1995 Hall of Fame Bios

Richard “Dick” Davis – Was and outstanding athlete at Quakertown High.  He earned ten letters from 1941-’44.  He was captain of the championship basketball team 1942-’43 when he was an All Star Guard.  He lettered and was captain of the baseball team and was All Bux-Mont 1942-’44.  He also lettered in football in 1944.  After graduation he played for the Quakertown Pioneers in basketball and for Souderton in the East Penn League in baseball.  Later he played for Richlandtown in the Tri-County League.  He had a tryout with the Baltimore Orioles and was offered a contract.  He was a member of the Quakertown School Board.

Harry Dietz - Harry was All Bux-Mont in football, basketball and baseball.  He was a quarterback at the U.S. Naval Academy and played in the 1961 Orange Bowl.  He spent 24 years in the Marine Corps and played quarterback for the Quantico Marines.  He served as an assistant football coach at the U.S. Naval Academy, University of Maryland and Richmond Saints.  He was the head coach for the Naval Academy for the lightweight team.  He is presently a scout for the New York Jets.

Edward “Eddie” Funk – Was a great pitcher for Quakertown High School.  In 1938, his senior year, he started and won every game on the schedule.  He signed with the Philadelphia A’s and played in the Eastern Shore League.  Later he was drafted and played on various military teams.  He is listed in All About Baseball.

Thomas L. Hollenbach - He graduated in 1955 earning varsity letters in baseball, basketball and football.  He was first team All Bux-Mont and Honorable Mention All State in basketball.  He continued to play basketball in the community league for 15 years and played for Perkiomen in the Big 9 League where he was an all league selection.  He carried a bowling average over 200 for 25 years including bowling in tournaments in Chicago and Milwaukee.  He placed first in State doubles.  He coached in the Pennridge area for 30 years including Little League, Pennridge Community League, Connie Mack and Legion (1965 Championship and District Championship).  His is currently head coach of the Pennridge Golf Team.

Ruth “Richie” Richard – Graduated from Sell-Perk in 1946.  Played four years of softball as an infielder, catcher and pitcher and was captain of the team in 1946.  She joined the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1947 and played there for eight years.  She was a league all star catcher for five years.  She spent five years touring the country with an All Star Team.  Her name is on a plaque of Women’s Players at the Cooperstown Baseball Museum.

Richard “Jock” Seltzer – Was an active supporter of Sell-Perk and Pennridge area teams; the number one fan of school and community sports.  He worked for 30 years with Little League as an organizer and umpire.  He received the outstanding service award from Pennridge Little League.

J. Barry Thomas – Graduated from Pennridge in 1956.  He received eleven varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball and was captain of the basketball team.  He was chosen for all league honors in football and basketball.  In 1955, he made the Greater Philadelphia All Scholastic Football team.  He accepted a football scholarship to Citadel University where he earned eight varsity letters in football and track.  He won the Southern Conference and State of South Carolina championship in javelin.  In 1959, he was selected as an All Star to play in the Copper Bowl.  He received contract offers from the Eagles and Chargers.

Dorothy “Chutie” Yanisch – Graduated from Quakertown High School in then West Chester University in 1935.  She taught and coached at Sell-Perk, Moorestown, NJ and Norristown High School.  She coached five championship teams at Sell-Perk 1935-’39.  She was an associate professor at West Chester University and coached field hockey there for 22 years.  She is a certified official in hockey, basketball and softball.  She was inducted into the West Chester University Women’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989.