Montco Chapter PA Sports Hall of Fame

Class of 2022 Bio's

Henry (Hank) Williams Basketball / Norristown Led Norristown to 3 Suburban 1Championships. The 1971 season Norristown won the District 1, Eastern Regional and finish PIAA State runner-up. Set the Norristown scoring records season 584 career 1574. 1971 Selected Scholastic All-American 1971.  Played in the Dapper Dan Classic.  The first male athlete to be selected first team All-State three times.  Selected first team All-Suburban 1 three times.  Drafted by the new York Knicks in 6th Round, Small Forward University of Jacksonville 1972 - 1974. Played for the Utah Stars in the American Basketball Association. Played for the Lancaster Red Roses

Walt Struzek Norristown / Speed Boat Racing

1963 was named to the Gulf 100 mph Club.

1964 he was named Rookie Driver of the Year.

1965 he was Eastern Division Champion, St. Petersburg, Fl National Champions and the National High Point Champion

1966 he was again National High Point Champion, National Champion Seattle WA, Walt in the Vagabond would set the Kilo Record at Martinsville, WV 107.071 mph, he was selected for the Gulf Marine Racing Hall of Fame and was named Driver of the Year and selected All-American Racing Team.

1967 He continued his winning ways with a National Championship at Guntersville, AL and President’s Cup.

1969 he would ne National Champion at Morgan City, LA his success would continue with the winning of the Belvedere Cup Canada High points 1974.

Larry Wilson (13) Track and Field / Cross Country / Bishop McDevitt

Helped found the Ambler Olympic Club


Coached Kim Gallagher 800 meter Olympic Silver Medalist


Coached Olympians Lori McCauley in the 400 M hurdles, Steve Griffin in the 4 x 400 meter relay and most recently Cowin Mills in the 4 x 400 meter relay


AOC has numerous national champions, state champions, and Jesse Owens champions among its alumni


31 Years as head track & field and cross country coach Gwynned Mercy Academy


Produced individual champions (17 Pennsylvania Division AA titles and 60 District AA crowns and has led Gwynned Mercy to District and Bicentennial League championships


His 4 X 800 relay team set a state standard by winning the Pennsylvania AA meet five successive years and captured the 1500 meter event at the Penn Relays.


Assistant coach at two international meets


Head USA coach at the 1981 National Sports Festival

Tony Funsten  Volleyball / Upper Merion

Founded the Upper Merion girls volleyball program in 1993.

His teams won 17 Suburban One League championships, six District 1 championships and one Pioneer Athletic Conference championship.

Prior to coaching volleyball, Funsten coached Upper Merion boys and girls basketball.

The Times Herald named Funsten Boys Basketball Coach of the Year in 1989 and Girls Basketball Coach of the Year in 1998.

Montco Coaches Hall of Fame

Roger Reina (6) Wrestling / University of Penn

Winningest coach in the 101-year history of the program, began as youngest coach in history.

Chairman Ivy League Coaches Association, President EIWA Coaches Assn, President NWCA.

Coached Olympic Gold Medalist, Pair of NCAA Champion, three NCAA finalists, 17 All-Americans, ,63 NCAA Qualifiers, 31 EIWA Champions.

Won 4 consecutive EIWA titles, three time EIWA COY, Won  Ivy League Titles.

Graduated from UPenn in 1984 where he was a four year starter on the team, U Penn Athletic Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the EIWA Hall of Fame and the National Wresting Hall of Fame PA Chapter.

Lawrence Livers (D)

Three year letter winner track and field Norristown High School.

1941 Participated in District One Track and Field meet in the 180 LH (placing 1st), High Hurdles (placing 3rd) and High Jump (placing 3rd). He qualified for the state meet in the 180 LH.1939-40.

In 1939, 40 and 41 Norristown High School won the District One team title with Lawrence Livers contributing a major role in those victories.

The 1941 Norristown High School team was victorious in many major invitational meets.

They won the Villanova College Interscholastics, Norristown Interscholastics, Ursinus College Invitational, Suburban Class A Championships and District One Championships. They were far and away the best team in Eastern PA.

His oldest son Larry was a great hurdler at Norristown High School and Villanova University. Larry was a strong contributor to Norristown winning the District One titles in 1960 and 1961. Larry qualified for the 1968 Olympic Trials in the High Hurdles.

Ron and Don won the District One track and field championship in 1973 and the PIAA state title in 1973.

Lawrence (father) Larry (son) and Ron and Don (sons) all were members of Norristown track and field teams to win District One team titles.

Harry Joe Yorgey  Boxing / Bridgeport

Career Record of 27-2-2 with 12 KO’s and 2 TKOs.

Fought for UBA World Middleweight Title.

Defeated Ronald Hearns to set himself up for a world title fight.

Fought Alfredo Angulo for the interim World Boxing Organization super welterweight title on HBO.

Lost to future world champion Jermell Charlo on Showtime.

Steve Harner  Wrestling / Coach / Norristown

Won nine Suburban One championships, Section Champ seven times, District Champions and Regional Champ three times.

22 wrestlers received All-America Honors, 10 Academic All-Americans and 45 State Qualifiers 16 State medalists 1 State Champion, 71 Section, 18 District and 14 Regional Champions.

Eight time Suburban One Coach of the Year, Three time District One Coach of the Year, AAU National Coach of the Year.

Recorded over 300 Career wins.

Inducted into the Montco Coaches Hall of Fame, Southeastern PA Wresting Hall of Fame, Norristown Hall of Fame, AAU National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

11 Disney National Duals Championships and 6 AAU Junior Olympic National Championships.

Current Assistant Coach Bethlehem Catholic.