2017 Hall of Fame Bios

Pennridge Inductees

Elaine Bedell-Was a 1987 Pennridge High School graduate. Her sports career began at Deep Run Valley in Hilltown. She played singles and doubles tennis in high school, going undefeated for 3 years and earning MVP for 2 years. She played softball for 3 years and earned multiple Bux-Mont and Suburban One League awards. She was a 2 time MVP for softball and was named Female Athlete of the Year in 1987. She also won numerous PSAC and university honors while playing softball 4 years at East Stroudsburg University. She coached JV tennis and freshman softball at Pennridge in '92-93. She continues to coach varsity girls' tennis ('94-present) and softball ('06-present) at East Stroudsburg South HS. Elaine plays/manages the Lyons Spirit, a women's fast pitch softball team she started in 1995. She is currently in her 22nd year teaching Health and Phys Ed, at JT Lambert Intermediate School, in East Stroudsburg.

Robert Hosier- Coach Robert Hosier has been a "foundation of coaching" at Pennridge High School for over 43 years. Having taught History for 36 years at Pennridge High School from 1972-2008, he began his coaching career at the same time. He served as an assistant varsity Football coach from 1972-1990 and Head Football coach from 1991-1996. From 1973 to the present Bob has coached both spring and indoor track at Pennridge High School. As the Spring Coach from 1973 to the present his track teams have achieved a record of (137-86-2) which included 24 Pennsylvania State Medal winners, including 2 Gold and 4 Silver winners. As indoor Track Coach from 2002 to the present his teams have won 15 State medals, including 3 gold and 2 silver medals. Coach Hosier graduated Easton High School in 1967 and Gettysburg College in 1971.

Rick Moyer- Rick graduated in 1969 from Pennridge High School, where he played basketball and baseball for four years, earning varsity letters in both sports. In 1969, he was a First Team All-League selection in baseball. He played on the 1968 and 1969 baseball teams that won two consecutive Bux-Mont championships. Rick earned a B.S. degree from Kutztown State College in 1973. He played baseball at Kutztown from 1970-1973, lettering in all three years. From 1969-1979, he played in the Tri-County Baseball League for Perkasie. During these same years, Rick played in the Upper Bucks Softball League in Trumbauersville, as well as the Pennridge Church Softball League in the Pennridge area. He also served as the president of the Pennridge Church Softball League for many years. Rick taught in the Pennridge School District from 1973-2010. During his 37 years of teaching, he taught fourth, fifth, and sixth grades at Deibler Elementary. While teaching at Pennridge, he coached junior high basketball for five years before getting involved in the high school baseball program. He was a junior varsity coach from 1976-1986. Beginning in 1987 until 2002, Rick was an assistant varsity coach. In 1987, the Pennridge baseball team won the state championship, becoming the only team in school history to ever win a Pennsylvania State Championship. He finished his coaching career at Pennridge High School as a volunteer softball coach from 2003-2005. Rick was also very involved in the Deep Run Basketball Association and the Pennridge Little league. He coached and refereed when his three children played at Deep Run and coached his son's Little League team. Rick was a treasurer for the Pennridge Boys' Soccer Booster Club and President of the Pennridge Boys' Basketball Booster Club.

Lisa Schramm Morrison- was a 1983 Pennridge High School graduate who excelled in Basketball and Softball. During her high school career, Lisa received a total of 6 Varsity Letters in both basketball and softball. Her honors included being named to the "All Suburban" team in both sports and Pennridge Outstanding Female Athlete in 1983. In her senior year, the Pennridge High School softball time won the "Suburban One District Championship". In 1983 Lisa was named Most Valuable Player in both Basketball and Softball. She continued her love of softball earning an athletic scholarship to Drexel University, where she played for 4 years. Lisa was also awarded Player of the Year Honors by the Philadelphia Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. Lisaearned a BA of Science in Civil Engineering and currently works as a Professional Engineer in the Doylestown area.


Quakertown Inductees

Kurt Handel- Kurt Handel is a 1990 Quakertown Community High School graduate and outstanding athlete in both football and wrestling. As a senior in football, Handel earned 1st Team All-League. In wrestling, with a career record of 73-21, Handel won countless All-League and District awards. As Team Captain, his honors included being a 2x Regional Qualifier, 2x District Runner-up, and 2x Sectional Champ. Handel attended Delaware Valley University as an education major from 1990-1994 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. While wrestling for Hall-of-Famer Coach Bob Marshall, Handel was a 2x NCAA Division III National Qualifier both junior and senior years. He won the Eastern Regional Championship and was a 2x Middle-Atlantic Conference Champion, a four-year Varsity starter, and a two-year Team Captain. He ended his college wrestling career with a record of 85-10, which places him in Delaware Valley's Top 20 Career Winners in wrestling history. After graduating from Delaware Valley University, Handel was hired by Pennridge High School as the Assistant Wrestling Coach (1994-1995); his team won the Patriot Conference Championship for the first time in Pennridge High School history. The following year he was hired by Quakertown School District for a full-time teaching position. He was then hired as the Assistant Wrestling Coach at Quakertown High School for five years (1996-2001). By the start of the 2001 season, Handel was named Head Coach of the Quakertown High School Wrestling Program. As Head Coach, the team holds a dual meet record of 211-100, which marks him as the wrestling coach with the most dual meet victories. His teams have won 5 League Titles and won the Program's first District Duals Team Title in 2009; the team placed 3rd the previous season to qualify for the State Dual Meet Tournament. Handel coached 37 post-season state qualifiers, 16 State-placed winners (three placing 2nd and One State Champion (2005). To continue Handel's accolades, he has coached 10 Regional Champions, 22 District Champions, 31 Sectional Champions, and 15 100-win wrestlers! In post-season tournaments, his teams have won two Sectional Titles, two District One North Titles, and placed 4th in the State in 2005. He earned four Suburban One Coach of the Year Awards; he was named the Morning Call's Class 3A Coach of the Year in 2008; in 2009, Handel was honored with the District One Wrestling Coach of the Year!

