Athletic Hall of Fame History & Criteria
The Archbishop Rummel High School Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1997 to honor individuals who have made a significant and positive impact on Rummel athletics. By vote of committee, Rummel recognizes former athletes, coaches, staff members and administrators who serve as the cornerstone of what the school believes is a truly representative group of the proud tradition of Rummel athletics.
Already a successful football coach and administrator before he arrived at Archbishop Rummel High School in 1994, Phil Greco served as athletic director for 24 seasons before his retirement this spring. After receiving an honorary degree from Archbishop Rummel earlier this year, he will now be honored again by the school with his induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Less than a year after his arrival on Severn Avenue, Greco hired former Rummel quarterback Jay Roth as head football coach, and since then, the Raiders have won two state titles, reached two other state championship games and captured 12 district titles on the gridiron.
The success under Greco’s leadership was not limited to football; in other sports, Archbishop Rummel teams won five state championships, finished as state runner-up 11 times and captured three regional and 21 district titles. Even in retirement, Greco remains a regular visitor to athletic events and serves as an analyst on Raider football broadcasts.
EARL KILBRIDE, M.D. '88
Three decades after winning the Rufus Award as a senior at Archbishop Rummel High School, Earl Kilbride claims an even bigger honor - induction into the Rummel Athletic Hall of Fame. Kilbride competed in three sports at Archbishop Rummel: football, baseball and track and field. In 1987, Kilbride was an all-district, all-metro and honorable mention all-state selection in football as he set the school's single-season record for interceptions. In baseball, Kilbride was a part of the Raiders' 1987 state championship team and earned all-East Bank honors as a junior and senior.
After attending the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, Kilbride has gone on to a career as an orthopedic surgeon, specializing in arthroscopy, sports medicine and joint reconstruction. Kilbride, his wife Renee and their three children reside in Austin, Texas.
FRED KINSLEY '78
A starting guard on Archbishop Rummel High School’s undefeated 1977-78 state champions, Fred Kinsley joins his former teammates Barry Barocco, Wade Blundell, Dean Carpenter and Jim Pittman in the Rummel Athletic Hall of Fame. Kinsley lettered in three sports: basketball, golf and track and field. In 1978, he earned honorable mention all-district honors in basketball and was named to the Catholic League's all-defensive team as the Raiders successfully defended their 1977 Class AAAA state title by going 34-0. Kinsley and his senior teammates ended their careers on a 49-game winning streak.
Kinsley has worked in the automotive industry for the last 35 years. He, his wife Patti and their three sons reside in Baton Rouge.
PAT RITCHIE '97
Pat Ritchie, only the second wrestler in Archbishop Rummel High School history to win multiple state championships, becomes the second former wrestler to enter the Rummel Athletic Hall of Fame - joining his former teammate and classmate, Chad Boudreaux. As a junior in 1996, Ritchie won the state title in the 103-pound weight class, and a year later, he moved up to 119 pounds and claimed his second title. The second title capped a senior year in which Ritchie won the city championship and earned outstanding wrestler honors at the Lee High Invitational. Led by the individual titles of Ritchie and Boudreaux, Archbishop Rummel finished fourth in the state Division I tournament in 1996 and third in 1997.
Ritchie is now an ecologist. He, his wife Jessica and their two children live in Metairie.
Athletic Hall of Fame Recipients 1997 - 2018
Archbishop Rummel High School
1901 Severn Ave.
Metairie, LA 70001
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