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Elected in 1997 … graduated from Albertus Magnus H.S. in 1962 … all-star basketball player for the Falcons who later became a highly successful tennis coach at Spring Valley H.S. … had to play junior varsity basketball his first two years at Albertus because the school did not yet offer varsity basketball … he made first-team All-County his junior and senior years, and led Rockland County in scoring both years, averaging 22.1 and 23.5 points per game, respectively … scored 802 points in those two seasons … led the county in rebounding both years, as well, with a career average of 15 rebounds per game … led Albertus to a .750 winning percentage his senior year … he was also a two-year starter in center field for the Falcons’ baseball team, and hit what is considered one of the longest home runs in county scholastic history, well beyond 400 feet over the left-field fence at Tappan Zee … he also ran varsity cross country and some relay legs in invitationals for the track team … he earned a full scholarship to NCAA Division I Holy Cross College, where he was a three-year varsity letterman, an occasional starter and valuable sixth man … for 10 years he assisted Lou Kliewe (his high school coach at Albertus) for the very successful Spring Valley basketball team … Mounkhall’s greatest coaching impact came in tennis, where he took a nondescript Spring Valley program and molded it into a consistent winner … during his 23-year coaching tenure from 1973 to 1996, the Tigers won more than a dozen league titles, including seven straight from 1979 to ‘85 … he developed more than 50 All-League singles players, including Steve Feinberg, rated by some as Rockland’s finest ever … Mounkhall also groomed more than 100 All-League doubles players and more than 30 students who went on to play in college … Mounkhall was Rockland PSAL and Section 9 tennis chairman for many years … longtime social studies teacher at Spring Valley H.S.