Hall of fame

2004 INAGURUAL HALL-OF-FAME MEMBERS

Charles Adams, Founder/Executive-Queensbury, NY (Glens Falls Greenjackets)

Ken Autin, Coach -Seattle, Washington (Puget Sound Jets)

Jon Gifford, Player/Coach-Montebello, New York (Glens Falls Greenjackets)
Marvin Bryce, Executive -Dayton, Ohio (Dayton Drive)

Julius Beauvais, Coach-California (California Dolphins)

James Baker, Executive/Coach -Johnstown, NY (NY Amateur League)

Michael Bacon, Coach -Riverside, Calif. (Southern California Steelers)

Joseph Chudada, Founder/Executive -Pewukee, Wisconsin -deceased (Iron Man League)* Board Member

Michael Curran, Founder/Executive -Riverton, Utah (Utah Indoor Football League)

Peter Celeberti, Game Official -Dover, Delaware (Diamond League)

Adam Campbell, International Coach -New Zealand (Tamaki Lightning)

Paul Carter, Player -Bloomfield, Indiana (Kokomo Mustangs)

Dr.Randal Dreessen, Doctor/Trainer -Lynwood, Washington (Puget Sound Jets)

Robert Davis, Player/Executive-Duluth, Wisconsin (Duluth Superior Shoremen)*Board Member

Rob Diebold, Player-Fort Myers, Florida (St.Petersburg Sharks)

Alan P. Dunning, Player -Corona, California (Southern California Steelers)

Rob Esquibell, Executive/Coach -Denver, Colorado (Denver Pirates)
Steven Ellis, Executive/Founder -Brooklyn, NY (United League)

Chris Esterley, Player -Eden Prarie, Minn (MId-American League)

Father John Fredrick, Founder/Executive/Coach-Wainae, Hawaii (Hawaiian Warriors)

Willy Fredrick, Coach -Wainae, Hawaii (Hawaiian Warriors/Hawaiian Hurricanes)

Kari Fuller, Women’s Executive -Azusa, Calif (San Gabriel Valley Rhinos)

Robert Fish, Player -Greenwich, NY (Glens Falls Greenjackets)

Richard Fleck, Executive/Founder -Squim, Washington (Bellingham Eagles/FASCO)

Tony Hall, Founder/Executive-Selby, Delaware (Diamond League)*Board Member.

Todd Hendricks, Player/Coach-Alexandria, Minnesota (Vienna Rangers/Alexandria Mustangs)*Board Member

William Hunstock, Coach -Minneapolis, Minn (Minnesota Maules)

Ken Hackett, Player -Plattsburg, NY (Empire Football League)

Dave Hanson, Player -Berkeley, Calif (Daly City Renegades)

Sylvester Jennings, Player -Detroit, Michigan (Detroit Seminoles)

Norris Jackson, Coach -Detroit, Michigan (Detroit Seminoles)

Ralph Kratochvil, Coach -Eau Claire, Wisconsin (Chippewa Valley Predators)

Phil Lytle, Coach -Asheville (NC)(Asheville Grizzlies/FASCO)

Guy “Tiny” Lee, Coach -Billings, Montana (Billings Outlaws/FASCO)

Steve Lippi, Player-Thornton, Colorado (Denver Titans)

Rep Lampman, Player/Coach-Roanoke, Virginia (Central Virginia Storm)

Mike Molnar, Player -Hilo,Hawaii (Chippewa Valley Predators)

Steven Niles, Executive/Founder -Berseford, South Dakota (Minor League Football Association)

Jared Neumeier, Executive -Idaho Falls, Idaho (Rocky Mountain Football League)

Patrick O’Shauhhnessy, Doctor/Trainer-Burnaby, British Columbia

Keith Olson, Officials Category -Bloomington, Minnesota (Mid-American League)

Jennifer Paterson, Women’s Executive-Long Beach, California (Los Angeles Gunslingers)

Heinz Puschendorf, Player/Coach-Hayward, California (Bay Bandits/Team USA/FASCO)

Tom Piccolotti, Player -Pacifica, Calif. (Daly City Renegades)

Jewell Portwood, Coach -Garland, Texas (Dallas Diesels)

Mark Ricker, Player/Adminstrator. Lives in San Antonio, Texas. Played pro indoor football as well as minor league football for various teams.
Danai Rinacke, Women’s Executive -Oak Grove, Missouri (Minor League Football Association)

