Welcome to the  THS Edward C. Picken Troy High School Athletic Hall of Fame!

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        The Edward C. Picken Athletic Hall of Fame has been established to honor Ed Picken, a former Coach, Athletic Director, and Teacher who spent 40 years at Troy High School. Mr. Picken throughout his teaching career was dedicated to the pursuit of excellence for all his students and athletes. His reputation as teacher and coach is reflected on this page.

        Ed Picken was born in 1907 in New Jersey and became a member of the Troy High School faculty upon his graduation from Dartmouth College. While at Dartmouth, Ed followed in the footsteps of his brother, Jim, who also majored in history and excelled in baseball. Six years later, Ed, upon graduation from Dartmouth, again followed his brother and replaced him at Troy High School as history teacher, baseball, and basketball coach. During his tenure at Troy High, Ed was instrumental in reinstating the football program which had been disbanded a number of years earlier because of a tragic injury. During his 40 years as teacher and coach at Troy High School, Ed Picken was as successful in the classroom as he was on the athletic field. His teams and his style of coaching set an example throughout the Capital District. He was a student and a teacher of each of the sports that he coached. His transitional style of offense and his pressing defenses in basketball were well ahead of his time. His dedication to the work ethic was exemplified by the fact he was absent from work only once in 40 years. Picken also was a charter member of the Capital District Board of Football Officials and the ECAC College Football Officials. He was a member of the Section II Basketball Rules Committee and officer in New York State Public High School Athletic Association. He mentored many young aspiring officials throughout the years, such as John Soffey, current NCAA football official.

    Ed retired from Troy High School at the age of 65 and spent his retirement years in New Jersey with his wife Fanny. He passed away in November of 1994 at the age of 87.

ORGANIZATION GOALS:

The Edward C. Picken Troy High School Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1995 as a tribute to former Troy High School Coach and Teacher Edward C. Picken who committed and dedicated his forty year teaching career to the students and parents of the Troy High School community. The Hall of Fame has also been established  to honor each year a representative number of athletes, coaches, and friends of Edward C. Picken who have attained a stature of excellence in achievement that reflects the high ideals and pursuit of excellenece that Mr. Picken instilled in each of his students. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to continue an annual award for an outstanding male and female student athlete graduating from Troy High School.


FOUNDER:                JERRY C. CAMPANA

Current Officers:

                2006-2007:
                PRESIDENT:                    Robert "Rabbit" Riley
                1st Vice President:         Joseph P. "Joe" Caulfield
                2nd Vice President:        J. Frances "Fran" Cowan
                Secretary:                         Radmilla "Mickey" Terry
                Treasurer:                         Harvey Dickson
                Sergeant-At-Arms           Hubert Terry


PAST PRESIDENTS:  
                               Jerry C. Campana  - 1994-2001

                               Ralph F. Passonno Jr. - 2001-2003
                              
                               Robert "Bobby" Weaver - 2003-2004
                           
                               Clem Zotto - 2004-2005

                               Robert "Rabbit" Riley - 2005-2007


UPDATE:

*The Executive Commitee meets at 6:00 p.m. at the Troy ICC on the second Tuesday of each month.  All are invited.

Homecoming Weekend begins Friday, October 5, 2007
2007 Induction/Reunion Meeting to be held at Troy ICC Friday, October 5th. at 6:00 p.m.

Wall of Fame Ceremony and Brunch at Troy High School Saturday, October 6th. at 11:30 a.m.

Homecoming football game: THS vs.  at 3:00 p.m.

2005 Founder's Award

The first recepient of the Jerry C. Campana, Edard C. Picken Troy High School Athletic Hall of Fame Founder's Award is Morris Massry.

This prestigious award was graciously accepted by Mr. Massry on Saturday, April 30th, 2005. The award was presented by Daniel J. Hogarty with approximately 160 in attendance.



Morris Massry, first recepient of Founder's Award


Dan Hogarty praises Morris Massry


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CRITERIA  FOR EDWARD C. PICKEN TROY HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME  FOUNDER'S AWARD

I. The Hall of Fame shall recognize an outstanding United States citizen who has made significant contributions to our community in the spirit of Coach/Teacher Edward C. Picken and Founder, Jerry C. Campana.

