Delaware Valley Hall of Fame inductees named

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:31

    WESTFALL - The Delaware Valley High School Hall of Fame committee has chosen Lawrence Allen, Kim Coon, Cristin Cavallaro and Jonathan Seeber as its 2006 Inductees. The four people chosen will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a banquet to be held at Hunt’s Landing on Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. The public is invited and tickets are $35 each. They can be obtained from Committee Members or by calling Delaware Valley High School at 296-1850. Lawrence Allen was a member of the Class of 1966 of Delaware Valley High School. A winner of the Math Award he entered West Chester State College pursuing a degree in Health of Physical Education which he obtained in 1970. Upon graduation he served as a junior high health/phys. ed. instructor before entering a master’s program at the University of Maryland, which he earned in 1974. At the same time, he began his association with the university as an instructor, which lead to an assistant professor position at Hood College. He returned to University of Maryland as an instructor and then assistant professor. After earning a Ph.D. from University of Maryland in 1979, he transferred to the University of Wyoming in 1980, to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1986, and then onto Clemson University in 1989. Currently, he serves as the dean of the College of Health, Education and Human Development at Clemson University, which consists of the School of Education, the School of Nursing, the Department of Public Health Sciences, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, the Dropout Prevention Center and the Wellness Center. Allen has written extensively in his area of expertise and he has served as the president of the Academy of Leisure Sciences, and continues a long-time affiliation with the US Forest Service, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the National Recreational Park Association. Kim Coon was a member of the Class of 1972 of Delaware Valley High School. After graduation he attended Lock Haven University, graduating in 1976. He also attended the Pa. School of Banking at Bucknell University and the School of Pa. Rural Leadership at Penn State. From 1988 to 1995 he served as a county commissioner in Bedford County, Pa. He moved on to state government where he was director of policy at the Department of Community Affairs, (1995-96) where he prepared the state’s Comprehensive Housing Development Plan. Coon was then named executive director of the Governor’s Center of Local Government Service within the Department of Community and Economic Development (1996-2000), where he served as the point-person for Governor Ridge’s land-use initiatives, and turned the agency into a one-stop shop for local government officials. He then served as deputy director of that department from 2000 to 2001 where he was the 2000 Census liaison and managed numerous community development programs. From 2001 to 2004, he served as president of the Educational Resources Group of the Pa. State System of Higher Education, where he managed a budget of $40 million and 56 employees and developed and implemented its strategic business plan. Coon now is senior vice president of Winner Global Defense, LLC. Cristin Cavallaro was a member of the Class of 1987 of Delaware Valley High School, where she excelled in three sports: softball, basketball and field hockey. In softball, she was team captain her senior year and was named Most Valuable Player. She won the batting title in 1985, made the Northeast Athletic Conference All Star Team in 1987 and pitched a no-hitter in 1985. After high school, she lettered for three years on the St. Joseph’s University softball team, graduating in 1991 cum laude with a bachelor of arts in Politics. She was also inducted into the National Political Science Honor Society. Upon graduation she went to graduate school at East Stroudsburg University and then taught at Emmaus High School, where she coached softball and her team was District 11 Champions and Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) State Semifinalists. Cavallaro then taught at her high school alma mater from 1994 to 1996, coaching field hockey and softball. Now married to Delaware Valley graduate Paul Cavallaro, she coaches in the Eastern Pike Soccer League, Cal Ripkin baseball, sits on the Matamoras Roller Hockey League Board, and is director of coed youth basketball at the Delaware Valley Elementary School and vice president of its PTA. Jonathan Seeber was a member of the Class of 1994 of Delaware Valley High School. Although he played both baseball and wrestled, his greatest accomplishments came on the mats where he was named Most Valuable Wrestler, three times AII-Northeast Athletic Conference, made the Scranton Times All Star Team, and was the school’s first PIAA District 2 AAA Champion. He won a silver medal at the Keystone State Games, was three times, school tournament champion, Pope Pius X Tournament Champion, a three-time American Athletic Union (AAU) District Champ, was AAU Regional Champ and placed third in Eastern Regionals. His high school record was 96 wins, 22 losses and more than 30 pins. In college, Seeber wrestled at Duke University where he served as team captain, made the Atlantic Coast Conference Honor Roll, placed third in the Swathmore Tournament, fourth in the Kutztown Tournament, fifth in the Bloomsburg Tournament, and graduated with a record of 35-20 with 5 pins. The Hall of Fame committee encourages recommendations for future inductees. They may be made by sending a letter of recommendation to the committee, care of Delaware Valley High School, 252 Routes 6/209, Milford, PA 18337.