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Twinsburg Athletic Boosters Hall of Fame welcomes five new members

From Staff Reports Published: March 8, 2017 12:00 AM
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The Twinsburg Athletic Boosters welcomed five new members to its Hall of Fame March 3 at Twinsburg High School.

TAB's Chuck Glover inducted Amanda Knapp (Class of 2011), Chad Turchetta (Class of 2003) Bob Pacsi (coach), Don Jones (coach) and Gary Sorace (coach and athletic director) into the hall.

Sorace was honored for his tenure six-year tenure as R.B. Chamberlin High School's athletic director from 1984 to 1989. He helped found Twinsburg's softball and soccer programs as athletic director.

Sorace took over as athletic director after four years in charge of the Chamberlin wrestling program. He also served as Twinsburg's head golf coach from 2008 to 2012. Sorace also was was an assistant coach for the Tigers in wrestling (11 years), golf (14 years), volleyball (five years), football (three years) and soccer (two years).

Sorace is the current treasurer of TAB and president of the Twinsburg City Council.

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Pasci served as Twinsburg's head basketball coach for 26 before retiring after 2014-15 season. He won more than 500 games with the Tigers, leading Twinsburg and R. B. Chamberlin to nine conference championships and two district titles. Pacsi was named conference coach of the year on nine occasions.

A former guidance counselor at Twinsburg, Pacsi also a served as an assistant coach in the Tiger football and basketball programs.

Jones will enter his 30th years as head coach of the Twinsburg baseball program this spring. During his tenure, Jones has compiled a record of 377-271, leading the Tigers to the state final four in 1990 and 2006. He has won three district championships and is an inductee into the Northeast Ohio Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame.

Jones also spent 20 years as an assistant in the Tigers football and baseball programs.

Knapp was the first swimming in Twinsburg history to qualify for the Division I state meet. She did so three times during her career in the individual medley.

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Knapp was selected at twice at the Northeast Ohio Conference River Division most valuable player and was a four-time NOC champion in the 200-yard individual medley.

Turchetta was a three-time state qualifier and three-time state placer at the Division II level. He was sectional and district champion in 2002 and 2003.

After taking third place at 130 pounds in 2001, Turchetta took second at 135 pounds in 2002 and second at 140 pounds in 2004.

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