Hall of Fame
 
The NJIT Athletic Hall of Fame

The NJIT Athletic Hall of Fame was founded in 1986 by then-director of athletics. J. Malcolm Simon in conjunction with the NJIT Alumni Association. The purpose was to honor those former Highlander athletes, coaches and friends who have distinguished themselves during their time at the university or thereafter.

The first class of inductees included mulit-sport standout John Walsh '66, soccer all-American Hernan "Chico" Borja '81, beloved coach and professor Joseph M. Fitzgerald, and long time director of athletics Robert Swanson. Simon, also the shcool's all-time winningest coach, was himself inducted upon his retirement as athletics director in 1994. In all, 44 individuals and three teams were honored through 1996.

After a five-year hiatus, the Hall of Fame was revived in 2002 by current athletics director Lenny Kaplan. When the Class of 2006 is welcomed, the Hall's membership will stand at 59.

2007 Hall of Fame Induction Release

Hall of Fame Photo Gallery

Selection Criteria and Process

Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Herb M. Iris Award Roster

Robert Swanson Award Roster

Hall of Fame Roster
Name Graduation Year Contribution Sport(s) Years Year of Induction
Fred "Coach" Bauder --- Coach M-Basketball 1932-61 1989
Andrew I. Bakun 1982 Athlete
Asst. Coach
Men's Soccer
Men's Soccer
1978-81
1990-91
2005
Myron Bakun 1967 Athlete Men's Soccer 1964-66 1991
Raymond E. Blum 1950 Distinguished Alumni Speed Skating
Cycling
--- 1996
Hernan "Chico" Borja 1981 Athlete Men's Soccer 1977-80 1986
David Crimmins 1952 Athlete Men's Fencing 1948-52 2007
Gregory "Egor" Bornako 1970 Athlete Men's Fencing 1966-70 1987
Hamilton V. Bowser 1952 Athlete Men's Fencing 1948-52 1989
Thomas Bradley 1978 Athlete Men's Swimming 1974-78 1990
Andrew D. Brown 1960 Athlete Men's Soccer 1956-59 2006
Edward Cruz 1963 Athlete Men's Soccer 1959-62 1995
Marilyn E. Dawson 1986 Athlete W-Volleyball
W-Basketball
Softball
1982-86 1991
Carmine P. DeNicola 1978 Athlete Baseball 1975-78 2005
Louis DeVito 1960 Athlete Men's Soccer
Men's Fencing
1956-60 1992
Joe A. Dias 1977 Athlete Men's Soccer 1973-76 1993
Eugene M. Drury 1963 Athlete Men's Tennis 1960-63 1988
Katherine Eng 1993 Athlete Women's Volleyball 1989-92 2007
Yves Etienne 1979 Athlete Men's Volleyball 1976-78 1990
Gilbert F. Fehn 1940 Athlete M-Basketball
Men's Tennis
1936-40 1992
Joseph M. Fitzgerald --- Coach
Asst. Coach
M-Basketball
M-Basketball
1961-66
1952-61
1986
Seymour "Zoom" Fleisher 1951 Athlete M-Basketball 1947-51 1992
Salvatore A. Gagliardo 1985 Athlete M-Basketball 1981-85 1995
Thomas G. Gallagher 1985 Athlete M-Basketball 1981-85 1991
Arnold L. Giovannoli 1953 Athlete M-Basketball 1950-53 1993
Herb Iris 1951 Benefactor --- --- 2007
Elizabeth M. Goldrick Pitt 1990 Athlete W-Volleyball
W-Basketball
Softball
WTennis
1985-90 1995
Wendy A.Gruenewald 1997 Athlete Softball
W-Basketball
W-Volleyball
W-Soccer
1992-96 2003
Jay W. Haase 1975 Athlete Men's Fencing 1971-75 1988
Kenneth W. Hammond 1979 Athlete Men's Soccer 1974-77 2003
Andy Handwerker 1963 Athlete Men's Soccer 1959-62 2002
Paul C. Hausser --- Administrator
Coach
Coach
---
Fencing
Baseball
1953-91
1954-88
1953-72
1990


Ali Hubey 1972 Athlete Men's Soccer 1968-71 1990
Fabian Hurtado 1975 Athlete Men's Soccer 1970-73 1987
Nicholas J. Kaminsky 1978 Athlete Baseball 1975-78 2006
Raymond P. Kasbarian 1966 Founder/Athlete Judo 1962-66 1989
Robert Shelby Ketzner --- Coach Rifle 1962-86 1987
Alex Khowaylo 1969 Athlete Men's Soccer 1960-63 1996
Charles "Tudy" Lubetkin 1953 Athlete M-Basketball
M-Track
1949-52 1994
Robert K. Lynch 1984 Athlete
Coach
M-Fencing
M-Fencing
1977-80
1986-91
1993
Dan MacDonald 1984 Athlete Baseball 1981-84 1991
Richard J. Olsen 1969 Athlete M-Basketball 1965-69 1988
George R. Olsen 1977 Athlete Baseball 1974-77 1987
Raymond V. Paulius 1985 Athlete Men's Soccer 1980-83 2006
Warren E. Rogers 1988 Athlete M-Basketball 1983-87 1993
Rudy Romulus 1991 Athlete M-Volleyball 1988-91 1996
Paul A. Sarlo 1992 Athlete Baseball 1989-91 2005
John "Gene" Schmid --- Coach
Asst. Coach
Baseball
Baseball
1973-97
1968-72
2002
J. Malcolm Simon --- Coach
Athletic Director
M-Soccer
---
1955-83
1983-94
1994
Peter J. Skurla 1941 Athlete Basketball 1937-41 1992
Robert F. Swanson --- Athletics Director --- 1947-82 1986
Lawrence P. Tosato 1956 Athlete M-Basketball
Baseball
1952-56 1987
Robert Taetzsch 1952 Athlete Men's Fencing 1948-52 2007
William Taetzsch 1952 Athlete Men's Fencing 1948-52 2007
Jeffrey Tubello 1976 Athlete Rifle 1972-76 1988
Nevea C. Van Wright 1997 Athlete W-Basketball 1991-96 2005
John J. Walsh 1966 Athlete M-Soccer
M-Basketball
Baseball
1962-66 1986
Frank Wasniewski 1980 Athlete M-Tennis 1977-80 1990
Bob Welgos 1962 Athlete M-Basketball
Bowling
1959-62 2005
Myron S. Worobec 1966 Athlete M-Soccer 1962-65 1994
Yoshisada Yonezuka --- Founder
Coach
Judo 1962-?? 1991
Werner Zorn 1962 Athlete M-Soccer 1958-61 1988
1960's Men's Soccer Team NAIA co-national champion
1981-82 Men's Basketball Team NJIT's first ECAC & IAC champion
1982 Baseball Team NJIT's second ECAC & IAC champion


 
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