Dave Rooker, Executive/Founder-Salt Lake City, Utah (Wasatch Wildcats)

Ray Scott, Coach-Dale City, Virginia (Prince William Monarchs)

Bruce Sisson, Coach -Ontario, Calif. (Inland Empire Blitz)

Dave Stireman, Coach/Player-Ogden, Utah (South Ogden Rhino-Raiders)
Paul Scopetski, Player-Marlboro, Mass (Eastern Football League)

Dick Suess, Executive/Founder-Gig Harbor, Washington (Minor League Football News/FASCO)

Rusty Stone, Coach -Norman, Oklahoma (Pro Indoor Football)

James Sanders, Coach -Parkville, Missouri (Pro Indoor Football)*Board Member

David Small, Player-St.Peters, Missouri (Southwest Football League)

Doc Smeby, International Coach -England (deceased)

Terry Sullivan, Founder/Executive-Eden Prairie, Minn (Mid-American League)* Board Member

Brian Smallworth, International Coach-England

Jordan Taylor, Coach/Executive -Danistota, South Dakota (Dakota Lawdawgs)

Renee Torres, Coach-Houston, Texas (Houston Gunslingers)

Gary Vaught,Game Official -Austin, Texas

Rudy Wyland, Coach -Washington D.C. (FASCO/Team USA)

Mercedes Wiggins, Women’s Executive -Miami, Florida (Knights of Miami)

Rick Williams, Executive/Founder-Lodi, California (Golden State Amateur League)

Bill Wilson, Executive-Westminster, Colorado (Denver Titans)

HALL-OF-FAME UPDATED INFORMATION!!

All Hall-of-Fame members who ordered a ring from Josten Rings Company should have received them. To sum up the way they look can best be described as “SPECTACULAR”. It is not to late for members to order a ring. If you need information contact us at: PIFL98@aol.com

There are 40 new inductees for the Hall-of-Fame Class of 2005 that have been named and their bios are posted on the opening page of this website. More nominees will be added as they are approved by the Board of Directors.

HERE IS THE MINOR LEAGUE FOOTBALL NEWS BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Ralph Kratochvile, Chippewa Valley Predators
Tony Hall, CEO Diamond Football League
Todd Hendricks, Alexandria, Minnesota
Jenifer Patterson, Commissioner Southwest Football League
James Sanders, Missouri (MLF Hall of Fame)
Terry Sullivan, CEO Mid-American Football League
Phil Lytle, Owner of Asheville Grizzlies (NAFL)
Michael Curran, CEO Utah Indoor Football League
Richard Fleck, Commissioner Pacific Northwest Football Conference
*Note – All board members are members of the MLFN Hall of Fame.

OASIS RESORT NAMED TO HOST HALL OF FAME BANQUET. The Class of 2005 Hall of Fame Banquet will be held at the Oasis Resort Casino in Mesquite, Nevada. Mesquite is a hour and fifteen minutes north of Las Vegas. Its the Palm Springs of Nevada, and the place where Las Vegas people go to relax. Check out their web site at www.oasisresort.com. It was impossible to get a place in Las Vegas to host the awards as its National Rodeo Finals Weekend, and nothing was availble. Its wortht the drive to have it at the Oasis. They have a luxury hotel with five swimming pools, three championship golf courses, casino and 1000 rooms. And, the best reason is the room rates. Sunday to Thursday its $16.00 and Friday and Saturday its $25.00. You can only get this price by telling them you are with the Minor League Football News. Call 1-800-21 OASIS. Don’t wait. The banquet will be in the Convention Center at the Resort. Social hour from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. We are limited to 100 people. The cost of the dinner is $44.00 which includes taxes, gratuity, etc. You will be receiving a letter with a brochure and sign up sheet soon. There are tables that seat 8, so you can request who you want with you. Dress is semi-formal which means no jeans. Men must wear a coat and slacks, Women a dress or pants suit. We encourage all 2004 inductees to attend and show your support for the 2005 members. 2005 inductees will receive a statue/trophy, which can also be ordered by the 2004 members. Its a 9″ tall statue of a player running the ball and is cast in bronze and silver. The cost is $29.00.

ATTENTION 2004 & 2005 INDUCTEES:
For those of you from the Class of 2004, who did not order a ring, you can still do so. For new inductees for the Class of 2005, the ring can be ordered right now. Check out what it looks like on the top of this page. The only difference is yours will have “2005” on it. We will sending out order blanks soon. Or, you can contact Josten’s direct by calling Dan Sommerfield at (800) 922-7007, and he can take your order.