II. The Founder s Award was created to honor and recognize an individual who has given outstanding service to the Community.  The award is reserved for that individual who has demonstrated that he/she memorializes, in his/her everyday life, the spirit of humanitarian achievement, charitable acts, kindness, fairness, honesty and integrity as exemplified by Edward C. Picken and Jerry C. Campana.  

III. Nominees may represent and/or support local or regionalprograms but, the impact of his/her contributions should be found in Troy, New York or in immediate surrounding areas of  the Capital Region.  

Congratulations to the 2007 Hall of Fame Inductees!

A T H L E T E S
1930s

             Emil Schmidt,

1950s

            Arno Reihs, 1959

1960s

            John Baniac,
            Dave Biggs,
            Leonard Mortimer

1970s

               Brian McGan

1980s
               Scott  Paul
         
Diane Wagner
1990s
            Kathy McCann Baker          
            Kristin Bisceglia
            Pat Case III
            Robert Case
            John Mulino
            Lisa Rooney
    C O A C H E S
             Dave Levinstein
           
Sam Mennetti
F R I E N D S
          Wally Curly
                Betsy Mitchell Savery, 1963

NOTE: HALL of FAME RINGS ARE NOW AVAILABLE.
Call Ralph F. Passonno Jr., '59  for details 1-800-332-7653.
 

