Congratulations to Goretti’s 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
St. Maria Goretti High School held the fourth annual Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 29, 2014. This year’s inductees along with family members, friends, and fellow alumni gathered at the Academy Theater Banquet & Conference Center in downtown Hagerstown to recognize the achievements and contributions of four people who are very special to the Goretti family.
Jim Martin, a current teacher and former coach at Goretti is one of the four 2014 inductees. Martin, who resides in Hagerstown, began teaching at Goretti in the late 1960’s and began coaching in the mid-1970’s. Over the years, he coached JV and Varsity girls basketball, freshman boys basketball, softball, cross country, and JV and Varsity boys and girls soccer. In the fall of 1986, under his leadership, the Varsity boys soccer team held a record of 19-1 for the season. Martin was joined by fellow inductee Ed Savino, class of 1990. Savino, of Egg Harbor, New Jersey, was coached by Martin and was a starter for the Varsity boys soccer team beginning his freshman year. He holds the record at the school for scoring 85 goals during his time at Goretti. Former Maryland State Delegate, Paul Muldowney, of Hagerstown, was also inducted into the Hall of Fame. Muldowney, whose seven children each graduated from the school, will be recognized for his commitment to and support of athletics at Goretti for over 40 years. Muldowney had at least one child playing varsity sports for 17 consecutive years at the school. He was also a former timekeeper for boys basketball. Linda Long Seifarth, a member of the class of 1976 was inducted and recognized as a trailblazer for girls sports at the school. Seifarth, who resides in Hagerstown, was also coached by Martin and played basketball, softball, and soccer at Goretti and was a member of the school’s cross country team. During her time at Goretti, the softball team won the Blue Ridge Conference Championship.