The Class of 2002
Jeff Van Gundy - Former Head Coach: New York Knicks, NBA Television Analyst, and Section V Basketball Alumnus (Brockport High School), addressed the audience after dinner.
Terry Brown: Player - Clyde-Savannah Central
Sharp shooting guard who at one time was the all-time leading scorer in Section V history. Two-time All Greater Rochester selection. Selected to the Section V All-Tournament Team three times, 1983, 1985 and 1986, once as MVP ('83). His name appears in the Section V Book of Records, with four of the top single game performances in the annual tournament, with performances of 43, 41, 38 and 37 points. Went on to play college ball at Division I Kansas University, where he played in a NCAA Final Four.
Kate Cronin: Player - Dundee Central
Scored 1765 points in 5-year varsity career. Was a four-time Finger Lakes First Team selection and three time member of the All Greater Rochester team. Led team to its first Section V title. Won two gold medals in the Empire State Games. MVP of the McDonalds Exceptional Senior All-Star game. Received full scholarship to Division I Marquette University, where she played one year before transferring to Vermont University, where her name was entered into the school's record book 16 times. Played professionally in Spain, before joining the front office of the Washington Wizards and Mystics. Currently the Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Brown University.
David Doyle: Administrator - Kendall Central
He was a Long-time leader of Section V Executive Committee, where he served as President, Treasurer and a variety of other positions. Was Kendall Central's Superintendent for many years, and a member of the Boys' Basketball Committee, where he was a familiar voice at the Basketball Headquarters. Though a Florida resident during the winter months, his migration north in mid-February was a common occurrence when it was tourney time. Winner of the first- ever Mark Vienna Memorial Section V Boys' Basketball Community Service Award.
Gordon Enderle: Player - Cuba Central
He was a member of the Cuba Central Class of 1979. Led the Cuba Greyhounds to the 1979 Class C Championship, where he was named MVP of the Tournament. His team went on to capture the New York State Championship, and he was named New York State Small Player of the Year. Played Division I basketball at Princeton University for four years and earned Academic All-American honors. Played professionally in Sweden before co-founding Davis, Conder, Enderlee and Sloan, a pension actuarial service with offices in Chicago and Madison Wisconsin, where he currently lives.
Jeff Fitch: Coach - Fairport Central
He was a long-time basketball coach at Fairport High School, where he amassed a 406-169 record, and an overall scholastic coaching record of 458-230. He was the recipient of the Coach of the Year Award nine times ('74, '75, '77, '80, '87, '91, '93, '94 and '00). His teams won one Section V title in the 1975, along with their 12 Monroe County League Championships. To honor his retirement and contributions to Fairport High School, the basketball court was dubbed "Jeff Fitch Court." He was an All-League MVP and All-American basketball star at East Texas State University, where he received his degree in 1967.
Scott Fitch: Player - Fairport Central
Was a flashy shooting guard for the Fairport Red Raiders, where was named to the All Greater Rochester Team in his senior year (1989). Played his college basketball at SUNY Geneseo, where he was a four-year SUNYAC First Team selection. He was the 1993 Rochester Press Radio Club honoree as Local Collegiate Athlete of the Year. In that same year, he was named the NCAA Division III Basketball Player of the Year. He completed his career at Geneseo with 2,661 points, ranking him as the #6 player all-time in NCAA Division III basketball scoring. Followed his father as the coach of the Fairport Red Raiders, and gained Coach of the Year honors in his rookie season by leading his team to an 18-5 season, losing the Section V Class AA championship by five points in the Championship game.
Amy Fowler: Player - Sodus Central
Member of the 1980 graduation class of Sodus Central. Member of the 1980 Western Girl's Open Basketball Team which won the Empire State Games gold medal.
Debbie Hopkins: Player - Sodus Central
Member of the 1980 class at Sodus Central, where she was twice named to the Section V Class B All-Tournament Team. She was a member of the 1980 Western Women's Open Basketball Team which captured the gold medal in the Empire State Games.
