Six from Wayne Inducted into DePaul Hall of Fame

Inductees include legendary basketball coach Bart Fazio

Six Wayne residents were inducted into the DePaul Catholic High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame earlier this month.

William Betz, Class of 1981

Betz played five sports during his tenure at DePaul: Cross country, baseball, football, golf, and basketball.

A seven-time letterman, Betz coached the freshman football team his senior year after sustaining a knee injury.

The basketball team won the Skyline Championship his senior year. The Spartans defeated the Wayne Valley High School in the semi-finals of the county basketball tournament that year. He played basketball at Middlebury College and was captain his junior and senior years. He received the Middlebury Unsung Hero Award in 1984.

Two of Betz’s children are DePaul graduates while his daughter currently attends the school.

Charissa Murray Cronin, Class of 1984

Cronin was a four-year varsity letter recipient in field hockey, basketball, and softball.

As field hockey captain she guided the Spartans to state championship in 1982.

She was an all-county, all-conference, and all-state award winner.

Cronin received her bachelor’s of arts in Economics from College of the Holy Cross. She is a certified health coach with her own practice, C.M.C. Health Coaching LLC. She helps people heal chronic health conditions through diet and lifestyle changes.

Patrick Monahan, Class of 1970

Monahan, a seven-time letterman, played football, basketball, and baseball.

He received second team all-state, and first team all-county honors in football. He was named second team all-county for basketball.

He played football and baseball at Hofstra University for four years. He received his bachelor of arts and master of business administration form Hofstra.

Gary Van Schaften, Class of 1967

Van Schaften won the conference, county, and state cross county championships his senior year.

He lettered in both cross-county and track at St. Francis College and ran in the Boston Marathon.

Bart Fazio

Bart Fazio is the all-time county leader in victories for boys basketball with 445, 337 of them while at DePaul. He won seven league titles and two county championships during his tenure.

The Passaic County Coaches Association named Fazio Coach of the Year in 2003. His team finished with a 25-1 record that year, winning the school’s first ever county basketball championship.


Rick Guttroff

Guttroff was a member of the Spartan’s baseball coaching staff for 15 years. He helped coach Joe Lennon win 216 games and three county championships.

He is a graduate of St. Peter’s University and St. John’s University.

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Heidi Hey Heido Ho February 24, 2013 at 02:48 AM
Congratulation Bill! Definition of the term "scholar-athlete." Your fellow spartans are proud of your accomplishments!


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