• Vic Kubu - Class of 1960

    Football, Basketball, Baseball

    Presenter:  Dr. Patrick Buddle


    Vic Kubu was a three-sport athlete at Manasquan, earning letters in football, basketball, and baseball- and always seemed to find himself in a leadership role, whether he was playing quarterback, point guard, or shortstop.


    Along with team mate Doug Diecke, he earned notoriety as one half of what the Asbury Park Press referred to as the 'Touchdown Twins".  In his junior season, he guided Hal Manson's 1958 team to a Central Jersey Group III title.  In his senior season, he was made co-captain and was honored with All-Shore, All-County, All-Conference, and Newark Sunday News All-State selections, as well as the Peter Blocksom Roetzel Award as the school's most outstanding player.  He earned a scholarship to Murray State, where he went on to play four years in the defensive secondary.  Vic would graduate Manasquan with a legacy of drive and competitive spirit that, when he returned would eventually make him a legend.


    Kubu returned to Manasquan after coaching stints at Brick High School, where he headed the defense under legendary mentor Warren Wolf, before taking the head coach's position at Middletown North High School.   As head coach, he would win 67 games and led the Lions to an undefeated 1983 Group IV State Championship. 


    Kubu was a master teacher, and was able to motivate often undersized teams to take on the big ones, and win on the field that now bears his name.  In his 22 seasons at the helm of his Warriors, he won more than any other coach at Manasquan, posting 196 victories, an .820 winning percentage, a Shore Conference record 10 state titles, 15 division titles, and 6 undefeated seasons.


    He is currently second in all-time wins in the Shore Conference with 263, and a 2003 Inductee of the NJ State Football Coaches' Hall of Fame.  Over the course of his storied career he has coached over a dozen high school and college coaches, and has mentored many more.


    Whether as a coach, teacher, or as an athletic director, a position he held from 1989 to 1998, Kubu was always looking to assist Manasquan boys and girls reach their full potential.  He helped usher in boys' and girls' soccer and lacrosse teams, and an ice hockey team.  He established the Doc Nine Scholarship that's awarded annually to a male and female Manasquan athlete.  Additionaly born from his desire to make a difference in the lives of our athletes, he founded the Long Blue Line Scholarship in an effort to help college bound athletes fulfill his or her dreams.  In just eight years, the Long Blue Line Scholarship has awarded over $100,000 to Manasquan athletes.  Today, his old number, #69, is one of only two ever retired at Manasquan High School.






    Jake Landfried - Class of 1964

    Football, Head Baseball Coach

    Presenter - Jeff Osborn



    Jake Landfried came to Manasquan High School from Ambridge, a small Western Pennsylvania steel town in the shadow of Pittsburgh.  When he first arrived in the area, he was upset that games would be played on Saturday afternoons rather than under the lights on Friday evenings - the way, he thought, "real games" were supposed to be played.


    But once he adjusted, the speedy halfback for Bruce Lackey's Blue and Gray football team would often carry the load during some lean years on the gridiron.  In an Asbury Park Press Thanksgiving game preview, against a heavily favored Point team, it was written that "Manasquan's best chance to score may come form their ability to get Landfried into the open field".  As a senior, Jake was honored with the Peter Blocksom Roetzel Award as the school's most outstanding player.


    Jake would go onto play football and run track at Montclair State College.  In 1968, he chased a dream by signing a contract to play for Lou Saban's Denver Broncos of the AFL, and following a series of events, later hurt his knee in a try-out with the New York Jets.


    When he returned to his alma mater, he would wear many hats - baseball coach, wrestling coach, football coach - but it was in baseball that he would earn the respect and admiration of anyone he came into contact with.  He began what would eventually become a 25 year career as a baseball coach at Manasquan in humble fashion, volunteering as a freshman coach in 1970 He next assumed a paid position as freshman coach in 1972, then JV for three years before accepting the position of head coach.  His tenure at the helm was interrupted briefly, when he was named Manasquan High School's vice-principal in 1986. 


    In his 20 seasons as a head coach at Manasquan, Jake piled up 338 wins against 172 loses (.663 winning percentage).  He won 7 conference championships, and, on one beautiful June afternoon at Princeton University, a NJSIAA Group II State Championship.  During his tenure as a coach he coached several players that were drafted and would later play professional ball, but he also had the privilege of coaching his two sons, Jade (Class of '92) and Jax (Class of '98). 


