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alumni notables

This growing collection of distinguished Seton Hall Prep alumni will be continuously updated to include a broad range of notable SHP graduates. To suggest qualified additions to this list, please email Director of Alumni Relations, Mr. Richard Koles '69, at rkoles@shp.org.

Mr. Walter Dukes '49

NBA Player

Walter Dukes, a 7-foot center who set the N.C.A.A. single-season rebounding record, led Seton Hall University to the National Invitation Tournament championship in 1953, and then played for eight seasons in the National Basketball Association. Dukes pulled down 734 rebounds in 1952-53, a N.C.A.A. Division I record that still stands. He led Seton Hall to a 31-2 record and the N.I.T. title.

After being named an all-American, Dukes was drafted by the Knicks, but instead accepted a lucrative offer from the Harlem Globetrotters. He played two seasons with them before joining the Knicks.

Dukes was hampered by a knee injury in his rookie N.B.A. season, then was traded by the Knicks to Minneapolis. He played one season for the Lakers and six seasons for the Detroit Pistons and averaged 10.4 points a game over his career. He was the Pistons' fourth-leading career rebounder, with 4,986, and was named twice to the N.B.A. All-Star team.

A native of Rochester, Dukes moved to South Orange, N.J., in 1948 to attend Seton Hall Prep. In his three years at Seton Hall University, he brought the Pirates to basketball prominence. In his senior year, he averaged 26.1 points and 22.2 rebounds.


Mr. Nick Malgieri '65

Executive Pastry Chef, Author

Nick Malgieri, former Executive Pastry Chef at Windows on the World, is a 1996 inductee into Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America. His twelfth and latest book is NICK MALGIERI'S PASTRY: FOOLPROOF RECIPES FOR THE HOME COOK (Kyle Books, 2014), which followed on the heels of BREAD (Kyle Books, 2012) and BAKE! Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking (Kyle Books, 2010). He is also the author of The Modern Baker (DK Publishing, 2008), which was nominated for an IACP award; CHOCOLATE (HarperCollins, 1998), winner of an IACP/Julia Child Cookbook Award for best baking book of 1998, voted Best Chocolate Book in the World by the 1998 Salon International du Livre Gourmand, and included in Food & Wine magazine’s Best of the Best for 1998; and HOW TO BAKE (HarperCollins, 1995), the recipient of a James Beard Foundation cookbook award for best baking book of 1995.

His first book was Perfect Pastry (Macmillan, 1989) followed by Great Italian Desserts (Little, Brown, 1990), and Cookies Unlimited(HarperCollins, 2000), which was nominated for a James Beard Foundation cookbook award and was included in Food & Wine magazine’s Best of the Best for 2000. He is also the author of Perfect Cakes (HarperCollins, 2002), A Baker’s Tour (HarperCollins, 2005), which was nominated for a James Beard Foundation award and an IACP award, and Perfect Light Desserts (HarperCollins, 2006), coauthored with David Joachim.

In 1998 and 1999, he was voted one of the ten best pastry chefs in America by Chocolatier and Pastry Art and Design magazines. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he apprenticed in Switzerland and was subsequently employed at the Hotel de Paris and the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo and at the Reserve de Beaulieu in France. In New York he was Assistant Pastry Chef at the Waldorf Astoria; Executive Chef at Paine Webber, Inc.; and Pastry Chef at the Board Room, a private club.

Malgieri began teaching in the New School Culinary Arts Program in 1979 and in 1981 became chairman of its Baking Department. He developed and taught the professional baking curriculum for the New York Restaurant School and authored the baking section of the Restaurant School’s textbook. A founder and owner of the Total Heaven Baking company, Malgieri has served as consultant to Inhilco, Inc. and restaurants and pastry shops throughout the United States. He has developed recipes for a variety of food producers, and for Food and Wines From France and A.I.D.I., the Italian Confectionery Industries Association. He also serves as American national spokesperson for the Switzerland Tourism Gastronomy and Wine program.

Currently, Malgieri directs the baking program at the Institute of Culinary Education (formerly Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School) and frequently serves as a guest teacher at many cooking schools. Since 1985, he has appeared at culinary events throughout North America, and at the Smithsonian Institution. Malgieri’s recipes have been published in the Food section and writes a monthly column for Tribune Media Services, which appears in newspapers all over the United States. He has also written for  the , and Cook’s Illustrated. He is a contributing editor of Dessert Professional magazine and has been the American correspondent for the Italian magazine La Pasticceria Internazionale and editor of Dolce Italia, a publication of the Italian Trade Commission.

Malgieri has appeared on local television throughout the United States, as well as on all the national morning shows. Other television credits include Chef du Jour, Cook’s Choice, Bakers Dozen, Cooking Live, and Sara’s Secrets on the Food Network and appearances with Julia Child on Baking with Julia, as well as with Martha Stewart. He also appeared with Vincent Schiavelli in the PBS series The Chefs of Cucina Amore.

A Certified Culinary Professional and member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Malgieri has served as chairman of its certification committee. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the IACP culinary trust. A founder and member of Bakers Dozen East, he also holds membership in the Federazione Italiana dei Cuochi, the Amicale Culinaire de Monaco, and the Société Culinaire Philanthropique de New York. In 2003 he was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Channe du Valais for his efforts in promoting Swiss gastronomy and culture in the United States, and in March 2006 he received the Philadelphia Toque Award for exceptional achievement in culinary writing and accomplishments.


