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Big East Blast - 2018

Coach Al Groh & Pete Groh,

Chaminade & the University of Virgina

John Heim, Cardinal Spellman & Villanova, Ernie Altamirano, Iona Prep & CW Post, Ed Sforza, Iona Prep & Villanova

Pat Spitaletta, Marist HS & URI, Tom Ehrhardt, Holy Cross & URI, Billy Catone, Holy Cross & URI, Bobby Ehrhardt, Holy Cross & URI, Bob Piazza, Holy Cross & Fairfield University

Chuck Mansfield, Chaminade & The College of Holy Cross & Pete Martin, Cardinal Hayes, URI & Montclair State

Ed Fabiani, Stepinac, Stan Aufieri, Stepinac, Des Lawe, Cardinal Hayes. All then went on to Fordham University

Joe Avena, New Dorp HS & Missouri Valley; Mike Ambrose, Iona Prep & University of Dayton

MIke Griffin, Narragansett HS & URI; Bob Bonistalli, Holy Cross & Yankton State

Tom Fike, Director of Alumni, Cardinal Hayes HS; Bill Heelan, Iona Prep & Syracuse University

Pete Groh, Tom Mulrooney, Bill Basel,  "Chaminade Guys"

Dan Devoe, Tom Carley, and Pat Keneally "Holy Cross Guys"

                                         Coaches Stan Aufieri & Bob Griffin

Holy Cross teammates George Emmons, Art Louise & Bill Orlaskey

George Emmons, Frank Orzo, Bob Piazza, Coach Bob Griffin & Bill Orlaskey

Tom Hall, SFP & Boston College; Carmen Flamino, HC Coach Tim Smith & Terry Tarpey - "Holy Cross Guys"

                                                 Blast 8 Hall of Famers Phil Costanzo & Tom Costello

Jim Sullivan, Jack Sheahan, John Monahan

"Holy Cross - class of '59"

    Hayesmen Chris Young, Des Lawe & Rudy Wandrusch 

Big East Blast - 2017

HOF'er Renzi Lamb with his Iona Boys

Paul Iacullo, Mike Grappone, Joe Toscano

(SFP Football Men)

Holy Cross HS, Class of '59

Al Groh, Renzi Lamb (seated, 4th from right) –

Iona & Chaminade Football Men)

Greg Bogdanich, Carl Kaussa,

Doug Randall, Warren Negri – URI Men

HOF'er J.P. Foschi

Coach Bill Basel, Mike Toop

& their Chaminade Boys

HOF'er Tom Earhardt with HC coaches

Stan Aufieri & Tom Pugh

Tom Rosato, Iona '67

HOF'er Tom Kiernan, Friend Dave McDevitt,

 Master Blaster Pete Martin

HOF'er Denny Golden, Holy Cross HS

& The College of Holy Cross

Master Blaster Pete Martin paying

his way into the Hall of Fame

Tom Kiely, Al Groh, Gus Nuzzolesse,

Chaminade Football Guys

Coach Bill Stetter &

Art Louise, Holy Cross '64

Hayes football captains Charlie Boytano,

Chris Bauer, Johnny Bibbo

Holy Cross Knights...

Michael Griffin, URI

HOF'er Darrell Reed

Jim Mahon, Charlie Boytano

Front Row (L-R) Holy Cross Coach Tim Smith,

HC & CH coaches Guido Maiolo, Bill Stetter

Back Row (L-R) CH Coaches

Big East Blast - 2016

2016 HOF Inductee - Coach Al Groh
2016 HOF Inductee - Coach Bob Griffin
2016 HOF Inductees Coach Al Groh & Kevin Ogletree
Frank Orzo & 2016 HOF Inductee Bill Stetter
"Stetter's Guys" - 1st Holy Cross HS varsity team - Phil Costanzo, Pat Keneally, Denny Golden, Carmen Flamino, Ron Mattana
"Griff's Guys" - University of Rhode Island - Warren Negri, Coach Bob Griffin, Greg Bogdanich, Doug Randall
The "Master Blaster" - Pete Martin
(Front row - L to R) Holy Cross HS varsity coaches - 1958 to present - Tom Pugh, Guido Maiolo, Bill Stetter, Tim Smith, Bob Griffin
Holy Cross HS varsity - Bob Earhardt, Pete Trupia, Bob Bonistelli, John Bonistelli, Bob Piazza, Tom Harris, Bill Catone

