RM HALL OF FAME

Established in 2012, the mission of the Richard Montgomery School Athletics Hall of Fame is to promote the achievements of those exemplary student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and contributors to the athletic program.

In its inaugural year there were twenty inductees into the Hall of Fame.   Inductees are listed below in no particular order

Richard Montgomery High School Athletics Hall of Fame will induct its second class this Fall, 2015.  If you are interested in nominating a candidate for the next RM Hall of Fame class please click the link.  Nomination Athlete/Coach

 

Jim Riggleman

Jim Riggleman

Class of 1970

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Mike Curtis

Class of 1961

Jim Riggleman
Class of 1970
Played Baseball, Basketball
All County Baseball Honors
College - Played Baseball and Basketball at Frostburg
All District Team 72, 73, 74
All American Honorable Mention 74
Professional - Drafted by LA Dodgers
Coached MLB – St. Louis, San Diego and Chicago
Washington Nationals Manager – (2009 – 2011)
Inducted RM HOF 2012
Mike Curtis
Class of 1961
Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track
Washington Post Player of the Week, 1st Team All County, 1st Team All Met, All State
College - Duke University – All ACC, MVP, 3rd Team All American,
Outstanding Contributions Award, Outstanding Player Award
Professional 1965-1678- Baltimore Colts, Seattle, Washington 
All Pro, Pro Bowl, Player of the Year, Linebacker of the Year
Played in Superbowl III (Baltimore Colts 7, NY Jets 16) and won SuperBowl V  (Baltimore Colts 16, Dallas Cowboys 13)
Inducted RM HOF 2012
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Ricky Summerour

Class of 1972

Ricky Summerour
Glass of  1972
Football, Basketball
1st Team All County - Football
1st Team All Met Honors – 1970/71 - Football
Parade All American Honors – 1971 - Football
Washington Post All Met Player of the Year 1971 Football
Timmy Trophy Recipient/Touchdown Club Honors/Pigskin Club
Inducted RM HOF 2012
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Robert "Bobby" Gawler

Class of 1970

Robert “Bobby” Gawler
Class of 1970
Football
1st Team All County 1969
1st Team All Met Honors 1969
Washington Post All Met Offensive Player of the Year 1969
Scholastic Magazine All-American Honors
Timmy Trophy Recipient/Touchdown Club Honors/Pigskin Club
Inducted RM HOF 2012
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Tuan Wreh Jr

Class of 1998

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Lee Branthover

Class of 1969

Tuan Wreh Jr
Class of 1998
Track and Field – High Jump, Long Triple Jump
1997 – State Champion High Jump – Outdoor
1997 - 3rd in State Triple Jump – Outdoor
1998 - State Champion High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump
1998 - 3rd in Triple Jump Nationals - Indoor
1998 - 2nd in Triple Nationals – Outdoor
1998 - Maryland 3A State Championship – Outdoor
1998 - 1st Team All Met Honors
College University of Penn – 6X Ivy League Champion – Triple Jump, Ivy League Champion - Long Jump, 2X Ivy League Team Champions & Team Captain
RM Record Holder – High, Triple and Long Jump;
UPenn Record Holder – Triple Jump
2002 NCAA Outdoor All American – Triple Jump 
Liberian Record Holder – Triple Jump
Inducted RM HOF 2012
Lee Branthover
Class of 1969
Football, Basketball, Baseball
Multiple 1st Team, 2nd Team and Honorable Mentions
All County, All Met and All Suburban Teams
Washington Post, Sentinel and Evening Star – Linebacker (1966-1968)
Scholastic Coach All- American Honors - 1968
Co-Captain of the #3 Nationally Ranked RM Football Team – 1968
College University of Maryland – Linebacker – 1969-1972
Coach of the Year Honors (1994-1996) Journal, Gazette, Washington Post & National Fed
State Championship – Wheaton HS Football – Head Coach      Inducted into Maryland Football Coaches Hall of Fame
John Voight Award Recipient – 2011
Inducted RM HOF 2012
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Lindsay Silverman

Class of 2004

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Kate Thirolf

Class of 1996

Lindsay Silverman
Class of 2004
Field Hockey, Basketball, Lacrosse
1st Athlete in RM History to receive Varsity Letters, Varsity Player all 4 years, all 3 seasons  
All County Honors – Field Hockey -2003
State All Star – Field Hockey – 2004
Lindsay Silverman Award was created to recognize an athlete who receives Varsity letters in 3 sports for all 4 years. 
Inducted RM HOF 2012
Kate Thirolf
Class of 1996
Field Hockey, Basketball, Soccer
10 Varsity Letters – (4) basketball, (4) soccer and (2) field hockey    All County and All Met Honorable Mention – Field Hockey and Soccer
All County, All Met, All State Basketball
Player of the Year – Basketball - 1996
Led team to Maryland State 3A State Championship – 29 pts/31reb – 1996
Finished with more than 1,400 career points – Basketball
College - 4 Year Starter, 3 Year Captain for Princeton Girls Basketball, Ivy League Champions – 1999 and 2X First Team All Ivy Team
Inducted RM HOF 2012
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John Devries

Class of 1964

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Billy King

Class of 1975

John Devries 
Class of 1964
Football 
1st Team All County – Defensive Tackle – 1963
1st Team All Met – Defensive Tackle -1963
Rockville Volunteer Fire Department and Montgomery County Police Officer
Deceased 2012
Inducted RM HOF 2012
Billy King
Class of 1975
Football, Basketball, Baseball
1st Team All County, 1st Team All Met – Football and Baseball
College Duke University – Football and Baseball
ACC Defensive Player of the week numerous times – Football
2nd Team All ACC – Baseball
Inducted RM HOF 2012
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Gordon "Gordy" Coleman

