Former Riverhead coach inducted into NYU Hall of Fame

Former Riverhead High School coach James Gilhooley was among the newest members to be inducted into the NYU Athletics Hall of Fame. 

gilhooleyGilhooley, a 1950 graduate of NYU’s School of Education, set the world record for flat track in the 600-yard indoor event at the Pioneer Club Championships in 1949. A five-time Metropolitan Collegiate champion, four-time Metropolitan AAU champion and a five-time Penn Relays champion, Gilhooley was also a member of two IC4A championship relay teams.

Riverhead established an annual award in honor of Gilhooley, which is given to a distance runner at each spring. Gilhooley was also an athletic director and teacher at Riverhead.