CLASS OF 2005 INDUCTEES TO DATE:

Here is the list of inductees for the Class of 2005 to be held at the Oasis Resort/Casino in Mesquite, Nevada, Thursday, December 8, 7:00 p.m.:

CHRIS YUNKER, PLAYER/COACH CATEGORY
Home: Las Vegas, Nevada
Affiliate: New Zealand Haka/North Bay Rattlers

DANIEL POASA, PLAYER CATEGORY
Home: Bellingham, Washington
Affiliate: Northwest Avalanche (Head Coach)

ROB MILLS, EXECUTIVE CATEGORY
Home: Chino Hills, California
Affiliate: Southern California Steelers

STEPHEN McALLISTER, PLAYER/EXECUTIVE CATEGORY
Home: Floral Park, New York
Affiliate:New York Finest Team (Player and GM)

LARRY SPEAR, PLAYER CATEGORY (Wide Reciver)
Home: Glens Falls, New York
Affiliate: Glens Falls Greenjackets

LLOYD CLARK, PLAYER CATEGORY (Offensive Line)
Home: Detroit, Michigan
Affliate: Michigan Renegades

RANDIE BRUNNER, COACHES CATEGORY
Home: Gynn Oaks, Maryland
Affliliate: Baltimore Bears/Renegades, Maryland Blitz and Metro Longhorns.

McKEITHING SMITH, PLAYER CATEGORY (Defensive Line)
Home: North Las Vegas, Nevada
Affiliate: New Mexico Football League

FRED JAMES, COACHES CATEGORY (Kickers)
Home: Arlington, Virginia
Affiliate: Various teams in Virginia

VERN GREGORY, COACHES CATEGORY
Home: Chesapeke, Virginia
Affilates: Diamond League, Women’s Pro League and Arena2 League

GREG VOLPE, COACHES CATEGORY
Home: North Haven, Conneticut
Affilites: New England Knights, Hartford Mustangs and Bridgeport Knights.

TONY DOWNS, PLAYER/COACH CATEGORY
Home: Southern California
Affiliate: West Coast Sharks Football Team Head Coach- CFA

ROBERT HALL, EXECUTIVE CATEGORY
Home: Delaware
Affiliate: Diamond Football League Chief Commissioner

RAY POWELL, PLAYER CATEGORY
Home: Arlington, Texas
Affiliate: Various Southern California Teams as OL player

JOE PIWOWARSKI, PLAYER/COACH CATEGORY
Home: Beverly, Massachussetts
Affilate: Bay State Rolling Thunder Team Owner/Coach

ROBERT DEGREE, COACHES CATEGORY
Home: Charlotte, North Carolina
Affiliate: Carolina Knights, Former Head Coach National AA Champions

ROBERT A. BELL, COACHES CATEGORY
Home: Houston, Texas
Affilate: Houston Gunners, NPSFL Team Head Coach

BOB SHAW, INTERNATIONAL COACHES CATEGORY
Home: Huntington, Cambridgeshire (England)
Affiliate: Alonbury Dragons, British American Football League

PETER MOOG, COACHES CATEGORY
Home: Staten Island, New York
Affliate: Former head coach New York Finest of NPSFL-Injured in 9/11 tragedy

CAMERON FRICKEY, PLAYER CATEGORY INTERNATIONAL
Home: Salem, Oregon
Affiliate: Vienna Vikings of Austrian League

THOMAS SMYTHE, COACHES CATEGORY INTENATIONAL
Home: Aurora, Oregon
Affiliate: Current Head Coach of Vienna Vikings of Austria League

THOMAS HERZ, PLAYER CATEGORY INTERNATIONAL
Home: Vienna, Austria
Affiliate: Vienna Vikings as native RB for Vikings.

STEVE RAINS, COACHES CATEGORY INTENATIONAL
Home: Aldershot, England
Affiliate: Head Coach of PA Knights, Champions of British American Football League 2004.

GREG KINNUNEN, PLAYER CATEGORY
Home: Kent, Washington
Affiliate: OL for varius teams in Pacific Northwest

RAYMOND HARDY, PLAYER/COACH CATEGORY
Home: North Richland, Texas
Affiliate: Played for various Texas teams and now coaching.

