Two legendary Bellwood coaches to be inducted into Blair County Sports Hall of Fame


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Julie Roseborough and John Hayes will both be recognized by the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame next week.

Zach Pellegrine, Sports Writer

Next Saturday, two legends in the world of Bellwood-Antis athletics will take their place alongside other greats from Blair County.

Former Bellwood-Antis head football coach and athletic director John Hayes will be inducted into the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame for his overwhelming success and commitment to the game of football, while current girls track and cross country coach Julie Roseborough will be receiving the lifetime achievement award. Ceremonies take place on Saturday, April 8.

Haye’s tenure at Bellwood was nothing short of legendary. Hayes was the coach at Bellwood-Antis for 38 years, and in this time accumulated over 300 wins, 19 ICC championships, 34 winning seasons, and three PIAA final four finishes.

Hayes was also the AD who oversaw the renovation of memorial stadium in 1997. This renovation saw the old football stadium transform into a top of the line track/football complex.

Coach Roseborough is the architect of the girls track and cross country programs at Bellwood-Antis. She began coaching track at B-A in 1966 and has coached cross country for more than a quarter century. According to the Blair Sports Hall of Fame’s website, her 56 years of coaching are more than any coach from the county.

Miss R is approaching 500 career coaching victories on the track.

Both coaches have had facilities named after them at Memorial Stadium, with the track surface dubbed for Miss R and the playing surface dedicated to Coach Hayes.