Mr. Lionel Barrymore, 1891

Actor, Director

The legendary Lionel Barrymore, one of the great cinema character actors, was the oldest of the three Barrymmore siblings. Along with Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore, he shares a prominent place in American acting in the first half of the 20th Century. In addition to winning a Best Actor Academy Award (for A Free Soul (1931)), Lionel also was an Oscar-nominated director (for Madame X (1929)) and a prolific composer of songs as well as an accomplished graphic artist. He now is best known for his portrayal of the evil banker Mr. Potter in It's a Wonderful Life (1946), though he once was renowned for playing Ebeneezer Scrooge each year on the radio broadcast of Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" as well as appearing as the irascible Doctor Gillespie in the Doctor Kildare movie series.


Mr. Dorian Scott '00

Throws Coach at FSU, Olympian (London 2012)

Now in his fourth season as the Seminoles’ throws coach, Dorian Scott has built a stable of talent on the men’s and women’s sides that is re-writing the Florida State record book. The Seminoles are already making significant strides under the tutelage of the two-time Olympian and former All-American at FSU, who hit the ground running in 2012 just a month after becoming the first Jamaican thrower to reach the Olympic finals in the shot put, finishing 10th at the London Games.

Scott has not wasted any time establishing the Noles as a force at his second home - he was raised in New Jersey, starred for the Seminoles and served an apprenticeship as a volunteer assistant in Tallahassee – after a remarkable first-year coaching performance at San Diego State.

In his first two outdoor seasons alone, Seminoles Chelsea Whalen (shot put), Kellion Knibb (discus) and Katja Vangsnes (hammer) established new school records under Scott’s guidance. Three of the top 10 marks in the women’s shot put and discus, and two in the hammer, have also been produced by his athletes. Indoors, Briana Cherry-Bronson, Lakitta Johnson and Sasha-Ann Lebert hold down the top three weight throw marks in school history, while Whalen, Knibb and Johnson occupy three of the top five positions in the shot put.

Needless to say, there have been significant contributions from the throws as the Seminole men have won three consecutive ACC men’s outdoor titles, highlighted by Jeff Pelage’s discus gold, Stargell Williams’ silver shot put finish and Markindey Sineus’ hammer bronze in 2013. Led by Sineus’ runner-up finish in 2014, the Noles also received scoring performances from freshmen Chad DaCosta and Austin Droogsma in the discus and shot put, respectively. FSU throwers piled up 17 throws points en route to the 2015 outdoor title.

On the women’s side, Whalen and Knibb won 2013 ACC Outdoor titles in the shot put and discus, respectively, as the Noles nearly pulled off the team title team. A year later, FSU finished the job with Knibb claiming her second consecutive discus title, with Whalen and Johnson scoring in the shot put and Vangsnes and Cherry-Bronson adding hammer points for a total of 19. The Noles won their first team title since 2009 by a 15-point margin.

Knibb has been FSU’s most decorated thrower under Scott’s watch with the Seminoles, highlighted by an amazing 2014 season which saw her capture Penn Relays, ACC and NCAA East Preliminary discus titles. The sophomore set the Jamaican national record at the NCAA East Preliminary meet (61.34m/201-3) and went on to become the first FSU woman to earn All-American honors by placing fifth at the NCAA Championships. She followed that up by winning the Jamaican National Championship and finishing sixth at the Commonwealth Games in her first international competition as a senior athlete.

Knibb followed up by claiming the 2015 ACC Indoor title in the shot put, her secondary event, before an injury sidelined her for the outdoor season.

Scott has incorporated some of the coaching techniques from Harlis Meaders, his coach at Florida State and the man he succeeded, while adding his own touch. He has applied the same tireless work ethic and approach to conditioning and preparation that catapulted his own career.

Scott’s ascent from a 64-foot high school thrower to the No. 2 shot putter in FSU history (66-4) and a first-team All-American in 2005 was dramatic. He still holds the Mike Long Track record (70-4.50), which he set as a professional in 2008 prior to representing Jamaica in the Beijing Olympic Games.

In addition to his Olympic feats, he is a two-time World Championship finalist, finished sixth at the 2008 World Indoor Championships and won a silver medal in the Pan American Games. He has won 10 Jamaican national shot put championships and silver medals at the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Scott graduated from Florida State in 2007 and previously served as a volunteer assistant with the Seminoles, working directly with Meaders, his predecessor. In his lone season at San Diego State, Scott helped Whitney Ashley capture the 2012 NCAA Outdoor title in the discus. Since returning to Tallahassee he has developed quite a reputation as a recruiter - especially in Jamaica - not only of athletes in his own event area, but also in the sprints and jumps as well.


Mr. Dave Smalley '52

US Naval Academy Graduate, Coach, Director

A native of Baltimore, Md., Smalley served five years in the United States Marine Corps, where he was named to the All-Marine Basketball Team four years.

In 1962, Smalley returned to the Academy as an assistant coach with the men's basketball team and as a member of the Physical Education Department. In 1966, Smalley succeeded Ben Carnevale as head coach of the Navy basketball team. Under his 10-year direction, Navy produced regular winning seasons and was ranked among the top 10 in the country in team defense in three of his last six seasons.

