“I coached in Swampscott for 16 years,” said Settlemeyer, who now lives in Marblehead and has 12 grandchildren. She said she has a very hard time on Thanksgiving at the traditional Marblehead-Swampscott foootball game. “The thing that stands out in my mind from my time coaching is the kids. I had so many wonderful young people.”
John Toner, class of 1973, joins his brother Tom, nephew Ed and niece Kathleen in the Hall of Fame. A football star for the Big Blue, he went on to captain UMass Amherst.
“The great people in Swampscott made it a lot of fun,” said Toner, who now lives in Marblehead. “My favorite memory from my playing days is my Pop Warner coach, who took us out for ice cream sundaes after we won.”
Bob Friberg is now 86-years old. He was not only a three sport athlete, who played football, basketball, and baseball but president of the class of 1944.
“I remember defeating Marblehead, 33-0 on Thanksgiving, and that was the first time we’d beat them in 25 or 30 years. That was a big victory for us,” said Friberg, who was a teacher/coach. He and his wife have been married for 64 years and have seven children.
Julianne Ferguson (2001) was an outstanding softball pitcher, who led her team to the North semifinals both in her sophomore and senior years. She was named Northeastern Conference MVP as a senior, and went on to play softball at Pine Manor College.
Jon Levine (1972) set a school record for most rebounds (24) and offensive rebounds (16) in a game as a member of the ‘71 and ‘72 NEC champion Big Blue basketball teams. He also competed in the high hurdles and triple jump for the track team. At Salem State he was two time MVP of the basketball team and three times named MVP of the track team. He is a member of the SSU Hall of Fame, and went on to play professional basketball in Israel for eight years.