1999

Menchy Goldblatt

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“Menchy” Goldblatt, a native of South Philadelphia, will always be remembered not only for his skills as a basketball player and coach, but as a father figure and mentor to generations of basketball players in the City of Philadelphia. He was an all-city basketball player at Southern High. As a member of the University of… Read more »

Frank Greenberg

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One of the world’s pre-eminent track and field authorities, Frank Greenberg has been providing leadership to the governing bodies of that sport locally, nationally and internationally for three decades. For four years, from 1988-1992, he was the President of USA Track and Field, the largest of the National Governing Bodies, becoming the first non-coach ever… Read more »

Randy Grossman

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A star at tight end for Temple University’s football team in the early 1970s, Randy Grossman went unnoticed in the 1974 NFL draft. Signing as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he went on to play eight seasons of professional football. As a member of the Steelers during their reign of NFL supremacy in… Read more »

Howie Landa

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Although he only stands five feet, nine inches, Howie Landa was an All-Public basketball selection while at Central High School. He is recognized as one of the greatest junior college coaches in America. He even served a short stint as head coach for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. For 26 years ending in 1989,… Read more »

Dolph Schayes

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Widely regarded as the first modern basketball forward, Dolph Schayes is best known in Philadelphia as the first coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, following the team’s move from Syracuse in 1964. Two years later, he coached the 76ers to the NBA Title and was named NBA Coach of the Year. A distinguished college career earned… Read more »

Fred Turoff

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An elite gymnast, Fred Turoff has spent his life facing international competition both as an athlete and as a coach. An outstanding student athlete at Temple University, Turoff remained at Temple and began his coaching career as the Assistant Men’s Gymnastics Coach in 1969. In 1976, he was named the head coach. Turoff has since… Read more »

Rose Weinstein

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Rose Weinstein excelled in two sports, bowling and tennis. She began her bowling career in Wilkes Barre in 1960, one year prior to her move to Philadelphia. She played as a member of the Feirstein Olds Team that won 12 city championships and finished sixth in the National Championships. Her team captured first place in… Read more »