June 29, 2005
By Pete LaFleur
The Notre Dame Monogram Club has finalized its board members for the upcoming year (June 2005 to June 2006), with Joe Restic entering the presidential rotation while six new directors have joined the board and three former directors have remained part of the board as advisors. Three advisors likewise have remained on the board while former director and advisor Molly Lennon Anderson has returned in an advisor role.
Former Notre Dame volleyball player Julie Pierson Doyle (’85) officially has begun her two-year term as the Monogram Club’s first female president while former Irish basketball player Marc Kelly (’82) now is first vice-president (he will serve as president from 2007-09). Restic (’79) previously served a three-year term on the board of directors and was the Monogram Club secretary from 2004-05 before being named second vice-president (his two-year term as president will run from 2009-11).
See the following link for the previous release on Doyle’s introduction and comments at the 2005 Monogram Club annual dinner (bio. data on Restic and Kelly is included below):
The previous release on the six new board members – Dr. Carol Lally Shields (basketball, ’79), Barbara Mooney (softball, ’89), Dan Rahill (swimming, ’79), Frank Reynolds (football, ’59), Jim Tyler (cross country/track, ’86) and Katie Neff (volleyball, ’04) – can be found via the link below. The first five listed will serve three-year terms from 2005-08 while Neff is filling the final year of Van Pearcy’s term (’04-’07), after Pearcy (football and track, ’85) was named to fill Restic’s vacant secretary spot:
In addition to Neff, the other directors who will serve to 2006 remain Christy Grady (manager, ’98), Marvin Lett (soccer, ’87), Kevin McDermott (manager, ’73) and Mike Mitchell (basketball, ’82). Those who are embarking on the second year of their three-year terms on the board of directors (2004-07) include: Michael Eiben (wrestling, ’65), Michael Frantz (football, ’73), Kristine Kramer Richards (cross country and track, ’95), Jill Matesic (soccer, ’95) and Chris Smith (football, ’85).
Two former Notre Dame baseball players who just completed their three years on the board of directors – Dick Nussbaum (’74) and Rick Pullano (’79) – have remained part of the Monogram Club leadership as advisors while Anderson (soccer, ’92) has returned to the advisor role she held from 2001-03 (after serving on the board of directors from ’97-’00).
Four others remain advisors to the board: Marty Allen (manager, ’58), Chris Kane (tennis, ’75), Katie King Doree (golf, ’98) and Dan Shannon (football, ’55).
Outgoing board members (from left) Dick Nussbaum, Liz Brown, Jim Brocke and Rick Pullano were honored at the 2005 Monogram Club dinner (not pictured: Dave Bossy).
Jim Carroll (football, ’65) will serve two more years as the Monogram Club’s past-president while another former president, Mike Heaton (football and golf, ’68) remains the Monogram Club’s legal counsel. Ken Haffey – who earlier served two terms on the board of directors – remains the Monogram Club’s treasurer while two others remain in their advisorial positions from the past year: legal cousel emeritus Jim Murphy (cross country and track, ’49) and advisor to Monogram Club rep’s John Leahy (manager, ’59).
The Monogram Club also honored the five directors who completed their three-year terms in 2005, with each being recognized by the gathering at the annual June dinner. The outgoing directors include Nussbaum and Pullano, plus Liz Bathon Brown (fencing, ’80), Dave Bossy (hockey, ’77) and Jim Brocke (football, ’65).
Biographical information on Restic and Kelly follow below (bio’s on all board members can be viewed via the board of directors link on this page):
Joe Restic had his hands full as a standout safety and punter with the Notre Dame football program during the late 1970s.
Restic – a former Academic All-American safety and punter with the Irish -currently is an orthodontist with his own practice in Wilsonville, Ore. He will serve a two-year term as the Monogram Club’s second vice-president from 2005-07, with his two-term year as president to begin in June 2009 (following two years as first vice-president).
Restic has served in two previous roles with the Monogram Club, first during the customary three-year term as a member of the board of directors (from 2000-03) before returning to the board as secretary from ’04-’05.
Son of legendary Harvard football coach Joe Restic, Sr. (’70-’93), the future academic and athletic standout came to Notre Dame in the fall of 1975 from Milford, Mass., and went onto be a four-year monogram winner as a punter and free safety. His 209 career punts rank second in Notre Dame history while he still holds the Irish record for punting average in a single game (51.6 yards), after booting five kicks for 258 yards vs. Air Force in ’75.