Mark Jones: Player - East High
Was a 1979 graduate of Rochester's East High. Led the Orientals to consecutive Section V Class AAAQ Championships. Described by local media at the time as a "silky-smooth point guard." His team built an impressive 42-4 record during the two year span of time he was in his last two years of high school play. Once scored the game's final 17 points to defeat Franklin High. Recognized by local media as an All Greater Rochester selection in 1978 and 1979. Played his college basketball at NCAA Division I St. Bonaventure University, where he was named team captain as a sophomore and gained academic honors as well. In 1981, while a junior at Saint Bonaventure, he was named the Amateur Athlete of the Year by the Rochester Press Radio Club. That same year, he was named Eastern Eight Conference's Scholar Athlete of the Year. Drafted in the fourth round of the NBA Draft by the New York Knicks, he later was picked up by the New Jersey Nets
Al Masino: Player/Coach - East High/Eastridge High
Graduate of Rochester's East High, where he played on the 1946 Section V Class AA Championship team. Was named to the All-City and All-Sectional squads. He and his teammates were dubbed "The Miracle Kids of Basketball" by local media. Named to the 1996 Section V Diamond Anniversary Top 50 All-Time Players Squad selected by a local panel. Played four years at Canisius College, then in the ABL and NBA, where he played for the Rochester Royals and Syracuse Nationals, including the 1954 NBA Championship series against the Minneapolis Lakers. A Section V basketball official, he also once served as President of IAABO Board 60. Coached the Eastridge Lancer basketball team for 16 years, including a Class AA Championship in 1964. Has had a 56-year relationship with Section V, which continues today.
Charlie Miller: Administrator/Coach - Pittsford Central
Basketball coach for 18 years, including 12at Pittsford Central, where his teams won 10 league championships and two Section V titles. Had a successful coaching career while at Section VI Portville High School. He was a high-profile Athletic Director at Pittsford, and joined the Section V Boys' Basketball Committee in 1967, where he developed the seeding system for the annual tournament which is still used today. Along with Basketball Chairman and Hall of Fame member Bill Farrell, was instrumental in reviving the New York State Basketball Championships and bringing them to Rochester in 1968. Was National Athletic Director of the Year in 1983 and inducted into the Pittsford Central Schools Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990.
Mauro Panaggio: Player/Coach - Madison High/Various Schools
Member of Rochester's Madison High School Class of 1946, where he was a Varsity player in baseball, basketball and football. . He was a member of the Madison High School Varsity basketball squad for three years and was named to the All-Scholastic Team twice. He led the City League in scoring in 1945. Attended Canisius College and was one of two freshmen to make the team, then transferred to Brockport State for his sophomore year. While at Brockport, he was the team captain, leading scorer and MVP for three years. At the time of his graduation, he was the leading all-time scorer at Brockport State. His 14-year high school coaching career found him at Wellsville, Rochester Franklin, Rochester East and Rochester. In all, his teams earned two Section V Championships. In the pre-Open tournament years in which he coached, his teams never failed to earn a berth in the Section V Tournament. He moved on to become the coach at Brockport State, where his teams won four SUNYAC Championships made the NCAA Division III Final Four twice. He was inducted into the SUNY Brockport Hall of fame. His coaching career took him to the CBA, where he coached the Rochester Zeniths until their demise, then continued in the league to become the all-time winningest coach in the history of the league, while earning two Coach of the Year awards. On the 50th anniversary of the CBA, was named the coach of the CBA "Best Players of All-Time" Team.
Beth Record: Player - Red Jacket Central
She was a five-year Varsity basketball star for Red Jacket High School, where she also participated in soccer, softball and track until her graduation in 1997. Became the Section V Women's Basketball All-Time leading scorer with 2,895 points. During her five-year Varsity career, her Red Jacket teams won three Class DD and one Class C Section V titles. She was the Section V Class C Most Valuable Player twice, was named to the All Greater Rochester Team four times, and All Greater Rochester Player of the Year two times. She was also her team's MVP four times and was named the MVP of the 1997 McDonalds Exceptional Senior All-Star Game. In 1996, she appeared in Smith and Street's as an honorable mention High School All-American. Played her college ball at Syracuse University, where she earned the Female Scholar/Athlete Award and was named to the Big East third team. She ended her career there as the 5th All-Time leading scorer, a member of the 1,000 Point Club, and the All-Time leader of 20+ point games at the University. In 2001, she was the 64th overall draft selection by the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA, but ended up playing professional ball in Israel. Currently is playing basketball professionally in Turkey.
Courtney Romeiser: Player - Red Jacket Central
She was a 1989 graduate of Red Jacket Central School, where she played Varsity basketball, soccer and softball for four years and led her basketball team to the 1989 Section V Class C title, and an appearance in the New York State Championships Final Four. An honor student, she graduated #4 in her class. She holds a New York State Women's basketball record of five three-point field goals in one quarter, and totaled 1,855 career points in her high school career. She was named to the Finger Lakes League All-Star First Team three times, and was named to the New York State Class C Third Team in 1989, a year in which she averaged 30+ points per game. During that same season, she averaged 40 points per game in the Section V Class C Tournament, and was named Democrat and Chronicle's Player of the Year. After being named the McDonalds All-Star Game's MVP, she became the recipient of a Full Athletic Scholarship to Marquette University, where she was a four-year starter and team captain. While at Marquette University, she was named to the All Great Mid-West Team and to the Conference All-Academic Team. Her name appears in the top 10 at Marquette for points, assists, steals and three-point field goals. Currently, she is a secondary English teacher at Victor Central School, where she has been the school's girls' basketball coach since 1996, winning Class BB Coach of the Year honors in 2002. She was inducted with the Inaugural Class into the Red Jacket Central Hall of Fame in 2001.
