A nationally ranked basketball team that claimed a Tournament of Champions title headlines the Saint Joseph High School Athletics Hall of Fame’s newest induction class.
The Class of 2023, which also includes eight individuals, will be honored during a ceremony and dinner at the Metuchen Country Club on Saturday June 8, 2024.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of Saint Joseph High School and the Falcon family, it is my honor to congratulate our newest members on being selected for the Saint Joseph Athletics Hall of Fame,” Saint Joseph President John G. Nolan, Jr. said.
The Athletics Hall of Fame, which returned in 2019 following a 17-year hiatus, affords Saint Joseph an opportunity to recognize deserving individuals who have made a profound impact on the high school’s storied sports programs.
A total of 27 individuals were inducted into the Saint Joseph Athletics Hall of Fame during a four-year period from 1999 through 2002. Twenty-three individuals and two teams were inducted since the Hall of Fame was resurrected four years ago.
“This year’s class features outstanding representatives from a variety of sports,” Nolan said. “The Saint Joe’s Athletics Hall of Fame is a special place and serves as a source of pride for the entire Falcon family. The Hall of Fame is a celebration of our commitment to excellence in all endeavors, including academics, athletics, and sportsmanship.”
Inductees bring recognition, acclaim, and pride to the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and to Saint Joseph High School. Their record of sportsmanship and lifestyle of integrity and probity makes them role models for current and future Saint Joseph student-athletes.
“I look forward to welcoming our Class of 2023 back to Saint Joe’s and inducting them into the Hall of Fame and thanking them for the contributions they made during their time at Saint Joe’s,” Nolan said. “They are all most deserving of this recognition. They are Saint Joe’s men.”
Saint Joseph has accumulated more than 165 county or conference team championships and nearly 50 state team titles in 16 varsity sports.
In addition, Saint Joseph has produced hundreds of All-American, All-State, All-County, and All-Conference players, as well as countless college scholarship student-athletes.
A seven-member Athletics Hall of Fame Selection Committee, chaired by alumnus Ryan Carter ‘91, presented nominees for Class of 2023 induction.
The Athletics Hall of Fame Selection Committee identified, reviewed, and verified the achievements of all qualified nominees before making a final recommendation of inductees to Saint Joe’s leadership and Board of Directors, both of which approved the Class of 2023 for induction.
The Saint Joseph Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2023 includes:
- Christopher Bielak '09 - Baseball
- Matthew Doherty '91 - Track & Field
- Ed Fern '72 - Track & Field
- Michael Goerke '82 - Swimming
- Kevin McEvoy '72 - Track & Field
- Jonathan Sot '18 - Football
- David Turco - Basketball Coach
- Breein Tyree '16 - Basketball
- 2013-2014 Basketball Team