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Jim Kane -
Inducted in 1993 ... graduated from Nyack H.S. in 1945 ... lifelong Nyacker... if a sport is played in Rockland County, he has probably officiated it or assigned an official to it ... starting in 1943, while still a student at Nyack High School, Kane began officiating at the Nyack YMCA and Nyack College in baseball, soccer and basketball ... he began officiating in the Rockland PSAL in 1953 and worked high school and college games in boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, football, baseball and volleyball ... was a longtime tennis official who worked all the big tournaments at Nyack Field Club ... became the assigner of officials for Rockland in 1969, responsible for boys’ and girls’ scrimmages, games and tournaments in 20 different sports on the junior high, freshman, junior varsity, varsity and college levels ... it is estimated Kane handled 10,000 assignments a year from 1969 to 1989, meaning he assigned officials to some 200,000 athletic contests ... and he never had a game canceled because of lack of officials ... he was on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure games were always covered ... in case of weather-related postponements, he always flawlessly handled reassignments ... as an athlete at Nyack, Kane played varsity baseball and basketball ... he also played semipro basketball (backcourt) and softball (pitcher) in Rockland from about 1948 to ‘58, playing for such well-known local teams as the Letchworth Big Five, Pederson Sparklers and Nyack American Legion ... he also won several Rockland County father-son tennis championships with his son, Kevin.

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