Big East Blast - 2015

Site of the 2015 Big East Blast - Tir Na Nog
Carmen Flamino & new Head Coach Tim Smith - Holy Cross HS
Rhody Goombahs - Pat Spitaletta & Pete Martin
Dan DeVoe, HC and the St. Francis Men
Iona Prep Men
The Hofstra "Flying Dutchmen"
Martin's "Boys" - Rock DeFillipis, Tom Kiernan, Dave McDevitt, Joe Stun
Dick Sforza - Mt. St. Michael & Temple; Joe Terilli - Mt. St. Michael & CW Post; Pete Trupia - Holy Cross & CW Post; Ernie Altimirano - Iona Prep & CW Post
Ken Purcell - Iona Prep & URI; Kevin Kealy - Iona Prep & Lehman; Ed Robinson - Iona Prep & Texas Christian University
Jim Stephens, John Heim, Julio Miranda, Pat Martin
Ron Zucker & Art Louise - Holy Cross HS
The Cardinal Hayes guys
Kevin Kealy, Ed Robinson, George Robinson
Len Vecchio, Gene Harris, Joe Toscano, John Bibbo
Larry Lynch, Ron Hren, Dennis O'Malley, Hofstra University
Art Louise & Mike Sapraicone, Holy Cross HS
Art Louise, Mike Sapraicone, Frank Orzo, Head Coach Tom Pugh, Asst. Head Coach Stan Aufieri & Tom Ehrhardt, Holy Cross HS
Aisling Fox, Manager Tir Na Nog & Associate
John McGurk - Hayes & Iona College; Chris Young - Hayes & Fordham University - "The Hayes Men"
Dick Sforza, Mount St. Michael & Temple University
The Holy Cross HS guys
Rudy Krizan & Brian Faherty, Holy Cross HS
Art Louise reading a tribute to Tom Pugh who retired after 42 years as Head Coach of Holy Cross HS
Bob Piazza, Bob Bonistelli, Rudy Krizan, John Devaney, Bill Orlaskey, Holy Cross HS
Martin's Boys - Greg Martin, Pete Martin Jr., John Hawksby, Eric Tendencia, Joe D'Angelo
Ron Hren, Hofstra
Jim Pugh, Chaminade & Hofstra
Rich Doino - Mt. St. Michael & Manhattan; Pat Spitaletta - Marist HS & URI; Joe Stun - Pope John & Montclair State
Martin's Boys - Julio Miranda; Jim Stephens; Pat Martin
Giggi Walter; Dennis O'Malley; Steve Tuttle - "Hofstra Guys"
Pete Trupia - Holy Cross & CW Post; Joe Stun - Montclair State; Joe Terilli - Mt. St. Michael & CW Post

Big East Blast - 2014

The Master Blaster Getting High with a Little Help From My Friends Thanks for coming!
Pat Spitaletta and Coach Griffin URI
Dennis O'Malley and El Presidente Tom Rosato - Hofstra Dutchmen
Justin and Greg Martin Thanks for your work at the Blast + my great friend Joe D'Angelo
Holy Cross plus 1 (l to r) Johnny TD Heim, Capt. Bob Erhardt, Bill Catone, Bob Piazza, Capt. Pete Trupia
The Night Blasters AKA The Fine Nine - No names sworn to secrecy
Master Blaster - Heart is good! I am back- Onward Blasters - full speed ahead!
The Jersey Boys - Jon Bernstein (raffle winner) Pete Martin Jr. and Justin Martin
Rob Morini and Mike Forbes Gregory's Boys URI

Big East Blast - 2013

Tom Nash, Holy Cross HS & University of Notre Dame; Coach Griffin; Pat Nash, Holy Cross HS
Gerry Burns, St. Francis Prep HS & Villanova; Dan DeVoe, Holy Cross HS; Vince O'Connor, Head Coach, St. Francis Prep
Holy Cross HS - One and all - Art Louise, George Emmons, Tom Nash, Bob Bonistelli, Tom Ponosuk, Frank Orzo, Rudy Krizan
GREAT Holy Cross Head Coaches - Tom Pugh & Bob Griffin
Art Louise, Holy Cross HS, William & Mary College; George Emmons, Holy Cross HS & Merchant Marine Academy; Tom Nash, Holy Cross HS & Notre Dame University
Bill Catone, Holy Cross HS; Greg Toop, Chaminade, Southern Connecticut & Asst. Coach, Merchant Marine Academy; Jim Pugh, Chaminade & Hofstra
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