Bob Brudzinski - Football
One of only seven Killer B's, the former Miami Dolphin was a strong defensive presence leading the team in tackles in 1983 and was voted Outstanding Linebacker by the Florida media in 1984. Brudzinksi was an integral part of the defense for the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowls XVII and XIX. In 13 years of professional football, Brudzinksi recorded over 600 tackles, played in three Super Bowls and was voted to the Dolphin's 25th Silver Anniversary team. He attended Ohio State where he played in three Rose Bowls. He was voted All American by AP, UPI and NEA football writers, plus the Kodak and Football News. He was twice All-Big 10 and was MVP in the Buckeye's Orange Bowl victory in 1977. He was first round draft pick for the LA Rams, where he played for four years. In 1993, he was inducted to the Ohio State University Sports Hall of Fame. In 2002, Brudzinski was awarded the "The Silver Anniversary Edition of the Butkus Award." In 2005, he was inducted into the Polish American Hall of Fame in Michigan. Brudzinksi and his business partner Eddie Hauck opened their first Bru's Room Sports Bar and Eddie Hauck's Wings ‘N Ribs in Margate, Florida in 1989. Brudzinksi and his wife, Susan, live in Weston and have two boys, Beau and Brandon.
Carlos Giron - Soccer
The long time St. Thomas Aquinas coach has built a national powerhouse in girls' high school soccer, ranked 1st nationally by the NSCAA in 1995-1998 and 2004. Giron took over as coach of the Raiders girls' soccer program in 1983, finishing with a record of 15-6. In his career at STA, Giron led the Raiders to win the National Championship in 2011 by NSCAA and ESPN RISE, 26 consecutive District Titles and 17 State Final Four appearances, capturing 12 State Titles. The Raiders currently hold national records for the Most Goals Scored in a Season (238), Most Consecutive Wins (145), Most Consecutive Wins without a Tie (118), Most Consecutive Shutouts, (26), and Most Shutouts in a Season (29). In 1997, Giron was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the FACA and the National Federation of State High School Associations Coach of the Year. He was named NSCAA Region III South Coach of the Year, FACA Coach of the Year, Broward Coach of the Year, Girls Soccer National High School Coach of the Year. Giron is the Girls Soccer Coach at St Thomas Aquinas, and also serves as Assistant Athletic Director.
Rich Hofman - Baseball
This Sunrise resident is known around the country for his unparalleled success in high school baseball. Coach Hofman came to Florida to teach and coach at Westminster Christian High School in 1967. In his second year, he became Athletic Director and developed a football, basketball and baseball program. His baseball coaching career began in the spring of 1969 when his first team went 2-13-1. He went on to lead Westminster Christian to eight State Championships and two National Championships. Coach Hofman won over 50 awards for his success as a baseball coach, including being named the nation's top coach eight times. He has helped over 200 players receive college scholarships and has sent dozens of his former players to the Major Leagues, including Alex Rodriguez and Doug Mientkiewicz. Coach Hofman has amassed 1,001 victories, which is a state record and ranks 13th All Time in the USA. He was named the "Coach of the Decade" for the 1990's by Baseball America and his program was recognized as one of the top 10 high school programs in the nation by Baseball America. He has been named "National Coach of the Year," seven times and is a member of five Hall of Fames. Hofman is the President of Hall of Fame Baseball and hosts several national high school tournaments. He is an educational speaker for the National Collegiate Scouting Association.Hofman and his wife, Jo, have five children, Jim, Dave, Laura, Chip, and Chris, and twelve grandchildren.
Charles Johnson, Jr. - Baseball
The former Marlin and Plantation resident is considered one of the best defensive catchers of his era. Johnson is a two-time MLB All-Star who caught for 12 seasons, seven of which were with the Florida Marlins. As a member of the 1997 Marlins World Series Team, Johnson set a league record by playing in 123 games without committing a single error, earning him his first All-Star selection. In 2001, he was named to the All-Star team for a second time, caught his third career no-hitter. Johnson attended the University of Miami, where he played for the Miami Hurricanes baseball team. He was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the first round of the 1992 MLB Draft. Johnson was the starting catcher for the US Baseball Team in the 1992 Olympics, a four time Rawlings Golden Glove winner, holds the title of being one of only three catchers in Major League history to catch at least 100 games in a single season without committing an error. Johnson and his wife, Rhonda, have two sons, Brandon and Beau. He is retired and is presently the co-chair for Athletes in the Arts at Young at Art Museum.
Stu Marvin - Aquatics
The 30 year Fort Lauderdale resident played a vital role in the growth of aquatics in Broward County. Marvin worked for the City of Fort Lauderdale's Parks & Recreation Department from 1980 to 2004, initially as a lieutenant with Fort Lauderdale Ocean Rescue. He was hired to manage the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex in 1988, where he dedicated 16 years of service. Marvin oversaw a budget of $3 million and coordinated the operation of the International Swimming Hall of Fame Complex, Fort Lauderdale Ocean Rescue and the Fort Lauderdale Community Pool. Throughout his career, he ran more than 450 events from local to international, pool and open water, including national championships in swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, masters swimming and water polo. Marvin is currently the head coach of the men's and women's swim teams at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. A 1978 alumnus, Marvin was an 11-time NCAA All-American performer for the Huskies. In addition to winning five Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference titles, he was a two time winner of the school's Underclassman Athlete of the Year award and received the Robert B. Redman Award as top male senior athlete in 1978. He was the first swimmer inducted into the university's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990. He went on to win 32 national masters championships, setting 21 national records along the way. Marvin and his wife Meg are the parents of two boys, Robert and Matthew and reside in Bloomsburg, PA.
Terese Terranova - Table Tennis/Paralympics
A Dania Beach resident since 1972, Terranova was a double gold medalist in Table Tennis at the 1988 Seoul Korea Paralympics and a bronze medalist at the 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta Paralympics Games. Her first major title was in Brisbane, Australia, at the 86'/87' World Wheelchair Championships. Terranova won three Gold Medals in Singles, Doubles and Team events which moved her from #10 to the # 1 ranked player in the World. She remained ranked in the top three in the world for the next nine years. In 1987, she won the Senior Women's US Open Table Tennis Championships. She was inducted into the Florida Table Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006 and was the first Women International Table Tennis Umpire in the US. The certified coach, alongside US Table Tennis Hall of Famer Marty Prager, has helped develop players like Keith Alban (At 15yrs., secured a spot on the US Men's Team and participated in the Worlds Championships) and Amy Huang (At 13yrs., secured a spot on the US Junior Girls Team playing International competition) plus others too numerous to mention. Terranova, her life partner Marty, and Carlos Zeller, operate the Broward Table Tennis Club in Dania Beach, which has earned the National Club of Excellence by the United States Table Tennis Organization.