In 1976, Smalley left his post as the men's coach and later that year was asked to lay the groundwork for a women's basketball program. His first season leading the women, competing at the junior varsity level, he led the Mids to a 10-1 record and won the Maryland AIAW state championship for small colleges. The program achieved varsity status in 1977, and he guided the Midshipmen to a 12-year combined record of 179-119 that featured 10 winning seasons. Smalley's teams recorded back-to-back 18-win seasons in 1981-82 and 1982-83, and the 1986-87 team finished 18-8 and captured the ECAC South Division II Championship.

Smalley held the title of Assistant Director of Athletics in charge of admissions since 1979 and was promoted to Senior Associate Athletic Director for Admissions, Academics and Compliance in 2001. In that capacity, Smalley handled the admissions process for recruited athletes in each of Navy's 31 varsity sports. Smalley and his staff also monitored the academic progress of Navy's 1500 student-athletes.

On Jan. 7, 2005, Navy officially named the basketball court at Alumni Hall "Dave Smalley Court" in honor of his numerous contributions for the basketball program.


Mr. Don Bell '96

Sports Director, CBS Philadelphia

Emmy-Award winner, Don Bell, whose first major market sports casting job was a CBS 3 in Philadelphia a decade ago, is now the Sports Director. Bell served as CBS 3's weekend sports anchor and sports reporter from 2005 until 2010. He rejoins CBS 3 from FOX Sports 1 in Los Angeles where he has been anchor of FOX Sports Live and in-studio anchor for FOX College Hoops along with other productions. He has also been co-host of the nationally-syndicated Don Bell & Ryan Field Show on FOX Sports Radio. Previously, he was at ESPN for three years as studio host for SportsCenter on ESPN News.

Bell began his career in 2002 at WWSB-TV in Sarasota, Florida, later anchoring sports for KPLR-TV in St. Louis while hosting the post-game shows for the St. Louis Cardinals.

According to Bell, the Philadelphia sports fan played heavily in his decision to come home. "I miss how this town lives and dies with every big victory or crushing defeat. You can learn a lot of things in life, but you can't teach passion. Philly overflows with it."

A New Jersey native, Bell is a 2000 graduate of Boston University where he graduated with dual degrees- a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He received a Master of Science degree in Journalism in 2002 from Northwestern University's prestigious Medill School of Journalism. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. 

CB3 (KYW-TV) is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.


Mr. James Brennan '68

Broadway, Off Broadway, Regional,& TV Actor, Director, and Choreographer.

JAMES BRENNAN has directed and choreographed the Broadway revivals of Cole Porter’s Jubilee and Jerome Kern’s Sally.  Off-Broadway he directed the premieres of Fanny Hill at the York Theatre and Richard Corey at the Lion Theatre as well as The New York Philharmonic’s acclaimed production of My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center.  Regionally, he has created productions of Crazy For You (PBS telecast), Kiss Me Kate, She Loves and Oklahoma! for Paper Mill Playhouse;  Into The Woods, and The Sound of Music for Pittsburgh CLO; and Call Me Madam for Goodspeed Musicals.  As an actor, Jim performed on Broadway in Good News, Rodgers and Hart, So Long 174th Street, I Love My Wife, Little Me, 42nd Street, Singin’ In The Rain, Me And My Girl, and Crazy For You.  He toured America in No, No, Nanette, Good News, Me And My Girl, Camelot, and Crazy For You.


Dr. Paul J. Zingg '63

President, California State University, Chico

Paul J. Zingg has served as the 14th president of California State University, Chico since 2004. Since his appointment, Zingg has led the university to a 10-year re-accreditation award, created innovative academic and student service programs, and positioned the university among the nation’s leaders in civic engagement and sustainability. Zingg also developed a campus strategic plan that enables him to work more closely with faculty on the crucial issues of curriculum and teaching quality, including such elements as improving student retention and time to degree, and promoting diversity as a core value of the institution.

Zingg’s research interests focus on American higher education, including student learning, educational leadership, sports history and intercollegiate athletics. Zingg has received support for his research from the National Endowment for the Humanities, spoken and lectured extensively, and has published 12 books and over 100 articles.

Zingg has served nationally as an educational consultant and is currently an accreditation reviewer for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. His service also includes the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges Commission on Academic Affairs and Commission on Human Resources and Social Change. Zingg was also appointed a fellow of the American Council on Education and has served as chair of the California Central Coast Performing Arts Center Commission.

Academic Experience

  • President, California State University, Chico, 2004 to date.
  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1995-2003.
  • Dean, College of Liberal Arts, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1993-95.
  • Professor of History, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1993-2003.
  • Dean, School of Liberal Arts, and Professor of History, Saint Mary’s College of California, 1986-93.
  • Assistant to the President, University of Pennsylvania, 1983-86.
  • Vice Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Admissions, University of Pennsylvania, 1979-83.
  • Assistant Dean for Academic Advising, University of Pennsylvania, 1978-79.
  • Assistant/Associate Professor of American Civilization, University of Pennsylvania, 1978-86.
  • Dean for Academic Affairs, Daniel Hale Williams University, 1977-78.
  • Chair and Assistant Professor, Department of History and Political Science, St. Bernard’s College, 1975-77.
  • Instructor, Department of History, University of Georgia, Athens, 1970-74.

