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2003 Inductees

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Herm BastianelliHerm Bastianelli
Considered a pioneer of Delaware wrestling, the long-time coach finished with a career records of 150-15 at Georgetown and Sussex Central High Schools. From 1961 to 1969, Bastianelli's team won 56 consecutive dual meets. Bastianelli, father of current St. Mark's High coach Steve Bastianelli, also had a hand in coaching his schools' baseball, football and cross-country teams.

Roman CiesinskiRoman Ciesinski
Ciesinski's 401-139 record, three state championships and 16 Blue Hen Conference titles as Newark High's cross country and track coach earned him a spot in the Delaware Track & Field Hall of Fame in 2002. He established the boys cross country program at Newark in 1959 and led the establishment of the sport in the Blue Hen Conference a year later. His teams had seven undefeated seasons.

Lawrence DamicoLawrence Damico
Deemed the "Godfather of Delaware Volleyball", Damico's influence spanned six decades. As an athlete, he played nationally. In 1989, at 71, Damico became the oldest player to participate in the First State Games, and his team won a silver medal. He also officiated high school volleyball for 22 years, and, in 2002, was inducted into the Delaware Volleyball Hall of Fame.

Julie DaytonJulie Dayton
The Laurel High graduate put together standout careers in lacrosse and field hockey as both player and coach. Dayton made first-team All-American lacrosse honors in 1980 and 1981 out of Longwood (Va.) College and was a 10-year member of Team USA (1980-1990). Since then, she has served as field hockey coach at the University of Virginia and at Dartmouth College, where she was 70-49-2.

Pat FergusonPat Ferguson
Ferguson was a four-year standout in basketball and field hockey at Ursuline Academy from 1943-1945. At that time, guards were not permitted to shoot, but Ferguson went on to become a leading scorer in area recreational leagues for six years. She played for the renowned duPont All-Stars after averaging 28.9 ppg and 22.8 ppg, respectively in the CYI and duPont Company adult leagues.

William PheifferWilliam Pheiffer
Pheiffer's radio and TV broadcast career was highlighted by decades of color commentary for UD football, basketball and baseball during the 1960s, '80s and '90s. He did TV play-by-play for the Philadelphia Warriors and Phillies while staying true to local roots with stints as sports editor of Delaware Today magazine, columnist for the old Philadelphia Sunday Bulletin and writer for Young Athlete. In all, Pheiffer called more than 1,000 professional, college and high school contests in 32 different states.

Bruce ReynoldsBruce Reynolds
The winningest high school football coach in Delaware history, Reynolds led William Penn High to a record of 218-73-3 (.747 percentage) over 27 years. His coaching career included several state championships and Coach of the Year honors in 1981 and 1985. As a player, Reynolds made first-team All-Sate for William Penn in 1965 and 1966, co-captaining the Gold Team in the 1966 Blue-Gold All-Star game.

Kenneth SteersKenneth Steers
For more than 30 years, Steers covered the whole coaching gamut from football, cross-country, field hockey, basketball, track and baseball at Middletown High to men's basketball and cross county at the University of Delaware. He coached five state track champions and four undefeated girls basketball teams. In 1940, one of Steers' high jumpers went on to become a national high school champion. Steers died in 1986.

Steve TaylorSteve Taylor
Taylor was drafted in the first round by the Yankees in 1977, a first for any Delaware baseball player, after an All-American seasons with the University of Delaware. He holds UD records for complete games (11) and shutouts (3) and is a member of the prestigious CoDISA Academic All-American Hall of Fame.

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