Joe Restic wore the Notre Dame monogram with pride during the 1977 national championship season.
Restic was a starting safety while helping Notre Dame win the 1977 national championship during his junior season and he went on to graduate in ’79 with a pre-professional science degree. He received his doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in ’85 and received certification from the orthodontic residency program at Oregon Health Sciences University in ’88.
After working as a general dentist and an orthodontist in the Boston area during the late ’80s, Restic founded his own orthodontist practice in Wilsonville, Ore.
Restic was a two-time GTE Academic All-American (’78, ’79) and was a 1983 member of the Matthew Cryer Honor Society, recognizing the top 10 students at the University of Pennsylvania. In ’79, he was one of 10 college football players nation-wide who received the Scholar-Athlete award from the National Football Foundation. He also received a prestigious NCAA postgraduate scholarship and was one of the recipients of the annual Byron Kanaley Award, which recognizes Notre Dame student-athletes who are exemplary as students and leaders.
Father Ned Joyce, C.S.C., congratulates Joe Restic on his prestigious academic awards.
While playing three seasons in the United States Football League (’83-’85), Restic also pursued his career in dentistry and orthodontics. His professional football career actually was related to his shift to the west coast, as he played in the USFL with the Breakers franchise that was based in Boston before moving to New Orleans and then Portland. Restic was attracted to the Oregon area and resumed his medical studies in that part of the country when the USFL folded in ’85.
Restic and his wife Susan, who also is a dentist, are the parents of two children, daughter Brittany (9, as of June 2005) and son Eric (8).
Marc Kelly will serve as the Monogram Club president from 2007-09.
Kelly – currently a superior court judge in Orange County, Calif. -rotated into the Monogram Club’s first vice-president position in June of 2005, after spending the previous two years as second vice-president. He is slated to serve his two-year term as the Monogram Club president beginning in June of 2007.
After serving on the Monogram Club board of directors from 2002-03, Kelly was named to the presidential rotation. A popular four-year walk-on with the Irish basketball team during the late 1970s and early ’80s, he embarked on a career in law and was elected a superior court judge by the voters of Orange County, Calif., in March of 2000. Kelly currently is sitting as a superior court trial judge hearing civil and criminal cases.
A native of La Crescenta, Calif., Kelly was a two-year captain of the Crescenta Valley High School basketball team and led the team to three league titles and a combined record of 72-13 during that stretch. He averaged 26.2 points per game as a prep sophomore and set a school record by averaging six steals per game as a senior in 1977-78, when he earned first team all-league honors on a team that finished 26-4.
Marc Kelly was a popular four-year walk-on with the Notre Dame men’s basketball program.
Kelly earned the nickname “Movie Man” at Notre Dame, due to his acting role in the 1978 movie Fast Break, in which he played on a starting five that included Bernard King, Mike Warren, Larry Farmer and Raymond Townsend. He went on to appear in 45 games during four seasons as a walk-on guard at Notre Dame, with his teammates including the likes of Bill Laimbeer, Orlando Woolridge, Bill Hanzlik, John Paxson, Kelly Tripucka, Rich Branning and Tracy Jackson.
As one of just two seniors on the 1981-82 team, Kelly was a regular member of the traveling squad and earned a varsity monogram before graduating with a degree in economics. He also coached a team led by Tripucka to the championship of the 1981 Bookstore Basketball campus-wide tournament.
He spent the 1982-83 season playing professionally in Ireland with the Belfast-based Annadale club team, averaging 28 ppg while leading Annadale to the Division II co-championship of the Irish Basketball League. Kelly then attended the University of San Diego School of Law, graduating in 1987, and served the next 12 years as a senior deputy district attorney in Orange County. His cases produced a conviction rate of 95%-plus for violent crimes.
Marc Kelly shares a laugh with former Notre Dame soccer standout Bruce “Tiger” McCourt at the 2005 Monogram Club dinner prior to Reunion Weekend.
Kelly and his wife, the former Sara Heydorff, were married in 1986 and currently reside in Newport Beach with their sons Will (15, as of June 2005) and Connor (11). He has served as a youth soccer and basketball coach – recently coaching Conor’s Mesa Surfbreakers team to the 2005 National Junior Basketball 4th-grade title – and also is an active tennis player who teamed with seven-time Grand Slam winner Mats Wilander to win the Newport Beach Senior Tour Pro-Am Championship.