ALL INDUCTEES

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Harry Babcock - 1996
Elected in 1996 ... 1949 Pearl River H.S. graduate ... first player chosen in 1953 National Football League draft, taken by the San Francisco 49ers, with whom he played until injuries forced him to retire in 1956 ... while at Pearl River, made second-team All-County as a single-wing blocking back in football, and also was All-County as a basketball forward and baseball catcher ... at the Universit...Read More

Bob Bacheller - 1979
Elected in 1979 ... Congers H.S. Class of 1929 ... earned 16 letters in baseball, basketball, track and tennis at Congers, and captained the baseball and basketball teams for three years ... his name is synonymous with tennis in Rockland County ... after excelling at Colgate University, including winning the Eastern Division Doubles Tournament with partner Ted Kaiser, he went on to a superb tennis...Read More

Jeff Becker - 2012
Jeff Becker has left a mark on Rockland County athletics that may not soon be equaled. Rockland has had numerous team state champions and state players of the year, but no athlete had accomplished this feat in two sports until Jeff Becker became the first. As a two-sport athlete, Jeff led North Rockland High School to state championships in football and baseball, and along the way managed to pick ...Read More

Ron Becraft - 1988
Elected in 1988 ... graduated from Suffern H.S. in 1949 ... a second-team All-County basketball player who averaged 9.8 points per game to help lead the Mounties to their fourth straight Rockland PSAL title in 1948 ... also lettered in baseball as a pitcher and first baseman ... at Cortland State, he led his team to 29 consecutive victories and established a school scoring record (since broken) of...Read More

Joe Biddy - 2009
Suffern High School’s track and cross country history is legendary. With Hall of Fame athletes such as Ervin Levine, Ralph Consiglio, and Tim St. Lawerence, and coaches like Joe St. Lawerence, Nick Mottola, and David Gaunt, the foundations of the programs were in good shape. Then along came Joe Biddy, and he brought the programs to new heights. Joe arrived in Suffern in 1967 and served as an...Read More

Jay Bohnel - 1993
Elected in 1993 ... 1959 Pearl River H.S. alumnus ... fleet-footed, elusive halfback who played three years of varsity football, co-captained the team for two years and was instrumental in Pearl River’s undefeated 1958 PSAL championship team ... unanimous first-team All-County selection ... scored 20 touchdowns over three seasons ... once held Rockland record for longest run from scrimmage, ...Read More

Josh Bolack - 1985
Elected in 1985 ... Haverstraw H.S., Class of 1942 ... great all-round athlete whose best sport was baseball ... four-year varsity performer and two-year All-County shortstop ... also earned All-County laurels as a soccer forward and basketball guard ... in addition, won varsity letters as a tailback in football and pole vaulter in track ... played on several championship and all-star baseball tea...Read More

Jerry Bonomolo - 1992
Elected in 1992 ... 1951 Pearl River H.S. graduate ... attained high levels of success in each sport he played ... made All-County in football, baseball and basketball ... led Rockland PSAL basketball circuit in scoring his senior year and was the county’s Most Valuable Player ... in his four years of varsity baseball, Pearl River was county champion twice ... the Pirates earned one county c...Read More

Marvin Branche - 1984
Inducted in 1984 ... 1950 Spring Valley H.S. graduate ... one of Rockland County’s all-time great weightmen in track and field ... dubbed “the greatest all-around trackman in two decades” in Rockland in a 1950 Journal-News article ... that year, he set a County discus record — 160 feet, 3 inches — that stood for 25 years ... was Rockland record-holder in the javelin f...Read More

Jim Brechbiel - 1983
Elected in 1983 ... one fo the finest running backs in Rockland gridiron scholastic annals...dominant player on the dominant North Rockland teams of 69-71. New York State Player of the Year in 1971...four year varsity player...led the Red Raiders to 17 straight victories his junior and senior seasons. Reliable placekicker as well...his junior year he set a one season record of 1,109 yards and 120 ...Read More

Roger Brown - 1975
Elected in 1975, the second class of inductees ... a 1956 Nyack H.S. graduate... during an outstanding 10-year career in the National Football League, which ended in 1969, Brown, a 300-pound defensive tackle, was named All-Pro four times, played in the Pro Bowl six times, and was chosen the NFL Lineman of the Year in 1962 ... the defensive front four of both teams he played with, the Detroit Lions...Read More

Jim Brown - 1978
Inducted in 1978 ... Nyack H.S., Class of 1952 ... One of the foremost recreation softball players ever in Rockland County ... for more than a quarter-century, he dazzled opponents with his searing line drives, rifle arm as acatcher, and unflappable clutch hitting ... known for his prodigious home run power ... began playing softball at the callow age of 15 and just got better and better ... he le...Read More

Jeff Brown - 2009
When Jeff Brown first stepped onto the basketball court, no one knew how far that first step would take him. Now Jeff is one of the most respected and successful college basket- ball coaches in the North East. During his high school years at Clarkstown South, Jeff was a three time All-County selection. In his senior year, Jeff averaged an astounding 26.9 points a game and set the Rockland County c...Read More

Darryl Brown - 1988
Elected in 1988 ... 1972 Nanuet H.S. alumnus ... considered by many Nanuet’s best basketball player ever, and one of the top performers in County history... concluded his three-year varsity career with 1,188 points, then a Rockland record ... lithe 6-foot-7 pivotman whose quickness and sinewy strength enabled him to dominate inside with deft moves and fakes ... smooth shooter from outside, t...Read More

Lew Brundage - 1991
Elected in 1991 ... 1951 Pearl River H.S. graduate ... the “go-to” player for the Pirate football teams in 1949 and ‘50 ... the fireplug halfback led Rockland in scoring his junior year with 69 points on 11 touchdowns and three conversions ... was third-leading scorer in the county his senior year... Brundage was first-team All-County in 1949 and ‘50, and second team in 194...Read More

JEFF BRYANT - 2003
After refereeing more than 2,500 basketball games over a span of three decades, Jeff Bryant still has a passion for his avocation. After officiating in six NCAA Division I leagues, the NCAA Division III Final Four, the NIT, the New York State scholastic finals (five times) and many other college and high school divisions, Bryant still loves to don the basketball official’s striped shirt and ...Read More

KEITH BULLUCK - 2013
When Keith Bulluck roamed the football fields of Rockland County, he struck fear into the minds of the opposing coaches. They knew he was going to be involved in every play for Clarkstown North but they just didn’t know how to stop him. On offense Keith played running back, wide receiver, and at times quarterback; it all depended upon where he would do the most damage. He also returned all k...Read More

Johnny Burns - 1991
Inducted posthumously in 1991 ... honored for his varied contributions to athletics in Rockland ... trailblazer in the development of sports activities for persons with disabilities ... promoter extraordinaire ... boxing referee... instructor, organizer, selfless humanitarian ... came to Rockland County from Long Island in 1925, started out as an attendant at Letchworth Village Developmental Cente...Read More

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