Chesapeake College Athletic Hall of Fame
Dr. Edward S. Baker
Men's Basketball Coach, 1971-1980
Dr. Baker, the longest-serving men's basketball coach in the college's history, guided the Skipjacks to a school-record 21 wins and a share of the program's only state championship during the 1973-74 season. (The Skipjacks and Allegany Community College finished with identical league marks and split their home-and-home series that season.) While he retired from coaching in 1980, Dr. Baker has continued to be an integral part of the Athletic Department by recruiting, advising and mentoring student athletes.
A Professor of Kinesiology, Dr. Baker is a six-time chairman of the Chesapeake College Faculty Assembly. After several years in administrative roles at the college, including Associate Dean of Outreach Services, Dr. Baker returned to the classroom because of his passion for teaching.
William O. Bryan
Mr. Bryan, a Chesapeake College graduate, has been a regular and generous benefactor to the college in general, and athletic department in particular. Donations of time and materials by Mr. Bryan and his excavating and utility company, J. Marion Bryan and Sons, Inc., made possible the reconstruction of both the men's baseball and women's softball fields at the college. Mr. Bryan is also a past director on the Chesapeake College Foundation Board, and past Talbot County chairman of the Chesapeake College Capital Campaign.
Mr. Bryan's philanthropic interests are not limited to Chesapeake College. He formed the James M. Bryan Jr. "Dreams for Youth Foundation," which helps provide youth in the five-county Mid-Shore region with opportunities to experience personal growth and enhanced self-esteem.
Student Athlete, 1974-1976
Mr. Butler was a three-sport standout (baseball, basketball, soccer) who was named to three Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference all-conference teams. He was selected to the all-conference men's soccer squad in 1975, and the all-conference baseball team in both 1975 and 1976.
Mr. Butler was the Lettermen's Club Award winner, baseball Most Valuable Player and Chesapeake College Male Athlete of the Year in 1976. He went on to play two years of baseball at Salisbury University, winning the team's Coach's Award in 1978, and was selected to the all-decade baseball team for the 1970s as an outfielder.
John J. Cistriano
Athletic Director, 1969-1983
Dr. Cistriano was an athletic pioneer at Chesapeake College, serving as the Skipjacks' first athletic director, men's basketball coach, and men's baseball coach. He has also served in a variety of state and regional leadership roles, including tenure as Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference president (1973-77) and NJCAA Region XX director (1976-2004).
Dr. Cistriano's accomplishments have been recognized at the state and regional level. Maryland JuCo's annual sportsmanship award is named after him, as are the NJCAA Division II Basketball Small Man Award and the NJCAA Swimming and Diving Coaches Appreciation Award. He is a member of the NJCAA Region XX Hall of Fame and a Dean Emeritus at the college.
Student Athlete, 1975-1977
Mr. Haslup was a three-sport standout (baseball, basketball, soccer) at Chesapeake College who went on to excel at baseball at Salisbury State College. He was named to the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference all-conference team in baseball in both 1976 and 1977, and was the Chesapeake College Male Athlete of the Year in 1977.
Named Team Most Valuable Player for Salisbury State's baseball squad in 1978, Mr. Haslup then embarked on a softball career that led to his induction by the Maryland State Modified Softball Hall of Fame. He has established the Dave Haslup/Lou Gehrig Athletic Scholarship Foundation through the Mid-Shore Community Foundation to provide scholarships for Easton High and Chesapeake College students, and to support youth programs.
Lisa M. Orem
Student Athlete, 1979-1981
Ms. Orem earned second-team all-American honors as a softball pitcher, setting the college's single-season records for earned-run average (1.31) and most runs batted in (18) in 1980. The ERA record still stands, while the RBI mark has since been tied by two other Skipjacks.
Ms. Orem was selected team Most Valuable Player in both softball and women's basketball during her illustrious, three-sport career at Chesapeake. She also played volleyball for the Skipjacks. She was inducted into the Maryland Modified Softball Hall of Fame in 2002.
Eugene M. Phillips, Jr.
Student Athlete, 1972-1974
Mr. Phillips was an all-conference men's basketball player at Chesapeake College, winning the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference Outstanding Player Award for the 1973-74 season. The Skipjacks' team Most Valuable Player in 1973-74, Mr. Phillips was also selected that season as a starting guard on the Region XX All-Star team.
Mr. Phillips went on to play two years of basketball at Ohio Northern University, where he lettered twice and served as team captain for the 1975-76 season. Trained in restaurant management, Mr. Phillips earned an Excellence in Management Award from the Department of the Army and the Army Community of Excellence Award for facility service while working with military installations.
Student Athlete, 1977-1980
Ms. Reese, an all-Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference selection in women's basketball, scored what was then a school-record 508 points during her Chesapeake career. She still holds the single-season record for assists and career records for both field goals made and two-point field goals made.
Ms. Reese set six single-season school records in women's softball that still stand. She set five of them in 1979 - highest batting average; most hits, doubles, and home runs; and most runs scored - and stole a school-record 13 bases in 1980. Ms. Reese was active in women's recreational softball after leaving Chesapeake. She has worked in the law enforcement field since 1986.
Student Athlete, 1979-1981
Ms. Shehan was Chesapeake College's only all-American women's swimmer. In addition to competing for the college in swimming, she was a member of the Skipjacks' women's softball team.
Kent Island American Legion Post 278
Kent Island American Legion Post 278 has been a regular and consistent contributor to Chesapeake College's Athletic Department since 1999. The Post is a three-time co-sponsor of the annual Chesapeake College Golf Tournament, which raises funds for the college's athletic scholarships. In that capacity, Post 278 donated more than $20,000 to the athletic scholarship fund.
The Post's most generous donation to date has been the establishment of an endowed athletic scholarship, the Robert E. McCauley Scholarship. Post 278 made an initial donation of $20,000 to establish the endowed scholarship, and intends to augment that initial donation annually. The Post has made other separate donations to athletic scholarships, bringing the total since 1999 to over $75,000.