Tandy, Rich

Graduation Year: 1989
Category: Athlete

Rich Tandy ’89 was one of the most dominant players to ever play for the Bergen Catholic Crusaders Baseball Team and one of the most feared hitters in the State of New Jersey. He was the starting third baseman on the Parochial A North Sectional Championship team in 1987. Rich was team captain of both the 1988 and 1989 NNJIL League Championship squads. In 1988, he was selected First Team All-NNJIL and Second Team All-Bergen County. The following year he was selected to the 1989 All-NNJIL First Team, All-Bergen County First Team, All-State Parochial NJ First Team and All-State NJ Second Team at Third Base after a season in which he had a .526 Batting Average, 41 Hits and 46 RBI in 24 games. That summer (1989), The Bergen Record named Rich to its All-Decade (1980) Team at third base. He earned the Bergen Catholic Most Valuable Player 1989 Tam and Most Valuable Senior Varsity Player 1989 Award. Rich was also the recipient of The Louis M. Greco Memorial Scholarship, awarded to the most dedicated varsity baseball player at Bergen Catholic. That year, he was also named the Brother Eugene D. McKenna, CFC Alumni Scholarship Recipient which he proudly shared with classmate, Roger Breslin. Rich left Bergen Catholic as the All-Time BC Leader in hits, RBI and batting average. He went on to play at Boston College, where he cared the Academic Advisors Award for Academic Excellence in 1993 presented to the Senior Boston College Athlete with the highest GPA in his major. Rich is most proud of being the husband of wife Megan for twenty years, and the father of sons, Rich and Jack.