Education

  • Ph.D., History, University of Georgia
  • M.A., History, University of Richmond
  • B.A., History, Belmont Abbey College

Mr. Thomas M. Verducci '78

Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated

From SI.com: Tom Verducci's elegant writing has graced the pages of Sports Illustrated since 1993. Of Verducci's work, The New Yorker wrote, "Verducci has range and ease; he's a shortstop on the page."

As SI's lead baseball writer for more than a decade, Verducci has enriched SI's readers with an insider's perspective on the game, examining subtle shifts in the ever-changing balance between pitchers and hitters; between slumps and streaks; and baseball's sacred records and the players trying to break them. Despite his deep affection for the game, however, Verducci has never shied away from the hard truth about the sports: His landmark cover piece in 2002 about steroids changed the baseball landscape forever. He has profiled Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sandy Koufax and Ted Williams, among other baseball subjects. Verducci co-wrote (with former Yankees manager Joe Torre) The New York Times bestseller The Yankee Years, which frames the 1996-2007 Yankees around the macro issues and seismic changes in the game and business of baseball in one of the most dynamic eras of change in the sport's history. An anthology of some of his memorable SI stories, Inside Baseball: The Best of Tom Verducci, was released in 2005.

Verducci cites his 1995 cover story, The Dead End Kids, which profiled the struggles of Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden, as one of his most compelling SI features. He broke into sports journalism covering the New York Mets at the same time both players broke into the majors, and says, "That personal parallel made the story go much deeper for me." Another personal highlight came in 2005 when Verducci spent a week as a spring training player with the Toronto Blue Jays. He appeared on the cover of SI's March 14, 2005, issue under the headline of I Was a Toronto Blue Jay, offering readers a true insider's perspective of major league baseball.

Verducci also shares his baseball expertise on television. He serves as an insider on the MLB Network, has served as an in-game reporter for TBS's postseason baseball coverage since 2008 and has been a game analyst for FOX since 2011. He won a 2012 Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Reporting for his work on the MLB Network and TBS. Verducci was also a consultant on Ken Burns's documentary The Tenth Inning and is a board member of the Penn State Center for Sports Journalism.

Before joining SI, Verducci spent 10 years (1983-1993) as a sports reporter for Newsday, serving as its national baseball columnist from 1990-1993. He also had a one-year stint as a sports reporter for Florida Today, in Cocoa, Fla., where he covered the Miami Dolphins.

Born and raised in Glen Ridge, N.J., Verducci helped lead his high school football team (Seton Hall Prep) to a state championship, calling his catch of the winning touchdown pass in the title game as the defining sports moment of his life. He moved on to Penn State University, where he received a B.A. in journalism in 1982. Verducci lives in suburban New Jersey with his wife, Kirsten, and sons, Adam and Ben.


Mr. James R. Zazzali '54

Former Chief Justice of NJ Supreme Court

Mr. Zazzali has served as New Jersey's Attorney General and as an Associate Justice and Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Since returning to private practice, he has been appointed by the state and federal governments, federal and state courts, and litigants as a monitor, receiver, independent counsel, independent investigator, discovery master, and bankruptcy trustee for various institutions and organizations in both the private and public sectors. Mr. Zazzali advises clients on such matters as governance, institutional ethics, internal investigations, and appeals. He also has conducted numerous mediations and arbitrations.

He has served as General Counsel for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority; Chairman of the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation (SCI); Chief of the Appeals Division of the Office of the Essex County Prosecutor; and Vice Chair of both the State's Disciplinary Review Board (attorney ethics) and the Judicial Review Board. The State Department has designated him as a member of United States delegations to various United Nations Conferences in Geneva and Paris.

This Seton Hall Prep alumnus has a decorated career, including the following honors and awards:

  • New Jersey Law Journal Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015
  • Sidney H. Lehman Award from the NJSBA in 2014
  • Roger N. Baldwin Award from the ACLU of New Jersey, 2013
  • NJ State Bar Foundation's Medal of Honor Award, 2010
  • William J. Brennan, Jr. Award, Association of the Federal Bar of NJ, 2008
  • John Carroll Award from Georgetown University, 2004
  • Dean Paul Award from Georgetown University Law Center, 2000

For a full bio overview, list of publications and features, honors & awards, and events, please see his page courtesy of Gibbons Law.


Mr. Stanley "Tony" Woods '83

Coach, Former NFL Player

At Seton Hall Prep, Stanley was 1st team All-State, 1st team Parade AllAmerican and 1st team All USA Today All-American his senior year. He played in two consecutive state football championship games, and his junior year team was undefeated (11-0), and ranked 3rd in the state. With over 120 scholarship offers, Stanley accepted a full athletic scholarship to The University of Pittsburgh, where in his senior year he was named 1st team All-American again. There, Tony is the third alltime sack leader in school history with 31 sacks.

Stanley was inducted into the Seton Hall Prep Hall of Fame, his hometown “Newark Athletics Hall of Fame” and was selected by the Men of Essex as the Essex County Outstanding Athlete in 1983. In 1987, Stanley was the 1st round draft pick to the Seattle Seahawks, a feat even more impressive because he was the first ever New Jersey football player to be taken in the 1st round of the NFL draft. Stanley played ten years in the NFL (six years on the Seahawks, one year on the Rams, and three years with the Redskins.) He played in 145 games, starting in 125.

He then became the Defensive Coordinator on the first ever state football championship team at Newark West Side High School in 2007 and was responsible for getting West Side into the state football playoffs for three consecutive seasons. 


