Herman “Hank” Greenberg

About This Inductee

Hank played two years of varsity basketball at Coughlin High School. Senior team captain, he was selected second team Al Wyoming Valley Conference. Hank went on to graduate from Mansfield State Teachers College (now Mansfield University),where he participated in varsity basketball and baseball. He played softball in the Valley in the late 1950s and 1960s, pitching for the Wilkes-Barre Jewish Community Center and winning numerous Middle-Atlantic States JCC tournaments. Pitching for other teams in the Valley, he was considered one of the better windmill pitchers during that time. Hank became the Health/Physical Education Director of the Harrisburg JCC 1956-57. He taught and coached basketball and baseball for 16 years at Audubon High School in New Jersey. As freshman basketball coach, his team became the only undefeated team in the school’s history with a 20-0 record in 1961. Hank was assistant coach when Audubon won their only NJ Group III State Basketball Championship in 1963. As head baseball coach from 1961-1976, his team record was 211-108-4, capturing 7 conference championships, 5 sectional titles and the school’s first state championship in 1975. Hank was the first public school coach to be selected “Coach of the Year”, also in 1975, by the South Jersey Baseball Coaches Association. Hank has been inducted into several Halls of Fame including the South Jersey Coaches, NJ State Baseball, South Jersey Baseball and the Camden Hot Stovers Halls of Fame. His crowning achievement was when the Boro of Audubon in the year of Hank’s retirement (1992) named the highs school baseball field in his honor.