West York Football Booster Club Hall of Fame to honor seven new members on Friday night

  • The West York Football Booster Club Hall of Fame will add seven new members.
  • A ceremony honoring the new hall of famers will take place at 6:25 p.m. Friday.
  • The ceremony will take place before West York's 2018 football home opener vs. Shippensburg.

Seven of the most prominent figures in West York football history will be honored on Friday night.

The West York Football Booster Club will recognize its 2018 hall of famers before the Bulldogs' home opener against Shippensburg. 

The ceremony is set to start at approximately 6:25 p.m., with the game scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The West York Football Booster Club Hall of Fame was started in 2016.

The seven men honored this season are Mark Brenneman, Thom Heckard, Troy Ketterman, Athan Margetas, Dan Haverstock, Steve Cotton and Karl Munscher.

Mark Brenneman. SUBMITTED

Mark Brenneman: Brenneman attended West York from 1966-1970 and played varsity football for three years at center and defensive tackle.

He helped the Bulldogs to two York County titles. After his senior season, Brenneman was an Associated Press all-state selection, a Big 33 member and captain and an honorable mention Scholastic Coaches magazine high school All-American.

Brenneman then played four years for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, starting at center in 1973 and 1974. He was a member of the 1973 national title team. In 1974, he was a second-team Academic All-American and an honorable mention AP All-American.

Thom Heckard. SUBMITTED.

His Notre Dame team awards include the John P. McMullan Award (for best exemplifying the student-athlete) and the Byron V. Kanaley Award (the Notre Dame faculty award for student and leader of men).

Thom Heckard: A 1980 graduate, Heckard was a three-sport standout for the Bulldogs.

He played three years of varsity football, spending time at defensive end, tight end and center. He was named All-York County in both his junior and senior years. His senior season also netted him a Super 22 Most Outstanding Lineman award and a nomination to the Big 33 squad.

Heckard moved on to Brown University from 1980-1984, where he was a two-sport athlete. He was a three-year starter on the football team as an outside linebacker. He also was a three-year starter for the baseball team and was signed by the New York Yankees in 1984.

Troy Ketterman: Attending West York from 1982-86, Ketterman spent three years on the varsity football team.

Troy Ketterman. SUBMITTED

He showcased his offensive skills as both a running back and receiver while spending time on the defensive side of the ball at safety.

Ketterman garnered All-York County honors for three seasons, including a Player of the Year award in 1985. He was also the Channel 27 Player of the Year and the York County scoring champ in 1985.

He attended West Chester University from 1986-1988, playing one year of football. He finished his college education at York College and played two years of baseball for the Spartans.

Athan Margetas: Margetas attended West York from 1995 through 1998, playing three years of varsity football.

Athan Margetas. SUBMITTED

His positions included inside linebacker and tight end. Margetas' senior year at linebacker was arguably one of the better individual performances on that side of the ball. His 148 defensive points that year led the team and propelled him to the York Area Division II Player of the Year award, as well as the Defensive Player of the Year.

Margetas continued his football career at Bloomsburg University and Western Maryland College, playing linebacker. In 2001 his was named a first-team All-Centennial Conference pick. He spent time briefly with the semi-pro Central Penn Piranha.

Dan Haverstock. SUBMITTED.

Dan Haverstock: Haverstock attended West York from 2004-2008.

He was a three-year varsity football player, using his skills at quarterback, receiver, safety and defensive back. During his senior year as a QB, he rushed for 15 touchdowns and passed for 15 touchdowns, as well as throwing for more than 1,000 yards. From his secondary spot, Haverstock collected 11 career interceptions. He was an All-York-Adams pick both his junior and senior years, as well as being named co-Player of the Year in 2007.

At Bloomsburg University, he played in the defensive backfield. In his senior year, he was an all-region selection.

Steve Cotton. SUBMITTED.

Steve Cotton: A 1970 graduate of East Brunswick High School in New Jersey, Cotton lettered in football as a fullback and linebacker. He was an all-county pick as a fullback in 1969.

Cotton then played four years of football at Millersville University.

Cotton came to West York as an elementary teacher in 1974 and remained there until 1990. He then became an administrator for the Spring Grove School District from 1990-2007.

Cotton spent 20 years on the West York sidelines. From 1974-76 he was a junior high assistant under Don Gable. In 1977, Cotton moved to head junior high coach. In 1978, Cotton moved up to a varsity assistant, first with Marty Horner and then with Terry Bupp. Cotton "retired” after the 1988 season only to come back and spend two stints as a volunteer coach, first in 1991 and then from 1997-2000.

Cotton helped guide the Bulldogs to district titles in 1988 and 1991 and a silver medal in 1997.

Karl Munscher. SUBMITTED

Karl Munscher: "Munsch," as he's known, assumed many roles for the Bulldog football program — player, coach and founder of the football hall of fame.

He graduated from West York in 1987. He played three years as a guard and inside linebacker. After graduation, Munscher joined the U.S. Army (1987-1991), serving in the infantry during the Persian Gulf War.

Munscher came back to coach at West York from 1991-2015. He started as a junior high assistant under Don Parr before moving up to the varsity level under both Terry Bupp and Ron Miller. He was part of eight division champions and the 2008 district champs.

Munscher was also the president of the York-Adams Football Coaches Association for five years. In 2011, the Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association recognized him for 20 years of service.

Biographical information and photos for this story were provided by the West York Football Booster Club.