Eight members will be inducted to the Manchester Catholic High Schools Hall of Fame at Trinity High School’s Kevin T. McHugh Gymnasium on Saturday, Nov. 9.Inductees are George Smith, Dan Hanagan, Marc Caron, Jeff Chenard, Mark Foley, Shane LaPorte, Tunji Awojobi and Chris Brickley.
There will be a social hour from 6-7 p.m., followed by dinner. The ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $25 apiece, can be obtained by calling Denny Smith at 668-4837.
George Smith, Bishop Bradley ’54: Smith played football for coach Jim Murphy before moving on to a lacrosse stint at New England College. Smith was a tremendous youth sports advocate and organizer. He served as a coach and sports official and was a former Carl Lundholm Award winner and Manchester Hall of Fame inductee.
Dan Hanagan, Bishop Bradley ’66: Hanagan three years of varsity basketball for Hall of Fame coach Frank O’Donnell. He helped the team to a 1964 state championship and a 1966 runner-up finish. Hanagan won the state free throw championship as a senior by converting 48 of 50 attempts.
Marc Caron, Trinity ’73: Caron spent his first three years at St. Anthony High School before moving over for his senior year at Trinity. Caron scored the first goals in Trinity school history in both soccer and boys’ hockey. He finished the soccer season as the high scorer and team MVP.
Jeff Chenard, Trinity ’81: Chenard played two years of basketball but excelled in four years of football. Chenard was a two-time first team All-State selection and served as the captain of the N.H. Shrine Team. He went on to become an All-Yankee Conference selection when he played football at the University of Rhode Island. He was named the Conference Defensive Player of the Year three straight years.
Mark Foley, Trinity ’86: Foley was a first team All-State selection in football and played on the N.H. Shrine Team. Foley went on to an All-New England honor at Maine Central Institute and then landed a full scholarship to play football at Iowa State. As a Cyclone, Foley was named an All-Big Eight Conference selection.
Shane LaPorte, Trinity ’92: LaPorte played the outfield and pitched on the 1992 state championship baseball team. LaPorte was a first team All-State selection and continued his playing career on a scholarship to Division I Coastal Carolina. In his one year of football at Trinity, LaPorte received an All-State honor at cornerback.
Tunji Awojobi, Trinity ’93: Awojobi was a basketball and track standout while at Trinity. Awojobi was named the New Hampshire Player of the Year and a USA Today All-American in basketball and was the state high jump champion in track and field. He went on to become Boston University’s all-time leader in points, rebounds and blocked shots in basketball.
Chris Brickley, Trinity ’05: Brickley was a four-year starter in varsity basketball, Brickley was named a first team All-Stater as a senior when he averaged 28.5 points per game. He finished with 1,578 career points before moving on to a college hoop career that included time at Northeastern, Southern New Hampshire University and Louisville. He was recently hired by the New York Knicks as an assistant coach.