Athletic Hall of Fame

Homecoming 2015 marked the date of the first induction ceremony into the Curley's Athletic Hall of Fame.  The purpose of the HOF is to honor the accomplishments of individuals who have made a significant contribution and brought recognition to athletics at Curley.
 
Nominations can be made by any member of the Curley Family as long as the individual meets the eligibility criteria.  Self-nominations will also be accepted.  Nomination forms may be submitted at any time to the Advancement Office or via online.  Each year submissions handed in prior to May 15th, as well as all previous nominations, will be considered by the HOF committee.   Members will be inducted annually, not to exceed five in a given year.  An exception was made with the first class of inductees. The next Induction will take place at Homecoming 2019.

Selection criteria:

  • All candidates must have graduated at least ten years prior to their induction.

  • Coaches and other athletic supporters who are not graduates will be considered on an individual basis.

  • Nominees should have received special honors or recognition for participating in one or more sports, and/or devoted time and talent to the athletic program at Curley.

  • Athletic achievement after departure from Curley will also be taken into consideration.

  • Potential HOF members must have conducted themselves in a manner consistent with Christian ideals and shall be exemplary adult role models in accord with the philosophy of Archbishop Curley High School.

 

To nominate an individual for the Curley Athletic Hall of Fame:
 
Download the Interactive Form
This pdf is interactive and can be filled out on the computer.
When finished, click on File...Attach To Email and you will see a box appear on the right. Click Attach.
Insert the email address of Barry Stitz  (bstitz@archbishopcurley.org)  and click Send.
 

Download the Regular form
This form is a normal pdf.
Download the form, print it and complete the form.
Mail it to Barry Stitz at Archbishop Curley HS, 3701 Sinclair Lane, Baltimore, MD 21213

Or contact the Advancement Office and a form will be sent to you.

Deadline to nominate for the 2019 class is May 15th!


4th Class of the Curley Athletic Hall of Fame - Inducted October 20, 2018


Bruce Baldwin ’76
Lacrosse, Football, & Basketball

Bruce Baldwin earned seven varsity letters in three different sports in his time at Curley.  While he also competed at the varsity level in football and basketball, it was on the lacrosse field where Baldwin would make the biggest impact.  He was a member of the school’s 1976 MSA “B” Conference championship squad and his play as a midfielder that season earned him All-Metro and All-MSA first team honors.  He would go on to be named the Fr. Julian “Athlete of the Year” and in 1986 was selected to Curley’s Silver Anniversary lacrosse team.

Baldwin accepted a full athletic scholarship to play lacrosse at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC).  As a Retriever, he appeared in two NCAA DII national championship games.  In 1980, Baldwin captained the UMBC national championship squad.  Switching to a defenseman, his play on the field earned him several post-season honors including 1st Team All-American and National Defensemen of the Year for Division II.  Baldwin was also selected to participate in the 1980 North/South All-Star game.  He would go on to compete for several of the nation’s top club lacrosse teams after college.

 


Jack Herzog ’02
Football & Baseball

Jack Herzog’s high school athletic career at Curley not only includes individual accolades but also team success as he was a part of two MIAA “B” Conference football championship teams (2000 & 2001) and an “A” Conference baseball championship (2001).  A four-year, two-way varsity starter on the gridiron, Herzog recorded 65 tackles, five sacks, and 2 fumble recoveries as a senior.  He earned All-Conference, All-City/County, All-State, and All-Metro honors over his four years in the football program.  He was selected to the Super 22 and Baltimore Touchdown Club’s All-Star teams.  Herzog was also a standout on the baseball diamond for Coach Al Frank.  A three-year starter, he would garner All-MIAA, All-City/County and All-Metro honors.  His senior year, Herzog served as a team captain for both the football and baseball squads.

The 6-foot-4, 250-pound lineman continued to excel on the football field at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI).  He was a four-year starter as a defensive lineman and was named an All-South Conference Scholar-Athlete.  In 2006, Herzog was a team captain and was also voted the Keydets Defensive Most Valuable Player.

 


Tom Jasper ’66
Basketball & Football

Tom Jasper scored in double figures in every contest for Curley during the 1965-66 basketball campaign on his way to averaging 18.9 points per game.  The team captain would earn All-Catholic League honors for his prolific scoring that helped the Friars upset both Calvert Hall and Loyola that season.  He was the recipient of the Dave Clark Memorial Award given to the team’s outstanding player.  Jasper also competed for the varsity football team his senior year and was named an honorable mention All-Catholic league selection.   His outstanding play for both teams earned him the “Athlete of the Year” award in 1966.

Curley’s Athletic Hall of Fame isn’t the only one to have Jasper as a member.  In 2008 he received this same honor from The College of William & Mary.  In two seasons with the Tribe, Jasper scored 982 points in just 54 career games.  His average of 18.2 points per game ranks him 5th all-time at W&M.  As a co-captain his senior year, Jasper led the team in scoring (19.2 ppg), rebounding (8.6 rpg), and field goal percentage (.426).  For his efforts, he was named Co-Southern Conference Player of the Year and earned 1st team All Southern Conference honors.


 


Greg Loftus ’95
Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, & Tennis

It wouldn’t be a stretch to call Greg Loftus an all-around athlete.  Loftus excelled in four sports during his four-year athletic career at Curley.  He is most recognized for his contributions to the soccer program having been a three-year starter under legendary coach Pep Perrella.  He was a member of the 1993 MSA “A” Conference championship team and earned All-City/County, All-Metro, and All-State recognition during his tenure.  In 1994 he captained the Friars.  The winter season saw Loftus transition to the basketball court where he was a two-year starter on varsity.  In the spring on the tennis court, Loftus earned MSA singles championships in the MSA “B” Conference as a sophomore and junior and the team captured the team title in 1994.  The spring of his senior year, the 1995 Fr. Julian “Athlete of the Year” took a break from tennis and took to baseball where he led Al Frank’s squad in home runs.  Loftus was named the Ideal Curley Man of the Year in 1995 for his outstanding qualities of leadership, scholarship, character, and service.

Loftus continued his soccer career in college at Mount Saint Mary’s.  He was a four-year starter under Mark Mettrick.  Loftus currently serves as the head Junior Varsity Coach at his alma mater and is actively involved in coaching at the club level with the Baltimore Union Soccer Club.

 


Craig Tillman
Lacrosse Coach

Craig Tillman served as Curley’s first varsity lacrosse coach.  In his ten years at the helm the Friars won 72 games and captured two MSA championships (1969 & 1971).  Under his leadership, nearly 50 players went on to compete in lacrosse at the collegiate level.  Although job responsibilities forced Tillman to resign from his head coach position, he continued to assist the Curley Lax program.  Former players created the A. Craig Tillman award for lacrosse in the late 1970’s and the award is still given to Curley’s top lacrosse player each season.

Tillman went on to officiate lacrosse at the high school, college, and professional level for 30 years.  This included evaluating NCAA college officials, being a part of five NCAA Final Fours, and serving as an indoor lacrosse official in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League.  He also is the recipient of numerous awards for his service to lacrosse and officiating that include the Andrew Kirkpatrick Memorial Award, The Bernie Ulman Award, and the Charles B. Ellinger Award. 

 

3rd Class of the Curley Athletic Hall of Fame - Inducted October 21, 2017

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2nd  Class of the Curley Athletic Hall of Fame - Inducted October 15, 2016

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Inaugural Class of the Curley Athletic Hall of Fame - Inducted October 24, 2015

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