Montgomery inducts Athletic Hall of Famers
Three people were honored at last week’s football game at Montgomery High School and inducted into this year’s Athletic Hall of Fame. They were Gary “Pat” Adams, Brittany Knopp Kendrick and Eric Segraves.
Gary “Pat” Adams
Pat is 1981 Montgomery Area High School graduate. He played
basketball in high school fort a fellow Hall Of Famer, the late Arnie
After coaching Montgomery Little League, he took over the Red
Raider baseball team in 2004. In his second season, the team finished
12-8 and qualified for District 4 playoffs for only the 2nd time in the
program’s history. The team beat Muncy in the semi-finals, before
losing to Elkland in the District Final. In 2006 the Red Raiders went 16-4
and was the #1 seed for Districts. Despite losing in districts, the Raiders
won the program’s 1st Mid-Penn Championship by beating once-beaten
2007 saw the Red Raiders finish 16-6 as they won the program’s
1st District 4 Championship, by routing #1 seeded Line Mountain 10-0.
The next season the team finished 14-9, once-again reaching the
District 4 title game losing to Sayre. In Pat’s final season (2009) he
guided the team to a 17-4 record. The team was the #1 seed, but fell to
Canton in the semi-finals. Pat finished with 79 wins in just 6 seasons.
He turned Red Raider Baseball into a consistent winner & a team that
expects to challenge for league and district championships. His teams
reached the District 4 title game 3 times, winning it all in 2007 and won
the Mid-Penn title in 2006.
Pat was recognized as one of the Top 10 Boys Baseball Coaches of
the Decade by Chris Masse & the Wmspt. Sun-Gazette. He wants
everyone to know that he built the program into a winner with the help
of assistant coaches: Larry Tickle, Tim Persing, Max Lynn & Steve Shuck.
He coached such all-stars as Joe Agnoni, Jason Hall, Seth Pauling, Joel
Worth ington, Ryan Hecknauer Bobby Ulrich, Seth Winder & many
others. Pat is the son of Gary & Helen Adams. He is married to Angie
Winder, has 2 daughters – Chelsea & Krista and 3 grandchildren: Liam,
Brody and Cooper.
Brittany (Knopp) Kendrick
Brittany is a 2006 graduate of Montgomery. She is the daughter CT
Jay & Kim Knopp. Brittany was what became to be known as a
“Weaver Girl”, playing softball, tennis and basketball for Coach Craig
Although only playing softball her sophomore year, she led the
team in batting average and was named a Mid-Penn Confernce All-Star.
Brittany never played Tennis until her freshman year & teamed with
Casey Marshall at the #1 doubles as the team went 17-5. As a
sophomore, she went 20-0 at the #3 singles spot. The team went
19-3 and won the SVL Championship, the school’s 1st ever in Tennis.
As a junior she went 18-2 at the #2 singles player. She teamed with
Steph Hanford that year in doubles and made it to the District
Championship. The team was once again the SVL Champions,
finishing with a record of 17-3. Her senior year Brittany was the #1
singles player and went 24-0 and became the Lady Raiders 1st District
Champion in Tennis. The team won the SVL Championship for a 3rd
consecutive year and finished 2nd in districts and qualified for the PIAA
State Tournament, another 1st for the program. She won over 80
matches in singles and doubles competition in her career.
As a four-year starter, Brittany helped take Lady Raider Basketball
to an elite level. As a freshman, she led the team in scoring and to a
district playoff for the 1st time in 5 years. She was named a Mid-Penn
2nd team all-star. As a sophomore, she averaged a team-high 19 pts.
per game & led the team to a 2nd place in Districts and the PIAA State
Playoffs for 1st time since 1997. The team finished with a record of 21-6. That year Britt set the school record with 48 points in a win over Sullivan County. The team won the Warrior Run Christmas Tournament and was named M.V.P. She was also named the Mid-Penn Conference MVP. She was named 3rd team All-State.
As a junior, Britt led the team in scoring to the District 4 championship game. The team went 1-1 in PIAA State Playoffs and finished 21-8. She was a Mid-Penn 1st team All-Star. Brittany scored her 1,000th point in a win at Muncy and was named to the AP All-State 2nd team. As a senior, she again led the team in scoring and a 23-7 record. The team qualified for Districts for a 4th straight year and state playoffs for a 3rd year in a row. The team beat Loyalsock for the Mid-Penn Division 2 title and then Central Columbia for the overall Mid-Penn Championship, the programs 9th. She finished her career with 1,749 pts., second most in school history.
In the Sun-Gazette’s Headliners book, Brittany was one of the area’s Top 10 players of the Decade in basketball, and the 2005 team was in the top 10 also. After leading the Lady Raiders to 77 wins in four years and coaching Elementary Basketball. Brittany went to Lycoming College, where she played both basketball and tennis. She was named the 2006 Freedom Conference Rookie of the Year and 1st Team All- Star in Tennis. She transferred and graduated from Mansfield. She is married to Kyle Kendrick and they have two daughters – Kendallyn and Taya. She is a caseworker for Children & Youth in Sunbury and lives in Milton.
Eric is a 2003 Montgomery graduate who played for the Red Raiders in football, basketball and track.
Playing Red Raider basketball, he was a two-year starter and averaged double figures as a junior & senior. Eric was a 4-year letter winner in track. He qualified for districts all 4 years in 4 events: the 200, 400, 4 X
1 relay & the 4×4 relay. He medaled at Districts six times in the 100, 200 & 4 X 1 relay.
In football, was a 3-year starter on defense as a defensive back and a linebacker in his senior year. He returned 3 kickoffs and 2 punts for touchdowns in his career.
Eric was the only freshman on the Varsity roster in 1999 under Coach Dale Shatter, as the team was the District 4 runner-up. As a sophomore, the team ended their season as the District 4 runner-up, but was the West Branch Conference Champions. They defeated Muncy to win ‘The Old Shoe” Trophy”
As the starting tailback his junior and senior years, he rushed for over 1,700 yards and 16 touchdowns. He was named Sun-Gazette “Player of the Week” for rushing for 186 yards and two touchdowns in a win over South Williamsport. His senior year he ran for over 1,000 yards and led the area in all-purpose yardage. In his final “Old Shoe” game against Muncy, Eric put on a show with 272 yards rushing and scored 3 touchdowns. The game was back and forth as Muncy won 35- 28. This game is one of the decades top 10 games in the Sun-Gazette’s
Headliners book. Eric played his last 3 seasons for Coach Jim Renninger and Assistant coach Paul Bozella, who is the Red Raiders current coach.
Eric is the son of Ed Segraves and Diane Andrews Segraves. He is an Armed Security Specialist at Duke Energy and has served in the Army National Guard for 12 years, where he has been highly decorated for his service. Living in Leiand, North Carolina, he is married to Jessica, and they have a 2-year old daughter, Brooklyn, and just recently found out that they are expecting a baby next spring.