. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to perpetuate the accomplishments of the College’s greatest athletes, to bring honor and distinction to Johnson State College, and to support in all ways possible the College’s intercollegiate athletic programs.
Here is a list of inductees from 2003:
Gertrude H. Austin, '57
Gertrude Austin has remained active in sports all her life. In 1988, she retired after 31 years of teaching, 6 in Sheldon and 25 in St. Albans. In 1985-86, she was named Teacher of the Year for Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans. She earned a BS in Education from JSC in 1957.
During her college years, she played soccer for four years, basketball for two years, softball for two years, volleyball for one year, and cheerleading for two years. She was very active on campus, serving as Student Council Treasurer, Class Secretary, and Athletic Association Secretary, as well as being a cheerleader, and member of the square dance club, FTA, Janus yearbook, Outing Club, and Dorm Council.
Gertrude and her husband John Austin '63 spend summers on Fairfield Pond and winters in Florida. They enjoy golfing and traveling out west to visit their children.
John A. Fish '91
John A. Fish holds a BS from Johnson, where he studied Physical Education. While at Johnson, he was on the cross-country team for four years where he played NAIA National all four years as well as All Conference all four years. His team was undefeated District 5 champions.
John teaches at Calais Elementary and Orange Center Schools. Since graduation, John had coached men's and women's cross country at Johnson State, from 1994-2000, where his men's team was 1995 State Champions as well as 1995-96 NAIA Regional Champions. He was named NAIA northeastern Coach of the Year in 1994 and 1996.
John is married to Patty Eck, also a Johnson graduate. They have two children, Katie, 7, and Ryan, 3.
John fondly remembers the day he beat all the UVM runners in 1987.
Marty Ford '88, '92
Marty Ford played one year of JV Basketball and two years of soccer while at Johnson, with his final year in soccer as starting goalkeeper.
After leaving Johnson, Marty began to referee intramural basketball as well as high school girl's basketball. He soon became certified in ASA softball, and as a baseball umpire as well, working at the high school level for 17 years and at the college level for seven. In 1978, he became a registered basketball official working at the high school level in Vermont for 20 years and for three years in California. In 1983, Marty became a certified soccer official at the high school level and in 1998, a certified college official, both of which he officiated until his move to California in 1998.
As an official, Marty has had the pleasure of interacting with several Hall of Fame members, to which he attributes his level of success in being chosen to officiate in many high school finals and play-offs. In 1994, Marty was named Soccer Official of the Year by the Vermont Soccer Officials Association.
Marty has been active in several officiating organizations, serving in educational or leadership positions, including President, and Chair.
Marty currently lives in the Philadelphia area with his family where he has worked for Drexel University for the past two years, serving as the Dean of Cooperative Education and Career Services. Prior to coming to Drexel he was the Director of the Career and Internship Center for the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, preceded by 10 years as the Director of Career Planning and Placement at Johnson State College.
At Johnson, Marty earned his BA in Political Science and his Master's in Educational Administration. He is currently enrolled in the doctoral program for educational administration at the University of the Pacific in California.
The Johnson State College Award Winning 1971-75 Basketball Team
Thomas Boardman, '75 - Now a probation officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Tom played two years of basketball and two years of golf while at Johnson. Since leaving Johnson, Tom has been officiating varsity high school basketball and is president of TAP Youth Basketball League.
Peter J. Carroll (Pistol), '77 - Pete, now self-employed in Burlington, played two years of basketball while at Johnson. He is now a recreational basketball official as well as a high school basketball coach.
Douglas L. Corrow, '74 - Doug lives in Morrisville and works at IBM in Essex Jct. He played three years of basketball while at Johnson and since has coached T-ball, Minor League and Little League.
Gregory L. Davis, '75 - Greg, who is now working for the Boston Housing Authority, played two years of basketball while at Johnson. Since leaving Johnson, Greg has been running the Youth Life/Hoop Basketball Camp, is a drug education presenter to college coaches and athletes, and is Family Services Manager for 22 housing developments in the city of Boston. Greg has received the Boston Red Sox Rookie Ball Coach Within Inner City Spirits Man of the Year.
Joe Dooley, '75 - Joe has worked for the US Department of Veterans' Affairs for the past 25 years. While at Johnson, Joe played two years of basketball and two years of golf. Since leaving Johnson, Joe has enjoyed playing Pick Up Basketball and competitive golf. He was a recreation therapist from 1988-93.
James Kambour, '75 - Jim now works construction in Barton. He played four years of rugby and was the basketball manager for three years while at Johnson. Jim has organized and been active in summer soccer for the past six years.
Frank Martel, '75 - Frank, who is now a physical education teacher at Enosburg High School, played two years of Rugby and two years of basketball while at Johnson. Since leaving Johnson, Jim has been Enosburg's varsity basketball coach, from 1980-99, and their athletic director form 1980-94. He has coached girls' varsity basketball from 1998 to present, and he has been a VSOA soccer official for 32 years, 25 years at the college level, as well as a soccer assignor from 1987 to present.
Gary McAndrew (McAdoo), '75 - Gary, who played four years of basketball while at Johnson, is now a regional business manager at Respitonics in Westfield, Ma. Since leaving Johnson, Gary has been director of Westfield Suburban Basketball as well as coach for Springfield Slam AAU, and Summer Scamm Basketball Camp.
Paul Smith, '77 - Paul, who played four years of basketball at Johnson, is now working with the State of Iowa Department of Corrections. Since leaving Johnson, Paul has coached youth soccer, softball, basketball, and baseball. He is a high school basketball and football official and is on the Iowa Parks and Recreation Board of Directors as well as the Iowa City Girl's Softball Board of Directors. Paul is also involved with the University of Iowa Chain Gang Football.
Arnold Ward (Hollywood), '76 - Arnold now works for the New York State office of Children and Family Services. He plays basketball, golf, and tennis.
Mark G. Milioti, coach, 1972-74 - Now a criminal and civil litigation attorney in Boston, MA, Mark played rugby as well as coached both rugby and basketball. He was a Hall of Famer, playing four years at Amherst College. He has been on the Boston University Criminal Justice Faculty since 1982.
Wayne Blann, coach - Wayne earned a MS.Ed. and an Ed.D. and is now a Professor and Coordinator of the Department of Sports Management and Media at Ithaca College in New York. He was basketball coach for eight years, Athletic Director for two years, Assistant Football Coach for two years and Director of JSC Youth Sports Programs for eight years. Wayne has pioneered research regarding collegiate and professional athletes' career transitions, which he continues at this time.