Rev. John P. Washington '27

Recipient: Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart

Rev. John P. Washington entered Seton Hall to complete his high school and college courses in preparation for the priesthood. He graduated in 1931 with an A.B. degree. He entered Immaculate Conception Seminary in Darlington, New Jersey and received his minor orders on May 26, 1933. John excelled in the seminary, was a sub deacon at all the solemn masses, and later became a deacon on December 25, 1934. John was elected prefect of his class and was ordained a priest on June 15, 1935.

Father Washington’s first parish was at St. Genevieve’s in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and then he served at St. Venantius for a year. In 1938, he was assigned to St. Stephen’s in Arlington, New Jersey. Shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack of December 7, 1941, he received his appointment as a chaplain in the United States Army. Father Washington went on active duty May 9, 1942. He was named Chief of the Chaplains Reserve Pool, in Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. In June 1942, he was assigned to the 76th Infantry Division in Ft. George Meade, Maryland. In November 1942, he reported to Camp Myles Standish in Taunton, Massachusetts and met Chaplains Fox, Goode and Poling at Chaplains School at Harvard.

Father Washington boarded the U.S.A.T. Dorchester at the Embarkation Camp at Boston Harbor in January 1943 en route to Greenland. Chaplain Washington was killed in action on February 3, 1943, when the Dorchester was sunk by a German U-boat. Chaplain Washington was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Distinguished Service Cross.


Mr. Thomas P. MacMahon '64

Executive Partner, Flare Capital Partners

Mr. Thomas P. MacMahon, also known as Tom, serves as an Executive Partner at Flare Capital Partners. He was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LabCorp. Since April 28, 1995, he served as Vice Chairman at LabCorp from April 1995 to April 1996. Mr. MacMahon served as the Chairman of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings from April 28, 1996 to May 2009 and its Chief Executive Officer and President from January 1997 to December 2006. He served as a Director of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings from April 1996 to May 8, 2013. He served as a Senior Vice President of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. from 1993 to December 1996 and President of Roche Diagnostics Group. He began his career with Roche Laboratories, eventually becoming responsible for all U.S. diagnostic operations of Roche. He has been a Lead Independent Director of Aristotle Holding, Inc. and Express Scripts Holding Company since May 2008. He is the Lead Outside Director for Express Scripts, Inc. He serves as a Director at SynapDx Corporation. He has been Director of Aushon BiosyStems, Inc. since February 26, 2013. He is an Independent Member of the Board of Directors at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. He has been a Director of Aristotle Holding, Inc. and Express Scripts Holding Company since March 2001. He has been an Independent Director of PharMerica Corporation since July 31, 2007. He served as the Chairman of PharMerica Corporation from July 31, 2007 to December 31, 2010. Mr. MacMahon served as an Independent Director of Golden Pond Healthcare, Inc. from 2007 to 2009. He serves or served on the boards of public and private companies. He served as a Member of Scientific Advisory Board at Hatteras Venture Partners. He delivers deep healthcare-focused operational and financial insight. He has experience in the areas of financial reporting, accounting and controls, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, cost control and restructuring, operations, public policy, law and compliance, government regulation, and information services. He has experience in a variety of business sectors including extensive healthcare experience. He has over 10 years of experience as the Chief Executive Officer. He holds an M.B.A. in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a B.S. in Marketing from St. Peter’s College.


Mr. Michael J. Holovak '39

Former NFL & NCAA Player, Coach, GM

Mr. Michael Holovak was a coal miner's son, All-American football player at Boston College, skipper of a PT boat during World War II, college coach, pro-coach, general manager, personnel director and scout in the NFL.

Holovak, one of six children and the youngest of five sons of Czechoslovakian immigrants, grew up in the coal mining town of Lansford, Pennsylvania. After playing sports at Lansford, he attended Seton Hall Prep School where he was named to the All-New York Metropolitan team by the New York World Telegram. Frank Leahy, an assistant at Fordham, scouted Holovak. When Leahy became the head coach at Boston College he asked Mike to play football at B.C. and the rest is history.

Holovak as a sophomore fullback soon proved he didn't have to take a back seat to anyone and could hold his own with the best of them. At 6-foot-l, 205 pounds Holovak scored touchdowns in two famous BC victories. One victory was a 19-18 win over Georgetown and a touchdown against Tennessee in the Sugar Bowl.

In 1942 Boston College played Alabama in the Orange Bowl where Holovak scored three touchdowns, averaging 15 yards per carry. Mike was a consensus All-American selection, named to the first team by AP, NEA, New York Sun, UP, INS, New York News and Grantland Rice. That same year he was fourth runner-up for the Heisman Trophy.

On April 8, 1943, the Cleveland Rams, who had earlier announced they were suspending operations for the duration of World War II, drafted Holovak in the first round. Holovak then enlisted in the United States Navy, going on to command a PT boat in the Pacific that sank 14 Japanese ships. However, despite his heroics, he was dealt a heavy personal blow when his brother Pete lost his life during the four-year conflict. The Holovak family had four sons in World War II, at the same time. Another difficult time for Holovak was becoming ill with malaria.

Holovak officially signed with the Rams on December 29, 1944, but didn't take the field until 1946, by which time the franchise had relocated to Los Angeles. During his one season with the team, he gained 211 yards and scored three touchdowns.

