Frontier Field Walk of Fame Class of 2014

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Frank "Okey"
Lary Bump  
Media, Inducted 2014 
From 2011, Bump as the baseball Official Scorer for the Frisco (Tx.) RoughRiders,
the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers.
The former Democrat and Chronicle sportswriter covered the Red Wings, Amerks, local colleges and the Bills among his beats. He was a longtime official scorer for the Red Wings and served as sports information director for Nazareth and RIT.
Blog, The Fantasy Scout



Jerry Burns
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2014
The Fairport resident has coached the Monroe Community College men’s basketball team for 23 years and is 576-154 with nine Region III titles. The seven-time Region III Coach of the Year guided the 2006-07 squad to a national runner-up finish.
Bio, Monroe Community College



1991-1997 Caledonia Mumford Football
Team of the Ages, Inducted 2014
The Red Raiders went 78-7 under head coach Mike Monacelli, won a mythical state title in 1992 (the last year before the state tournament) and state championships in 1993, 1994 and 1995 and a loss in the Class D championship game in ’96. The ’97 squad lost in the state semifinals. The 1992, 1994 and 1995 teams went undefeated.



Ryan Callahan
Olympians, Inducted 2014
Olympians, Inducted 2010
Professional Sports, Inducted 2012
Olympians, 2010/2014 Winter Games-Hockey
Click small photos for larger images.
Bottom row, from left, second and third photos from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
The Hilton, NY native and Hilton High School 2003 graduate represented the USA in Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. He also played for the nation at the 2010 Games in Vancouver. Callahan skated in parts of eight seasons for the NHL's New York Rangers (and named captain before the 2011-12 season). In early March of last year, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lighting. This summer, Ryan signed a 6-year contract extension to remain in Florida. Callahan has been previously honored by the Frontier Field Walk of Fame in 2010 and 2012.
Ryan Callahan Olympics statistics
Ryan Callahan hockey statistics
YouTube, Farewell Callahan, NYR Heart & Soul
Messenger Post Newspapers, New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan returns to Hilton
Bio, Tampa Bay Lightning



Ryan Chalmers
Paralympians, Inducted 2014
Paralympians, 1984 Winter Games-Alpine Skiing
(middle) During week four of Ryan's push across America. (bottom left-to-right) Representing the US at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London... meeting President Obama- click bottom row photos to enlarge.
The USA Paralympian from Churchville pushed his three-wheeled racing wheelchair through 14 states over 71 consecutive days and 3,300 miles in 2013 to raise money and awareness for those with disabilities. Has completed more than 30 marathons, and participated in the London Paralympics in 2012. 
Bio,, Ryan Chalmers: Inspired to become a Paralympian
Democrat and Chronicle, Chalmers is a true inspiration, Born to Roll Benefit for SportsNet, Ryan Chalmers Push Across America Video Recap
Push Across America 2013
facebook, Push Across America
SportsNet’s program website
Web page, SportsNet
Rochester Adaptive Adventures



Jack Christensen
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2014 
Compiled a 66-36-6 record as football coach at Monroe, Franklin and Eastridge. He is a member of the Section V Football Hall of Fame and the Monroe Community College Sports Hall of Fame.
Section V Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2002



Bob Clarke
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2014
Played an instrumental role in the formation of the Rochester Americans in 1956, recruiting a group of local businessmen to own 45 percent of the team and become partners with the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs. Was the American Hockey League’s Chairman of the Board of Governors from 1967-94.
Rochester Americans Hall of Fame, Class of 1988
American Hockey League Robert W. Clarke Trophy
Democrat and Chronicle Greg Boeck, Fitting Tribute to Amerks Owner
Obituary, Democrat and Chronicle
The Daily Record, Fair Dealing: 'The Way We Work in Rochester'



Jeff DiVeronica
Media, Inducted 2014
The Canastota native and 1991 St. John Fisher graduate joined the Democrat and Chronicle in 1993. He has covered high schools for 20 years and Syracuse University basketball for 17, and is the only beat writer in Rochester Rhinos history. He also has covered Abby Wambach’s soccer career from high school star to Olympic hero. 
Democrat and Chronicle, Daily Devo
Democrat and Chronicle page



Pat Grover
Contributors/ Adminstrators, Inducted 2014
Click all photos for larger images.
(top, left-to-right) Rochester Press-Radio Club members: Vice-President Mike Kauffman, past President Scott Pitoniak, President Pat Grover, Vice-President Keith Ryan. (middle, left-to-right) From the 2014 Rochester Press-Radio Club Day of Champions Dinner: ex-Buffalo Bills Andre Reed, Thurman Thomas, (P-R Vice-President) Mike Kauffman , Pat Grover (P-R President), ex-Buffalo Bills Steve Tasker, Darryl Talley... with the Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews, the keynote speaker for the 2011 Rochester Press-Radio Club Dinner. (small photos) Family and friends photos, click to enlarge.
A member of the Rochester Press-Radio Club for 15 years, serving as president since 2010. She has worked on the Day of Champions dinner committee for 12 years, helping the club raise several hundred thousands of dollars for local children's charities. 



