Ray Tharan will be inducted into the Roxborough High School Sports Hall of Fame, Class of 2020 (posthumously). He was a member of the Class of 1968.

He played on the varsity basketball team all four years while at Roxborough. He garnered All-Public honors in his senior year of 1968. Ray also was the starting third baseman for the varsity baseball team in 1967 and 1968. In 1967 he homered in the Public League semifinal game vs. Edison High, which vaulted the team into the championship game. The 1967 team was the first Public League championship team in school history. He was co-captain of the 1968 team.

Ray went onto serve as assistant director of athletics at Bryn Mawr College. During that tenure he was head coach of the basketball, cross country, and Soccer teams. His record in women’s soccer is the second winningest in the school’s history.

In 1990 he was named the Philadelphia Association for Intercollegiate Sports for Women Coach of the Year. He also served as the director of fitness at Bryn Mawr, where he helped athletes prepare for collegiate competition, avoid injury, and rehabilitate as needed. The college honored him with an award named after him, The Ray Award, for enthusiasm and team spirit and he is memorialized with a plaque at the school.

This year’s induction banquet will be held on Thursday, March 26, at Flourtown Country Club, 150 McCloskey Road, Flourtown, PA 19031. A cash bar reception will be at 6 p.m., with dinner to follow at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $30 each for adults and children. Tables seating 8-10 persons are available. Please contact Pat Robinson, 3481 Tilden St., Philadelphia, PA 19129 at 215-438-0303. Make checks payable to RHSSHOF, with a deadline of March 19. In order to facilitate seating arrangements, please indicate on your ticket request if you are a relation to one of the inductees, i.e. family, friend, teammate, classmate, etc., or if you wish to be seated with someone.

We hope you can join us this year at Flourtown Country Club to honor our esteemed inductees. A banquet book will be given to all attendees, and you can show your support by placing an ad in the book. Please mail ads and payment to Lynne Gramberg, 7920 Cadillac Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19128 (Tel# 215-570-7343) or email lgramberg@hotmail.com. Deadline for ad placement is March 15th, 2020.

You are also cordially invited to attend a reception to honor our inductees in the school library at 12 Noon on March 26, 2020.

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