Hall of Fame Inductees 2016

Individual Inductees:

Dennis Mazza 1957, Football, Track and Field

Louis Topor 1962, Football

Steve Cichonski 1969, Ice Hockey

Richard Kos 1971, Football, Hockey

David Dunaj 1972, Football, Basketball

Ken Minor 1975 Football, Basketball, Hockey

Bob O’Neil 1980, Hockey

Debra Taddey 1994, Soccer, Basketball, Softball

Team Inductees:

Chicopee High School Hockey 1968 and 1969

  • 1968 Berry division Champions
  • Western Massachusetts division 1 Champions 1968 and 1969
  • 1969 State Finalist

Citywide Inductees:

Mr. Larry Lonczak

  • 20 + years coaching youth Chicopee Falls Tigers
  • Hundreds of his athletes participated for both schools and several are in the Hall of Fame

Mr. Donald ‘Ding” Howe

  • Began coaching city teams in 1948, and continued for more five decades
  • Helped establish the Chicopee Soccer Association in 1958
  • Coaches soccer until 1985, when he became the coordinator for the Chicopee Moose
  • Received many local awards for his contributions to Chicopee youth athletics

Mr. Garry Brown

  • Began his career as a reporter more than 60 years ago
  • Covered the Red Sox in 2004 World Series Run
  • A member of the Western Massachusetts Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Covered the 1961-1963 Chicopee High School State Championship Baseball Teams