CLAY YOKUM, EXECUTIVE CATEGORY
Home: Greeenwood, Delaware
Affiliate: Diamond Football League Assistant Commissioner

ANTHONY LaBARBERA, COACHES/PLAYER CATEGORY
Home: Sun City, Arizona
Affiliate: Phoenix Hitmen of AZFL and player from New York

GUY GABRIEL, PLAYERS CATEGORY
Home: Kent,Washington
Affiliate: Puget Sound Jets & Pierce County Bengals as OL.

TONY REID, PLAYER/COACH CATEGORY
Home: Los Angeles, California
Affiliate: Inglewood Blackhawks of CFA

ART BLAKE,EXECUTIVE CATEGORY
Home: Charlotte, North Carolina
Affiliate: Millennium Football League Commissioner/Carolina Knights Ower

RAYMOND KEEFE, TRAINER CATEGORY
Home: Sun Lakes, Arizona
Affiliate: Lowell Nor’Easter Trainer

ANDREW ELLISON, COACH/EXECUTIVE CATEGORY
Home: Bay Shore, New York
Affiliate: Brooklyn Kings & Knights

EARL “BUTCH” DENNIS, PLAYER CATEGORY
Home: Kansas City, Missouri
Affiliate: OL with various Kansas City teams

MICHAEL BEYER, COACHES CATEGORY
Home: Bellevue, Nebraska
Affiliate: Albquerque Razorbacks of New Mexico League Head Coach

MARK HUEBINGER, EXECUTIVE CATEGORY
Home: Albquerque, New Mexico
Affiliate: New Mexico Soldiers as team owner/NMFL Commissioner

GARY GRIFFIN, PLAYER CATEGORY
Home: Milwuakee, Wisconisin
Affiliate: Racine Raiders Player

GLEN SCHILD, EXECUTIVE CATEGORY INTERNATIONAL
Home: Frome, England
Affiliate: British American Football League Executive

STEVE MATVCHOWIAK, PLAYER CATEGORY
Home: Olympia,Washington
Affiliate: South Sound Shockers/Pierce County Bengals as LB

BILL HARRIS, PLAYER CATEGORY
Home: Hampden, Maine
Affiliate: Player with various Northeast teams at OL

BO GRIFFITH, PLAYER CATEGORY
Home: Pleasanton, Texas
Affiliate: River City (Tx) Riversharks as GM/Head Coach

KEVIN BONNER, PLAYER CATEGORY
Home: US Military
Affiliate: QB with Albuquerque Razorbacks & FASCO

DANIEL MIDDLETON, TRAINER
Home: Hudson Falls, New York
Affiliate: Glens Falls Greenjackets

MATT RIAZZI, PLAYER CATEGORY INTERNATIONAL
Home: Kettering, Ohio
Affliate: Berlin Alder of Geman Football League

CHERYL KARDIS, WOMEN’S EXECUTIVE CATEGORY
Home: Romeoville,Illinois
Affliate: National Football Events

STAN GIBBS, COACHES CATEGORY
Home: Black Mountain, North Carolina
Affiliate: Asheville Grizzlies Assistant Coach

TIM LYTLE, PLAYERS CATEGORY
Home: Black Mountain, North Carolina
Affiliate: OL/DL with various teams in North Carolina

FALLEN HEROS CATEGORY:
CHRIS NEIDRICH, PLAYER CATEGORY
Home: St.Petersburg, Florida
Affliate: Various teams in Florida as DB
Lost his life in Iraq

KEITH GLASCOE, PLAYER CATEGORY
Home: New York City
Affliate: Fire Department of New York Team in NPSFL
Lost his life in 9/11 tragedy.

BRONKO PEARSALL, PLAYER CATEGORY
Home: New York City
Affliate: Fire Department of New York Team
Lost his lifein 9/11 tragedy

DANNY SUHR, PLAYER CATEGORY
Home: New York City
Affliate: Fire Department of New York Team
Lost his life in 9/11 tragedy.

IAN TAYLOR, PLAYER CATEGORY INTERNATIONAL
Home: Surrey, England
Affiliate: Various teams in England as running back.

SPIRO LAMBERTIS, PLAYER/COACH CATEGORY
Home: Lynn, Massachusetts
Affiliate: Bay State Thunder (NEFL)

JACK BOWMAN, EXECUTIVE CATEGORY
Home: Wilmington, North Carolina
Affilate: National Indoor Football League Teams as VP of Football Operations,etc.

PAUL KOSTER, PLAYER CATEGORY (Quarterback)
Home: Leviton, New York
Affilate: New York Finest Police Team

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