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.
Tim Mullen 2006 Inductee
Tim Mullen, a 1981 graduate, is Ridgewood High School’s all-time leading scorer in basketball with 1,507 varsity career points. The 6-foot-5, 190-pounder capped his scholastic career by leading the Maroons to a 22-4 record and the Group 4, Section 1 state semifinals and by leading the Northern New Jersey Interscholastic League (NNJIL) in scoring with 626 points, a 24-point average.
Tim is also the school record holder for most points in a game, 43. He scored more than 40 points three times and more than 30 points eight times. He shot 51 percent from the floor and 86 percent from the foul line his senior year, when he averaged nine rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots and two steals.
Tim was a three-year starter for head coach John Smith and was named All-League, All-Suburban, All- County and All-State his junior and senior years. Tim went on to star for the University of Virginia men’s basketball team (pictured him with Michael Jordan) and was captain of the Cavaliers his senior season of 1984-85. His junior year, Virginia made the Final Four of the NCAA tournament, losing to the University of Houston, 49-47, in overtime in the semifinal round. Tim played in 127 games for the Cavaliers, tying Othell Wilson for sixth on UV’s list for games played. Tim was a versatile player for Virginia, starting at small forward, second guard and point guard during his career. He led the Cavaliers in assists his senior season with 82 and averaged 7.3 points and 2.0 rebounds a game. For his career, Tim averaged 6.4 points and 1.8 rebounds a game. He had a career free throw percentage of .790 (166-for-210). Tim lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife and two daughters.
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