Traded to the Chicago Bears on January 27, 1947, Holovak would lead the pass-oriented Windy City squad in rushing during each of the next two years and also scored three touchdowns.

After his two years in Chicago, Holovak retired on March 1, 1949 to become the freshman football coach at his alma mater. After two seasons in which he compiled an undefeated record, he was promoted to head coach at Boston College on December 30, 1950, following the resignation of Myers.

In his first five years, Holovak compiled a mark of 24-16-5, winning Coach of the Year honors in 1954 from New England football writers. Those efforts were good enough to earn him a new four-year contract on November 22, 1955, but even after four more winning seasons, he was fired on December 3, 1959. Holovak's record with Boston College was 49-29-3.

Holovak was selected as the first personnel director of the Boston Patriots in 1960. Saban was fired on October 10 and was replaced by Holovak. Finishing with a 9-4-1 record, Holovak matched that record the following year, earning him a new three-year contract, with an option for another year.

In 1963, the Patriots reached the postseason for the first time, despite only compiling a 7-6-1 record. They then defeated the Buffalo Bills in an Eastern Conference playoff, but were then pounded in the AFL Championship game, 51-10, by the San Diego Chargers. The next year, Holovak added the duties of general manager to his job description, and after the team improved to 10-3-1, he was named AFL Coach of the Year.

However, the veteran unit slipped to 4-8-2 in 1965, but rebounded into contention the next season with the addition of rookie running back Jim Nance. Needing only a victory in their final game against the New York Jets on December 17 to reach the AFL title game, the Patriots instead saw their 1966 season end with an 38-28 upset loss. The defeat was softened somewhat when Holovak again won the league's Coach of the Year accolade.

Age finally caught up with the team over the next two years, and the end result was that Holovak was fired from both positions on January 7, 1969, ending his Patriots tenure with a mark of 52-46-9.

Will McDonough wrote in the Boston Globe, "Billy Sullivan founded the Patriots, but the guy who saved it was Mike Holovak's personality - love his players had for him that kept the team afloat in its first decade of existence." The team and Mike knew if they did not produce that Boston could lose their franchise and it would be a long time before they received another team. They were the pioneers of the New England Patriots.

After his tenure with the Patriots, Holovak was an assistant coach with the 49ers for two years. Holovak remained in the Bay Area by accepting the post of receivers coach with the Raiders on March 6, 1971. Returning to the East Coast Holovak was running backs coach for the Jets and then moved into the Jets' front office following the 1974 NFL season as Director of Player Personnel.

He remained in that role for two seasons, but when Jet's head coach Lou Holtz resigned before the final game of the 1976 season, Holovak handled the duties in a 42-3 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on December 12. He then announced his resignation on May 20, 1977, citing personal reasons.

In 1980, he was elected to the National College Football Hall of Fame then returned to football on February 15, 1981, when he was named executive vice-president of the Houston Oilers to help rebuild the team following the departure of popular head coach Bum Phillips. Holovak is known for evaluating football talent, and not just the number one's, but lower draft choices, as well. He scouted Warren Moon, Bruce Matthews and Mike Munchak, who are in the Pro-football Hall of Fame, but is just as proud of the free agents and lower draft choices he chose with the Oilers.

After Ladd Herzeg left the Oilers because of a contract dispute Mike was named general manager, February, 1989. He remained in that role until the end of 1993 NFL season, as the Houston Oilers made the playoffs each of those five years. Holovak finished his football career as a scout for the franchise, which later moved to Tennessee. Holovak retired for good in 1999, at the age of 79.

Holovak was inducted into several Hall of Fames and they are: The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, National College Hall of Fame, Seton Hall Prep School Hall of Fame, Titans - Oilers Hall of Fame, The Orange Bowl Hall of Fame, Boston College Sports Hall of Fame, Carbon County Hall of Fame, and Senior Bowl Hall of Fame.


Mr. Rick Porcello '07

Pitcher, Boston Red Sox

Rick Porcello, SHP class of 2007, is MLB's AL Cy Young award winner after a stellar 2016 season as a starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. Upon finishing his senior season in which he collected Gatorade Player of the Year Honors and led his 2007 team to a #1 national ranking, Rick was drafted in the first round by the Detroit Tigers, and made his Major League debut in April of 2009. That season he would go on to win AL Rookie of the Month (May 2009) as well as Tigers Rookie of the Year (2009). Rick would feature as a regular starter for the Tigers from 2009-2014 before being traded to the Boston Red Sox in December of 2014.


Mr. Brevin Knight '93

Retired NBA Player, Basketball Analyst

Brevin Adon Knight is an American retired professional basketball point guard who played with nine teams in the NBA from 1997 to 2009. Knight played college basketball at Stanford University and was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1997.

He is currently a color commentator for the Memphis Grizzlies on Fox Sports Tennessee.

Knight attended Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, New Jersey, leading the Pirates basketball team to New Jersey state championships his sophomore, junior, and senior years. He was named to the Newark Star-Ledger's All-State First Team. Lightly recruited out of high school, Knight was a late signee for Stanford University.

Knight had a successful college career at Stanford, where he is the all-time leader in assists (780) and steals (298) and third all-time in scoring (1,714). He was chosen by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 16th pick in the 1997 NBA Draft.

