Congratulations to the inaugural class of inductees to the RHS Hall of Fame! For 2003, we welcome ten of the greatest athletes in RHS history.
STUART ADAMS ('46) -- Basketball
Stu led the Radnor basketball team to the District One Championship and the state semi-finals in 1946. After playing semi-professional basketball, Stu went on to play for the Harlem Globetrotters.
JANE BARKMAN ('69) -- Swimming
Jane won both bronze and gold medals in swimming in the '68 Mexico City Olympics and another gold medal in the '72 games held in Munich.
SETH BROWN ('27) -- Track and Field
Seth earned four letters in four sports, football, basketball, baseball and track and field. He had the broad jump record of 20' 11" that stood for over 40 years! Seth's philosophy was: "It's not your sneakers or shoes that make a hero, it's the footprint you leave in the life you live."
MARY ELLEN CLARK ('81) -- Diving
Mary Ellen was a seven time United States Diving National Champion and was a bronze medalist in platform diving in consecutive Olympics, Barcelona ('92) and Atlanta ('96).
TED DEAN ('56) -- Football
Ted earned high school All-American and All-State honors in football. Ted was also a State competitor in track and field, and letterwinner in basketball. Ted played for the Philadelphia Eagles and scored the winning touchdown in the 1960 NFL championship game.
ELLIS DWYER (Coach 1942-1973) -- Basketball
Mr. Dwyer was a legendary coach during his thirty years at RHS. Under his direction, Radnor won numerous league and district basketball titles, and advanced to the state championship game in 1960. While coaching at Radnor, Ellis's teams won over 500 games!
ETHEL ENCKE (Coach 1941-1971)
Ethel Encke served for 44 years as a teacher and a coach in the Radnor School system. She established the Radnor Day Camp, coached every women's team, sponsored the cheerleaders and the drill teams, and was a leader in numerous professional organizations at the local and state levels. Miss Encke was a huge advocate for women's sports, long before Title IX.
JOE IACONE ('59) -- Football
Joe earned high school All-American honors in football, and went on to earn little All-American status (3 times) while playing football for West Chester University. Joe was a sixth round draft choice of the Eagles. He also participated in track and basketball.
JULES PREVOST ('20, Coach 1926-1958) -- Football
"Pre" graduated from RHS in 1920 and became an All-American football player at Penn State. He returned to coach at his alma mater in 1926, and in his first season lead the football team to an undefeated season. He was Radnor's head football coach until 1953.
EMLEN TUNNELL ('42) -- Football
Emlen Tunnell graduated from RHS in 1942 and went on to play football at the University of Toledo and the University of Iowa. Emlen played for the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers. He was the first African-American to play for the Giants, the first to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the first to coach at the professional level. Emlen coached with the legendary Vince Lombardi at Green Bay.