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Ed McGrath -
Inducted in 1982 ... the ultra-successful Clarkstown H.S. basketball coach for 20 seasons, 1957 to 1976 ... between 1963 and 1972, his teams won 136 games and lost only 14 ... that includes a record 56 consecutive victories in Rockland PSAL competition, and three straight unbeaten PSAL seasons ... McGrath’s teams won 10 Rockland County PSAL championships, eight of them outright ... his career coaching record was 190 wins, 92 defeats ... his great 1972 club, anchored by Hall of Fame center Bob Mathias, captured the Section 9 Class A championship ... that was the farthest his team could go, since there was no New York State tournament at that time ... Clarkstown won four straight Rockland PSAL titles twice under McGrath, 1963 to 1966, and 1969 to 1972 ... McGrath won Coach of the Year honors 10 times ... his teams were always well-coached and fundamentally sound ... as an athlete, McGrath won seven letters in baseball and basketball at St. Michael’s High School in Northampton, Mass., and nine varsity letters in basketball, baseball and soccer at the University of Massachusetts ... he captained many of his high school and college teams ... as a senior, he was selected as an All-America soccer goalie.

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