The Warwick Football Hall of Fame will welcome three new members on Sat., Sept. 15 at the Homecoming Game, with a 1:30 p.m. kick off on the C.A. Morgan Field. Guy Bogart, the owner of Warwick Sanitation and a friend of Warwick athletics will sponsor the event locally. A post-game reception will take place at Fratello’s for family and friends of the Hall of Fame following the game.
Jose Guadalupe graduated from Warwick Valley High School (WVHS) in 1968 as one of its most accomplished athletes. He was an outstanding running back, defensive back and kicker for the Wildcats under Coach Joe Green. As a 5’9” 190 lb. athlete, Guadalupe averaged eight yards a carry for the undefeated 1966 and 1967 football teams. He was a varsity member in 1965 as well. Jose set a shot put record that still stands on the WVHS records. After graduation from WVHS, he attended Southern Illinois University before pursuing a career in security at City College of New York. Jose now resides in Manhattan, New York.
Jack DeGraw graduated from WVHS in 1968. He played varsity football for four years (1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967). DeGraw started as a TE and defensive lineman in his junior and senior seasons and his varsity career included three league titles and only two losses. Jack was the first football player in Warwick History to play with a full facemask. Jack attended Valparaiso University, where he received a degree in physical education. He went on to successful careers in education and worked at International Paper for 27 years. He is currently the Health and Safety coordinator for BOCES in Orange County. He honors the memory of his wife of 44 years, Kathy, every day and he is the proud father of sons, Jeff and Jonathan.
Anthony Mann graduated from WVHS in 1992 and was a key contributor to Warwick’s 1990 and 1991 Class B Division Championship Teams. The 1991 team went on to defeat Windsor of Section 4 in the first intersectional game. Mann starred as a defensive back and punt/kickoff return specialist where he is listed in the record books for all time punt returns for TD (76 Yards vs Port Jervis) and longest interception return for a TD (83 yards vs Port Jervis). Mann has gone on to a successful career working for the Town of Warwick and is an integral part of the athletic community as a three season coach for his alma mater. Anthony is the son of Vanessa and the late Tony Mann of Warwick. His brother, Michael, is a Warwick Football Hall of Fame member. He has been married to Teresa Mann for 18 years and is the proud father of two outstanding children, Taylor and Anthony, Jr.