    Jake's name is synonymous with class in every circle it's mentioned.  In 1998, along side his son Jax, he was inducted into the Jersey Shore Athletic Hall of Fame.  Today, the number he patrolled the foul lines in, #22, is one of only two numbers ever retired at Manasquan High School.



    Alfred Morgan - Class of 1948

    Football, Baseball, Track

    Presenter - Marvin Morgan


    Ask most Manasquan Athletes who the best family of athletes is and they will tell you the Morgans.  Ask most Morgans who the best athlete was in their family, and they will tell you Alfie.  Coming from a family that has donned the Blue and Gray for over 60 years, that is quite an endorsement.


    Like the robber baron the Asbury Park Press nicknamed him after, Alfred "JP" Morgan had no equal.  His performance in three different sports would earn him legendary status throughout his career. 


    Alfie led his football teams to Shore Conference and State titles in 1946 and again in 1947, under Granville Magee (who was just returning from his 5 year stint in the Army).  He was a three-time All-Shore running back, a two-time All-State running back, and in 1946 was awarded the Shore Conference's Most Outstanding player by the Asbury Park Press.   Writer Jim Sullivan described Alfie as "a great kicker, a long passer, an outstanding runner, a good blocker and a certain tackler - a player who carried an unbeaten, but twice tied Manasquan 11 to a Central Jersey Championship". But he wasn't finished, he would return for an All-shore, All-State encore in his senior season, where the superlatives continued, causing Sullivan to claim "Alfie Morgan is unquestionably one of the greatest backs in Manasquan High School history".  As a senior, he was given the Peter Blocksom Roetzel Award as the school's most outstanding football player.


    In baseball, Alfie prowled centerfield for long-time Coach Jack Schellenger.  He would bat .370 lifetime at Manasquan, and was a two-time All-State selection in the outfield, and winner of the Vernon King, Jr. Award for the school's most outstanding player.


    In track, under Coach Magee he would set records in the 100 and the 220, the latter of which still stands at 22.1 seconds.


    Alfie would go on to North Carolina A & T, where he would continue to star in football, and what he described once as his "pet sport" baseball.  Described by his legendary coach William Bell as "one of the fastest backs he'd ever coached", Alfie helped lead the Aggies to CIAA Conference titles in 1951 and 1952, as well as the 1951 National Black College Championship. 


    In baseball, Alfie would lead the Aggies to a CCAA titles in 1951, leading the team in hits and stolen bases three consecutive seasons in a row.   Upon leaving NC A&T, Alfie had set the single season record for runs scored (44) and stolen bases (34 - a record that still stands today). 


    He would later turn down professional football and baseball offers to join the United States Army where he would continue to play and coach both football and baseball.


    Alfie is a 1999 Inductee to the North Carolina A&T Hall of Fame.


    Barbara Friedrich-Parsinski

     - Class of 1967


    Presenter - Jack Ford


    A gifted athlete in high school Barbara found herself a victim of circumstance.  Manasquan had abandoned varsity girls' sports in 1937, leaving Barbara without the opportunity to throw the javelin in interscholastic competition.   Under the guidance of Coach George Bower, she was allowed to throw with the boys in several meets at the beginning of what would become a story-book career.


    In 1967, Barbara won the Asbury Park Press sponsored NJ State Girls' Championships with a throw of 177' however, it was one throw at the Long Branch Invitational Meet of Champions that would earn her recognition as a world class athlete.  With a distance of 198'8" she set the meet, conference, county, state, national and world outdoor high school javelin records.


    That year she would go on to become the AAU District and Regional Champion, and win a gold medal in the Pan-American Games.  The following year she would win the USATF Meet and the US Olympic Trials, earning her a spot on the 1968 US Olympic Team in Mexico City.


    In addition, Friedrich represented the United States in international meets, placing first against Romania, England and China, and set an Australian All-Women's record in a meet held there. In 1967, she was the second-ranked javelin thrower in the world.


    A fixture at local track meets, Barbara was also a 1981 inductee to the Kean University Athletic Hall of Fame.




