By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
DERBY >> When it comes to sports in Derby, legendary names like Lou DeFilippo, Walter “Buster” Jadach and Vin Greco probably come to mind.
Those three standouts have joined seven others as the inaugural class to be inducted into the Derby High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Joining Coach DeFilippo, Jadach (class of ’67) and Greco (class of ’70), are John Pagliaro (’74), George Budzinak (’66), Leo Ryan (’22), Bob Orchano (’82), Mike Marcucio (’97), Tony Passander (’66) and Diane Potkay (’96).
According to Mike Cannici, a former student athlete and member of the DHS class of ’95, who created the Hall of Fame, the 10 inductees were selected from nearly 100 nominees received by the Hall of Fame Committee since February.
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