Four more Fighting Tiger alumni will enter the ranks of the all-time best as the SUNY Cobleskill Department of Sport & Exercise inducts the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017 during Homecoming and Family Weekend.
The inductees are:
Carlos Dolmo ‘97
Men’s Wrestling, Baseball, Cross Country
Carlos Dolmo, a three-sport performer for the Fighting Tigers, distinguished himself on the wrestling mat, the baseball diamond and the cross country course.
As a member of the college’s wrestling program he was a two-time Mountain Valley Conference Champion and a two-time NJCAA All-Region III Team selection which earned him a pair of NJCAA National Championship appearances and All-American honors in 1997. Upon graduation, Dolmo transferred to SUNY Oswego where he was a two-time NCAA Division III All-American placing fifth nationally in 1998 in the 190 lbs. class then earning All-American honors in 1999 by placing eighth overall nationally in the heavy weight class.
After earning his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego in 1999, Dolmo began coaching wrestling at Yeshiva High School as the Head Wrestling Coach leading the Lions to three conference titles while serving simultaneously as the Assistant Wrestling Coach for the Maccabees of Yeshiva University in New York City. In 2015 he was named Head Wrestling Coach at Hunter College in New York City.
Head Coach Women’s Soccer, Softball, Basketball
After a successful high school coaching career at Middleburgh Central School, Mary Hamm came to SUNY Cobleskill in January 1984 and began a 25-year career at the College. She served as the head women’s soccer and softball coach after a brief stint as the women’s basketball team’s co-coach. She was also an instructor in the Department of Physical Education, serving as department chair in 2008.
It was on the soccer field that Hamm had her greatest successes. Under her direction the Fighting Tigers captured Mountain Valley Conference Championships in 1994, 1995, and 1998. During 19 seasons her teams posted a 175-96-17 for an impressive winning percentage of 66.6.
Technical Assistant, Lacrosse Coach, Instructor
In a career that spanned four decades from 1973 until 2004, Robert Jontos served the Department of Physical Education and Intercollegiate Athletics in a number of different roles including technical assistant, instructor, assistant lacrosse coach, head lacrosse coach and head women’s tennis coach.
Jontos also played a major role in the development of the Schoharie County sports culture, serving as a founding member and past president of the Valley Soccer Club and the Schoharie County Youth Tennis Program.
Marion “Bried” Richards ’00
Marion Richards has the distinction of being the only player in the history of Fighting Tiger women’s volleyball to garner First Team NJCAA All-American honors, which she earned during the 1998 season. During the same season, she also earned First Team All-NJCAA Region III Team and First Team All-Mountain Valley Conference Team honors while being named the team’s Most Valuable Player for the 1998.
Upon graduating in 2000 with her degree in Early Childhood Education, she accepted a scholarship to play for the College of Saint Rose in Albany at the NCAA Division III Level.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Saint Rose and is currently an elementary school teacher in the Albany Public School System in the Arbor Hill area.