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.
Bob Keino, 2006 Inductee
A five-time state champion, Bob Keino enjoyed a remarkable running career for the Maroons and still holds two RHS track records, 4:09.35 in the 1,600 meters and 9:02.73 in the 3,200 meters. He won back-to-back Meet of Champions titles. He was undefeated in distances from 800 meters to 3,200 meters both his junior and senior years. He was first team All-State six times, two each his cross country, indoor track and outdoor track, and first team All-County and All-League nine times.
He was the Penn Relays Athlete of the Meet his junior season when he ran a 4:08 1,600 anchor in the distance medley relay to take Ridgewood from 16th to third place and also turned in a 1:52 in the 800 meters. He won the Penn Relays 3,000 race his senior year. He was state champion in the 3,200 meters his junior and senior seasons, 3,200 meters indoors as a junior and in cross country both his junior and senior campaigns. He won the Footlocker Northeast race at Van Cortlandt Park in New York and finished fourth in the Footlocker Nationals in San Diego, Calif. He was All-America and All-Pac 10 running for the University of Arizona. He finished college at Rutgers but did not compete for the Scarlet Knights. He ran a 3:53 mile after college. The son of two-time Olympic gold medalist Kip Keino of Kenya, Bob did some sailing off the coast of Kenya in the Indian Ocean and became interested in sailing. After working for Catholic Charities in London, he enrolled in the UK Sailing Academy on Isle of Wight, England for certification on a luxury or racing yacht.
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