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2004 INTERBORO HALL OF FAME





William Foster

Glen-Nor Class of 1947

William “Bill” Foster, a graduate of Glen-Nor Class of 1947, is one of our nation’s pre-eminent college basketball coaches.  Perhaps best known as the former head coach of perennial basketball powerhouse Duke University, Mr. Foster led the 1978 “Blue Devils” to the NCAA finals, earning him “National Coach of the Year” honors by the Sporting News.  His illustrious career also includes a stint as President of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (1997), and service as the CEO of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts (1996-1998).


 

Sandra “Sandy” Furman (Ritter-Longhurst)

Faculty Member

Interboro High School

Student, athlete, community member, parent, teacher, coach, and guidance counselor are all roles played by Sandra “Sandy” Furman during her long association with the Interboro School District.  It was as a guidance counselor, however, that this “Super Buc” had her widest and most profound impact on the life of Interboro high School.  During her tenure, Ms. Furman set the standard for caring and compassion, and touched and improved countless lives, not only by her willingness to advise, but to listen and to act on behalf of the students with whom she worked.


 

Donald "Humphrey" Miller
Prospect
Park
Class of 1951


Donald “Humphrey” Miller, Class of 1951, was one of the premier athletes to ever wear the colors of Prospect Park High School.  After a stellar scholastic career, Mr. Miller went on to the University of Delaware where he was a three-sport athlete (football, basketball and baseball), a four-year starter and quarterback on the football team, and a “First Team Little All American.”  Following his playing days, Mr. Miller embarked on a football coaching career which included over thirty years as the head coach at Trinity College where he was named New England Coach of the Year five times.  


Vince Papale

Interboro Class of 1964

 

A member of the Interboro High School Class of 1964, Vince Papale captured the hearts, imaginations, and dreams of sports fans everywhere when in 1976 at the age of 30 he walked on and became the oldest rookie in National Football League history.  He proceeded to play four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, served as Special Teams captain, prior to suffering career-ending shoulder injury in 1979.  Professionally, Mr. Papale is also a graduate of St. Joseph’s University where he was an outstanding track and field athlete, and later went on to serve as a teacher, sports broadcaster, and banker.  His story was retold in the 2006 movie Invincible.

  

George Spicer

Community Member

 

George Spicer, a graduate of Interboro High School Class of 1972, has combined his talent and love of music with a sincere desire to improve the lives of others.  As the creator, owner, and president of “Yachtstock Inc.,” a non-profit organization committed to raising money to prevent and find cures for childhood illnesses, Mr. Spicer has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for a number of different worthwhile causes.  As a singer-songwriter, Mr. Spicer also wrote “America, Let’s Roll,” a song inspired by and dedicated to Todd Beamer, Flight 93, September 11th, 2001, and his family.









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