Marjorie Berkley
Lou Campanelli
Mark Carnevale
Pat Dean

 

Marjorie Berkley (Class of 1945)

Berkley was a multi-sport participant as an undergraduate and later was a successful coach and athletic administrator.

As a student she competed in field hockey, basketball, tennis and softball. She was president of the Mercury Club and of the Athletic Association Council, and she received the Mercury Award for outstanding athletic participation. She was athletics director and chairman of the women's physical education department at Lynchburg College from 1945-56 and later was a professor at Frostburg State, women's basketball coach at JMU (1956-58), and a professor and physical education department chairman at Hollins College (1959-89). The Hollins athletic hall of fame inducted her in 1995.

The Suffolk, Va., native's 1956-57 JMU women's basketball team and her 1963 and 1975 Hollins field hockey teams were undefeated, and she served as associate commissioner of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, whose women's athlete of the year award is named for her.

She has had national ratings as an athletic official and has held numerous administrative positions, including serving as site director for the 1986 International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Association World Cup, directing championships for the United States Women's Lacrosse Association, serving on NCAA tournament selection committees, directing the 1980 Division III national field hockey championships, and advising for the first Canadian National Lacrosse Association Tournament.

   

Lou Campanelli

Campanelli became JMU's men's basketball coach in 1972, and he led the Dukes through 13 seasons of incredible growth. While moving from the non-scholarship level to Division I, his teams had a 238-118 (.669) record, made five NCAA Tournament appearances and never had a losing season mark. His second JMU team went to NCAA Division II Tournament play, his third won the state small college title and his fourth returned to NCAA Division II post-season play.

In 1976-77 JMU moved to Division I, where his first four teams won 71 games and his next three (1981, 1982, 1983) advanced to the second round of NCAA play. The 1981 team beat Georgetown in NCAA play, the 1982 team beat Ohio State and the 1983 team beat West Virginia. The 24-6 1982 team in second-round play battled into the final seconds against an eventual national champion North Carolina team that included future first-round professional draft selections Michael Jordan, James Worthy and Sam Perkins before losing 52-50.

Campanelli later led California (1985-93) to four post-season tournaments after it had had but one winning season in the previous 10 and hadn't gone to NCAA post-season play in 30 years. His first California team snapped a 52-game losing streak against UCLA.

The Elizabeth, N.J., native and 1960 Montclair State graduate since has coached abroad, has worked as a television commentator, has worked with professional basketball organizations and has conducted numerous clinics domestically and abroad.

 

 

   
 

Mark Carnevale (Class of 1982)

Carnevale had an impressive career as an undergraduate golfer at JMU, and he has enjoyed continued success competing in the sport professionally.

While with the Dukes, Carnevale was the individual champion at the 1979 Governors' Classic and at the 1982 JMU Spring Invitational. After graduating in 1982 with a major in marketing and a minor in economics, he briefly pursued a brokerage career but soon decided to play golf professionally. He won the 1984 Virginia State Open and the 1990 Utah Open, and he qualified for the Professional Golfers' Association Tour in 1991. Playing at the sport's highest level, he won the 1992 Chattanooga Classic and that year was named the PGA Tour and Rolex/Golf Digest Rookie of the Year.

The Williamsburg, Va., native tied for second place at the 1994 GTE Byron Nelson Classic, was fifth at the 1994 Buick Invitational, was 13th at the 1993 Buick Southern Open, and tied for 14th at the 1993 Kemper Open. He competed on the Nike Tour in 1997 and won the Empire Open and had nine other top-10 finishes while leading the tour in earnings for 17 consecutive weeks. He returned to the PGA Tour in 1998.

 

   
 

Pat Dean (Class of 1961)

Dean played four seasons of basketball and three seasons of field hockey as an undergraduate and later became one of the leading scholastic coaches in Virginia history. She coached briefly in Albemarle County and in 1964 moved to Northern Virginia's James Madison High School, where her 16 basketball teams compiled a combined 156-62 (.716) record and won five district titles. From 1964-75 her junior varsity softball teams had a 99-11 (.900) record, and in 1976 she began an outstanding 15-year tenure as the school's varsity softball coach. Those teams compiled a 285-29 (.908) record and won 13 district, six regional and five state titles. Included were consecutive state crowns in 1987, 1988 and 1989, a period during which her teams won a women's softball-record 71 straight games.

The Hampton, Va., native received numerous district and regional coaching awards and was the 1989 Washington Post coach of the year, the 1990 Virginia High School League and national coaches association regional coach of the year, and the 1989 Vienna Times Citizen of the Year, acknowledging her contributions to youth beyond the softball fields at James Madison High School.

She is a member of the Virginia High School League and James Madison High School halls of fame, and the James Madison High School softball field is named in her honor. She was a unanimous selection as a charter member to James Madison High School's hall of fame.