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ATHLETICS

Leonsis Headlines 2015 AHEPA Hall of Fame Class
Gregory Stamos
The AHEPA Hellenic Athletic Hall of Fame
Committee has selected its 2015 Hall of Fame
Class, announced Supreme President Phillip
Frangos and Gregory J. Stamos, chairman, Hall
of Fame Selection Committee.
The Hall of Fame Class of 2015 inductees
are:
*
Theodore ("Ted") Leonsis, Owner,
National Hockey League Washington
Capitals and the National Basketball
Association Washington Wizards;
*
Christina Loukas, College AllAmerican and U.S. Olympic Diver;
*
Bob Barnek, college Basketball Player;
and
*
Paul J. Kaliades, College Football and
Baseball Player.
"The 2015 Induction Class is comprised
of individuals who have reached the highest
levels of their respective areas of competition" Supreme President Frangos said. "They

have long been held in high esteem by the
Greek American community, and we look
forward to their induction this July in San
Francisco."
The Hall of Fame Induction occurs at the
National Athletic Luncheon held at the 93rd
AHEPA Supreme Convention, July 3, 2015, San
Francisco.
Stamos added that each of the inductees
excelled not only on the playing fields or
within their industry, but also demonstrated
character and ideals that were integral to their
selection.
"Most significantly, they have also remained
committed to their Hellenic heritage and roots,
and accordingly, all Ahepans and the community eagerly anticipate their induction into the
Hall of Fame," Stamos said.
The AHEPA Athletic Hall of Fame was
established in 1974 and now includes more
than 135 inductees.

Theodore ("Ted") Leonsis

Christina Loukas

Athletic Notes...
Dean Demopoulos, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., is in his tenth season as an assistant coach in
the NBA. Dean is currently an assistant with the Los Angeles Clippers and has been an assistant
with numerous NBA teams, including the Portland Trailblazers and Seattle Supersonics. He
had a long tenure as assistant coach under the legendary John Chaney at Temple University...
Peter Lappas is following in his father Steve's footsteps. Peter is an assistant coach at Fairleigh
Dickinson University... Rod Balanis, Williamsburg, Va., is now in his 15th season as an associate head coach at Notre Dame University. Rod
was a standout basketball player at Georgia Tech
University, and follows in the footsteps of his father,
George, who was the head coach at William & Mary College in 1970...Belle
Koclanes finished her second season as head coach of the Dartmouth University
Women's Basketball Team...Jonathan Tsipis completed his second season as
head coach of The George Washington University Women's Basketball Team,
which surpassed 20 wins and were ranked in the Top 25.

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