ALL INDUCTEES

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Max Talaska - 1995
Entered in 1995 ... teacher, coach and athletic administrator in Pearl River School District from 1947 to 1982 ... athletic director for 22 years ... varsity coach of football, baseball, basketball, golf, tennis and volleyball ...during his tenure as athletic director, Pearl River won 43 Rockland County championships, 22 titles in Section 9 (Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties), and fiv...Read More

Howard Parker Tallman - 1976
Enshrined in 1976 ... 1912 Spring Valley H.S. graduate .... born 1895, died 1961 ... one of the true giants of Rockland County athletics ... Rockland's first professional athlete; first native Rocklander to gain national recognition; first Rockland football All-America; and the only person, Rocklander or otherwise, to be named to Walter Camp's All-America football team three years in a row at thre...Read More

AL TAYLOR - 2017
Nyack High School
Class of 1960

Al Taylor was born in Durham, North Carolina, and came to
Rockland to be raised by his aunts Celestine Barney and Eva
Bond. By the time he graduated from Nyack High School in
1960, he had won nine varsity letters in three sports and was
celebrated as the “Most Athletic” member of his class.

He soon returned ...Read More

Dick Teetsel - 2002
When asked several years ago to name his greatest coaching highlight, Dick Teetsel listed two: coaching his two sons, Mike and Rick, on the Albertus Magnus track team, and "being part of the transition of track & field and cross country over five decades to the point where Rockland County programs, coaches and athletes are widely known and greatly respected."

Although he is far too ...Read More

Ron Tellefsen - 1994
Elected in 1994 ... graduated from Congers H.S. in 1954 ... New City native ... umpire and organizer who rose to become president and chief executive officer of the Babe Ruth League youth baseball organizaton ... began his affiliation with Babe Ruth League in 1956 as manager of Clarkstown Babe Ruth League ... he was umpire-in-chief at three Babe Ruth World Series ... in 1956, he organized the Rock...Read More

Bob Tierney - 1984
Voted into Hall in 1984 ... Pearl River H.S., Class of 1936 ... three-sport athlete who received All-County recognition in football, basketball and baseball in both his junior and senior years ... as a tackle in football, he helped Pearl River capture the Rockland PSAL championship in 1935 ... as the center for the basketball team, he spearheaded the Pirates county championship run in the 1935-36 ...Read More

Paul Toscano - 1977
Inducted in 1977 ... 1963 Clarkstown H.S. alumnus ... superb all-round athlete who made his greatest scholastic impact in basketball but really shone as a football quarterback in college at the University of Wyoming ... in 1967, was named Player of the Year in the Western Athletic Conference and finished 12th in the balloting for the Heisman Trophy ... at Clarkstown, he was a 6-foot-1, All-County ...Read More

Horace Tyrus - 1980
Elected in 1980 ... 1933 Nyack H.S. graduate ... outstanding baseball pitcher and football quarterback and halfback for Nyack ... in baseball, he helped lead the Indians to three straight Rockland PSAL championships, in 1931, 1932 and 1933 ... three-time All-County pitcher ... a right-hander who stood 5 foot-6, 154 pounds and was nicknamed “Little Tyrus ... mixed speed on his pitches and off...Read More

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