Class of 1952

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Charles "Dave" Hopkins

Class of 1973

Gordon “Gordy” Coleman
Class of 1952
Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track
All County, All Met, All State, All Southern – Football
First RM Basketball Team to go to State Semi Finals at UMD – 1952
College Recruited/Scholarship to Duke University – Football and Baseball
Professional Signed with Cleveland Indians, also played For Cincinnati Reds
Won the pennant with Reds in 1961 while hitting .287 and 26 HRs
Holds all-time best batting average (.333) – pinch hit 100+ times
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer
(passed away 1994)
Inducted RM HOF 2012
Charles “Dave” Hopkins
Class of 1973
Soccer, Wrestling, Pole Vault
Wrestling – 2X State Champion, 2X 1st Team All Met, High School All American, 1st Multiple State Champion Wrestler in Montgomery County
College - Ohio University Wrestling – Captain and Conference Champion, 12th in Nation
Coaching – 5 State Championships, 7 Regional Championships, 9 County Championships, 14 Individual State Champs, 34 Regional, 30 County
Maryland Wrestling Hall of Fame, National Wrestling Hall of Fame
Inducted RM HOF 2012
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Clarence "Butch" Isreal

Class of 1973

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Claude Prather

Class of 1966

Clarence “Butch” Isreal
Class of 1962
Football, Basketball, Baseball
9 Varsity Letters – 3 Years Varsity – Football, Basketball, Baseball
Football - 1st Team All Met Washing Post, Daily News, Evening Star Football - 1st Team All County Player of Year Sentinel, HS All American Sporting News, 1st Team All Met Pigskin Club, Leading scorer in Montgomery County Tight End
Basketball – 20+ PPG
College  Scholarship to New Mexico State – Wing Back/Def. Back – Held School record for longest TD reception
Inducted RM HOF 2012
Claude Prather
Class of 1966
Football, Basketball
Football Honors – Captain Undefeated #3 national ranked team, 1st Team All Met, All County, All Suburban – Washington Post, Star, Sentinel
Woodard and Lothrop All Met Player of the Year, Pigskin Club All Met 1st Team and Athletic Coach Magazine All American
Basketball – Class AA Champions, #5 ranked team in Metro Area
1st Team All County – Washington Post, Star
Deceased 2015
Inducted RM HOF 2012
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Roy Lester

Coach 1959-1968

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Willie Allen

Class of 1967

Roy Lester
RM Coach 1959-1968
3 State Championships, 2 Bi-County Championships, 8 Undefeated Seasons
89-10 Win-Loss Record at RM, Coached the #3 National Ranked RM Team
Maryland HS Coaching Hall of Fame, WVU Athletics and PE Hall of Fame
Multiple Coach of the Year Awards – Touchdown Club, Maryland State Football Coaches, Washington Post, Montgomery Sentinel, Washington Football Officials, MoCo Coaches Assoc, Dapper Dan Awards, Outstanding Contributions to Football
Head Coach at University of Maryland 1969-1971
Key to City of Rockville
RMHS Stadium Named after Roy Lester
Inducted RM HOF 2012
Willie Allen
Class of  1967
Basketball
All County and 3X All Met
3 County Championships & 1 State Championship
College -   1st African American on Basketball Scholarship to Miami U.
Miami University Athletics Hall of Fame
Professional - Drafted by Baltimore Bullets and played for ABA Floridians
CEO Growing Power – Urban Farming
MacArthur Genius Award Grant & Kellogg Foundation Grant
Inducted RM HOF 2012
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Billy Gordon

Class of 1967

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Anthony "Gumby" Williams

Class of 1998

Billy Gordon
Class of  1967
Basketball, Track
All County, All Met, All State
3x County Championship, 3X Regional Championship
1 State Championship
College  UMD – Eastern Shore -2X Tournament Champions
HBCU Team Ranked in Top 20/Appear in Divison I Nat’l Tournament
Professional - Drafted by the Seattle Supersonics
MCPS Vice Principal with 33 years of MCPS service as of 2012

Inducted RM HOF 2012

Anthony “Gumby” Williams
Class of 1998
Football, Basketball
Football – 4 Year Varsity Starter at QB, Rushed for over 3,000 yards, 1st Team All County and All Met Honors
Basketball – 1st Team All County and All Met, MoCo All Star Team 98
College - Pfeifer University Basketball Scholarship – CVAC All Tournament Team, All Conference Team and Tourn MVP, Team record 31-3
Professional Career in Germany – AVG 15 pts per game
Co-Founder and Player for Rockville Victors Semi-Pro League Team
Inducted RM HOF 2012
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Charlie "Chuck" Snowden

Class of 1963

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Watson Prather Jr.

Class of 1961

Charlie “Chuck” Snowden
Class of  1963
Football, Track
Football
Sophomore – County Championship Team
Junior – 1st Team All County
Senior – Injury limited to 3 games
College - scholarship to New Mexico State
4 Year Linebacker at New Mexico State; New Mexico State Hall of Fame
Played for VA Sailors; Redskins Farm Team, won league championship
Miliken Award – Best Teachers in the County – 1993

Inducted RM HOF 2012

Watson Prather Jr.
Class of 1961
Played Football, Basketball and Coached
1st Team All County Football
1st Team All Met Honors Football
Undefeated Junior and Senior Year – Football (20-0)
RM Record - Coaching Wins Girls Basketball 200+
3 Basketball County Championships
1996 Girls Basketball State Champions
1996 Mont. Co. Girls Basketball Coach of the Year
RM Record - Coaching Wins Softball 200+
3 Softball County Championships
Inducted RM HOF 2012