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Jim coached in New Rochelle, with a record of 160 wins and 17 losses, (ALMS 32-2, NRHS 128-15) winning 4 straight conference championships and the NYS Section 1 Championship (1985), becoming the first to win as both a player (Gorton H.S. – 1970) and as a coach. He was named Daily News Westchester Coach of the Year (1986). Jim served as Assistant Coach at Iona College (1988-95), and Head Coach at Leake & Watts H.S. in Yonkers, winning back to back section 1D Championships (2002-03). He was instrumental in the renovation of the Remington Boys and Girls Club basketball courts which allowed for the creation of one of the largest summer tournaments in the tri-state area, providing over 1,000 youths with summer employment. Jim was named Gorton H.S. all-American (1971-72) and New Mexico State University all-American (1975). He was drafted by the NBA Kansas City Kings (1975) and played for the NBA Detroit Pistons (1977). Bostic was named USBL Pro Basketball All Star Man of the Year (1986) and an Eastern Basketball League All Star (1987). He was inducted into the Yonkers Sports Hall of Fame (1986); the Westchester County Sports Hall of Fame (1994) and the Holcomb Rucker Pro Basketball Hall of Fame (1994). He coached the Wheelchair Classic High School All Star Game in New York (1986) and was Coach of the Westchester County All Star Game.
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New York State Champion in the long jump and outdoor state Champion in 100 and 400 meter hurdles in 1999; placed second at Nationals in the long jump in 1999-2000; earned indoor All-American in the long jump in 1999-2000; NYS champion in the triple jump and 55 meter hurdles in 2000; Gatorade NYS Athlete of the Year Award in 2000; indoor National Champion in the long jump in 2001; indoor All-American in 60 meter hurdles, long jump and triple jump in 2001; outdoor NYS Champion in the triple jump and 4x100 relay in 2001; ran the nation’s fastest time of the year, 7.92 in the 55 meter hurdles in 2002; National Champion in the triple jump in 2002; NYS outdoor state Champion in the 100 meter hurdles and sprint medley relay in 2002; Junior All-American in the 400 meter hurdles in 2002; Penn Relays Champion in 2002 winning the triple jump; Journal News Athlete of the Year 3 times; holds NYS record for most individual state titles; only athlete in history to win 3 individual titles at a state meet. While at the University of Georgia, Dawkins was a three time All SEC in the triple jump and long jump. She was a two time SEC Team Champion. Shenae competed in the NCAA 2006 championships and was selected to the UGA Academic Roundtable. To cap off an amazing career, Shenae Dawkins qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials in the triple jump.
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Ray placed 2nd in the Javelin throw in the 1999 New York City Championship. In football he was selected to the prestigious “Super 11” football team, received First Team All Westchester and All New York City honors, won the William McKenna award. In baseball Ray starred in right field and pitcher. His best year resulted in a batting average of .478 with nine homers and 48 RBI’s. He also saved 7 games as a closer. Downs received First Team All Westchester County and All New York City honors as well as being selected to the 1999 Daily News All Bronx/Westchester team, and was selected to the Rawlings All District 1 team. As a special honor, Ray received the coveted “Athlete of the Year” award from Iona Prep. Preceding his senior year Ray was chosen to play in the Empire State Games. Ray attended Briarcliffe Junior College, leading his team as a right fielder to the NJCAA tournament two years, and a trip to the Junior College World Series. He was named team captain and nominated to the NJCAA All American 1st and 2nd team. Ray’s stats at Briarcliffe were a .420 average, 18 homers and 94 R.B.I.’s. He continued playing on a full scholarship to St. John’s University, was named a Big East academic all star maintaining while hittting .300, with 12 homers and 63rbis. He was voted team captain in his senior year.
Oliver Hunter is one of the most prolific athletes ever to graduate New Rochelle High School. Ollie, born and raised in New Rochelle, graduated NRHS in 1965 after setting many records in track and field: 1963 All County Honorable Mention 1st team running back in football; 1965 All County, State and National Champion in 60yd, 100yd and 200yd dash; 1964 Honorable Mention 2nd team All American running back in football; 1963 member of NRHS 440yd relay team that ran a record setting 43.1 seconds in the Penn Relays; 1964 selected to run with the United States (AAU) in London, England in 100yd dash where he place second running in 9.8 seconds; 1963-64 ran the second fastest 100yd dash in NYS, 9.6 seconds; 1964, ran qualifying time that would allow him to participate in the Olympic Trials; won a West Point track meet in the 220 yd dash in 21.8 seconds, won the 60yd dash (indoor) in 6.3 seconds. Upon graduation from NRHS, Ollie attended the University of Texas El Paso where he continued to run track. In 1967 Oliver recorded his personal best time in the 220yd dash – 20.9 seconds (one of the fastest in the past 50 years). Ollie also ran the 60yd dash in California with a time of 6.1 seconds.
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