2002 Hall of Fame Bios

Pam S. Dietz – Pam was an outstanding student athlete at QHS.  A quiet but hardworking leader, she captained the basketball team while earning 4 letters and MVP as a senior in 1964.  She won 4 letters and MVP in softball as well.  She participated in band, national honor society, varsity club, and year book editor.  As an undergrad at East Stroudsburg she played 4 years of basketball and 3 years of lacrosse and earned a B.S. in health and physical education which helped provide her a career at QHS from ’73 to now.  Her coaching career began at Western Illinois as a grad student where she coached the basketball team and continued at Quakertown with the girls basketball team for 8 years.  Pam also played semi-pro basketball for the Allentown Crestettes and served as a coach and coordinator for the Special Olympics for 21 years.

Abraham Mann, Jr. – Abe was a nine-letter winner at Sell-Perk, graduating in 1941.  A sprinter on the track squad, he amassed four letters, participating in the 100, 220 and 440 yard dashes while also running the first
leg on many Sell-Perk relay teams in dual meets, Bux-Mont meets and many Invitationals including Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.  In his last three years his teams won the mile relay at the Penn Relays.  As an offensive end and defensive safety, he lettered three years for the football squad and also lettered twice as a baseball centerfielder his sophomore and junior years.  Abe was a founding member of the Pennridge Little League and coached a team in the league for many years.

Joseph W. Moyer – Joe was an outstanding 3 sport athlete at QHS in the late 40’s.  He was a quarterback and safety in football, prolific scorer in basketball and a solid centerfielder in baseball.  He was captain of the football and basketball teams and received All Bux-Mont 1st team honors in basketball and baseball, 2nd team in football.  His career was no less formidable at Lehigh, where he attained honorable mention All-East in football and lettered in baseball.  His senior year he was awarded the All-Around Outstanding Athlete trophy.

James Pritchard – Jim steps out of his Telford home and looks onto a baseball field across the street.  Is has been a way of life for Jim.  At Sell-Perk High he was an All Bux-Mont outfielder on the diamond his last two years.  He also received two letters each in football and basketball (honorable mention All League).  He played Legion baseball his last two years at Sell-Perk, graduating in 1949.  Jim played four years of college baseball at Dickinson and won the Outstanding Baseball Athlete there his senior season.  Except for two years served in the military, he played for the Sell-Perk Redbirds baseball team from 1950-1959.  He played Army baseball at Fort Bragg in ’55 and ’56.  Jim played 12 years of church softball and was on the state championship team (Perkasie “Evans”) in 1957 and was Athletic Director at Pennridge from 1960-1963.  He coached baseball at Springfield (Montgomery County) H.S. and assisted his son-in-law coaching Little League ball.  Jim is a past President of the Hall of Fame.

Stanley H. Schoch – Stan was one of the outstanding post-WW II Panther athletes.  The 1947 grad garnered 3 letters in basketball, led the league in scoring his senior year and established the single game scoring at the time with a 32 point effort against Lansdale.  He was All League in baseball (2 letters) and football (2 letters).  In his final season, Stan scored 11 touchdowns including an 86 yard run.  In the Air Force, after high school,
he played basketball for Maxwell AFB and later coached Quakertown Little League, Connie Mack and Legion baseball for 13 years.

N. Dennis Steinly – Denny, a 1959 graduate of Pennridge, won 189 games as head football coach at Hatboro-Horsham, losing only 105 times in his 27 years as head man.  His record of 189-105-14 earned him a winning percentage of over 64 percent in non-tie games.  His teams won the Bux-Mont title four times and Suburban One League honors seven times.  Denny also won the AAA District One championship in 1992.  The Hatters were rated the top team in the Philadelphia area by the Philadelphia Daily News in 1982 – the same year he received Suburban One Coach of the Year award by the Daily News.  He was the Freedom Division SOL Coach of the year 4 times.  Earlier, Denny played football, basketball and baseball at Pennridge, helping the Rams squad to a league title in baseball his senior year as an infielder and pitcher.  The Perkasie Legion team also won its league in 1959.  After graduating from Lock Haven State, he taught and coached basketball and football in the Southern Huntingdon County school system and also at the junior high and varsity levels at HH before being named head gridiron coach in 1972.  In the late ‘60s he also coached Pennridge Community League and Perkasie Legion baseball.  He retired from coaching and teaching at HH in June, 2001.

Rose Kramer Stover – Rose was a three-sport standout at Sell-Perk, graduating in the class of 1940.  She excelled in four sports and was a key ingredient in playing on championship Bux-Mont teams in field hockey, basketball and softball.  The hockey team won in ’37 and ’38, the basketball team won in ’38 and ’39 and the softball team won a title in three of the four years.  Rose captained the hockey team in 1939 and the softball squad in ’40.  She also played tennis her senior year – the first season of girls’ tennis at Sell-Perk.

Kenneth W. Weiland – Ken played center in football during his sophomore year filling in for Harlan Koder who was injured.  During his junior year he again played center in football, guard in basketball and was captain of the baseball team.  He put it all together in his senior year and became co-captain of the football team, 1st string guard in basketball and captain of the baseball team which had a mission to win one for Donald Snyder who had passed on.  The team accomplished that by beating Doylestown 3-1.