2002 will welcome 17
(October 12, 2002) — In its first two
induction classes, the Section V Basketball Hall of Fame enshrined 50
The third time welcomes the first father-son combination.
Fairport’s Jeff Fitch and son Scott, one a successful boys
basketball coach and the other a hot shooting guard, headline the
17-member Class of 2002.
“It’s very cool and I’m so psyched to be
going in with my Dad. It’s great,” said Scott, who went on to star at
Geneseo State before replacing his father as Fairport’s coach last year.
Induction ceremonies start at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the
Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 120 E. Main St.. Tickets are available by
calling (585) 594-5988. Individual seats cost $27, a table of 10 is $250.
Another inductee is former Rochester Zeniths coach Mauro Panaggio,
the winningest coach in CBA history. Red Jacket’s Beth Record also will be
inducted. She finished her career in 1997 as Section V’s career scoring
leader before going to Syracuse.
Two other high-profile inductees
include Clyde-Savannah’s Terry Brown (Kansas University) and McQuaid’s
Greg Woodard (Villanova).
Here is the entire class:
Terry Brown (Clyde-Savannah, Class of ‘86): Shooting
guard was once Section V’s all-time leading scorer (2,360 points). He
produced four of the top scoring performances in Section V Tournament
history before moving on to Kansas, where he helped the Jayhawks reach the
NCAA Final Four.
Kate Cronin (Dundee ’93):
Three-time All-Greater Roches-ter team member became a record-setter
at Vermont University and played professionally in Spain. She scored 1,765
points at Dundee and led the school to its first sectional title. She is
an assistant coach at Brown University.
David Doyle (Section V
official): Longtime Kendall superintendent served in a variety of key
positions on the Section V Basketball Committee, including president.
Annually left his winter home in Florida to help run the Section V
Gordon Enderle (Cuba ‘79): Small-school state
Player of the Year after leading Cuba to the 1979 Class C state title.
Played four seasons at Princeton, where he was an Academic All-American
before playing pro ball in Sweden.
Jeff Fitch (Fairport):
His Red Raiders teams won 406 games and a sectional title in 33
seasons. Received nine Section V Coach of the Year honors. Fairport
honored him with “Jeff Fitch Court” when he announced his retirement in
Scott Fitch (Fairport ’89): Star guard for his
father’s teams before becoming the Division III College Player of the Year
at Geneseo State and No. 6 career leading scorer in Division III. Replaced
his father as Fairport’s coach last season and team reached the sectional
Amy Fowler (Sodus ’80): Won two Empire State
Games gold medals as a member of the region’s open team.
Hopkins (Sodus’ ‘80): Named to two Section V all-tournament teams.
Capped senior season by winning an Empire State Games gold medal with
teammate Amy Fowler.
Mark Jones (East ’79): Smooth
point guard helped the Orientals win back-to-back sectional titles. Played
at St. Bonaventure and later in the NBA.
(East/Eastridge): Part of the “The Miracle Kids of Basketball” at
East, which won the 1946 sectional title. Played at Canisius before a pro
career that included a stay with the Rochester Royals. Became an official
Charlie Miller (Pittsford): Teams won two
sectional titles at Pittsford, where he was also named national athletic
director of the year. Developed the current sectional tournament seeding.
Helped revive the state basketball championships.
Panaggio (Madison ’46): Once the city’s top scorer, he became a
three-time MVP at Brockport State. Coached winning area high school teams,
before doing the same at Brockport State and with the Rochester Zeniths.
He is the CBA’s all-time wins leader.
Beth Record (Red
Jacket ’97): Section V all-time leading scorer for girls (2,895
points) was twice AGR Player of the Year twice. Red Jacket won three
sectional titles before she rose to fifth on Syracuse’s all-time scoring
list. Plays professionally in Turkey.
Courtney Romeiser (Red
Jacket ’89): Averaged more than 30 points while she led Red
Jacket to the 1989 state final four. Scored 1,855 points in high school
before becoming one of Marquette’s top players. She has coached the Victor
girls varsity since ‘96.
Tyrone Scott (Geneva ’84):
A first-team All-State pick, he averaged more than 17 points and 17
rebounds his final two seasons. Earned a full scholarship to Boston
Doug Westcott (Section V official): A three-sport
star at Brockport, he was named to several All-Star high school teams in
the ‘50s. Later became athletic director at Brockport and chairman of the
Section V basketball committee. The sectional tournament elevated under
his watch. Died in 1999.
Greg Woodard (McQuaid
’88): Sectional MVP during McQuaid’s memorable back-to-back Section
V title runs during his final two seasons, which included a state title.
Three-year starter and academic All-American at Villanova; played pro ball
won 406 games and one Section V title at Fairport High.