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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