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Jim Cann - 1999
Jim Cann wasn't quick like a Barry Sanders or an Emmit Smith. But he was quick enough to rocket through the slimmest of openings. He wasn't bruising like a Jim Brown or a Terrell Davis. But he was strong enough to run over tacklers. Couple that witha commanding sense of vision and a nose for the end zone and you have one of the greatest running backs in Rockaldn scholastic football history.
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Tom Canty - 1988
Elected in 1988 ... 1957 Suffern H.S. graduate ... wrestling coach who produced a string of champions at Ramapo and Pearl River high schools ... at Ramapo, he started the program in 1969, and by 1972, the Gryphons had won the New York State title ... they also won a County title in 1974 and three Section 9 crowns ... Ramapo had 13 state place-winners in 13 years under Canty, and five of his wrestl...Read More

No matter what else Rick Carey has accomplished in the high jump – the three state titles, the Eastern States championship, the national and international success – his career will forever be defined by one unit of vertical measurement: seven feet, one-quarter inch.
That’s how high Rick jumped in winning the Section 9 Class B championship in the spring of 1977, his junior ye...Read More

Mike Carroll - 2005
For twenty-two years Mike Carroll was the girl’s volleyball coach at North Rockland High School. He set a standard by which other coaches and athletic programs in Rockland County will be measured. During those twentytwo years Mike’s record was 371 wins and only 40 losses. Along the way Mike and the North Rockland Girls collected 15 league and county titles, 14 sectional titles, made it...Read More

Joe Casarella - 1999
The most successful high school football coach in the annals of Rockland would appear to have many alter egos. many people know him as the man who has led North Rockland High School's football team to a 19-year record of 160-22-1; 11 league, 11 bowl and 10 section 1 (Rockland, Westchester, Putna, Dutchess counties) titles; the large-schools championship in the first New York State football playoff...Read More

Nyack High School

Nyack High School’s football history is the stuff legends are
made of. From the mid-1950s through the 1970s Nyack football
had been an athletic force to be reckoned with in Rockland
County. The Indians had quite a few championship teams and
many great players. When the 1980s came along, championships
for the Nyack football prog...Read More

Augusta Bradley Chapman - 1977
Elected in 1977 ... lifelong Nyack resident (1875-1949) ... one of the finest women’s tennis players nationally of her era ... won more than 60 championships on the local, regional and national levels during a 30-plus-year career ... there was no professional tour when she played, so rather than money she earned scores of silver cups, trophies, engraved bowls, clocks, watches, plates and oth...Read More

Don Clancy - 1990
Inducted in 1990 ... 1963 Nyack H.S. graduate ... one of the top sprinters in Rockland track and field history ... nicknamed “Dashin’ Don” ... seven-time County champion in the sprints and relays ... slow starter at a lanky 6-feet-2, but great acceleration ... at the County championships in ‘63, he won the 100- and 220-yard dashes in Rockland record times, 9.8 and 22.0, res...Read More

Joe Clinton - 2015
The route from the playgrounds of Pearl River to the Rockland Sports Hall of Fame has been a journey to remember for Joe Clinton, who starred on the hardwood basketball courts at Albertus Magnus and Union College and has gilded his legacy with more than a quarter-century of success as basketball coach and athletic director at Dominican College.
The five Clinton boys – all Albertus grads...Read More

Tappan Zee High School
Class of 1963

Tappan Zee High School was a powerful force to be reckoned with in athletics during the early 1960s and George Coates was their leader.  George was the quarterback, point guard, and one of the leading batters on the baseball team, plus he still found time to letter in cross country and track. All in all, George earned 12 varsity letters in ...Read More

Pearl River High School Class of 2006

During an initial conversation about being honored by the Rockland Sports Hall of Fame, Michael Coffey allowed that “it’s a really big surprise, especially that it would happen at this time.”

It was only in a second conversation that he let on why the timing was so important.

He had just learned that a friend ...Read More

Tom Collins - 1994
Enshrined in 1994 ... 1964 Albertus Magnus H.S. alumnus ... Valley Cottage native, Pearl River resident for the past 27 years ... for many years, Collins’s name was synonymous with Albertus ... four-year All-County baseball player for the Falcons, and a key member of the 1963-64 basketball team that went undefeated against Rockland schools ... Collins was head basketball coach and athletic d...Read More

Joseph Conace - 2010
Joseph Conace is a proud member of “Our Greatest Generation”, born in the 20’s, raised in
the 30’s, served our country in 40’s, then spent his life working to make this country a better place. Along the way Joe, like many others of his age, realized the value of athletics in the total development of one’s maturity. Joe Canace was a three sport athlete at N...Read More

Rich Conklin - 2000
Successful high school atheltic programs are built upon many pillars. Chief among them is continuity in the coaching staff. Without a dedicated coach to anchor a program through its growing pains, long term prosperity is difficult to come by.

At Nanuet High School, that anchor is Rich Conklin. For 29 years - the past 24 as head coach - Conklin has molded young football players and wrestler...Read More

Kristen Conklin-Sullivan - 2012
Kristen Conklin-Sullivan is the type of athlete most of us spend our lives dreaming we can be. A four-sport varsity competitor at Suffern High School, she dominated on the soccer fields, was the uncontested queen of the softball diamond, strutted her stuff up and down the basketball courts, and lettered in field hockey as a freshman. She did this all with style, grace, and an innate competitive sp...Read More

Ralph Consiglio - 1989
 Elected in 1989 ... Suffern H.S., class of 1949 ... nicknamed “Blacky” for his jet-black hair ... All-County football player for the Mounties in 1948 and ‘49, leading Suffern to Rockland co-championship with Pearl River ... led the county in scoring in ‘49 ... two-year varsity basketball player ... during a four-year varsity career in track, he set school records in t...Read More

Marcel Cooper - 2012
In one of the most demanding disciplines on the athletic palette, Marcel Cooper etched his name in bold letters among Rockland County’s finest wrestlers. He rode a two-year hot streak to the state schoolboy crown and elevated himself to national prominence while representing the U.S. Marine Corps and Army teams during a decorated career in primarily Greco-Roman style of competition.
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Ralph Cordisco - 1984
Inducted in 1984 ... 1937 graduate of Haverstraw H.S. ... born and raised in Haverstraw, continues to be a fixture in the North Rockland community ... a member of Haverstraw High’s first football team in 1933, he won four varsity football letters, was a three-time All-County basketball player, and won two varsity letters each in baseball and track ... from 1956 through 1979, Cordisco coached...Read More

Bob Corvino - 2015
Nyack High School Class of 1969

For more than 40 years Bob Corvino was a powerful force on the football field. First he was a three-year, All-County, two- way performer at Nyack High School, then a three-year varsity letter winner for the University of Bridgeport, and finally as the football coach with the most wins in Port Jervis High School history.

In the late 1960s Nyack ...Read More

Frank Cosentino - 1979
Installed in 1979 ... graduated first in his class, Tappan Zee H.S. 1951 ... outstanding four-sport athlete for the Flying Dutchmen ... captained the football, baseball, basketball and golf teams ... two-time All-County performer in both football and basketball, and also made All-County in baseball ... he won the Section 9 golf title and placed third in the New York State tournament his senior yea...Read More

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