Named in memory of Montclair State University alumnus and baseball legend Peter Altieri ’62, the Peter M. Altieri Athletic Hall of Fame Room was officially dedicated in a ceremony at the Panzer Athletic Center on April 16.
Thirty-one Montclair State Hall of Fame alumni were in attendance for the ceremony together with members of the Altieri and Granito families, and guests. Made possible by the generous donation of Betty Altieri Granito ’55 and Frank H. Granito, Jr., Peter Altieri’s brother-in-law, the new Hall of Fame Room is a fitting location for recognizing Montclair State’s finest athletes.
“We are very proud of our
past and current athletes at Montclair State and especially those athletes who
are commemorated in the Hall of Fame,” said Holly Gera, director of Athletics. “We are very grateful to the donors, Betty Altieri Granito
and Frank Granito, whose generosity made this fine facility a reality.”
Altieri was twice named first-team All-Conference and twice received the Most Valuable Player Award. In 1962 he received the MAC Outstanding Senior Award and the Charles P. Turek Award for dedication to the sport.
After graduating from Montclair State, Altieri went on to earn a master’s degree from Arizona State University, and served as principal at Cortez High School in Phoenix before being named district administrator of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics for the Glendale Union High School District in Glendale, Arizona. In 1983, he was awarded Athletic Director of the Year by the Arizona Interscholastic Athletics Administrators Association.
Altieri was inducted into the Montclair State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978.
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