Frank McLaughlin, a longtime Briarcliff Manor resident and for 27 years the Athletic Director at Fordham University, and Emmy Award-winning NBC Sports commentator Jimmy Roberts, a graduate of White Plains High School, will be among five inductees into the Westchester Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.
Rick O’Keeffe, who threw five no-hitters and a perfect game for Yorktown High School, while compiling a 27-7 record , 0.40 ERA, and a .438 batting average; Paul Natale, who coached baseball and football at Hendrick Hudson High School during a 35 year-career and more than 500 wins in baseball; and Rich Leaf, a Scarsdale High School graduate, “The Voice of the County Center,” where he has announced the Section 1 boys and girls basketball tournaments for more than three decades, complete the impressive quintet to be enshrined in the “Class of 2017.”
McLaughlin, now Fordham’s associate vice president of student affairs for athletic alumni relations and external affairs/athletic director emeritus, was the longtime athletic director at Fordham University, his alma mater. McLaughlin was also a star basketball player for the Rams. He was also head coach at Harvard, and was an assistant coach under Digger Phelps at Fordham and Notre Dame.
Roberts has excelled as sports broadcaster with both NBC and ABC. His wide-ranging coverage has included the World Series, the Super Bowl, the NBA finals, the Olympics, and the Masters Golf Tournament. The 13-time Emmy Award recipient began his career in 1975.
Contact Kevin Cook at [email protected] to purchase tickets.
The Hall of Fame plaques are on permanent display in the Sports Hall of Fame gallery at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York.