The 2016 Class of the Carroll F. Bradley Hall of Fame at Eastern Nazarene College was inducted Friday night at the Homecoming celebration dinner. Mark Carr, Donald Eads, Dr. Jerry McCloy, Rick Reyenger, Lynn (Norman) Simpson, and the 1970-71 Men's Basketball Team were all honored.
The Carroll F. Bradley Hall of Fame began in 1994 and the 2016 Class is the ninth to be inducted.
There will be a small ceremony Saturday morning in the lobby of the Lahue Physical Education Center to recognize all of the 2016 inductees.
Saturday's ceremony will be broadcast live here.
Mark D. Carr – Men's Basketball
Mark Carr, Class of 1982, played basketball at ENC from 1978 - 1982, scoring 2,539 career points and helping ENC to 78 wins in his four seasons. He is ranked second in school history for career points. The team made playoff appearances every year either in NAIA or NCCAA, making it to the national NCCAA tournament in Tennessee during his freshman and senior years. He retired as a U.S. Postal Inspector in 2012 and now works as a Federal Government Contract Background Investigator. He was raised in Rockville, Maryland and was the only one of eight children to graduate from college.
He earned various basketball awards as a player. Among them are NCCAA First Team All-American as a senior (1981-82), D-3 All-New England as well as NCCAA All District Team as a junior and the Seaboard Athletic Conference All Conference Team as a senior. He spent several weeks as Athletic Conference Basketball Player of the Week and received several ENC All-Star Honor Roll selections.
He married his college sweetheart and former ENC cheerleader, Frannie Bradley, and they have celebrated 31 years of marriage. They have two sons – Ryan, who is a special education teacher, and Kevin, who plays basketball for the Washington Generals/Harlem Globetrotter organization. Mark was a U.S. Postal Inspector for 23 years in the Baltimore –Washington Field Office. As a Postal Inspector he received numerous awards and recognition for his investigative work involving employee misconduct, workplace violence, illegal drugs being sent through the mail, and bank and identity fraud investigations. Most significantly he spent four years on the largest federal investigation in American history, the Anthrax investigation. He also received the 2011 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) National Investigative Award.
He is thankful for having 24/7 access to the ENC gym as a student and for daily pick-up games with teammates as well as professors, students and many local town kids. He loved the school spirit and camaraderie of the student body and the chance to participate in King's Tournament.
Donald Eads – Men's Basketball
Donald Eads, Class of 1972, played basketball at ENC from 1970-1972, scoring 1,770 career points as a guard and helping ENC to 51 wins in his two seasons. Don was selected to appear in the 1972 edition of Outstanding College Athletes in America. During the 1971-72 season, Don finished as the fourth highest NAIA scorer in the nation. He set a new single season ENC record of 1,039 points and a single game record of 49 points.
Don helped the Crusaders to a second place NCCAA finish in the 1970-71 season and a fourth place finish in the 1971-72 season. At the NCCAA tournament, Eads set a single game tournament record of 42 points. He also helped ENC take first place at King's Tournament both seasons that he played.
He was the first to receive a college degree in his family. He played college basketball for four years and baseball for two years. He is also inducted in the Cougars Hall of Fame at Mount Vernon Nazarene College (now University), the college from which he transferred to ENC.
Don is a retired teacher and coach. He served as a high school physical education and health teacher in Florida and Ohio for 33 years and coached basketball, baseball and volleyball for 20 years. He is living in Florida and enjoys keeping up with the athletic endeavors of his nine grandchildren.
Dr. Jerry McCloy – Men's Basketball - Cross Country Coach
Dr. Jerry McCloy, Class of 1965, scored 961 points during his four years as a forward on the Crusader basketball team. He earned Professor Emeritus of Mathematics status at ENC in 2002, after serving 32 years as a professor of mathematics and computer science.
Jerry graduated from ENC with a degree in mathematics and completed post-graduate work at Temple University. He received a PhD in Mathematics with a concentration in Combinatoric Group Theory. Upon completion of his degree, Jerry and his wife, Marti (Class of 1965), returned to ENC, where they were resident directors in Memorial Hall for 5 years. During his tenure, Jerry started the cross country team in 1973, which he coached for six years, and later served as the assistant basketball coach for seven years.
In 1980, Jerry went back to school, attending Boston University, the Wang Institute of Technology and UMass, where he completed a Master's degree in Computer Science and received the Outstanding Student Award. Jerry then went on to forge the Computer Science program at ENC, with a focus on real-world application. Through his affiliations with Motorola, Jerry was able to build a state-of-the-art computer lab through donated office and lab equipment. Jerry retired from ENC in 2002, and later from Motorola, where he was a principal engineer for 14 years in the automating of manufacturing processes and system engineering. Since then Jerry has been busy making a career of golf, which he plays rain or shine nine months of the year.