    Mark Lockenmeyer - Class of 1977

    Football, Basketball, Baseball

    Presenter - Jack Hawkins


    Simply put... Mark Lockenmeyer was a living, breathing, and dominating definition of a student-athlete.  A three sport athlete at Manasquan, Mark could do it all.  In football, over four years he was a quarterback, linebacker, punter and a soccer style place-kicker (before that style had become commonplace).  His senior year, he passed for 11 TD's and led the Warriors to the "B" South title.  That year he also lead the team to  Manasquan's first ever football state-playoff game against Long Branch High School, led by future NFL Hall of Famer Sam Mills.  He was voted onto the All-Shore, All-Monmouth teams, as well as the All-Academic team.  At the end of his senior season, he was given the Peter Blocksom Roetzel Award as the school's most outstanding football player.


    In baseball, Mark was three year starting pitcher and played shortstop, outfield, and first base for Coach Jake Landfried.  He currently holds three MHS batting records (single season slugging percentage. 869, most career triples 11, and highest career BAVG . 422), and four career pitching records (lowest runs allowed 114, lowest earned runs 80, consecutive scoreless innings pitched 32, and consecutive hitless innings pitched 20).   He was an All-Shore, All-Monmouth, and All-State selection in his senior year, and was a two time NY Daily News All-Star at first base.  He was also selected as the Vernon King, Jr. Award recipient for the school's most outstanding baseball player.  


    Mark's dominance continued at Princeton University.  In football, he finished his senior season rated as a three-time ECAC Player of the Week, one of the best quarterbacks in the country, was honored with an All-Ivy selection, placed himself in the record books in 9 different categories, and until 2000 held record for most consecutive completions at 13.  As a result of his remarkable achievements, Mark was awarded the Caldwell Trophy for the greatest improvement in Princeton Football.


    As a freshman pitcher on the baseball team, he finished the season with an ERA of 0.33, setting the all-time Ivy League single season record which still stands today.  During his career he won the Kellogg Trophy for best freshman baseball player, the Coach's Trophy for the best sophomore baseball player, the Donovan Award for  the pitcher who leads the team in wins, ERA, and K's, as well as the Clarke Award for the Princeton player who achieves the highest score in hitting, fielding, and outstanding plays.


    At graduation, he was bestowed the highest honor a Princeton student-athlete can receive - the William Winston Roper Trophy awarded annually to the athlete of highest rank and sportsmanship.


    He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 11th round of the Major League draft, and played 5 seasons of professional baseball in the Detroit and New York Mets organizations recording 26 wins, a 3.43 ERA, 25 complete games, 3 shut outs, and a 1.34 WHIP. 


    Following his playing days, he was the pitching coach on the Brookdale CC team that went to the 1986 Junior College World Series, and also served as a coach and competition manager of the United States Team Handball squad at the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta.   




    Bruce Beckman - Class of 1956

    Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track

    Presenter:  Jack Ford


    The last of the four-sport athletes, the "Gray Ghost" haunted opponents in football, basketball, baseball, and track.


    Referred to as "Manasquan's one-man show" by Press writer Herb Kamm, Beckman led Coach Hal Manson's teams from his quarterback position.  A two-time All-Shore honoree (including his junior season in which was shortened to five games due to a polio outbreak))and runner-up to Long Branch's "Army" Ippolito as the Shore Conference MVP, Beckman ended his gridiron career in style - accounting for every point in a 20-19 Thanksgiving win over Point Beach - and was awarded the Peter Blocksom Roetzel Memorial Award as Manasquan's most outstanding football player. 


    In basketball, Beckman was selected as a first-team All-Shore guard, and under Coach Harry Morris led the Blue and Gray to Shore Conference and NJSIAA Group III titles in 1955.  In 1956, the Ghost won the Shore Conference MVP award, and both school and conference records in points scored and field goals, and became the first Shore player in history to finish a season without scoring less than 20 points in any one game.  He was awarded the Fredrick Lyman Abbott Memorial Basketball Award as Manasquan's most outstanding basketball player.


    In the spring, Beckman split time between track and baseball.  In his junior and senior years, he set the Monmouth-Ocean Track Meet record in the 220, with times of 23.6 and 23.2.  In one week during his junior baseball season, a season in which he batted .424 for Coach Jack Schellenger, he hit two-home runs to beat Point Beach on the diamond, and ran a 10.2 second 100 to beat them on the cinders.





