“Bob” Surace was an outstanding scholar athlete at Millville High School where he graduated in 1986. He achieved five varsity letters during his high school career in football, baseball and track and field. He accomplished several first team recognitions by local/state media with additional honors by South Jersey All-1980’s Football Team, All Century Football Team of the Modern Era, and was selected to participate in the prestigious North-South Football Classic.
Anthony Wayne “Bubba” Green was born in Cape May, NJ, grew up in Woodbine, NJ and graduated from Millville High School in 1976 where he was a leader with the 1975 New Jersey Group IV Undefeated Thunderbolt Football Team. He lettered in football for four years at North Carolina State and was a member of the Baltimore Colts in the NFL.
Brian Surace was an outstanding scholar athlete at Millville High School where he graduated in 1991. He was a three year varsity football Thunderbolt and accomplished several 1st team recognitions by local media and was named the Thunderbolt Scholarship Winner for football and selected to play in the prestigious North-South All Star game.
Jim McCormick graduated from Millville High School with the Class of 1976 where he performed at high levels in football, basketball and baseball. “Basketball was his number one sport, with baseball his best.” He was considered a leader on the MHS 1975 Undefeated NJ Group IV State Champion Thunderbolt Football team.
The handshakes, hugs and smiles were evident at the Induction of Jim McCormick, Anthony “Bubba” Green, Brian and Bob Surace into The All Sports Museum of Southern New Jersey as well as the Recognition of the 1975 Millville High School Undefeated New Jersey Group IV Thunderbolt Football Team, Saturday, March 12th at the New Jersey Motor Sports Park.
Although the weather outside was horrific, the atmosphere inside was warm and congenial. All 117 who attended were pleased to reminisce with one another after almost 47 years.
Pictured is the 1975 Millville High School Football team (players, coaches and teammates (or representatives).
And from Left to Right are Inductees Jim McCormick, Millville’s Mayor Lisa Ornsdorf, Bob Surace, Coach Tony Surace (representing his inducted son, Brian), and Nancy Green (representing her inducted husband, Bubba Green, posthumously).
1975 Millville High School Undefeated New Jersey Group IV Thunderbolt Football TeamGeorge Edgar Joyce III2022-03-15T11:25:39-04:00
Sean Collins, born September 25, 1977 is the son of former NJ Assemblyman and Speaker, Jack and Betsy Collins. He graduated Schalick High School in 1996 where he received All Tri County Conference Honors in Football; in Basketball he scored 1393 points, was a 3 time Tri – County All Star and South Jersey All Group 1 and, in Baseball, was a Two Time Participant in the Prestigious Carpenter Club.
He is a Monmouth University Graduate in 2000 after receiving a full scholarship and was a Two Time Captain in Basketball. Sean returned to coach at his alma mater, Schalick High School from 2002-2007 where he earned 4 Tri-County Championships, a South Jersey Group 1 Championship and led his team to a NJ State Group 1 Final with a total record of 111 – 44.
He coached basketball at Paulsboro High School from 2010 – 2017 where he won 6 Colonial Patriot Championships, 4 South Jersey Group 1 Championships, led his teams to 2 NJ Group 1 Finals, and 1 NJ Group I Championship, compiling a record of 175-39.
Collins was born in Atlantic City and moved to Gloucester City, New Jersey at a young age. He attended Gloucester Catholic High School, where he excelled at basketball. He went on to Glassboro State College (now Rowan University), receiving a B.A. degree in science education in 1964 and a master’s degree in student personnel services in 1967. With the Glassboro Profs basketball team, Collins scored 1,038 points in his career, earning him a place in the South Jersey Basketball Hall of Fame.
After graduation, he taught science and coached basketball at Sterling High School. The following year he was invited to become basketball coach at the newly established Camden County College. A year later he became head coach at Glassboro State, and at 26 was one of the youngest head basketball coaches in the country. As coach he racked up 131 victories and three consecutive conference titles.
On Monday, October 18th, 2021 we celebrated the induction of Seiki Murono, BHS Class of 1962, into The All Sports Museum of Southern New Jersey for his athletic prowess on the football and baseball fields as well as the basketball court. He went on to achieve the highest of honors at Franklin & Marchall College and became a huge business success in banking.
In addition to the usual participants, classmates Claude McAllister ( classmate and football/baseball teammate) and Paul Noguchi ( baseball teammate) shared their memories of Seiki’s influence on others.
Seiki and his wife, Lynette, enjoyed time with friends, old and new.
On Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 Larry Litwin, an executive in many sports-oriented organizations and especially the South Jersey Baseball Hot Stovers and Hall of Fame as well as with the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association, was inducted into The All Sports Museum of Southern New Jersey. It was a wonderful day of family and colleagues reminiscing about all the many various experiences Larry has had over many years. His resume is extensive and the accolades are well deserved.