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.
Patti Auger 2022 Inductee
The Ridgewood High School Athletic Hall of Fame proudly welcomes Patti Auger as a class of 2022 inductee for her dual accomplishments in the sport of Softball at RHS both as a player and a coach – a first for the Hall of Fame. Patti was a multi-sport athlete, competing in Tennis and Bowling, but it was on the Softball field where she stood out. The 1979 graduate was a 3 year starting outfielder for fellow HOF inductee coach Debbie Paul and in her senior year, captaining the team, led the Maroons to garner the New Jersey State Championship. In her senior year, Patti was named First Team All League, First Team All Bergen County and Second Team All State. These accolades followed on her junior year recognition of First Team All League and Second Team All County. After her high school career, Patti continued her softball career at East Stroudsburg as starting centerfielder all four college years, and being named team captain her junior and senior seasons. Patti continued play after her college career, participating on numerous teams competing at a national level. Notably were her affiliation with the Montclair 81’s and the Bergen Blue Jays, both of which won national titles. Several years after college graduation, Patti joined Coach Debbie Paul’s staff as an assistant coach.
In 2007, Patti succeeded the legendary Coach Paul, and led the Maroons to a career W/L record over 15 seasons of 246 – 101, a 71% winning record. Patti summarizes her 33 year softball coaching association with the Maroons best in her own words – “Mainly to help carry on the amazing tradition that Debbie Paul had created. I can’t begin to express the amount of life lessons that I learned from Debbie in high school and as her assistant. I loved working with so many amazing female athletes and perhaps having a positive influence on some of their lives. Nothing made me prouder than watching these athletes develop into confident and successful women on and off the field.” Congratulations and welcome to Patti Auger as a member of the Ridgewood High School Athletic Hall Of Fame Class of 2022.
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