Staff Member Honored For Sports Hall of Fame

Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame: A Look Back on the Career of Dan Antonelli

The Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame will induct 12 new honorees on Tuesday, March 28, at Auletto’s Sunset Balltoom in Almomesson.

Inductees in the Class of 2017 include: Dan Antonelli (Clayton), John Yowler (Gloucester Catholic), Robert Eck (Pitman), Joe Cipriano (Delsea), Christian Lynch (Kingsway), Terry Jefferys-Jacobs (Woodbury), Ginny Migliore-Murphy (Washington Twp.), Mike Lamb (Rowan College at Gloucester County), Karl Neiswender (Clearview), Bill Henry (Gateway), Linda Decker (West Deptford), and Typhanie Bates (Williamstown).

Tickets for the 37th Annual Banquet are available by calling Hall of Fame President Gus Ostrum at (609) 502-0424.

Today, we look back on the career of Clayton’s Dan Antonelli.

Dan Antonelli

A graduate of Delsea High School, Antonelli currently serves as Athletic Director at Clayton, where he has promptly rebuilt the Clipper programs into of South Jersey’s best small-school programs.

For 22 years, Antonelli served as the school’s wrestling coach and earned over 300 wins, several division titles and a District 29 championship over Paulsboro and Clearview. He successfully merged his program with a struggling Glassboro program to boost both programs.

He has helped to rebuild successful boys and girls basketball teams as well as a winning football program. Antonelli also coached boys soccer at Clayton for 11 years and the athletic fields at the school are named after him.

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