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The CYO Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon took place on January 29, 2023 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Independence. Inductees into the CYO Hall of Fame Class of 2023 have contributed to the CYO legacy that represents the best of the CYO mission: CYO inspires young people to know God, love God, and serve God through athletics.
Individuals inducted for this Hall of Fame honor are:
These inductees have served children and families for decades as coaches, trainers, program leaders, and site managers. They have served the children and families in CYO as an expression of their love of God, their using their talents to serve others, and their love of CYO.
2023 CYO Hall of Fame Couple inducted is:
This year’s CYO Hall of Fame Couple inductees recognizes couples who have worked together in their CYO program to cover all details, large and small, through their decades of service.
2023 CYO Hall of Fame Families inducted are:
The CYO Hall of Fame Class of 2023 includes the new award category of CYO Hall of Fame Family. This award is for families who have lived and passed on the CYO mission through three or more generations as athletes, coaches, and CYO program leaders.
*Frank Casalinuovo, Jane Denton, Terry Flanagan, *Mike Ginley, Chuck Kyle, Frank Svetz, Dale and Cathleen Gaydos, McGannon Family, Williamson Family
Tedd Kwasniak, Nick Crème, Sean Walter, Chris Lachman, Joe Congeni, Ed & Diane Bugner, Mimi Shaughnessy
Most Reverend Roger W. Gries, OSB, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus, Joseph C. Jira, Karl and Jeanne King, Sr. Mary Jean Raymond, Jim Lawless Sr., Most Reverend Anthony M. Pilla, Bishop Emeritus, John Zielinski
Timothy Beringer, Tony Buck, Ken Dworznik, Sue Friedel, Andy Natale
Ralph Bruening, Karol Kaminski Coundourides, Fran Gallagher,
Jerry Hansen, Dave Kirk, Tom Madden
Joe Jurevicius, Oliver Luck, Paul Marshall, Mare Von Lindern, Frank Lewandowski, Jim Burdon, Jim Hurley
Dan Ducic, Will Williams, Sandy Rado, Edward Markowski, Kim Murray, Richard Rinella, Dick Lang
Ray Kling, Michael Cleary, Dan Holloran, Steven Tomko
Karol Patton, Casey Plewacki, Emma Bednar, Joe Olszewski, Denise McDonald-Curry
Robert Anderle, Beverly Gombarcik, Al Hoehn, William E. Mason, Dave Stefanski
Bernie Heneghan, Mike Iacofano, Jim McGeever, Kaz Szczepanik, Richard Wild
Jerry Boron, Dan Ferrazza, Nancy Glass, Pam Nolan, Father James P. O’Donnell
Father James O’Brien, Monsignor Thomas Corrigan, Charles Hoagland, Joseph Raymond, Richard Hyland, Robert Roesky, Leola Wilson, John Abraham, Kevin Leigh
The Recognition Award is presented annually. It recognizes individuals who have provided excellent service to CYO Athletics and its participants as a coach, athletic director, clergy, commissioner or other member of the community whose accomplishments deserve to be recognized.
Greg Fitzgerald, Dale Kline, Richard Magovich, Mary McCoy, Fred McElrath, Ed Rockwood
Russell Fischer, Debbie Hall, Kerry Kaminski, Tom Kaim, Carol and Jim Lepi, Jeanne Weber
Anthony Bagliano, T. K. Griffith, Robert Previts, Chris Salata, Scott Slack, Pamela Smrdel, Kim Tuchek, Bobby Walton
Mike Dostal, Karl Horning, Tom Morgan, Dawn Stepic
Bill Trental, Janet Trental, Angelo Gaudino
Timothy Setele, William Kosmac, Art Guhde, Chuck Hill, Antoinette Smith, Annie Kilbane, Daniel Moore, John Peyton, Lorenzo Jones, Gib Winter
Nils Antonio, John Granzier, Angelo Gasparro, Rick Schenkelberg
Tim Ernst, Tom Gentile, Owen Gallagher, Stephanie Toole
Ralp Bruening, Tony Buck, Duane Drotar, George Englehart, Harry Hewitt, Dan Holloran, Joseph Jansky, Joseph Jira, John Lanza, Tim O’Connell
Kevin Smith, William E. Mason, Mary Pat Beaufait, Tim Deininger, Clifford Gulley, Tim Vala, Bob Crowley
Mike DeSantis, Ken Dworznik, Howard Chizek, Jim Farroni, Mike Iacofano, Jim McGeever, Walter Napier, Bill Nortz, Mike Setta, Willie Earl Williams
Henry Mullaney, Donna Busser, Owen Coughlin, Gary Huspaska, Vince Lucarelli, Emma Bednar, Sabrina Wilson, Bev Gombarcik
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