    Harold "Buck" Thompson -

    Class of 1940

    Football, Basketball, Baseball

    Presenter - Jack Ford


    Thompson played end for Coach Granville Magee's single-wing teams from 1937-39.  It was during his senior year that Manasquan (who had generally been perceived by the press as an underachieving squad in the previous two seasons) put together an 8-0-0 run, winning both the Shore Conference and NJSIAA Group II Titles (back then state and Shore winners were chosen on a elaborate point system. It was believed to be known as the Colliton System).  The Blue and Gray, as they were known back then, was the first team in conference history to win both the Shore and State titles in the same season. Buck was cited as a unanimous selection All-Shore Conference end and 2nd Team All-Group II, and was given the Peter Blocksom Roetzel Award as the school's most outstanding football player. 


    Herb Kamm, in a later Asbury Park Press article from 1941, referring to Thompson at the University of Delaware, called him as "the greatest end Manasquan has ever produced".


    On the basketball court, Thompson was a leading member of the first team in Manasquan's history to win 10 or more games in a season.   His senior year, the Blue and Gray went 17-2, losing in the final games of both the Shore Conference (a loss that knocked Manasquan out of its No. 1 ranking which it held most of the season) and State Tournaments. He finished the season 3rd in scoring, was cited by the Asbury Park Press as the Shore Conference's "most outstanding pivot man", was an All-State selection, and was given eth Frederick Lyman Abbott Award as the school's most outstanding basketball player.


    Buck went on to play for Bill Murray's Blue Hens at the University of Delaware from 1941-42, and again in 1946.  His career at UD was interrupted by his service in the war, during which he landed at Normandy Beach on June 7, 1944.


    During his days at UD, the Blue Hens would go 25-0-1.  In 1946, Thompson led Delaware to its first-ever post-season game and a win over Rollins in the 1946 Cigar Bowl, in Tampa, FL.  That year, UD claimed it's first National Title (small college) and finished 19th in the AP's major college football poll.  Thompson was selected an AP Honorable Mention All-American set two records that year that still stand at UD:longest KO return for a TD (99 yards), and longest rush from scrimmage (98 yards).


    In 1947, he signed a contract with George Halas to play for the Chicago Rockets of the AAFC, but was traded to Branch Rickey's Brooklyn Dodgers of All-American Football Conference, running down passes on the same turf that Jackie Robinson ran down hits.  Thompson is the first professional football player to graduate from Manasquan High School or the University of Delaware.


    After his playing days were completed, Thompson turned to teaching and coaching in Upper Darby, PA, and served on the University of Delaware's Board of Trustees, Chairing the UD Athletic Visiting Committee.  He is a 1996 inductee into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame, Wilmington, and a 1999 Inductee into the University of Delaware Athletic Hall of Fame, Newark.




    Doris Sable Burke - Class of 1983

    Basketball, Softball

    Presenter:  Dick Johnson


    On the courts at Indian Hill Park in Manasquan, seeds were planted for a career that would bloom in gyms all around the Big East.  In 1983, Sable led Dick Johnson's Warriors to the Shore Conference Tournament title, was honored with her second All-Shore selection.  Additionally, she became became Manasquan's all-time leading scorer ending her career with 1,384 points, and was named Manasquan's most outstanding women's basketball player.


    She went on to play basketball for the Providence College Lady Friars, and picked up right where she left off.  In 1984, she was named to the Big East All-Rookie Team.  As a Lady Friar, Doris would become a three-time Big East Player of the Week, two-time member of the Big East All-Tournament Team, and in 1987 was named to the All-Big East and Kodak District All-American teams.  When she walked off the court after her final game, she left 7 Providence career records in her wake, including points scored; free throws made and attempted, and assists.  She is commonly referred to as "one of Providence's greatest playmakers ever".


    After leaving PC, she turned to broadcasting and has become a trailblazer in her field.  Applying a point guard's perspective to game analysis, and as well as a knack for making history, she became the only woman to ever broadcast a New York Knick's game, and the first to do a Big East men's basketball game.  She is currently a leading analyst for ESPN Sports, and has also been seen on ESPN2, CBS, MSG, and NESN.  She is a 2006 inductee to the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, a 2004 inductee to the Institute for International Sport Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame, and a 1999 inductee to the Providence College Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2005, she was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Providence.