Contact the Athletic Department
Phone: 845-687-2400 Fax: 845-687-0998

RV Ganders

Ron Montalto
Interim Athletic Director
e-mail: rmontalto

Deana DeGrote 
Athletics Secretary - ext 4287
e-mail: ddegrote

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Welcome Mr. Ron Montalto!

Ron Montalto was appointed to the position of Interim Athletic.
Ron comes to Rondout with 40 years of experience in high school athletics. He has won multiple awards including New York State Section IX Basketball Coach of the Year: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1999. Ron retired from Monroe-Woodbury Central School District in 2016 after serving as the Athletic Director for 34 years. Since Mr. Montalto’s retirement in 2016 he has served as an interim athletic director in seven other districts throughout the state. Ron also served with distinction in the US Military serving in Vietnam as a 1st LT Airborne Ranger Infantry Platoon Leader with the 101st Airborne Division. Awarded: Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, New York State Conspicuous Service; award presented by Governor Nelson Rockefeller and Combat Infantry Badge (CIB)

We are honored and privileged to have Mr. Montalto assist in our Athletic Department and we are thankful for the values he will bring to our student-athletes while he is here.

Mr. Montalto can be reached in the Athletic Office at 845-687-2400 ext. 4287
Email: rmontalto
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Game Change:  

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 Attention all athletes:  
We have moved to a secure online platform called Family ID for our sports registrations. Family ID Open registration for the FALL JV/Varsity sports starts on 7/25/20 and for Modified sports on 8/9/20.  You must register for your intended sports, even if you played a winter/spring sports.

a button that reads 'Register Now' with a 'Powered by FamilyID' stamp on the bottom of it

For more information and detailed instructions, please click this link.

2020-2021 Athletic Sports Family ID Registration Dates:

Fall Sports Varsity/JV - registration begins on July 25, 2020
Modified– registration begins on August 9, 2020

Winter Varsity/JV - registration begins on October 17, 2020
Modified -   registration begins on October 24, 2020

Spring Sports Varsity/JV - registration begins on February 13, 2021

Modified– registration begins on February 20, 2021

Sports Physicals: Sign up will be in respective Health Offices:

Section IX Start Dates 


All High School Fall Sports - Mon., Aug. 24, 2020

Modified Fall Sports – Sept. 8, 2020 or First day of school

All High School Winter Sports –Mon., Nov. 16, 2020

Modified Winter Sports – Mon., Nov. 23 2020


All High School Spring Sports–Mon, March 15, 2021

Modified Spring Sports – Mon, March 22, 2021


Dante Catalfomo and Katherine Hardy named Senior-Scholar-Athletes!

Congratulations to seniors Dante Catalfomo and Katherine Hardy who have earned the Senior Scholar-Athlete Award!

Catalfomo served as captain of the Varsity Cross Country Team and played Varsity Soccer and Indoor and Outdoor Track. In addition, he is a member of the National Honor Society, Band and Pit Orchestra. Catalfomo will be studying Business Administrating with a concentration in finance at Babson College.

D. Catalfomo

Hardy played Varsity Soccer, Tennis, and Alpine Skiing. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Math Team, Science Olympiad, All County Band, Stage Crew and recipient of the Junior Stockholm Water Prize for her Science Research Project. Hardy will be studying Biology at Binghamton University.

K. Hardy

Senior Bryan Chorzempa Medals at the NYSPHSAA Swim Championship

A huge congratulations to Bryan Chorzempa who placed in the top four in two events this weekend at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association's swim championships at the Nassau County Aquatic Center on Long Island. Chorzempa placed third in the backstroke in 50.90 seconds and captured fourth in the 200-meter freestyle with a 1:40.80. He was the only area athlete to reach the championship finals. Congrats Bryan! #GanderPride #BleedBlue

Doug Morse was voted Section IX Modified Wrestling Coach of the year!!!!



This past weekend Rondout Valley Football Player Jimmy Brush participated in the Section 9 Golden 50 College Showcase. He was selected as 1 of 8 Quarterbacks from the section. He had a great showing including a 60 yard TD pass on the last play of the showcase.  Great Job Jimmy!”





Section IX Parent Information


An Important Reminder


There is no smoking and no dogs allowed on campus, including all sporting events