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Inductees & Honorees

Each year, the Larry Bruno Foundation inducts deserving individuals and teams into the Larry Bruno Foundation Circle of Achievement.

2018 Inductees & Honorees: Dr. Jean Higgins, Jim Ebersberger, Tony Esoldo, Rocky Washington, Dr. Gene Palka Jr., Judge Richard Mancini, 1961 BFHS Baseball Team – WPIAL Champions

2017 Inductees & Honorees: Jim Campbell – Football & Track, Bobby Lawrence – Baseball, Dave Podbielski – Coaching, Kevin Scanlon – Football, Tom Tribone – Business Leader, The 1979-80 Beaver Falls Basketball WPIAL Championship Team

2016 Inductees & Honorees: Lou D’Achille – College Football, Bert Kerstetter – Academics and Athletics, John Mazza – Golf, Luann Guzzetti Richardson – Gymnastics, Joe Ursida – Coaching, The 1984 Beaver Falls WPIAL Championship Football Team

2015 Inductees & Honorees: Joe Tronzo – Sports Journalism, Ted Heath – Coaching, Jack Damaska – Baseball, Teri Turconi – Gymnastics, “Big John” Jackson – Community Service, Dr. Justin Crepp – Teaching, PIAA Girls Basketball State Champions, 1975 Beaver Falls High School Boys Baseball Team

2014 Inductees & Honorees: Paul Bischoff – Football, Tom Krzemienski – Football, Ed Olkowski – Sports, Karl Florie – Coaching, Bill Ross – Coaching/Teaching and Learning, Joy Jeter – Basketball, 1952 Beaver Falls H.S. and Jr. Legion Baseball Team

2013 Inductees & Honorees: Joe Lonnett – Coaching, Candy Young – Track & Field, George “Tookie” James – All-Around Athlete/Leader, Bill Blair – Basketball, Rich Niedbala – Coaching, 1977 and 1978 Beaver Falls High School Girls’ PA State and WPIAL Gymnastics Team Champions with Coach Lynn Hill

2012 Inductees & Honorees: Bruno Campese – Football, Frank Chan – Coaching, Oscar Jackson – Basketball, Frank “Tiger” Walton – Football, Joe Walton – Football, 1970 Beaver Falls Basketball Team

2011 Inductees & Honorees: Larry Bruno – Coaching, Joe Namath – Football, Jim “Bucky” Mutscheller – Sports, 1960 Big Beaver Falls Football Team, 1961 Big Beaver Falls Football Team

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