Matawan Football Alumni Foundation Barry Rizzo Stadium
Matawan Football Alumni Foundation Barry Rizzo Stadium

Huskie Alumni Park Wall of Fame Honorees



Individual Induction 

Team Induction 


Paul Bednard 

Anthony Nuccio

Jud Evans

Barry Rizzo

George Loscoe

Bruce MacCutcheon

Dieter Johnson

Butch Britton

Bill George

Inaugural Plaque listing 4 Head Coaches and 5 Asst Coaches for efforts in building Program shaping players.


Jim Jeffcoat '79

Ed Weber '46


1943-State Champion

1948-State Champion


Jay Bellamy ‘90 


1952-State Champion

1953-State Champion

1954-Shore Conference Champion

1955- Shore Conference Champion


Charlie Rogers ‘95


1958-State Champion

1961-State Champion

1966-Shore Conference Champion



Jeff Shaw ‘80


1973-State Champion

1975-State Champion

1974-Shore Conference Champion

1978-Shore Conference Champion

1979-Shore Conference Champion



Dan Vanderbilt ‘56


1988-State Champion

1984-Shore Conference Champion

1985-Shore Conference Champion

1987-Shore Conference Champion

1989-Shore Conference Champion



Don Marvel ‘54

Ken Mandeville ‘77


1991-State Champion

1992-State Champion




Joe Martucci ‘68


Head Coach (1984-2011), Career record: 197-82-1.
Matawan's career wins leader. Led the Huskies to five state sectional championships and nine division titles. Also played linebacker at Matawan and is a 1968 Matawan graduate. He was elected to the New Jersey Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 2011. Led Matawan to the Central Jersey Group II title in his final season in 2011.


Purvis Peeler '59

1958-State Champion

Running Back and a member of Coach Rizzo's first State Championship Team in 1958 and one half of the famous "Touchdown Twins"


David Jones '60 (posthumous)

1958-State Champion 

Running Back and a member of Coach Rizzo's first State Championship Team in 1958 and other half of the famous "Touchdown Twins"


Charlie Wathington '62

1958-State Champion

Running Back and a member of Coach Rizzo's first State Championship Team in 1958 and the 1961 Shore Conference Championship Team


George Morrell '64 (posthumous)

1961-Shore Conference Champion

Record setting All State Quarterback and a member of the 1961 Shore Conference Championship Team


Randy Davis '68

1966-Shore Conference Champion

 Record setting All State Running Back and a member of the 1966 Shore Conference Championship Team

2014 Barry Rizzo 

Head Coach 1956-1979

Record 147-61-9


-3 State Championships

-8 Shore Conf Champions

Boys Track:

-2 Shore Conf Champions

-1 Central Jersey Championship

Girls Track:

3 Shore Conf Champions

2 Shore Area Champions



Shore Conf Football Coaches HOF

Long Branch HS HOF

Matawan Regional HS HOF


Ed Steward '76

All Monmouth, All Shore Rutgers University 

First Team All East '78 & '79

All America Honorable Mention

Rutgers Athletic HOF

Denver Broncos

US Army

2015 Dr. Gary Weber '76

All Monmouth, All Shore, All State

Shore Conference Scoring Leader

APP Shore Conference Offensive Player of the Year

Daily Register Scholar Athlete of the Year

University of Michigan

University of Michigan School of Dentistry

2016 Darrell A. "Tony" Russell '70

All County, All Shore

United States Naval Academy 1975-2000

US Navy Captain

2016 Rickey Butler '76

All County, All Shore

Rutgers University

2016 Craig Mitter '89

All County, All Shore

Nassau Community College

Rutgers University

NY Giants

2016 Connie Kelley MFAF Husky Spirit Award
2017 T.R. Bethune '77

All County, All Shore, All Sentinal Team

APP Athlete of the Week

Rutgers University

2017  Glenn Dwyer '80

All County, All Shore

NY Daily News All Star Team

University of Michigan

Salem College

2017 Greg Rice '86

All County, All Shore

2nd Team All State

NY Daily News All Star Team

Arizona State University

2017 Jack Evans MFAF Husky Spirit Award
2018 Bruce MacCutcheon 

Athletic Director/Coach

East Stroudsburg State

Fairleigh Dickinson University

President Shore Conference

National Rotary Paul Harris Award

Coach of the Year (Daily News)