Knight was drafted with the 16th pick of the first round in the 1997 NBA Draft. In his rookie season, Knight led the NBA in steals per game and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He has played for the Cavaliers, the Atlanta Hawks, the Memphis Grizzlies, the Phoenix Suns, the Washington Wizards, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Bobcats, averaging 7.6 points and 6.5 assists per game in his career.

The Bobcats received Knight through their 2004 expansion draft. He was one of the best players on the team during the 2004–05 NBA season, averaging 10.1 points, 9 assists, and 1.98 steals per game as the Bobcats went 18–64. Knight finished second in assists per game in the league, behind MVP Steve Nash. He was waived by the Bobcats on June 29, 2007 after spending the last three seasons with them. On August 13, 2007, he signed a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. He was traded to the Utah Jazz on July 23, 2008 for Jason Hart.

Following his playing career, Knight joined the Memphis Grizzlies broadcast team as a color commentator on Fox Sports Tennessee in 2010.


Rev. Charles J. Watters '45

Medal of Honor Recipient

Rev. Charles J. Watters '45 was a Chaplin (Major) in the United States Army. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery exhibited while rescuing wounded men in the Vietnam War, specifically, the Battle of Dak To. Chaplin Watters is one of seven chaplains to receive the Medal of Honor.

Rev. Watters was born on January 17, 1927 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Watters attended Seton Hall Preparatory School and went on to graduate from Seton Hall University. He was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1953 and served in parishes in Jersey City, Rutherford, Paramus, and Cranford, New Jersey.

Watters was an active private pilot, flying small single-engine planes as far as Argentina. In 1962, Watters became a chaplain with the New Jersey Air National Guard. In 1964, he entered active duty as a chaplain with the U.S. Army. He began his first 12-month tour of duty in Vietnam on July 5, 1966. During his first tour, he was awarded the Air Medal and a Bronze Star for Valor. At the end of his first twelve months, in July 1967, he voluntarily extended his tour for an additional six months.

Chaplain Watters also made the parachute drop in Operation Junction City, 22 February 1967.

On November 19, 1967, Chaplain Watters' unit was involved in close combat with the enemy. For his "conspicuous gallantry ... unyielding perseverance and selfless devotion to his comrades" on that day, Chaplain Watters was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. Watters is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Mr. Bill Bellamy '83

Actor, Comedian

Mr. Bill Bellamy was born in Newark, and attended Seton Hall Preparatory School before moving on to major in economics at Rutgers University.

For many years, Bellamy was a staple on MTV, a VJ and the host of several MTV programs including MTV Jamz and MTV Beach House. He went on to star in a number of movies, including Fled, Love Jones, The Brothers, How to Be a Player, Getting Played and Any Given Sunday. He also appeared on two episodes of the TV show Kenan and Kel. Additionally, he voiced Skeeter on the Nickelodeon television show Cousin Skeeter. In 2002, Bill Bellamy was given a co-starring role in the Fox Network television show Fastlane alongside Peter Facinelli and Tiffani Thiessen. Bellamy is the current host and executive producer of Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? on TV One. The show is in its fourth season. He also appeared frequently as a "roundtable" guest on the late night E! talk show Chelsea Lately.

Bellamy hosted seasons 5 and 6 of NBC's Last Comic Standing reality show (2007 and 2008). In 2014, he had a recurring role as Councilman Powell on the TV Land original series Hot in Cleveland.


Mr. Michael Malone '88

Head Coach, Denver Nuggets (NBA)

Michael Malone is the current head coach of the Denver Nuggets. He was named the 16th head coach in Denver’s NBA franchise history on June 15, 2015.

Malone possesses over 20 years of coaching experience, 14 coming in the NBA with five different teams – Golden State, New Orleans, Cleveland, New York and Sacramento. The teams that Malone has been a member of the coaching staff have amassed eight playoff appearances, including one NBA Finals showing and two conference finals appearances.

Before joining the Nuggets, Malone served as the head coach of the Sacramento Kings where he posted a record of 39-67 spanning two seasons. Before his time with the Kings, Malone was the lead assistant for the Golden State Warriors under Mark Jackson from 2011-13 where they appeared in the playoffs both seasons.

Prior to Golden State, Malone worked as the lead assistant to Monty Williams in New Orleans and helped the Hornets achieve a 46-36 record and a trip to the 2011 NBA Playoffs. The Hornets were the most improved defensive team in the NBA in 2011, allowing a league-best 8.7 fewer points per game than in the previous campaign (94.0 ppg, after giving up 102.7 ppg in 2009-10).

Malone also served as an assistant coach under Mike Brown for the Cleveland Cavaliers for five seasons, during which the Cavs posted a 272-138 (.663) record, the third-best mark in the NBA over that span. The Cavaliers made five consecutive playoff appearances during Malone’s time on the bench, reaching the NBA Finals in 2007 and the Eastern Conference Finals in 2009. In 2008-09, the Cavs notched a franchise record and NBA-best 66 wins, with Malone and the rest of the team’s staff earning the right to coach the Eastern Conference All-Star squad. In 2009-10, the Cavaliers again captured the league’s best regular season record with 61 wins.

Malone’s NBA coaching career began with a four-season stint with the New York Knicks, where he originally joined Jeff Van Gundy’s staff as a coaching associate in the summer of 2001, and was promoted to assistant coach in May 2003.

