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St. Augustine’s Hall of Fame Still Open

The 2019 class of the St. Augustine Lancer Hall of Fame includes, from left, Jim McHugh, Tom Fox, Tim Sullivan, and Jeff Zaloom. Jerry Walsh, far right, won a special award. (Photo courtesy of Bishop Loughlin H.S.)

New inductees at closed high school

 

FORT GREENE — Bishop Loughlin H.S., Fort Greene, was once again the site of the annual St. Augustine H.S., Park Slope, Hall of Fame induction ceremony and reunion held on Nov. 2.

This year, the celebration served to honor the five new members of the Lancer Hall of Fame who were in attendance and for the final graduating class of 1969 to enjoy its 50th reunion.

The ceremony also featured a look back at student-athletes and coaches who helped shape the Lancers athletic program from 1910 through 1969. In total, three coaches, seven teams and 20 athletes were inducted into the Hall of Fame, including the five who were present.

Basketball coach Jack Crenny won three city championships: 1929, 1930 and 1937. In indoor track, coach Alexander Pinkerton led his team to the city title in 1932, and coach Brother Michael Reynolds did so in 1953. Pinkerton also won three outdoor track titles: 1929, 1930 and 1932.

In addition to those coaches receiving the Hall of Fame nod posthumously, the city championship teams they coached were enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

The new Hall of Famers include Jim McHugh, ’62; Tom Fox, ’64; Jerry McCarty, ’68; Tim Sullivan, ’69; and Jeff Zaloom, ’69.

In addition to these inductees, Jerry Walsh, ’69, was presented with the prestigious Certificate of Leadership Award from the alumni members of the Class of 1969.

Jim McHugh

Jim McHugh earned a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and a master’s degree from Pace University. He worked for 40 years at the New York City Board of Education.

As a teacher, he started a drug education program used as a model for other districts. He also ran general education development classes that 2,000 students completed.

McHugh later taught math at Bishop Ford H.S., Park Slope, and eventually served as the dean for boys. He is the longest-serving member of the St. Augustine Reunion Committee.

Tom Fox

Tom Fox served two tours of duty in Vietnam and then received his bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College and an advanced degree from Harvard University.

His entire professional career has been working to save and develop public space.

Jerry McCarty

Jerry McCarty holds a bachelor’s degree and master of public administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In 1973, he joined the NYPD, where he received 20 citations for actions while performing his duties.

A few of his many positions included chief of staff for the NYC Office of Emergency Management, disaster relief coordinator for the Mayor’s Office and branch chief for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

McCarty joined the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as general manager of emergency management in 2004.

Dr. Tim Sullivan

Dr. Tim Sullivan received his bachelor of sciences degree from Manhattan College and medical degree from SUNY Downstate. He is an ophthalmologist and sub-specialist in cornea and external disease of the eye.

As an experienced eye surgeon, he holds memberships in numerous ophthalmologic and medical organizations.

Jeff Zaloom

Jeff Zaloom attended Iona College; St. John’s University, Jamaica; and Rutgers University, where he  earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1983.

He held positions such as senior research chemist, president of a consulting group and research director. Throughout his career, Zaloom has received many awards and holds eight U.S. patents. He now volunteers at various organizations in his hometown of Lennon, Wis.

Jerry Walsh

Jerry Walsh graduated from Baruch College, where he earned a bachelor of business administration in marketing and business management while working full time at Merrill Lynch.

In 1976, he partnered with his former hardware store employer and eventually purchased MayDay Hardware, the property where the business is now located in Prospect Heights.


Contact Jim Mancari via email at jmmanc@gmail.com.

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