2018 Leon "Butch" Britton


Morehead State

NJ Football Coaches HOF

Shore Conference HOF

2018 George A. Deitz

Coach, Athletic Director, Teacher

Rutgers University

Shore Conference Coach of the Year Baseball

2018 Rick Derechailo '76

All State, All Country, All Shore

NY Daily News All Star Team

East Carolina University

Brookdale Community College

Draft pick of the Texas Rangers

2018 Erik Golub MFAF Husky Spirit Award
2019 Eric Bellamy '88

All Shore

All State

Georgia Tech

1990 National Champion

2019 Tyrone Garland '93

All Shore

All State

National Champion -Shot Put

Michigan State

2019 Paul Mandeville Sr.

Shore Conference Champion

Offensive & Defensive Standout

Penn Relay Track Champion

2019 JP Friedl MFAF Husky Spirit Award
2020 Jim Bell '75

Delaware State 1975-1976

Awarded "Mr. Football" for dedication to sport in 1974

2020 Alan McPherson '79

National Honor Society

Student Council President

Princeton University (scholar)

1000+ yard rusher and Team Captain 1978

2020 Larry Wein '80

2 Time All-County

All Shore

All State

US Military Academy at West Point

2020 Thomas Scott '81

1,125 yards and 13 rush TD

249 Receiving Yards


Professional Career with:

NY Jets

Hamilton Tiger Cats (Canada)

Ottwan Rough Riders (Canada)

Munich Thunder (Europe)

San Antonio Riders (World League)

2020 2009 State Champion Team State Champions
2020 Bob Shea

President Maroon & Steel Club for 15 years

Youth Football Coach for 15 years

Matawan HOF inductee in 2000

Scout Master Troop 66 for 35 years

President of St Joe's Little League

2021 Larry Shaw '68

All County

All Shore

Cleveland Indians

2021 Anthony "Tank" Quaglieri

All County

All Shore

Vince Lombardi Award

All Shore Classic Participant

2021 Robert "Bobby" Jameson '93

All Shore

All State

1000 Yard Rusher

All Yankee Conference Team

University of Maine

Hildensheim Invaders

2021 2011 State Championship Team State Champions
2021 William "Sonny" Jackson MFAF Husky Spirt Award
2022 Mark Jones '81

1979 A-North Champion

Rutgers University

2022 James Tumulty '81

1979 A-North Champion

Temple University

New York Law School

2022 1966 Undefeated Shore Conference B Division Champions

Bill Bond

John J. Caliendo Jr.

Randy Davis

Charles "Chic" Geran
Mike Grimaldi

Jim Lauro

2022  Rebecca Pocsaji MFAF Husky Spirit Award
2023 Alan Smutko '74

All County

All Shore

1000 Yard Rusher

County Scoring Leader

State Champion

Jersey City State College

2023 Nebraska Baker '93

All County 

All Shore

All State

Parade All American

State Champion (2 time)

University of Kansas

2023 Christian Dapolito '00

All County

All Shore

All State

First 1000 Yard Passer

Governor's Bowl

Duke University

2023 Jared Allison '11

All County

All Shore

State Champion

University of New Hampshire

CAA -All Conference

2023 Henry "Butch" Esposito MFAF Husky Spirit Award



Matawan Huskies -Alumni Park Huskie Alumni Park Wall of Fame

Huskie Alumni Park was the idea of Jim, Jack and Glen Dwyer who were looking for a way to honor their late father James C. Dwyer Sr. Their father was very passionate about the team, the school and the Aberdeen-Matawan community as a whole. All 3 sons and grandson Jimmy were captains of their respective football teams. The Dwyer family funded the entire project. The total cost came close to $80,000. Proceeds from the sales of the engraved bricks would then be used to fund a scholarship given out annually in the name of James C. Dwyer Sr.. A tremendous gesture of love for their father and support for the athletic programs, the school and the community. 


The park was architected by Matawan alum Dennis Devino and built by his brother Robert Devino, also a Matawan alum. The electric was done by John Faccas of Quality Electric, father of a former Matawan player. Landscaping was donated by Charlie Renner, Billy Renner, and George Renner of BC&G Landscaping, all 3 are Matawan alums. The flag pole was donated by Matawan alum Michael Ash of Garden State Fire Alarm. Members of the James C. Dwyer Sr. Huskie Alumni Park committee were Scott Bellone, Rick Derechailo, Bruce Derechailo, Joe Martucci, Jim Byrd, Glen Dwyer and Jeff Shaw.

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