Tyrone Scott: Player - Geneva
He was a member of the Geneva High Class of 1984, where his Panthers built an impressive three season record of 49-15 while capturing three consecutive Finger Lakes East titles. During his last two seasons at Geneva, he averaged 17.8 and 17.5 points per game. He was First Team All League his last two years before graduation, and also made the Section V All Tournament Team both years. In his senior year, he was named to the All Greater Rochester Team and also to the 1st team New York State. He scored 936 points in his career and averaged 12 rebounds per game. In his senior year, he also averaged five blocks per game, attracting attention from major university coaches . He eventually decided to attend Boston College, where he was given a full four year athletic scholarship. His college coach described him as "one of the most coachable players I've ever been around." He graduated from Boston College with a degree in sociology in 1988 then earned his Masters in Social Work from Boston University in 1993. Currently, he is a Network Specialist with Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnerships.
Douglas Westcott: Administrator - Brockport Central
He was a very popular face in Section V, both as the Chairman of Section V Boys' Basketball and a member of the Section V Football Committee, but was also a Section V standout athlete in football, baseball and basketball, starting for all three teams for four years in the mid-1950s. While a student at Brockport High School, he was elected to several leadership positions in student government all four years, but it is for his athletic prowess that local sports fans best remember his high school years. He was named to the Democrat and Chronicle All-County A basketball team in 1956, and in 1957 and was awarded a spot on the WBBF Sports and Citizen News High School All-Area Basketball Team that same year. He was honored by the Rochester Times Union by being selected as Scholastic Basketball MVP from non-AA schools in Monroe County and by the Democrat and Chronicle's All-County A Team. He was proclaimed the Outstanding All-Around Athlete of Monroe County in 1957, and was honored by the Rochester Touchdown Club in 1954, 1955 and 1956. The Democrat and Chronicle honored him as a member of their Class A All-County Football Team his junior and senior years (1956 and 1957). A graduate of Brockport State in 1962, he completed his certification in School Administration and Supervision in 1975. His teaching and coaching career began in Greece Olympia in 1962, migrated to Greece Arcadia, and in 1971 led him back to his Alma Mater, Brockport Central, where he would eventually become the Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics in 1975. He was a volunteer member of the Section V Boys' Basketball Committee from 1984 until assuming the Chairmanship in 1989, a position he held until his untimely passing in 1999. During his years of leadership, Section V basketball expanded its sponsorship base and increased the visibility of the tournament through expanded media contact and involvement and expanded sponsor involvement in the awards ceremonies. His battle cry for the annual tournament was, "Remember that we are doing this for the kids." In spite of his extremely busy schedule, he volunteered in a variety of worthy causes. He started the Biddy-Ball basketball league for kids in Brockport, volunteered for the Empire State Games and other causes. In 1995, he was named the North-East Regional Athletic Director of the Year, and was a finalist for the National Athletic Director of the Year Award. In 1998 he was the recipient of the McDonald's Community Service Award. He was a tremendous motivator and leader, after whom is named a scholarship for a Section V Basketball player each year. He is a member of the SUNY Brockport Athletic Hall of Fame, and Rochester's Frontier Field Walk of Fame. The Brockport High School Christmas Basketball Tourney now bears his name.
Greg Woodard: Player - McQuaid Jesuit
He was a 1988 graduate of McQuaid Jesuit High School, who led his Knights to two consecutive Section V Class AAA Championships in his junior and senior years (1987, 1988), winning MVP honors both years. He capped his high school career with a New York State Class A Championship in 1988. He was named to the All Greater Rochester Team in 1988. A highly recruited college prospect, he signed to play his college ball with NCAA Division I Villanova University, where he was a three-year starter and team captain for two years. While at Villanova, he was named a Big East Scholar Athlete in 1991, and earned Academic All-American honors his junior and senior years (1991, 1992). He played professionally in Europe for four years (1992-1996) in both Spain and France and was granted tryouts for the NBA Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks. After his European Pro career, he returned to McQuaid as an assistant coach (1995-1996), and completed his Masters in Business Administration from the U of R's Simon School of Business in 1997, and shortly thereafter was employed in the Securities industry in New York City, working for Swiss Bank. He currently is employed by J.P. Morgan Chase. He was married to Erinne in may, 2002