Rene Ingoglia
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2014
(small photos) UMass pictures- click to enlarge.
Play-by-play commentator Adam Amin and analyst Rene Ingoglia for ESPN's High School Football Showcase.
The Bishop Kearney graduate was a two-time All-American tailback at Division I UMass and finished as the Yankee Conference’s all-time leading rusher (4,624 yards). He now works as a college football broadcaster for ESPN. 
UMass Athletic Hall of Fame, Class of 2006, Maroon Musket Q&A: Rene Ingoglia



Laura Johnson
Olympians, Inducted 2014
Olympians, 2010 Winter Games-Women's Hockey Official
(top right) Officiating the RIT-Clarkson women's game at Frontier Field in December 2013, click to enlarge.
(middle) At the 2014 Winter games in Sochi, Russia (click to enlarge)..
(bottom) working a women's game featuring the United States and Russia.
The Irondequoit resident was among the group of linesman officiating womens hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Born in Las Vegas, Laura has been an on-ice official for 11 seasons, locally for Section V games plus Division I and III games. She was part of the crew for RIT's Frozen Frontier game this winter. Laura's past assignments include two Women's World Championships and the World University Games in China.
Democrat and Chronicle, Two local hockey officials will work at Olympics
Democrat and Chronicle, Local hockey officials headed for Olympics



Bill Kehoe
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2014
The longtime director of hundreds of local road races with his beloved wife Katie, who passed away in March. Started his own road racing company, Cats Athletic Club. 
Greater Rochester Track Club Hall of Fame, 1992
Democrat and Chronicle, Race director runs for his life
Leo Roth, Democrat and Chronicle, Runnin' O the Green set for Saturday



Ron Mack
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2014
Ron celebrates his double eagle scored at Oak Hill Country Club.
A member of the Aquinas, Monroe County and LeMoyne College halls of fame, his 44-point basketball game in 1953 remains an Aquinas single-game record. Also won Rochester District Golf Association seniors title five times.  
Aquinas Institute Hall of Fame, Class of 1997
LeMoyne College Athletic Hall of Fame, Class of 1996
Rochester-Monroe County High School Athlete's Hall of Fame plaque
Democrat and Chronicle, Mack Sets Aquinas Record with 44 in Rout
Syracuse Post Standard, Rochester Ace Nets 44 Points in Armory Tilt
Democrat and Chronicle, Leo Roth: Memories have lasted for former Aquinas star Ron Mack
Oak Hill Country Club, Ron Mack's Hole-in-One and Double Eagle
Ron Mack clippings



Don McNelly
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2014
(top) With friend and marathon partner Norm Frank the 2003 Roadrunning Championship in Sylvania Ohio, his 625th completed marathon- click to enlarge. (bottom) right, competing in his 745th marathon in 2010 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania- click to enlarge.
The Irondequoit resident has run more than 700 marathons and has the world record for most completed after age 80. He has run in every state in America, every province in Canada and many other countries. Collaborated with author Juanita Tischendorf to write The Madman, the Marathoner: The Life of Marathoner Donald P. McNelly.
Greater Rochester Track Club Hall of Fame, 1982, Many miles left in this marathon man, In It for the Long Run
Associated Press, 90-year old marathoner races to old age
Growing Bolder radio show, 8:00



Bob McVean
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2014
Right, McVean is flanked by assistant coach Neil Kromer, left, and son Scott, right,
at McVean's induction into the 2011 RIT Athletics Hall of Fame.
Recently completed his 31st season as RIT men’s basketball coach (460-330), with 19 consecutive winning seasons. Previously was head coach at Eisenhower and is 32nd coach in Division III history with at least 500 wins.
Bio, RIT Athletics Hall of Fame
YouTube, RIT Men's Basketball Coach Bob McVean Wins 500th Career Game
University News, A Slam Dunk on and Off the Court
Democrat and Chronicle, Leo Roth: RIT's Bob McVean a natural born coach
RIT AThletics, Bob McVean to be inducted into Frontier Field Walk of Fame



Mike Monacelli
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2014
Retired as Caledonia-Mumford’s football coach in 2010 after leading the Red Raiders to a 186-50 record, 10 Section V championships and four state titles in 23 seasons. 
Section V Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2013
The Daily News, Monacelli elected to Section 5 Football Hall of Fame
YouTube, Congressional hearing, The Impact of Concussions on High School Athletes: Michael Monacelli
Time Warner Cable News, Cal-Mum Coach Fosters Concussion Discussion with Congress
maxpreps, The doctor is in ... the New York football semifinals, Monacelli retires as Cal-Mum football coach after 39 years



