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Inducted in 1981 … Haverstraw H.S. Class of 1953 … five-sport athlete whose best was baseball … later an outstanding coach and skills developer in youth and high school ice hockey … at Haverstraw, Horan was All-County in baseball in 1953, ran cross country, wrestled (second in the county at 118 lbs.), played varsity basketball, and ran the mile and pole vaulted for the track team … after graduating, he played with St. Peter’s Holy Name baseball teams, one of whose opponents was a Rockland all-star team named the Dodger Rookies … was voted the best pitcher in the New Jersey/New York League … signed with the Milwaukee Braves after high school and went to spring training in Waycross, Ga. … in 1954, playing for Wellsville, he led the league in strikeouts and had 20 saves … in 1955, for the Eau Claire Braves, he went 10-4 in 67 games as starter and reliever … he signed with Atlanta before partially severing his arm in a chain saw accident … rebounded after the injury to pitch for the County Welders in the New Jersey/New York League in 1958-59 … in ‘59, went 13-1 with a 0.44 ERA and was voted best pitcher … although he was offered contracts from the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox, he retired from baseball in 1960 … as a coach in 1958, he led the Haverstraw Connie Mack team to the New York State championship … has been a superb official in baseball and softball (1957-70) and hockey … since 1963, Horan has devoted all his talents to developing young hockey players … he started youth hockey at the Low Tor Ice Center, ran programs there from 1963 to ‘73, then had stints at Rockland Ice Arena and Englewood Field Club before settling in at Sport-O-Rama in Monsey, running hockey clinics and specialized programs … coached the St. Joseph Regional team of Montvale, N.J., to state-level prominence.