The Naugatuck Hall of Fame is holding its 41st-annual induction ceremony Oct. 20th at the Continental Room in Naugatuck.
This years honorees are Jessica Mudry, Eric Mudry, Bud Klimaszewski, Dan Freddino, Cindy Adamski, and Ed Rossi. Former UCONN Womens basketball All-American and present University of Hartford Women's coach Jen Rizzotti will be the guest speaker for the evening.
Dinner begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $40. Money raised from the evening will go to the organizations scholarship fund.Tickets may be purchased by calling Ray Rossi Jr. at 203-729-4865 or Gordon Rossi at 203-723-7893. Tickets are also available at the Tax Collector's office at the Town Hall or from the inductees. No tickets will be sold at the door. Anyone wishing to purchase a booster ad or an individual ad can call Kim Pruchnicki at 203-808-6776 by Sept. 28th.
Every day this week, Naugatuck Patch will highlight each of the inductees with brief bios and a photo. Today, we have chosen...
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Eric Mudry was a three-sport athlete at Naugatuck High School competing in football, basketball and track
In his senior year, the football team won the Naugatuck Valley League Championship with a thrilling 28-21 overtime win against Sacred Heart. Head football coach, Craig Peters said Eric was, “A great athlete on both sides of the ball.”
Eric was named to the Hartford Courant and New Haven Register All State Teams. He was selected to the offensive and defensive Bridgeport Post Telegram All Star football teams and was named to the Naugatuck Valley League Grid Team.
As a senior tri-captain at Trinity College, he was an integral part of the team's 1993 undefeated 8-0 season. He was named to the Kodak All-American Football Team Division II and the New England Division II/III team.
Eric was a first team All Star in the ECAC and the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Co-Defensive Player of the year. Trinity College honored him with the McCook Trophy, Trinity’s highest athletic honor.