LINCROFT, NJ (Jan. 7, 2016) – For only the third time in the last 36 years, a select group of former Brookdale Community College athletes and coaches will be inducted into the college’s Athletics Hall of Fame.
The 2016 class includes seven former Jersey Blues players, softball coach Thomas “Bo” Scannapieco, former athletic director John “Jack” Ryan and the 1986 men’s baseball team.
The hall of fame, which recognizes outstanding former players, coaches, administrators and contributors who are nominated by their peers and members of the community, welcomed its first class in 1979. After more than three decades of athletic success at Brookdale, the hall “reopened” to welcome its second class of inductees in 2015.
This year’s class features multiple all-American athletes and nationally recognized figures, including five baseball players who were drafted or signed by major league teams. The 1986 baseball team won the mid-east district championship en route to a third place finish at the NJCAA Division I Baseball World Series.
Scannapieco, already a member of the National Junior College Softball Hall of Fame and the Jersey Shore Sports Hall of Fame, has led the Jersey Blues to three national championships and 18 regional championships since 1987. He is a three-time national coach of the year.
The honorees will officially join the hall during a recognition ceremony on Friday, Feb. 12 at the Sheraton Hotel in Eatontown. For more information visit www.brookdaleathletics.com.