Inductees

Sam Cozen

Sam Cozen, a star high school and college basketball player and coach, had the distinction of coaching one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the game. He coached the legendary Wilt Chamberlain during his tenure as the coach of the Overbrook High team in the 1950s. Among the great players he coached… Read more »

Dave Dabrow

Perhaps nobody in the greater Philadelphia area has done more to promote the camaraderie of people through basketball than “Coach” Dave Dabrow. He was a teacher and basketball coach in the Philadelphia Public League for over 40 years, a member of the Philadelphia Sphas basketball team, president of the Jewish Basketball League and president and… Read more »

Frank Dolson

For forty-one years and three months, to be precise, Frank Dolson was a celebrated sportswriter and columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer . During his four decades of doing what he loved best, experiencing and reporting the world of sports, Dolson saw a number of managers and coaches come and go. “I’ve covered 16 Phillies managers,… Read more »

Ken Dreyfuss

Ken Dreyfuss has had a distinguished rowing career as both competitor and coach at the collegiate, national and international levels. As an athlete, he captained and coxed the University of Pennsylvania’s Heavyweight crew that broke Harvard’s six year undefeated streak in 1969 and took three consecutive team championships at the Intercollegiate National Championships (IRAs). Internationally,… Read more »

June Greenfield Eisner

June Greenfield Eisner first remembers hitting tennis balls with her Dad at age 3, a large racket tucked under her arm.  With every pointed stone memorized on her home’s back wall, she was able to maintain extended rallies which sometimes resulted in a broken window. As a junior Middle States and Philadelphia Regional competitor, Eisner… Read more »

Eve Ellis

Eve Ellis, a former professional tennis player, served for four years as the National Director of the US Tennis Team for the International Maccabiah Games in Israel. A graduate of Yale University, she became the number one singles player in her freshman year and won the ECAC Doubles Championships as a junior and was elected… Read more »

Jack Emas

Jack started playing handball in 1934 at the age of 20 and rapidly became an expert. He won his first Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) championship in 1937. Thereafter, Jack won 20 Middle Athletic AAU Championships and 10 Middle Atlantic Doubles Championships, in a career interrupted by service in World War II. Following the war, Jack… Read more »

Howard Eskin

Controversial, hardworking Howard Eskin, with his reputation for no-holds barred commentary, is a local sports icon who was the catalyst for the sports talk revolution in Philadelphia. He parlayed that success into a multimedia career that includes both local and national TV and radio. Eskin, nicknamed “The King” by Pete Rose, is currently sports anchor… Read more »

Marty Feldman

Marty Feldman was an acclaimed middleweight boxer who possessed a solid knockout punch. He won 20 of 23 professional fights from 1953 to 1962, scoring 19 knockouts. As successful as his career was, he never earned more than $500 for a single match. It was as a world-famous trainer and fight manager that Feldman made… Read more »

Marilyn & Edward Fernberger

Marilyn and Edward Fernberger are thought of often as the “dynamic duo” to the world of tennis. With a shared love for the game, the Fernbergers became involved with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) through the local Philadelphia district and Middle States section. Together, Marilyn and Edward have conducted and promoted numerous youth and… Read more »