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St. John’s Inducts Five Individuals And Three Teams Into Its Athletic Hall of Fame

Wednesday, January 25, 2017  
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St. John’s Inducts Five Individuals And Three Teams Into Its Athletic Hall of Fame


WEST ISLIP, NY – On Sunday, October 9th, St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School will welcome five individuals and three teams into its Athletic Hall of Fame. Throughout the history of St. John’s Athletics, numerous athletes, coaches, and teams have made a significant and lasting impact that has inspired the present and future members of the school and community to strive for higher achievements and positive involvement in SJB’s athletic programs.


The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place during SJB’s Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, October 9th. The celebration will begin at 10:00 am with Mass in the auditorium followed by a pancake breakfast and pre-game festivities.  SJB will be hosting Xavier High School and the honorees will be acknowledged at the football game during halftime.  A reception for inductees, their families, and friends of SJB, will follow the game in the school’s Cougar Café.


This year’s classes of honorees feature five outstanding individuals;  Byrne Gamble, Varsity Football Coach, Sister Elizabeth Moore, OSF, a former Cheerleading coach, John Young ’72 (posthumously), wrestling and football, Olivia Galati ’09, softball, and Danielle Wilson ’06, basketball.  Also being inducted will be the 1980, 1981 and 1982 Metro Bowl Championship Teams.


"As we celebrate SJB's 50th Anniversary, it is our honor to celebrate these Metro Bowl Championship Teams and terrific individual alumni athletes and coaches who are a tremendous part of our history!” stated Ms. Nan Doherty, Principal.


Tickets to the Homecoming game and all weekend celebrations are available by visiting the SJB school website at and clicking on the 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Banner.  For more information about St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame contact the Office of Advancement at 631-587-8000 ext. 176.            

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