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Inducted in 1985 … came to Rockland, to the Clarkstown School District, in 1954 as varsity baseball coach and physical education teacher … in 20 years as head coach for Clarkstown and Clarkstown North, Gemma posted 176 wins and 97 losses, despite a mark of 8-26 during the first three building years … Gemma’s teams won or shared the Rockland PSAL championship nine times … from 1958 to 1970, his Clarkstown teams never finished lower than second … Gemma was Rockland Coach of the Year five times … in his final year, 1975, Clarkstown won the Rockland County, Section 9 and regional championships … at Dobbs Ferry High in Westchester, Gemma earned 12 varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball, and was an All-League pick in basketball and baseball in his junior and senior years … he spurned a scholarship offer to Fordham to pursue a pro baseball career, which lasted briefly as a pitcher in the New York Giants organization … in the Navy, played on a team managed by Hall of Famer Bob Feller … at Ithaca College, he was a prominent pitcher under Bucky Freeman, and also played football and basketball.