Athletes, Coaches, and Friends inducted to date:
p - Deceased

Last Name First Name Surname Class of:
Ammian Harry A. Mr. 1975
Ammian Leo Mr.  
Anslow Trisha Ms.  
Armlin Anthony Mr.  
Armstrong John Mr.  
Ashley Perry Mr. 1967
Baker Christine Ms.  
Baniak John. Mr.                     1963
Baranowski Victor Mr. 1976
Baranowski William Mr. 1958
Bartis Dick Mr.  
Baumback Fred Mr.
Beaulac Mark Mr. 1976
Bell Ray Mr. 1964
Bennett Lee Mr. 1962
Berberich Aileen Ms.       Coach
Bertholf Robert J. Dr. 1957
Bestle Frank Mr. 1949
Bevevino Dominic Mr. 1950
Beveino
Dominic
Mr.
                   1975
Biggs
David
Mr.
                    1968
Bisceglia
Kristin
Miss
                    1994
Boland Charles J. Mr.        Coach
Boland Stephen Mr. 1978
Bongo James Mr.        Coach
Bonnier Katie Eckles Mrs.              1986
Bradley
Charles Mr.
1941
Brigham Bill Mr. 1976
Brignola Dominick E. Mr. 1943
Bryce D. Wallace Mr. 1956
Burger
Jack
Mr.
    Coach
Campana Jerry Mr. 1948
Campana, Founder & PP John Mr. 1978
Canfield Jack Mr. 1948
Canty Sylvester Mr. 1972
Cardish Jr. Eugene Mr. 1971
Carello Sam Mr.  
Casale Deana Ms. 1989
Case (p) Anthony Mr.                    1950
Case Fred Mr. 1961
Case Frederick Mr. 1972
Case Patrick Mr. 1946
Case III
Patrick J.
Mr.
                    1996
Case Robert Mr. 1998
Catherwood Deanna Van Vranken Mrs. 1993
Caulfield Joseph Mr. 1948
Cepiel Ed Mr.  
Cioffi Lawrence Mr. 1939
Cioffi Louis Mr. 1962
Cohen Bernie Mr. 1946
Cohen Lanny Mr. 1975
Collins Sr. (p) George Mr.  
Collins Sr. William Mr.  
Collins Veronica Ms. 1993
Connell Kevin Mr. 1970
Cowan Frances Ms. 1947
Cox Millisa Ms.
Coyle Kathie Ms. 1986
Curley Wally Mr.     Friend
Cushman Marcia Mulligan Ms.
                   1987
DeBonis Anthony Mr. 1949
Deegan William Mr. 1944
DeGiorgio Nicholas Mr. 1941
DelVecchio Gene Mr.       Coach
Denio Dom Mr.       Friend
Dickson Harvey Mr. 1950
Dickson John Mr. 1972
DiGiulio Christine Killeen Ms.  
Doodian George
Mr.
                    1957
Doodian Louis E. Mr.  
Drumluk Jennifer Miller Ms.
                   1993
Dwyer Jamie Pullar Ms. 1987
Edwards Michael Mr. 1949
Emery Monique Hilton Ms. 1990
Enfanto Guy A. Mr.       Friend
English Burton Mr. 1939
Evarts Jack Mr. 1949
Everton (p)
Rich Mr.
Faber Chris Melite Ms. 1980
Falk Nancy Mrs. 1974
Faraci John Mr. 1959
Fish Pamela Wilson Ms. 1977
Fitch Mr and Mrs Thomas Mr., Mrs.      Friends
Fitzpatrick Marion Ms.       Friend
Ford Jim Mr. 1947
Fosset Amy Sequeira Ms. 1985
Foster Robert Mr. 1951
Foster William Mr. 1955
French Michele Lamena Ms. 1987
Fulkerson Roger Mr. 1963
Gamble Abbie Pompey
Mr.
Gamble Carl Mr. 1969
Gardner Dion Mr. 1994
Geiger Jay Mr. 1990
Geiger Joseph Mr.        Coach
George Sally Ms.  
Gibson Cuemi Mr. 1979
Gilmore Laurie Ms. 1977
Ginsburg Arthur Mr. 1049
Giordano Philip J. Mr. 1963
Gordon Abe Mr. 1929
Gordon Richard Mr.
                   1944
Griffis John Mr. 1951
Griffis Jim Mr.
Grosso Jonathan Mr. 1985
Guter Jerry Mr. 1967
Guter Jr. Steve Mr. 1964
Guter Sr. Steve Mr. 1937
Gutierrez Eduardo Mr.
      Coach
Hammett Willie Mr. 1964
Harper Wesley Mr. 1937
Harrell Diane Ms. 1984
Harrell William Mr. 1947
Harrison Earl Mr. 1971
Harrison Ken Mr. 1969
Harrison Marcel Mr. 1990
Hauck Charles E. Mr. 1959
Hayner Curtis Mr. 1949
Hayner Marvin Mr. 1949
Hems Donald Mr. 1968
Hetman Mike Mr. 1966
Hines Mary Lettko Ms. 1977
Hoffsis Robert Mr. 1954
Holohan Maureen Ms. 1990
Hughes Kenneth Mr. 1946
Hughes William Mr. 1984
Jacobs Chuck Mr. 1941
Johnson Dan Mr. 1957
Johnson Larry Mr. 1949
Jones Michele Ms. 1990
Judge Mary Ryan Ms. 1984
Kazanjian Andrea Ms. 1998
Kehn Alan Mr.
Kehn Brant Mr.
Kingsley Jennifer Fitch
Mrs. 1992
Klein James Mr. 1975
Kramer Francis "Jake" Mr. 1949
Kupic Matt Mr. 1958
Landry Phil Mr. 1975
LeBlanc Dave
Mr.
                    1990
Leckonby William Mr. 1935
Lemke Warren Mr. 1942
Levinstein (p)
David E.
Prof.
       Friend   1927
Locci Chris Mr. 1990
Long
Art
Mr.
                    1976
Love Pam Ms.        Coach
Mace Sr. Frank Mr.  
Macutek Joseph Mr. 1987
Maguire Michelle Ms. 1999
Mahoney Megan Ms.
Mainville Arnold Mr. 1959
Marchese Frank Mr. 1945
Marchese Sr. Louis Mr. 1995
Mariano Joseph Mr. 1985
Martin Ed Mr. 1963
Maschewski Kurt Mr. 1958
Matthews Sue Claydon Ms. 1977
Mauriello Sal Mr. 1952
Maxwell Sean Mr. 1990
McCabe John Mr. 1957
McGan
Brian
Mr.
                    1977
Melite Albert Mr. 1948
Mikhiatarian Harry Mr. 1950
Millington Thomas Mr. 1985
Mizenko Lynn Culucci Ms. 1984
Mochri Felice Ms.
Mooradian (p)
Richard Mr. 1940
Morse Don Mr.
Morse Jack Mr.
Mortimore Leonard Mr.                    1968
Mose Stephanie Hoenig Ms. 1980
Mosseau Leo Mr. 1959
Mulinio John Mr.                    1990
Mulligan Mark Mr. 1990
Murhpy Jim Mr.
Murphy Richard Mr. 1994
Murray Anthony Mr.  
Murray Darren Mr. 1992
Muscatello Joe Mr. 1942
Muscatello Lisa Ms. 1986
Muthersbaugh Beth Winhall
Mrs.
Myers Barbara Anslow Mrs. 1981
Nagengast Joanna Pascarella Ms. 1986
Nelson Gloria Dickson Ms. 1979
O'Brien Al Mr. 1942
O'Brien Brendan Mr. 1993
O'Brien Shannon Ms. 1989
O'Brien Vincent Mr. 1983
Oglesby John Thompson Dr. 1957
Osganian George Mr.  
Osganian Greg Mr. 1999
Osganian Richard Mr.
Panza Joe Mr.
Paone Tom Mr. 1982
Parella
 Emily
Ms.
                    1999
 
