As a bit of background, the Ridgewood High School Athletic Hall Of Fame was established in 2004 to honor the athletic achievements of Ridgewood High school student-athletes, coaches, teams, and individuals who are deemed to have had a major and lasting impact on the athletic program at RHS.
The Ridgewood High School Athletic Hall Of Fame
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The purpose of this commemorative body is to unite the school’s athletic history with the functions and goals of the present day school district.The Hall Of Fame will attempt to promote sportsmanship and citizenship, as well as athletic and academic accomplishment, through the recognition and selection of deserving individuals and teams into the Ridgewood High School Athletic Hall Of Fame.
The team RHS alumni led by Jeff Yearing RHS 1966, Tom Thurston & Sam Cermack, RHS 1977 and Ridgewood High school Athletic Director Walt Hampson , chose the first group of honorees to the RHS Athletic Hall Of Fame. With this first class and subsequent groups every two years since, there developed an excellent example of how alumni can participate in and influence the day-to-day activities of RHS. Their creation of the wall of RHS Hall Of Fame Wall in the main gymnasium is a stunning illustration of their energy & foresight. The Hall Of Fame Wall acknowledges the accomplishments of student athletes dating back to the earliest days of RHS. It is a must-see for every tour by alumni who visit RHS, as well an inspiration to current students, coaches, & supporters. The Hall Of Fame Wall raises the awareness of how sports have helped shape the growth of Ridgewood High School and the village in which it resides.
Nominations are being accepted for the class of 2024.If you are interested in nominating a candidate for consideration, student- athletes must have been graduated 5 years from RHS and have made a significant impact in their years of competition at RHS and beyond, if relevant.Please consider their awards and recognitions such as All-League, All-County, All-State and All-American. Please be aware of any professional involvement in their particular sport.You may also nominate coaches and individuals who have had a significant impact on the development of athletics at RHS. Important teams will also be considered. Please contact HOF Committee Co-Chair Jeff Yearing to submit your nomination as a Word Doc.
coachyears at hotmail.com
RHS Hall Of Fame Committee Members:
Jeff Yearing Co-Chair Tom Thurston Co-Chair
Sally Thurston, Tim Boucher, Sam Cermack
Donna O’ Connell Skettini, Bob Lasky
Brian Corcoran, Jane Reilly, Brian Farrell, Greg Tartaglia,
Jim Jones, Dave Vanderbush, Walt Hampson, Erica Diestel
At Large Members:
RHS Athletic Director, Keith Cook
RHS Principal, Jeff Nyhuis