Frank "Okey" Okolowicz
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2014
Left, Okey in 1954 at the Tennis Club of Rochester... Click photos on right to elnlarge
The Rochester native won more than 200 tennis championships at the local and national level from 1929-99. That includes 59 tournament wins in the Rochester District Championships. 
Bio, University of Rochester Athletics Hall of Fame
Bio, Rochester Tennis Hall of Fame
Bio, Wikipedia
YouTube- WOKR-13 TV, John Kucko, Frank Okey's long tennis career and some secrets of success



Kathy O'Neill
Contributors/ Administrators, Inducted 2014
(top photo) At the 2012 Bowl for the Cure with Gina Redding, Michelle Sterner, O'Neill and Sue Tellier...
with Derek Heerkens, whose mom was a victim of breast cancer- click photo to enlarge
(second row) O'Neill accepts her tiara from Rochester USBC WBA President Betty Kingsley
for winning the 2010 Queens Tournament.
(third row, left to right, click photos to enlarge) with fellow Red Wings season ticket holder Bill Fortino...
with her brother, Tom... and with brother Tom and Mom.
The Cardinal Mooney graduate is one of the area’s top amateur bowlers (high game: 299; high series: 752) and has worked in local bowling centers for 25 years. She has helped raise more than $125,000 locally for the charity event Bowl For The Cure the past 12 years.
Rochester USBC WBA Hall of Fame, 2005 Outstanding Achievement
Bowl for the Cure / USBC, Event Success Stories



Art Passarella
Umpire, Inducted 2014
(bottom left) At Shibe Park in Philadelphia- click to enlarge.
The Rochester native worked as an American League umpire from 1941-42 and again from 1945-53, missing two years due to military service in World War II. He umpired 1,668 major-league games, including three World Series and two All-Star Games.
Art Passarella umpire statistics
Art Passarella's 1952 World Series ring
Home Run Derby, 1960?, Mickey Mantle vs. Harmon Killebrew, Passarella introduced at 1:36
International Movie Data Base





Ritter Arena
Chairman's Choice, Inducted 2014 
(top) RIT Arena is named for Frank Ritter.
Click bottom image to enlarge
The home to RIT hockey from 1968-2014, it hosted concerts such as U2 and Elvis Costello and also three NCAA hockey champions: RIT men in 1983 (Division II) and 1985 (Division III) and RIT women in 2012 (Division III).
RIT web page
RIT Library file
Wikipedia, Frank Ritter Memorial Ice Arena
Democrat and Chronicle, RIT says farewell to Ritter Arena



Joe Sargent
Professional Sports, Inducted 2014
(top) Probably during the Detroit Tigers 1921 training camp... team photo, Sargent is bottom row,
fourth from left. Ty Cobb, middle row, far left. Click all images to enlarge
Bowled three consecutive 300 games in 1934, joining an elite group in American bowling. He played infield in 66 games for the 1921 Detroit Tigers and later also excelled at golf.  
Joe Sargent baseball statistics
Rochester USBC Bowling Association Hall of Fame, 1979
Obituary, Democrat and Chronicle
Democrat and Chronicle, Joe Sargent, Colorful Sports Figure, Found Dead in Bed, July 6, 1950



Herm Schneider
Professional Sports, Inducted 2014
The Franklin High graduate has been head trainer of the Chicago White Sox for 35 years,
making him the longest-tenured trainer in Major League Baseball.
Yahoo Sports, White Sox trainer Herm Schneider is team's secret weapon
Chicago Sun-Times, Sox’ Herm Schneider: Trainer of thought
YouTube, Overuse Injury Prevention PSA



Jeff Wittman
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2014
The Gates Chili football star went on to rush for 3,410 yards and 44 touchdowns at Ithaca. He was named All-America three times and led the Bombers to the 1991 NCAA Division III title. He’s a member of the Section V Football Hall of Fame and National Football Federation College Hall of Fame. 
Section V Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2004
Ithaca College Sports Hall of Fame, Class of 2001
Bio, National Football Foundation Hall of Fame, Wittman leads Ithaca to 1991 Div III Championship in Stagg Bowl



Chris Woodworth
Olympians, Inducted 2014
Olympians, 2010 Winter Games-Men's Hockey Official
Left to right: Chris Woodworth is joined by other US officials Tommy George, Andy McElman and Ian Walsh at the 2014 Winter Olympic games.
Attended Canandaigua High School and Geneseo College. He currently is a supervisor for USA Hockey's officiating development program and has been a linesman for the American Hockey League for eight years. Chris worked the 2013 World Championships held in Finland and Sweden plus the World Junior Championships in Calgary. He currently manages Bill Grays Regional Ice Plex in Brighton. Chris was selected to be a linesman for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. 
Bio, Roc Officiating Education, Officiating education goes high tech, Local hockey official prepares for the Sochi Games
Democrat and Chronicle, Two local hockey officials will work at Olympics
Democrat and Chronicle, Local hockey officials headed for Olympics, AHL Linesman Chris Woodworth Skates His Final Game
Rochester Business Journal, Millions in improvements give boost to Iceplex

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