Father John Peter Blanco

~ 1999 ~

Father Blanco was the starting third baseman for Albert Leonard High School, serving as Captain his junior and senior years.  He was the recipient of the American Legion Award and the All-County WIAA Award for proficiency in sports and academics.  Blanco was also elected President of the Student Council

John enrolled at Manhattan College and played on the varsity baseball team for three years.  He was named to the 2nd team NCAA All American team by the American Association of College Baseball Coaches.  He batted .363 and was considered to be the best defensive infielder in the east.

Randy Forrest

~ 1999 ~

While at NRHS Randy excelled on the football field and wrestling mats.  He was selected to All-County honors in wrestling and was a winner of the prestigious Con Edison Award.  His wrestling skills brought him to the Eastern AAU Championships and placed him as a finalist for the 1964 Olympic Team.

His skills as an athlete helped him in coaching, leading to championship programs at Mt. Vernon High School, New Rochelle High School and Woodlands High School.  He was selected as Wrestling Coach of the Year at both Woodlands High School and Mt. Vernon High School.  Randy was given the highest honor in the wrestling field by being named to the Section One Tri-County Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Al “Scoop” Gallello

~ 1999 ~

Scoop’s interest in boxing began at age 12 when he began to participate in many boxing bouts throughout Westchester County.  At age 18 Scoop reached the quarter finals of the Golden Gloves tourney.  He won the Victory Gloves tourney held at Westchester County Center by beating some of the best boxers in the country.  

Al then became a fight trainer and manager, handling some of the best fighters in the tri-state area.  Scoop organized a veterans boxing group, Ring 30, in Westchester County, joining the parent group known as the National VBA.  The success of the national group helped Ring 30 become a international project, known as International Veteran Boxers Association.  Scoop served as President of the IVBA for over 30 years.

Tom Hoctor

~ 1999 ~

David B. Kutner

~ 1999 ~

Thomas began writing for the school newsletter “Purple & White” and is the author of the school song “Lets Cheer.”  He also performed with the drama club, played varsity basketball and served as manager of the NRHS Crew.  He attended Cathedral College and the Columbia University School of Journalism.  He worked for the Standard Star and had his own column within two years. He served as Sports Editor and reported for 10 years as “The Stroller.”  

Tom has served as City Historian for more than 35 years.  He has become the “walking encyclopedia” for New Rochelle sports, politics and history.

David was one of the premiere athletes to wear the famous purple and white uniform.  He starred on the basketball, baseball, football, and track and field teams.  He set the County record in the shot put and established a new New York State record in the running broad jump with a leap of 21’ 51/2”.   He also captured gold medals while attending NYU and participated in the Middle Atlantic States meet.

He was the recipient of the De Rochemont Efficiency Cup in recognition of his classroom academics and his proficiency in sports.  David Kutner has truly earned his place in the New Rochelle Sports Hall of Fame.