Athletics

Athletic Hall of Fame

About the Athletic Hall of Fame

"Hail to thee, dear Notre Dame......"

The Athletic Hall of Fame exemplifies the rich tradition of Notre Dame athletics each Fall. The celebratory Mass, Awards Dinner and Induction Ceremony honor individual athletes, legendary coaches, special contributors, and outstanding teams who have made us proud through the years while displaying their dedication, spirit, and athletic talents on the courts and fields.

When the doors opened at Notre Dame in 1957, Msgr. William Capik served as the school's first Athletic Moderator and William "Doc" Creamer the school's first Athletic Director. Soon to follow were Vince Ardery, Barb Major, John Simone and Richard Roche to continue to build the strong tradition of excellence with successful programs, which helped shape the lives of our student-athletes.

We welcome you to be a part of this tradition. Take the trip down memory lane with our athletes as we honor those who wore the blue and white.

The Hall of Fame's list of great athletic talents is long and continues to grow. Each celebration promises to be an exciting athletic reunion for past Notre Dame athletes and faculty alike.

".....for the glory of Notre Dame!"

GO IRISH!!!

Selection Criteria

List of 3 items.

  • Athlete

    • Eligibility begins the 7th year after the nominee graduates from Notre Dame
    • Based on the athletic accomplishments that positively impacted the Notre Dame High School Community
    • Must have earned at least one varsity letter at Notre Dame and excelled in at least one sport
  • Coach

    • Eligibility begins the 2nd year after retiring from coaching or after 20 years of active service
    • A minimum of 5 years of coaching service at Notre Dame
    • Based on the accomplishments that positively impacted the Notre Dame High School Community
  • Special Contribution/Special Considerations

    • Based on the individual's contribution, dedication and support, or improvement to the athletic programs and the environment at Notre Dame
    • Any Notre Dame graduate who achieved athletic success at a higher level (i.e., college, Olympics, etc.)
The 2018 Notre Dame High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Notre Dame. For more information, please contact Elena Caccavale at caccavale@ndnj.org.

Nomination Form

Athletic Hall of Fame Over the Years

  • Athletic Hall of Fame 2016
  • Athletic Hall of Fame 2014
  • Athletic Hall of Fame 2012
  • Athletic Hall of Fame 2011
  • 2009 Honorees
Pictured above: bottom row, l. to r., Tony Genovesi, Rich "Duke" Swieconek '69, S. Kate Hutchison '80 and Jane Loh. Standing l. to r., Len Navarro '84, John Simone '71 and George Loh. Names of additional inductees not pictured are listed below.
    Athletic Hall of Fame Honorees

Notre Dame High School

Located on 100 beautiful acres in Central New Jersey, Notre Dame High School, founded in 1957, is a college preparatory school for grades 9 - 12, preparing young men and women for lives of purpose, built upon a foundation of Catholic faith, with a commitment to academics, co-curricular activities and service to others.