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Monday, November 16, 2009

Congratulations RHS Coach Jacob Brown, Running Warehouse National Coach of the Week

Ridgewood's women's cross country and track coach Jacob Brown was named the Dye Stat Running Warehouse Coach of the Week last week. Click here for article/interview. In addition to posting a ridiculously impressive record over the past 34 years at Ridgewood, Coach Brown has had a major influence on, and been a major supporter of, women's HS athletics overall.

According to local sports writer Paul Schultz, Coach Brown's record includes:

24 Bergen Group titles
19 North 1 Sectional titles in 34 straight appearances at State Groups
24 BMOC (Bergen Meet of Champions) titles
At least a divisional title in 28 of the 29 years the NNJIL had girls team scores
4 Group 4 state titles
15 appearances in SMOC (State Meet of Champions)
2 SMOC titles
That's 101 major league, county, sectional and state titles (out of a possible 199)
Also, 44 different runners he's coached have finished in the top 10 of sectionals a total of 91 times

Congratulations Coach Brown!

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