The 47th Curbstone Coaches Hall of Fame Banquet is slated for Sun., May 4 with 14 new members set to be enshrined during ceremonies at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center, 7440 South Ave.
Pat Narduzzi, former Ursuline High School, YSU and Rhode Island football star, and current defensive coordinator for Rose Bowl champion Michigan State University will serve as guest speaker.
The 2014 class includes Dan Birmingham (boxing), Dorothy (Bowers) Collins (basketball), Don Brunetti (football), Bud Frazier (track and field), Nick Gavolas (swimming/diving), Dan Guerrieri (bowling), Dennis Krancevich (baseball), Ron Lynn (football), Carol Pennington (bowling), Jim Pepperney (special award), Richard Skelton (bowling), Robert Winterburn (football), Jackie (Bak) Yost (swimming/diving) and Dan Zarlingo (basketball/football).
This year, the Curbstone Coaches Hall of Fame will feature three local bowling stars; the first time ever dating to its first selection in 1958 (Mike Mauser), that three keglers will gain entrance in the same year.
Born on Oct. 15, 1960, Dan Guerrieri is a 1978 graduate of Ursuline High School, joining Carol Pennington and Richard Skelton as this year’s 57th, 58th and 59th honorees.
During an illustrious bowling career, Guerrieri has rolled 70, perfect 300 games; a total of 37, 800 sets and posted a career-best 241 season average.
While at Ursuline High School he lettered in both baseball and wrestling, but it’s his bowling exploits for which he gains entrance into the area’s most recognized hall of fame.
When Guerrieri wins a championship, he doesn’t just win a title; he finds a way to duplicate and repeat and has done so on many occasions in both singles or doubles play, and as a team member.
A Youngstown City Tournament Singles champion, he is a five-time Youngstown City Tournament Doubles champion (with this year’s fellow bowling inductee Richard Skelton, Don Bagdassarian, Chuck Zarbaugh and Neil Guerrieri) as well.
A 12-time Youngstown City Tournament Team champion, he is also a seven-time Youngstown City Tournament All Events champion.
An Ohio Tournament Bowlers Association champion and Ohio Majors Bowlers Federation champion, he has also captured the Pittsburgh Tournament Bowlers Association title.
A two-time Pittsburgh Bowlers Tour champ, he is a two-time Pittsburgh Senior Bowlers Tour winner and a three-time Carl Frame Senior/Junior Doubles Tournament champion (along with Tom Smith and Tony Chearno).
He captured the Glen Hannum Memorial Tournament championship and is a three-time John Bossone Thanksgiving Classic champion.
On two separate occasions he has captured the Simon Roofing, Holiday Bowl Masters Tournament, Youngstown Masters and Youngstown Senior Masters, also winning the Niles Masters Tournament, National Amateur Bowling Rankings Tournament and TNBA Youngtown Senate Doubles (with partner Tim Graham).
A member of the Professional Bowlers Association for 12 years, he is also a two-time member of the PBA Central Region Resident Pro Team.
A PBA Miller Lite Open champion, he posted (along with partner Joe Nuzzo) a Top-20 Doubles finish at the 2008 United States Bowling Congress National Championship.
In 1994, he was an Award of Merit Recipient for High Series (857) from the Youngstown Bowling Association and in 1995, followed that up with the same award from the Salem Bowling Association for his 847 Series.
In 1995, along with Rob Theis, Lou Dinardo and Anthony Lombardo, they were the Team Achievement Award Recipient for High Series in the Nation on a 4 Man Team (3036).
In 2013 at the Storm Bowlers Journal National Championship Tournament, he teamed with Bob Eckenrode to place fourth in the Open Division Doubles, finishing second in Senior Division Doubles (with Joe Nuzzo) and second in Senior Division Singles.
He served as assistant coach with the Boardman High School girl’s bowling team while his daughter, Danielle, finished with high average on the Spartans’ 2003 state runner-up squad.
A ball driller for 10 years in the Boardman Lanes Pro Shop, he currently works as a timekeeper with the Youngstown Water Department.
He and his wife, Sandi, are the parents of two daughters; Dana (Myers) and Danielle (Williamson). They have two granddaughters, Carson and Alexa; and reside on Buchanan Drive in Boardman.
Tickets for the event are $50 each and can be obtained by calling Mike Murray, ticket chairman at (330)-565-7820, or by visiting the organization’s website at www.curbstonecoaches.org.