Those enshrined in the Diocese of Cleveland CYO Hall of Fame have made significant contributions to the CYO as a player, coach, athletic director, clergy, commissioner, or other member of the community whose accomplishments have been of utmost merit and whose actions have brought life to the Mission of the Diocese of Cleveland CYO for an extended period of time. The Recognition Award is presented annually and recognizes those individuals that have provided excellent service to the Diocese of Cleveland CYO athletic programs and its participants as a coach, athletic director, clergy, commissioner, or other member of the community whose accomplishments deserve to be recognized.
2018 Diocese of Cleveland CYO Hall of Fame and Recognition Award Luncheon
(Sponsored by the Andrew J. Natale Foundation)
Those enshrined in the Diocese of Cleveland CYO Hall of Fame and Recognition Award Recipients have made significant contributions to CYO as a player, coach, athletic director, clergy, commissioner, or other member of the CYO community. Their contributions to building the culture of CYO is a beautiful part of our legacy.
Our Hall of Fame and Recognition Awards Ceremony took place on January 21, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hotel, 3663 Park East Dr, Beachwood, OH 44122. It was a wonderful event enjoyed by all award recipients, their families, friends and CYO staff!
Congratulations to Hall of Fame Inductees and Recognition Award Recipients for the class of 2018!
- John Zielinski, St. Joseph, Cuyahoga Falls
- Most Reverend Anthony M. Pilla, Bishop Emeritus
- Most Reverend Roger W. Gries, OSB, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
- Sr. Mary Jean Raymond, St. Agatha – St. Aloysius
- Jim Lawless Sr., St. Gregory the Great, Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Paschal
- Joseph C. Jira, St Charles Catholic Church
- Karl and Jeanne King, St. Clare Catholic Church
Father James O’Brien, Monsignor Thomas Corrigan, Charles Hoagland, Joseph Raymond, Richard Hyland, Robert Roesky, Leola Wilson, John Abraham, Kevin Leigh
Jerry Boron, Dan Ferrazza, Nancy Glass, Pam Nolan, Father James P. O’Donnell
Bernie Heneghan, Mike Iacofano, Jim McGeever, Kaz Szczepanik, Richard Wild
Robert Anderle, Beverly Gombarcik, Al Hoehn, William E. Mason, Dave Stefanski
Karol Patton, Casey Plewacki, Emma Bednar, Joe Olszewski, Denise McDonald-Curry
Ray Kling, Michael Cleary, Dan Holloran, Steven Tomko
Dan Ducic, Will Williams, Sandy Rado, Edward Markowski, Kim Murray, Richard Rinella, Dick Lang
Joe Jurevicius, Oliver Luck, Paul Marshall, Mare Von Lindern, Frank Lewandowski, Jim Burdon, Jim Hurley
Ralph Bruening, Karol Kaminski Coundourides, Fran Gallagher,
Jerry Hansen, Dave Kirk, Tom Madden
Timothy Beringer, Tony Buck, Ken Dworznik, Sue Friedel, Andy Natale
Most Reverend Roger W. Gries, OSB, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus, Joseph C. Jira, Karl and Jeanne King, Sr. Mary Jean Raymond, Jim Lawless Sr., Most Reverend Anthony M. Pilla, Bishop Emeritus, John Zielinski
Henry Mullaney, Donna Busser, Owen Coughlin, Gary Huspaska, Vince Lucarelli, Emma Bednar, Sabrina Wilson, Bev Gombarcik
Mike DeSantis, Ken Dworznik, Howard Chizek, Jim Farroni, Mike Iacofano, Jim McGeever, Walter Napier, Bill Nortz, Mike Setta, Willie Earl Williams
Kevin Smith, William E. Mason, Mary Pat Beaufait, Tim Deininger, Clifford Gulley, Tim Vala, Bob Crowley
Ralp Bruening, Tony Buck, Duane Drotar, George Englehart, Harry Hewitt, Dan Holloran, Joseph Jansky, Joseph Jira, John Lanza, Tim O’Connell
Tim Ernst, Tom Gentile, Owen Gallagher, Stephanie Toole
Nils Antonio, John Granzier, Angelo Gasparro, Rick Schenkelberg
Timothy Setele, William Kosmac, Art Guhde, Chuck Hill, Antoinette Smith, Annie Kilbane, Daniel Moore, John Peyton, Lorenzo Jones, Gib Winter
Bill Trental, Janet Trental, Angelo Gaudino
Mike Dostal, Karl Horning, Tom Morgan, Dawn Stepic
Anthony Bagliano, T. K. Griffith, Robert Previts, Chris Salata, Scott Slack, Pamela Smrdel, Kim Tuchek, Bobby Walton
Russell Fischer, Debbie Hall, Kerry Kaminski, Tom Kaim, Carol and Jim Lepi, Jeanne Weber
Take a moment and make your nomination here! (Nominations are now closed)
We are no longer accepting any more nominations for individuals to receive the Recognition Award and special individuals to be elected to the CYO Hall of Fame this year as we have reached our September deadline.