Before joining the NBA, Malone coached seven years in the college ranks, with his last stop coming at Manhattan College where he was the lead assistant. During the 1998-99 season Malone worked at the University of Virginia as its director of men’s basketball administration. Malone also spent three seasons (1995-96 – 1997-98) at Providence College under New York Basketball Hall of Fame coach Pete Gillen after beginning his coaching career working for Greg Kampe at Oakland University in Michigan.

Malone is a two-time participant in the NBA’s “Basketball Without Borders” program, having coached at the league’s global outreach camps in Puerto Rico (2006) and Argentina (2005). He has also served several stints as the summer league head coach for the Hornets, Cavaliers and Knicks, and was one of six NBA coaches to participate in the NBA Pre-Draft Camp in Chicago in 2004 and 2005. Malone also served as an assistant coach for the Canadian Men’s Senior National Team for three years. He helped guide the Canadian team to a top-four finish in the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship in Puerto Rico, qualifying Canada for the 2010 World Championships.

A native of Queens, New York, Malone played college basketball at Loyola College in Maryland, where he graduated with a BA degree in 1994. He is a graduate of New Jersey’s Seton Hall Prep where he played two years under Bob Farrell. Malone also played a season under Tom Blackburn at Worcester Academy (Mass.).

Michael is the son of longtime NBA coach and former Kings and current Detroit Pistons Assistant Coach Brendan Malone, who has coached over 27 years in the league.

He and his wife, Jocelyn, have two daughters, Caitlin and Bridget.


Most Rev. Arthur J. Serratelli '61

Bishop, STD, SSL, DD

Bishop Arthur Joseph Serratelli was born in Newark, New Jersey on April 18, 1944, the son of the late Pio Serratelli and the late Eva Fasolino.

Bishop Serratelli attended Ann Street School in Newark and completed his grammar school education at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Newark. He attended Seton Hall Preparatory School and Seton Hall University in South Orange. He studied for two years at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Darlington, and then at the North American College in Rome. While in Rome, he did his theological studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University and Scripture studies at the Pontifical Biblical Institute.

He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Seton Hall University in 1965, a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Gregorian University in 1969, a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from the Biblical Institute in 1976, and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Gregorian University in 1977.

Ordained to the priesthood in St. Peter's Basilica by Bishop Francis Reh on December 20, 1968, Bishop Serratelli served for one year as parochial vicar at St. Anthony Parish, Belleville. He taught Systematic Theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary for two years and then returned to Rome for higher studies. From 1977 until 2002, he taught Sacred Scripture and biblical languages at the seminary. He was Rector of St. Andrew's College Seminary at Seton Hall University from 1997-2000.


Admiral Robert J. Kelly '55

Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Admiral Robert J. Kelly had a distinguished military career of 35 years which included air combat in Vietnam as well as positions at the highest level in the Pentagon and the Operational Forces. He graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree and later earned the degree of Aeronautical Engineer (AeE) from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is also a graduate of the Navy Nuclear Training Program. He was designated a Naval Aviator in 1961, and progressed through a number of command and staff assignments which took him throughout Europe and the Pacific. He amassed over 13 years in command of operational forces including command of the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and the United States Pacific Fleet. Significant positions in Washington included Vice Director of Operations for the Joint Chief’s of Staff, Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies at the National War College, and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Plans, Policy, and Operations. After leaving active naval service he was Executive Vice President of The Wing Group (now disbanded) from October 1994 until he resigned that position in 1998. The Wing Group, headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas was a leading international developer of energy projects with a broad base of experience across most power generation technologies including combined cycle, coal fired liquefied natural gas and even wind power. The Wing Group had over 10,000 megawatts in various stages of development in such places as Colombia, Turkey, and The People’s Republic of China. On 1 March 1999 Admiral Kelly became the President and Chief Operating Officer of Energetics, Inc. Energetics is a full- service consulting company providing technical and management support in the areas of Energy Supply, Energy Conservation and Environmental Management. Energetics is a wholly owned subsidiary of The VSE Corporation (Alexandria, VA). Admiral Kelly has been a member of VSE’s Board of Directors since 1994.


Dr. Ron Karnaugh '84

Former Olympic Swimmer,  MD

Ron Karnaugh first competed internationally at the 1986 Goodwill Games and then made virtually every US national team through the 1998 World Championships, despite attending medical school beginning shortly after the Barcelona Olympics, graduating from the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry in 1997. In 1992 Karnaugh was the top-ranked swimmer in the 200 individual medley, and was expected to medal at Barcelona. But at the Opening Ceremony, his father, Peter, while watching his son march into the Olympic Stadium, suffered a heart attack, collapsed, and died. Ron Karnaugh knew nothing of this until later that night when USOC Executive Director Harvey Schiller and Board member George Steinbrenner came to his room in the Olympic Village to tell him. Steinbrenner, well-known as the owner of the New York Yankees, saw that his mother was concerned about how they would pay for Ron’s medical school, starting that fall, but Steinbrenner told them not to worry, and financed the schooling of the man he would later call “Doctor Ron.”

Karnaugh was a frequent medalist at international competitions, winning a bronze at the 1996 Pan-Pacifics in the 200 IM, two bronzes in the 1996 short-course Worlds, a silver at the 1998 Goodwill Games in the 200IM, and a bronze in the 200IM at the 1998 World Championships. In 1993 he broke the American record in the 200IM. Now a practicing interventional physiatrist, Karnaugh continues to swim and win in masters’ competitions.


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