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Inducted in 1982 … the ultra-successful Clarkstown H.S. basketball coach for 20 seasons, 1957 to 1976 … between 1963 and 1972, his teams won 136 games and lost only 14 … that includes a record 56 consecutive victories in Rockland PSAL competition, and three straight unbeaten PSAL seasons … McGrath’s teams won 10 Rockland County PSAL championships, eight of them outright … his career coaching record was 190 wins, 92 defeats … his great 1972 club, anchored by Hall of Fame center Bob Mathias, captured the Section 9 Class A championship … that was the farthest his team could go, since there was no New York State tournament at that time … Clarkstown won four straight Rockland PSAL titles twice under McGrath, 1963 to 1966, and 1969 to 1972 … McGrath won Coach of the Year honors 10 times … his teams were always well-coached and fundamentally sound … as an athlete, McGrath won seven letters in baseball and basketball at St. Michael’s High School in Northampton, Mass., and nine varsity letters in basketball, baseball and soccer at the University of Massachusetts … he captained many of his high school and college teams … as a senior, he was selected as an All-America soccer goalie.

Click here to read Ed McGrath’s Court Dedication.