Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) Basketball Coach Jim Donofrio has been elected to the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame and will be inducted during the organization's 16th annual induction ceremony on November 21. Donofrio has posted a 406-133 record as head coach of the PWHS boys' basketball team.
"To be named as an inductee to the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of a Fame is an incredibly rewarding honor," Mr. Donofrio said. "This simply gives me time to reflect upon and appreciate all of the wonderful players, coaches, and supporters I have had the privilege to work with, learn from, and befriend over the years. It is truly humbling."
Mr. Donofrio became the Colonials' head coach in 1988. He has guided PWHS to 13 Suburban One League American Conference (SOLAC) titles, a District 1 title and the 2010 PIAA State Championship. Three times his Colonials placed second in District 1 and appeared in the District 1 Final Four nine times. He has guided the PWHS to the state tournament 10 times.
Last season PWHS posted a 26-6 record, won the SOLAC title and placed third in District 1 before falling to eventual state champion Reading in the PIAA quarterfinals.
Mr. Donofrio is a 1981 graduate of PWHS and was inducted into the school's Distinguished Graduates Organization in 2002.