RANDOLPH, NJ- The third Class of the Randolph High School Athletic Hall of Fame was inducted during a ceremony at the school on Saturday Oct. 22. The Randolph Hall of Fame Committee was responsible for selecting and voting on the inductees, while the Rams Athletic Council helped to coordinate and run the evenings events.
In a welcome message to the attendees, Randolph Hall of Fame Committee President Ron Standridge stated, “It is nights like this that make me proud to be part of Randolph’s rich athletic history.”
After touring the school, and enjoying a buffet dinner while surrounded with all sorts of memorabilia for the inductees, members of the 1968 football team made a special announcement and presentation.
They nominated Gloria Bauer, wife of the late John J Bauer, as an honorary captain of their team. They offered thanks to her for years of her dedication to the school athletic programs, being by her husbands’ side in full support of Randolph football and other sports.
Bauer was presented with a framed heart, with the words: "I Know You Have Courage" written on it.
Attendees then all moved into the auditorium for the formal presentations and introductions of the class of 2016.
The 2016 Hall of Fame Class is:
*1968 football team
Randolph’s first state champion and county champion team with a record of 8-1.
John Bauer’s first championship team.
Team laid the foundation for the greatness of Randolph football.
*1968 – 69 Boys Wrestling Team
Undefeated season at 14-0
Iron conference team champions and district team champions
Seven individual district champions, seven region placers, and one state champion
Best team point average in Randolph history, the team registered 108 pins and surrendered only seven.
*Administrator Cliff Back
Supervisor of physical education from 1971-1988
Lifetime achievement award from County Athletic Directors in 2006 Lifetime achievement award from the New Jersey State Track Association in 2000
Cliff Back Invitational track meet named in his honor since 1982
*Ted Loeffler, track coach 1969-2005
Overall record 194–33
13 conference championships
19 County relay championships
12 county championships
6 State sectional championships
New Jersey coach of the year 1990, County coach of the year seven-times
*Ann Clifton, girls soccer coach 1990-1997
Girls soccer record 168–44–13
Under Clifton, 32 players received all state honors, 10 received regional all American honors, and 3 received National all American honors
7 conference championships, 5 county championships, state champion in 1991.
State and National champion in 1995, team ranked number 1 in the USA
*Matt Nardolillo (Football, 1984-88)
Quarterback of Two state championships, 1986 and 1987
First undefeated team in Randolph history, 11-0 in 1987
QB’d the first 17 games of “The streak”, Randolph’s state record 56 straight games unbeaten
First-team all-state 1987, Daily Record athlete of the year 1987, Parade high school all American 1987
Honorable mention New Jersey “All 1980’s decade team”
*Contributor, Tom Titus
33 year Randolph bulldog football coach
Eight year Randolph township football program coordinator
22 year Morris county youth football president
Randolph recreation sports lifetime achievement award, and major fundraiser for youth sports in Randolph
*Girl athlete Stephanie Snyder 1995-1999
Seven times all state in cross country, winter track, and spring track combined.
Won the mile at the prestigious Penn Relays in 1999
Won 15 Morris county championships, two in cross country, six in winter track, seven in spring track
State Group champion in the 1600 and 3200
State sectional champion 8times, three in cross-country and five in spring track, Earned 12 varsity letters
*Girls team, 1983 track
Iron Hills conference champs
Morris County relay champs,
Morris County champs, state sectional champs, state group 3 runner-up
Ranked number one in Morris County, and team of the year for both the Daily Record and Star-Ledger
Relay team set school and county records in three events that stood for over 25 years.