Former Oneonta High boys and girls basketball coach Bob Zeh headlines a list of four who will be inducted into the SUNY Cobleskill Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday.
Zeh, a 1963 Cobleskill graduate, will join Rodney Wiltshire (class of 1971), Rachel Gregg (2000) and Mary Ellis-Herod (2003) as 2014 inductees.
Zeh spent 28 years as the Yellowjackets boys basketball coach, compiling a record of 366-214 that included six league titles and four sectional championships before stepping aside in the late-1990s.
As the school’s girls varsity coach for 10 seasons, Zeh had a record of 161-63. He guided the Yellowjackets to sectional titles in 2005 and 2008-10. Zeh also helped OHS to a Southern Tier Athletic Conference title in 2009, when his team’s lone loss in the Class B state final, 39-35, to Section One’s Nanuet. OHS also made it to the state final in Zeh’s final season, falling 54-33, to Irvington in 2010.
Zeh has served an assistant basketball coach at Hartwick College, aiding the men’s team in the late-1980s, and the women’s team for the past four seasons.
This marks the latest Hall of Fame for Zeh, who is also in the OHS Hall, the Section Four Hall and the New York State Basketball Coaches Association Hall.
Wiltshire was a standout in track and cross country for the Fighting Tigers.
On the track team, he specialized in the 440-yard hurdles, earning NJCAA All-American honors by placing fourth at nationals as a sophomore. Wiltshire also earned NJCAA All-American recognition as a member of Coblekill’s mile relay team.
He was the fifth man on Cobleskill’s cross-country team.
Wiltshire accepted an athletic scholarship to attend St. John’s University after graduating from Cobleskill.
Gregg was named Cobleskill’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2000. A standout distance runner, Gregg earned NJCAA All-American Second Team status in the 5,000 meters in 1999 and the 10,000 in 2000.
In 1999, Gregg was a Third Team NJCAA All-American in cross country.
Gregg attended Albany College of Pharmacy after graduating from Cobleskill. She earned a doctorate of pharmacy degree in 2004.
Ellis-Herod was a two-sport standout for the Fighting Tigers, earning Second Team NJCAA All-American honors as a thrower on the track team and a goalie on the soccer team.
In soccer, she was the Most Valuable Defensive Player in the 2002 NJCAA Region III soccer tournament as well as being named a First Team all-Region III selection that season.
In track, Ellis-Herod won Mountain Valley Conference titles in the javelin in 2002 and the discus in 2003. She also won a Region III championship in the discus in 2003.
Ellis-Herod, Cobleskill’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2003, went on to graduate from Brockport.
SUNY Delhi’s Eric Walling shot rounds of 75 and 73 on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, to finish in a tie for seventh place in the Shenandoah University Invitational at the par-70 Shenandoah Valley Golf Course in Virginia.
Walling’s performance helped the Broncos to a sixth-place finish in the nine-team event. Delhi finished with 611 strokes. Roanoke won with 588.
Joseph Burgin finished 23rd for Delhi. He followed a first-round 79 with a 74.
Delhi will compete at Elmira today.
Men’s soccer player Mike Rood and field hockey player Claudia Stone were named Hartwick College’s Hawks of the Week.
Sophomore Rood, a Susquehanna Valley graduate, had a goal and an assist in Hartwick’s 2-2 non-conference tie with the University at Albany on Saturday. Rood scored on a 25-yard shot to tie the score at 1 in the 50th minute. Rood then assisted Dean Fowler’s goal that evened the score at 2 in the 61st minute.
Stone, a freshman, scored and assisted in Hartwick’s 2-1 win over Brockport on Saturday. She set up Mckenzie Bond’s goal in the 21st minute and then scored the go-ahead goal 1:16 into the second half. Stone is tied for the team lead in points (nine) and assists (three).