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November 23, 2012

Peabody honors Hall of Fame Class of 2012


Helder Braz (1982) joins siblings Fernando and Gina in the Hall. All were outstanding runners. His coach George Smyrnios called him one of the best cross country runners ever for the Tanners. He went on to earn All New England, All East and All American honors at UMass-Dartmouth.

Athletic trainer (1992-2000) Molly Foster was inducted as a contributor, who gained the respect of coaches and athletes alike. She is now a physical education teacher in Peabody and a commissioner of the Peabody Parks and Recreation Committee.

Sherri Cove Zerfoss was a member of the 1985 state champion basketball team. She was also captain of the softball team and GBL scoring leader in field hockey. She was named Female Athlete of the Year at Eastern Nazarene College and still lives in Peabody.

Chuck Tobey (1972) was a football, track, and basketball standout. He was a starter on the ‘69 undfeated state champion team as a sophomore (two way tackle), who went on to start 40 consecutive games for Bridgewater State. As athletic director at Gulliver Schools in Miami he also coached football and track.

Rich Kiley (1973) was a three sport athlete in football, track, and basketball. He was best known as a versatile football player, who helped the team in several capacities. He currently resides in Peabody with his family.

Matt Funchion (1974) was a hard nosed Tanner lineman, who also played baseball and ran track. He went to Boston College on a football scholarship, but his career ended early because of a neck injury. He now lives in Philadelphia and is president of Penn Beer Distributors.

Ted Grevelis (’83) still holds the school record in the 50 meter high hurdles, and also starred on the football field. His track team won the state indoor meet, Division 1, and Mass Relays. He lives in Minnesota now.

Jonathan Harris (’86) was a superb swimmer who scored over 100 points in all four seasons he competed and set 18 records. He continued his swimming career at the University of Pennsylvania, and now lives in California.

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