The East Hampton Athletic Hall Of Fame has elected three nominees for the 2012 class who will be inducted into the Hall Of Fame on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Blackledge Country Club in Hebron, CT, according to EHAHOF Vice President Thomas Seidl.
Among the inductees is James D. Wild (elected posthumously), a 17-year member of the East Hampton Parks & Recreation Advisory Board who also served on the East Hampton High School athletic complex building committee, and was -
- Chair of the Parks & Recreation Committee,
- A long time member of the High School Athletic Booster Club,
- A long time Little League coach,
- And 1999 Parks and Recreation Volunteer of the Year.
Also elected posthumously, inductee Thomas J. McCabe was a long time coach in many sports at many levels including high school baseball, high school girls basketball, and soccer.
In addition, he was the East Hampton High School Athletic Director for 4 years and was very active in the East Hampton Little League as a coach and board member, and was -
- American Legion Baseball Coach,
- Past President of the East Hampton High School Booster Club,
- And Vice President and a founding member of the Athletic Hall Of Fame.
At the time of his passing, he was the Athletic Director at Rocky Hill High School.
Also to be inducted, Richard C. Hallberg was a basketball and baseball standout and a 1971 East Hampton High School graduate. He was the second ever 1,000-point scorer in East Hampton history and once scored 45 points in a 1971 game against rival Portland, CT.
He averaged 28.3 points per game in his senior year and had seven 30-plus games.
He was a 2nd team All-State selection and was selected to the Middletown Press All-Star team. He accepted a full scholarship to play basketball at University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and later transferred to Southern Connecticut State University to play his final two years of college basketball.
If you’d like to join in honoring these outstanding coaches and athletes, tickets for the induction dinner are $40, available by calling Mike Vasquenza at 860-267-7405.
Posted October 20, 2012
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