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Jerry Witty
Inducted in 1996
In the Category of
Men's Tennis
Graduated: 1981
Wherever there lies a record in the annals of men's tennis at College of St. Francis, Jerry Witty's name sits right next to it. Of the 12 single-season and career Top Ten leader boards, Witty's name can be found anywhere between the Nos. 1-9 slots in each of the dozen departments. The most notable come in the longevity charts, where he has a firm hold on second-place in career overall and singles wins (at the #3 spot) with 146 and 74, respectively. He is not far off the top mark, either, in terms of career doubles wins with his No. 3 rating of 72 victories. Witty's 47 combined wins in his freshman campaign of 1978 in singles (22 victories) and doubles play (25) lands in the identical spot. That same year, he teamed up with 1994 Hall of Fame pick Steve Blim to gain a share of the top mark for doubles wins with 25. Bob Tomasino, the first tennis Hall-of-Famer back in 1991, also equalled that victory total that season, as did three other Saints later on. However, unlike any of the other five, Witty performed the feat twice winning 25 matches again the following year (1979), this time with Wayne Adkins. Seasons like that pair enabled Witty to win 72 of a possible 92 career doubles matches at the #2 spot on his way to three district and two conference titles. A key part of 25th-place NAIA national finishers in 1978 and 1979, he becomes the fourth Hall of Fame recipient from that late 70's-early 80's era. An account manager for Commonwealth Edison in Oak Brook, Witty resides in Joliet with his wife, Jeana. He graduated in 1981 with a degree in Business Administration.
 
 
Saints Hall of Fame
InducteeYearGrad DateSport(s)
Christopher Batus19981991Football
Tom Baumgartner19941983Baseball
Lori Bayless-Pych19981991Softball
Barbara Bell19941992Softball
Julia Blair19951987Volleyball
Steve Blim19941981Men's Tennis
Nick Booras19921977Men's Basketball/Men's Tennis
Kim Brinkman19931983Women's Basketball/Softball
Dyke Buerkett19991983Men's Basketball
Lee Capista2009Men's Basketball
Brian Capodice19951988Football
Paul Chovanec20101993Baseball
Nick Cladis19931984Baseball
Diane Comer19961987Women's Basketball
Lawrence Davis19971981Men's Basketball
Jon Debus19921980Baseball
Ann Deen19961991Volleyball
Tony Delgado2009Coach: Baseball
Mike Dilger19991991Football
Nola Farley20081995Volleyball
John Fay19971988Football
Mike Feminis19961990Football
Alex Fernandez19971992Baseball
Diana Fisher19981990Women's Basketball
Colleen Fitzgerald19951985Women's Basketball/Volleyball
Ali Franzen20101997Softball; Head Coach: Softball
Diane Frericks19921987Women's Cross Country
Bill Gerrish19911975Men's Basketball/Baseball
Gordie Gillespie1992Coach: Baseball/W. Basketball/Football; Ath. Director/Ath. Chairman
Kathy Goebel19941985Volleyball
Dan Goggins20081991Baseball/Football
Bob Halberg20101975Men's Cross Country
Barney Hance19921976Men's Cross Country
Jack Hermanski2010Assistant Coach: Men's Basketball
Lee Irvin19931981Men's Basketball/Men's Tennis
Jane Karges19941980Women's Tennis
Dan Kelly19971982Men's Golf
Jim Kelly19951984Baseball
Teresa Keniley-Coccaro19931987Softball
Mike Kocinski19961987Baseball
Sheavoun Pivaronas Lambillotte19931987Volleyball
Holly Luenemann20091993Volleyball
Rich Luenemann2008Head Volleyball Coach/Assistant Athletic Director
Lisa Lukach20081992Softball
Shelli Meils20081991Softball
Kendra Horsman Meyer19981993Volleyball
Dave Michaels19961979Men's Basketball
Kurt Miller19911985Baseball
Mike Mravle20081997Men's Soccer
Sandra O'Rourke19991993Softball
John Orr1997President/Chancellor
Steve Parris2008Baseball
Julius Patterson19941979Basketball
Joel Pejkovich20091990Football
Laney Pellegrini20102003Women's Basketball
Jeff Petrovic20091997Men's Golf
Chris Prieboy19911983Women's Basketball/Softball/Women's Tennis
Pat Quigley19931981Men's Basketball/Men's Tennis
John Randich19921976Men's Basketball/Baseball
Joe Shankland19981984Men's Golf
Dave Shea19951984Men's Basketball
Donna Sniegowski19911982Volleyball
Mike Spinozzi19911981Baseball
Paul Stachowicz19981986Men's Basketball
Pat Sullivan2010Coach: M. Basketball; Ath. Director; Ath. Chairman
Bob Tomasino19911980Men's Tennis
Marcy Turek19991993Women's Basketball
Barb Watters19941979Women's Tennis
Andy Weis19991990Baseball
Nick Weis19991991Baseball
Debbie Walsh Wiseman19921987Volleyball
Jerry Witty19961981Men's Tennis
Jodi Zier20091996Softball