Tom Hontz- Was a 1985 Quakertown Graduate where he earned varsity letters in both Football and Wrestling. In football Tom was a two-year starter, Team Captain and won First Team All Buxmont team selections in both his Junior and Senior seasons. His greatest accomplishments however, were in the sport of wrestling. Tom achieved the honor of being the first athlete in the Buxmont and perhaps District One to be "Super Froshed" as a four-year varsity starter. Tom Compiled an outstanding 111-11-2 career record and was a four-time sectional champion, two-time District Champion, Southeast Regional Champion and a three time Pennsylvania State Championship qualifier. In 1895, Tom was the first Quakertown wrestler to ever reach the Finals of the PIAA State Championship achieving a second-place finish., After graduation Tom continued his love of wrestling at Duke University where he was a three-year starter and achieved all ACC conference honors in 1988. Tom returned to the area after college to become the head wrestling coach at Upper Perk High School in 1990. Tom served as head Coach for 23 straight seasons and during that time led his teams to 10 PAC 10 Championships, 6 District Dual Chamionships,9 Section II Championships, 5 District Championships, 5 Regional Championships. In 2006 his team was named the Pennsylvania State Dual Champions and Tom received "Pennsylvania Coach of the Year" honors. In addition to his State Championship Tom was named PAC 10 Coach of the Year 10 times, District One Coach of the Year 5 times, and achieved an overall record at Upper Perk of 359-166-13. During this amazing career,Tom, has coached 71 Sectional Champs, 29 District Champs, 18 Regional Champs, 23 Pennsylvania State championship's medal winners and 4 State Champions. In 2016 Coach Hontz decided to return to wrestling as the Head Wrestling coach at Pope John Paul II High School in Royersford, PA.

Jamy Ritter- Was a 1987 Quakertown High School graduate where he competed in baseball and was an outstanding wrestler. Jamy was a four-year varsity wrestler and two-year team captain. He totaled a school record of 128 wins and 19 loses. His honors included a four-time sectional, district, and regional place winner, qualifying for the P.I.A.A. state tournament all four years. Jamy placed in the top eight as a freshman and 5th as a senior. After his senior season, Jamy amassed the most wins in the history of the Southeast Regional with 128 career victories. Jamy went on to be a student athlete at West Virginia University where he received a partial athletic scholarship and was a two-year varsity starter. Jamy continued his passion for wrestling as an assistant wrestling coach at Upper Perkiomen High School for twenty years. While coaching at Upper Perkiomen, the team won nine PAC 10 titles, five district dual titles, seven section II titles, four district and four regional team championships. During his tenure, the team compiled a record of 316 wins, 135 loses, and one tie, culminating in a 2006 team duals state championship. Jamy was also instrumental in helping Upper Perk wrestlers win 64 section titles, 28 district titles, 18 regional titles, and 22 state medals including four state first place medals. In addition to his high school coaching, Jamy has coached the Emmaus Youth Wrestling program for the past eight years. Jamy is a 2013 inductee to the Southeast Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Rick Scheetz- Was a 1981 Quakertown High School graduate where he was an outstanding athlete both on the Football and Baseball field. In baseball, he was a 2 Year Varsity Letter Winner and finished his senior season with honors that included being named Quakertown's Most Valuable Player, First Team All-League Catcher and was member on the only 1981 team that handed now "Baseball Hall of Famer" and Souderton local "Jamie Moyer" his only 1981 league loss. In football Rick was a 3 Year Varsity Letter Winner and was the starting Quarterback for three straight seasons. In his senior year,Rick threw for over 1200 yards, 18 touchdowns and was named team Captain, Most Valuable Player and Male Athlete of the Year. In 1981 he was selected to Bucks County All-Star Team and the prestigious "Pennsylvania Big 33 "Team, where he passed for over 100 yards and 1 Touchdown. He continued his football talents at the University of Delaware (1981-1985) where his 1982 team went 12 -2 and was NCAA Division 1AA National Runner Up, Lambert Cup Eastern Division Champion, ECAC Division 1AA Team of the Year and finished third in Final Division 1AA Poll. In 1985 he was awarded the University of Delaware," Unsung Hero Award" in football.


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