10 to join MHS Athletic Hall of Fame

Their night of honors slated for Sept. 18
Submitted to The Dominion Post

Morgantown High School has selected 10 people for its third annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction class. The inductees will be recognized at halftime of the Mohigans’ football game that night, against East Fairmont. Following the game, MHS will unveil the newest additions to the Hall of Fame Wall in the school’s cafeteria, and the recipients will be presented with medallions. The members will be honored with a dinner at The Pines Country Club, at 4 p.m. Sept. 18, 2009 and will receive their plaques. To attend attend the dinner, contact MHS athletic director Dan Erenrich, (304) 291-9269.

Ralph D. Albertazzie (1940-41), a brilliant football rusher, track and field standout and pilot of Air Force One to presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Kennedy and Johnson.
Thomas E. Zinn (1949-52), and outstanding four-sport star, earned eight letters in three years. He played football (all-state), basketball, track (all-state) and baseball.
Marvin John Luckini (1960-62), lettered in wrestling, football, and track and field and was a two time state wrestling champion. He also was a WVU and Southern Conference standout.
Robert “Bob” DeAntonis Sr. (1964-88), MHS wrestling coach for 24 years, coached 49 Big Ten and 39 regional winners. WVU wresting great and team captain.
Terry W. Bowden (1972-74), was all-state in football and a Big Ten leader in wrestling and baseball. He was head coach at Auburn and is now head coach at North Alabama. He also served as an ABC Sports analyst.
Carey I. Bailey (1984-87) was one of best MHS linemen ever and became a standout at the University of Tennessee. He is head football coach at Howard University.
Carrie D. Witt (1992-95) was the first girl to letter in basketball, volleyball, softball and track at MHS. She was all-state in basketball and volleyball.
Jonathan W. Cardi (1984-87) was the most-honored MHS tennis player of his era. He became a nationally ranked All-American and Harvard University tennis leader. He played on the ATP Pro Tour.
Glen W. McNew (1987-2002) coached the football program to two state Class AAA championships and a second place. His teams had eight playoff seasons, made three semifinal games and won nine NCAC titles.
Patricia Smith Wheeler Castelli (1975-90) was a visionary five sport coach and the first woman to coach a boys’ sport at MHS. She was a pioneer in developing MHS girls’ athletic teams.

Members of the 2009 Morgantown High School Athletic Hall of Fame class are recognized during Friday’s football game: Thomas E. Zinn (left), Glen W. McNew, Carey I. Bailey, Patrica Smith Wheeler Castelli, Carrie Witt O’Neil, Sue Luckini (representing Marvin John Luckini), Robert “Bob” DeAntonis and Rocky Gianola (representing Terry Bowden). Jonathan W. Cardi and Col. Ralph D. Albertazzie could not attend.