Warren Hall of Fame added seven new members

Seven former Warren athletes were inducted last month as the 2017 class of the Warren Sports Hall of Fame. They are:

Carl Angelo, a 1966 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, enjoyed all-state honors and played football on scholarship at Bowling Green State University and then returned as assistant coach at Harding and later coached at John F. Kennedy. He also coached at Denison, Howard and Southern Illinois, where they won the NCAA Division I-AA national championship in 1983. He also coached at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Akron. Angelo died in 2005 at age 57.

Mark Brandon graduated from Warren Western Reserve where he played football as quarterback and defensive back. He played at Toledo University and eventually signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. He also has been inducted into the University of Toledo Varsity “T” Hall of Fame. Brandon resides in Las Vegas.

Laura Broadbent O’Hara graduated in 1984 from John F. Kennedy where she earned 11 varsity letters in three varsity sports: basketball, softball and golf. She graduated from BGSU having earned a scholarship playing golf and later joined the Ladies Professional Golf Association. She resides in East Liverpool.

Jim Gilmore, 1983 graduate of Western Reserve, called one of the “greatest basketball players” in Trumbull County history, receiving All-State honors. He is the school’s all-time record holder with 1,175 career points and 294 career assists. He went on play basketball at YSU. He lives in Columbus.

Anthony Naples graduated in 1990 from JFK. He was All-State first team in football also earning numerous other awards. He graduated from Youngstown State University and played on YSU’s national championship team in 1993. He lives in Mount Vernon.

Tom Paolucci, 1993 graduate of JFK, helped lead the team to back-to-back state championships in 1991 and 1992. He was named to the All-State first team. He played on three NCAA Division I-AA national championship teams and was named 1997-98 Male Athlete of the Year. He lives in Longwood, Florida.

Brian Renn, 1994 Harding graduate, qualified for state competition all four years in swimming. He swam on scholarship at Westminster College, earned a degree in commercial diving and welding specializing in hyperbaric medicine. After five years working in this field in the Gulf of Mexico, he returned to Warren and is in business with his father.

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