Harold G. Crocker Jr.
~ 1994 ~
New Rochelle born Harold Crocker was an All-Star football player at NRHS and in college, earning multiple post season awards and earning the honor of being captain of both the football and track teams. He signed a Free Agent contract with the NFL Buffalo Bills.
Harold was the first head football coach at NRHS to have played for the team, leading them to the State Championship, and being named Coach of the Year twice. He then went on to coach football at Iona College, helping to promote the team from Div. III to Div. IAA. Iona won the Conference Championship and Harold was again honored with Coach of the Year Awards. He was a prime mover in the development of Mazella Field at Iona.
William “Brud” Flowers
~ 1994 ~
Brud, born in New Rochelle, played football at NRHS, earning All-County honors, and basketball, playing on the first New Rochelle Section One Championship team. He then went on to Virginia State where he played football for four years.
Flowers was involved with the New Rochelle Youth Tackle League Pop Warner Program for almost 20 years as both a coach and league official. In 1972 Brud was chosen as All-American Lawman of the Year by the National Pop Warner Football Conference. New Rochelle celebrated Brud Flowers Day to honor that tribute. Flowers received numerous honors for his work over the years and the City Park sports fields have been named the William “Brud” Flowers Sports Complex in his memory.
Edward “Ted” Murphy
~ 1994 ~
Ted played football at NRHS, being named captain his senior year. He was also a member of the track team while in high school. In college, Ted played football and lacrosse. Returning to New Rochelle as an Assistant Varsity Football Coach, Head Coach of the Wrestling team (with a .550 winning percentage), Head Coach of the Golf team (with an overall record of .750), and winner of multiple Big Five and League Championships.
Ted was a member of the Sect. One Wrestling Officials Association, serving as President and being selected to their Hall of Fame. He was also Director of the Sect. One Wrestling Classic, Coordinator of Sect. One Golf, a member of the Sect. One Football Officials, the first Commissioner of the Westchester Youth Tackle football, and chair of the Rye Golf Club.
~ 1994 ~
Jim O’Toole began reporting on the New Rochelle sports scene as the Blessed Sacrament High School Correspondent for the Standard Star. In college he was the the Sports Editor and Editor of the campus newspaper. While in the Army he was Editor of the Fort Dix Post. Returning to the Standard Star, Jim covered local sports. He then became Sports Editor for the Sound Shore Offices of Gannett Suburban Newspapers.
O’Toole has been honored by the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame, and received a commendation from the Associated Press. Jim has two commendations from the New Rochelle City Council for, “Spreading the fame of New Rochelle through Sportswriting.”