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Princeton High School Hall of Fame

2004 Hall of Fame Inductees


NAME
SPORT
CLASS
football
1932
track, softball, basketball
1944
football, basketball, track
1952
football, basketball, track, coach
1954
football, basketball, track
1955
football, basketball, coach
1956
platform diving
1955
tennis, cross-country
1980
football, track
1981
soccer, softball
1981
track, basketball
1981
soccer, lacrosse
1989
basketball
1994

SPECIAL HONOREE
SPORT
football, oldest PHS graduate
1923

COACH
SPORT
track coach, teacher
1940's - 1950's
football coach
1940's - 1970's
Marvin Trotman, Sr.
In the words of Thomas O'Kane, " 'Marvelous Marv' was arguably PHS's greatest basketball player and one of its best ever all around athletes."   All County Basketball 1955 and 1956, and All Central Jersey in 1956, Marv averaged about 30 points per game with a high of 45.   Football- All County 1956  Marvin was elected to the Elizabeth City State College Hall of Fame an in 1962 was named to the 1st Team Al American NAIA.

Lesley Bush
Lesley won the Olympic Gold medal in platform diving at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo at the age of sixteen.  Lesley was selected for the team but went to Tokyo without the expectation of winning and without heavy pressure.  She was also a cheerleader and honor student.   She was later selected to the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the Indiana University Hall of Fame.

Scott Clark
Tennis and Cross Country  - 1st singles 1977-1980, captain three years, Mercer County Champion, 1st Singles 1977-1980.  Scott earned seventy-seven wins over four years (undefeated in regular season play all four years).  Cross Country - 1978 and 1979 All County and All Colonial Valley Conference.  He was ranked Number 12 in the State Group II cross-country meet.  Scott later played tennis at Duke University and won his age group at the New York City Marathon.

Paul Miles
Football and Track - All Conference, All State and All American - Captain of both teams.   Football - Player of the Year 1980, New Jersey North /South All State Game.   Records - career yards and touchdowns in a single game; a touchdown record - 5; yards gained, 300.  Track- school records - 100, 200, 60M and many conference, state and individual championships.  Team - conference and state champions.   Payl later starred at Nebraska as a Tailback and was drafted and played professionally for the Seattle Seahawks.

Susan Mooney
Soccer and Softball - High School All American 1980, All Conference, All County, All State 1979 and 1980.  Records- Six goals in a game (1980); 44 goals in a season; 111 goals for career.  Her team was Colonial Valley Conference Co-champion in 1978 , and Champion in 1979.   Sue went on to play soccer at Princeton University until a serious knee injury ended her career.

Peter Sharpless
Basketball and Track:  Basketball - Four year Varsity letter winner.  Track- PHS high jump record holder, three-time All County and All Conference Champion, two-time State Group Champion.   Three years undefeated in high jump in dual meets.  1980 High School Track and Field All American.  Peter later became a three-ime Division III Collegiate Champion and All American for Rowan College.

Saskia Webber
Soccer and Lacrosse:  All Conference 1985-1988 for both soccer and lacrosse; All State 1987 and 1988 for soccer and lacrosse; All Region 1987 and 1988 for soccer.  Saskia later played at Rugers before being selected to the US National Team and starting 27 games in goal.

Bram Reynolds
Basketball:  Bram was the all-time leading scorer in PHS and Mercer County history; scoring 1,717 points, and he was a four-time Varsity letter winner.  He also received many All Conference and All County awards.  He was 1st team All State Group II his senior year, and 2nd team All State Group II his junior year.  His PHS team won three straight Central Jersey Group II titles.   Bram went on to play four years at the University of Maryland- Easter Shore.

Albert Hinds
Albert E. Hinds was born in Princeton where he and his siblings attended the Princeton segregated school, Witherspoon School for Colored Children, and then graduated from Princeton High School in 1923.  While at Princeton High School, Mr. Hinds was an all-star end on the football team.  

Irwin Weiss
Teacher and Coach - After Irwin graduated from college, he started teaching in the Princeton Schools.  He was head of the Borough elementary school physical education program at the Nassau Street School, and coached football, basketball, and track at PHS.  His athletes and teams set many records, including winning five Group III State Championships, and nine consecutive Mercer County Track Championships.  His record while coaching track and field at PHS included 110 consecutive victories in dual meets.  After retiring, Irwin continued helping out as a volunteer coach.

Dick Wood
Football- Captain of the 1932 football team.  Dick was a guard who never weighed more than 160 pounds, but was acknowledged to be one of the finest linemen to play at PHS.  Dick began his teaching and coaching career at PHS in 1936, coaching football with George Tindall.  Later, leaving PHS to join the war effort, Dick served as an instructor in the Air Force.  In 1946 he returned to PHS as the top assistant to Joe Jingoli.  In 1961 Joe stepped down and Dick took over the program and remained head coach until the early 1970s's.  His 1966 and 1967 teams had 7-2 records and often played against much larger teams with many more athletes.

Emma Marcoline Embley
Track, softball, basketball.   Trenton sports day MVP - 1944.   Records:  Basketball - most points in a game - 23.  Softball - must strikeouts in a game - 12.  Track- broad jump.  MVP - sophomore, junior, senior years.  captain of basketball and softball.

Clyde "Buster" Thomas
Football, basketball, track.  Football- 1950 and 1951 teams went 14-1-1 (1950 teams was undefeated).  Junior year - 1st team All County, 2nd team All State.  Senior Year - Team Captain, 1st team All County; 1st team All State; honorable mention All American.  Basketball- County leading scorer junior and senior years.  First PHS player to score 1,000 points. Junior Year - 1st team All County, 2nd team All State.  Senior Year - Team Captain - 1st team All State.  Team lost in State Group III finals.   Track - Varsity all four years.  These teams won forty consecutive meets, four County titles, four Central Jersey Sectional titles and four Group III State Championships.  He won and set records at County, Sectional and State meets in the 100, 200, long jump and relays.  He set school records in the 100, 200, 440, high jump, long jump.  He was the winner of the PHS William Woman Memorial award given for leadership and scholarship.

Tom Murray
Football, basketball, track.  Football - 1st team All County, 1953 Mercer County Champions, Team Captain.  Track 2nd place shot and discus, undefeated team 1950-1954, County and State Champions. Student Council representative, Gold Key recipient, and President of the Athletic Association.  Tom later played football at the University of Delaware before returning to PHS as a teacher and coach.  Tom became known as the "Dean of Coaches" in Mercer County with his wrestling teams winning numerous championships and Tom being named District and Region Coach of the Year.

Al Terry
Football, track, basketball.  Track - New Jersey State Sprint Champion in both the 100 and 220 for two consecutive years.  He was undefeated in dual meet competition and set State records at that time for the 100-10.0; for the 220 - 21.9.  Basketball and football - leader and outstanding performer on both of these very successful programs.  Al was later drafted by the NY Jets but never played professionally because of injuries.