Tonon, Ben

Graduation Year: 1993
Category: Athlete

Ben Tonon, Bergen Catholic Class of 1993, was a wo-way starter and leading tackler on the 1991 and 1992 NJ State Championship Teams that ended with a combined record of 22-0. They finished 11th and 13th, respectively, in the USA Today polls. As Football Captain his senior year, Ben was voted Defensive Player of the Year for his play at linebacker, named 1st team All-League, 2nd Team All-County and 2nd Team All-State guard. He also helped the Crusader Wrestling Team win State Championships in 1991 and 1992. Ben was captain his Senior year and compiled an individual career record of 53-13. Ben became a four-year starter at Linebacker for West Chester University, led the team in tackles his last three years and was named Captain his senior year. He was a two-time 1st Team All-PSAC, named Defensive player of the year, WOlJ Athlete of the Year and 2nd Team All-American. Ben was voted Captain for the East Team in the 1998 Division II All-Star game. In 2007, he was the youngest player ever inducted into the Killinger Football Hall of Fame. Ben worked at Bergen Catholic from 2003 2012 in the Physical Education and Admission Departments. As a coach, Ben helped win State Championships in football, golf, wrestling and was a strength coach for multiple teams. Ben and his wife currently reside in Daniel Island, South Carolina with their four boys, Brody, Chase, Trevor, and Cole. Ben is the owner/founder of Daniel Island Shuttle and President of the BC Alumni Association, Charleston SC Chapter.