Pascarella Anthony Mr. 1957
Pascucci Marcia Ms. 1988
Passonno John F. Mr. 1960
Passonno P. Shannon Mr. 1964
Passonno Jr., Past President Ralph F. Mr. 1959
Paul Scott Mr.                    1986
Peterson Michael Mr. 1979
Pettyway James Mr.  
Phillips Roosevelt Mr. 1966
Pompey Kenneth Mr. 1983
Pompey Kevin Mr.  
Pompey Roy Mr. 1966
Prendergast (p)
Dick Mr. 1928
Qua Bob Mr. 1958
Rackley Willie Mr. 1967
Radz Michael Dr. 1958
Reihs
Arno
Mr.
                    1959
Reinhardt Paul Mr. 1964
Reith Tony Mr.
Reo Bob Mr. 1949
Reynolds
David Robert
Mr.
                    1963
Reynolds Jerry Mr. 1967
Richardson Theresa Lamena Ms. 1985
Richtol Elise Ms. 1981
Riegert (p)
Jack Mr.
Riggins Eric Mr. 1982
Riley, Past Pres.
Robert "Rabbit" Mr. 1964
Rogan Paul Mr. 1989
Rogan Thomas Mr. 1987
Rogers Keith Mr. 1987
Rooney Lisa Miss                     1997
Rothenberg Harvey Mr. 1959
Ruff Allison Ms. 1991
Rumenapp Amy Stufflebeam Ms. 1989
Salo Joe Mr. 1944
Satterlee Bryan Mr. 1952
Savery Betsy Mitchell
Mrs.
      Friend    1963
Scattereggia Nick Mr. 1985
Schindler The Hon. Thomas Mr. 1963
Schlegel Lawrence Mr.                     1963
Schmidt,
Emil
Mr.
                    1937
Schlegel Jr. William Mr. 1970
Schneider Paul Mr. 1977
Schnellbaecher William Mr.       Coach
Schultz Harvey F. Mr. 1942
Seibert Cap Mr. 1944
Serian Rich Mr. 1971
Shaughnessy Ann Ms.  
Sliter David Mr. 1958
Smith Bill Mr.
Smith Jennifer L. Ms. 1993
Speidel Richard Mr. 1947
Stone Denison J. Mr. 1956
Stone John Mr. 1960
STROSBERG, M.D.
James
Dr.
                    1959
Styczynski Roger Mr.  
Sullivan Richard Mr. 1961
Tangredi Charles Mr. 1952
Tangredi Jr. Charles Mr. 1985
Tashjian George Mr. 1966
Teal
Howard
Mr.
                    1960
Terry Hubert Mr. 1965
Terry Mickey Radmilla
Mr.
Testo James Mr. 1976
Testo Ted Mr. 1946
Tomiak Matthew Mr.  
Torncello Ginny Griner Ms. 1981
Tremblay Stefanie Ms.  
Tutunjian (p)
Henry
Mr.
                    1945
Tyson Jennifer Ms.  
Van Dyke Myron Mr. 1957
Vartigian Dan Mr. 1984
Venson Fred Mr. 1970
Verillo Edward Mr. 1944
Vinikoff Harold Mr. 1947
Vinikoff Rich Mr. 1977
Wagar Mara Ms. 1980
Wagner Diane McKeon Ms.                     1987
Walker Charles Mr. 1986
Walther Jr. John Mr. 1945
Walther (p) William "Bud" Mr.  
Waugh Leslie Mr.  
Weaver
Past Pres.
Robert Mr.     COACH
Whalen Elizabeth Fitch
Mrs. 1992
Whaley John J. Mr. 1959
Wilcove Edward Mr. 1959
Will Arnie Mr. 1971
Wilson
John
Mr.
     Coach
Wood Bob Mr. 1965
York Jerome "Jeff" Mr. 1984
Zapp Cliff Mr.  
Zotto
Past Pres.
Clem Mr.       Coach
 

 

2007 Troy High School Class of 1959