Members of the Ridgewood High School Athletic Hall of Fame are those that have made a lasting impact on the school’s sports program as either student players, coaches, or supporters. Often the student players have continued to influence their chosen sports after high school by ongoing participation in athletics.
Tom Simos, 2004 Inductee
The recipient of the RHS Excellence In Athletics Award in 1943, Simos was a three-letter winner in soccer, basketball, and baseball. He was captain of the soccer team that was regarded as one of the most outstanding scholastic teams in the East and batted over .400 in baseball his junior year before a broken ankle curtailed his play as a senior. He served 38 months in the Navy, with stints on Guam and in French Morocco, and then starred in baseball and soccer at Springfield College.
He played outfield on Springfield’s baseball team that advanced to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska getting two hits in a 2-0 loss to Tennessee, and was co-captain of the soccer team that lost only one game. Simos, who taught the sport of soccer to HoHoKus youngsters for 35 years, has been inducted into the Bergen County Soccer Hall of Fame and the Bergen County Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame.
John Marshall, Jim Bruni, Mark Romeo, Jean Hughes, Chris Van Note, Nancy Hogan, RHS Football Team 1913, Don Taylor, Rachel Grygiel, John Cerf, Paul Tornatore, Michele Marangi, RHS Boys’ Lacrosse 1990-92
Craig Halyard, Tom Flatt, Tricia Pappalardo, Mike Henderson, Kandie Latham, Leigh Jester, Tom Dusel, Roger Sweeney, Linda Zabielski, Patty Capasso, Dennis Sullivan, Nick & Dottie Capasso, Track and Field (Bain-Daley-Oliver Era)
Kitty Batterson, Henry Blauvelt, Frank L. Bradley, Jr., Lucia Cancelmo, Chris DuFlocq, Renee DuFlon, RHS Girls’ Basketball 1922-1923, Harry Grundy, Jim Jones, Joe LeMay, Jen McDermott, Shannon McGarrigle, Tony Napier, Margaret Niemann, Vince Robertiello (Jamie Roberts), Damian Ross, Mike Springer
Paul Arrigoni, Pete Campbell, Doug Cook, Becky Deetz, Otis Grendler, Jodi Hartwig, Gene Links, Debbie O’Connell, Aimee McGuire, Walt Perdue, Tom Simos, Kazbek Tambi, Jack Van Yperen, Bob Whitaker, Margaret Scutro