Rick Reyenger – Men's Basketball
Rick Reyenger, Class of 1974, played basketball at ENC from 1970-1974, scoring 1,151 career points, 1,496 career rebounds and helping ENC to 88 wins in four seasons. He was born in Quincy, MA and graduated from Quincy High School as a member of the QHS Basketball Hall of Fame. He served in the U.S. Army and earned a master's degree from Kansas State University.
Rick was the leading rebounder and defensive stopper against any big man the Crusaders faced. He had a great mid-range jump shot and cleaned the offensive glass for points and the defensive glass for the start of many fast breaks. The 1970-1971 men's basketball team had a record setting 19 game winning streak when Rick joined the team after the Christmas break.
Having grown up on Quincy Bay, he was extremely fortunate to cultivate his passion for boating into a successful 40-plus-year career in the marine industry. He led international divisions of Fortune 500 companies, including Outboard Marine Corporation, and guided legendary brands like Boston Whaler and Mako Marine. For the past 16 years, as partner and CEO of Marine Accessories Corporation, he has traveled the world in search of companies to add to their portfolio of brands. He has been able to satisfy his competitive nature by conducting mergers and acquisitions. He chairs the Board of Directors for Marine Accessories Corporation and serves on two national boards related to the marine industry.
Cheryl, his wife of 41 years, has been with him every step of the way—while raising their three children. They now enjoy spending time with their seven grandchildren, running a horse facility with their daughter in Georgia, traveling abroad, and boating in the Gulf of Mexico.
Lynn (Norman) Simpson – Women's Volleyball
Lynn (Norman) Simpson, Class of 1986, played volleyball from 1982 to 1986. During her career, she helped guide ENC to 129 victories from 1982-85 and was an integral part of three NAIA National Tournament appearances in 1983, 1984 and 1985. Lynn had one of the keenest volleyball minds of any ENC player. She understood the game and the skill necessary to play the game at a high level. Her work ethic made her a positive team leader. Lynn developed exceedingly accurate serving skill that was never impacted by game pressure. Her hitting skill could pinpoint the open spot and those who managed to get a touch found it difficult to handle. Lynn's creative touch to custom made uniform design had Hawaiian opponents begging to trade ENC warm-ups with them.
She is currently the Pastor to Children and Youth at the Portland, MI Church of the Nazarene. She recently finished the Ministry Preparation Courses at Nazarene Bible College to be ordained as an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Lynn has continued to share her love of God and sports after graduating from ENC. The Bradford, PA Church of the Nazarene awarded Lynn a Distinguished Service Award in 2008. She has served as the speaking evangelist for children at the Upstate New York District Camp. She has coached high school volleyball in Waynesburg, PA and JV volleyball in Bradford, PA as well as coaching teams that were part of Festival of Life - New England District and Pittsburgh District.
Lynn married Larry (Bart) Simpson on New Year's Eve 1995 and they have two sons: Jalon (18) and Noah (11).
Gerry Wood (manager), Bill Whitman, Mark Sanford, Donald Eads, Jeffery Davidson, Rick Reyenger, Clarke Adams, Ronald Bradley, Donald Constantine, Thomas Gunsalus, Stephen Shoff, Raymond Shannon, Michael Vetros (statistician) and Coach Jim Smith
The Men's 1970-1971 Basketball Team had a record year. At the King's Tournament, they took first place and Clarke Adams, Don Eads, and Ron Bradley were elected to the All-Tournament Team. At the N.C.C.A.A Finals in Chattanooga they took second place and Ron Bradley was chosen as Most Valuable Player for the tournament. They ended the season with an overall record of 26-5 – Highest single-season wins total in program history. With 19 of those wins in a row – they held the record for longest winning-streak in program history.
They regularly scored over 100 points a game, 109 against Robert Wesleyan, 116 against Gordon, 126 against King's College and 113 against Gordon. This was helped by the spirit of optimism and confidence the players had in each other. Rick Reyenger joined the team after Christmas break and the 19 game winning streak began. He was the leading rebounder and big man for the Crusader defense. Ron Bradley, junior guard, started the season with 1,129 career points. Don Eads, junior guard, finished third in junior college scoring in the nation during his sophomore year. Bradley and Eads were two of the best shooters in the country, long distance and inside. Don Constantine, sophomore forward, was selected for The Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic Team the year before. Jeff Davidson, junior center, was previously on the All-Eastern Michigan All-Star team. Mark Sanford, sophomore guard, averaged 20 points per game during his freshman year on JV. Ray Shannon, sophomore guard, was an outstanding defender and ball handler, averaging 13.9 points and 5.3 rebounds during his freshman year. Steve Shoff, junior point guard, was a team leader and excelled at ball handling and passing. Bill Whitman and Tom Gunsales were freshman guards, both left handed with good jump shots. Bill was MVP of his high school team and Tom was on the All Northern League All-Star Team. Clarke Adams was a freshman forward who played like a veteran on both ends of the floor.