JAKE TARR


COACH


YEAR OF INDUCTION: 2008



Known as much for his sharp wit as his ability to lead teams, Tarr was synonymous with Steinert Athletics in the 1960s and 70s. Tarr was a star athlete for Hamilton in the late 1940s, earning All-City in soccer, baseball and basketball and All-State in basketball and baseball. He was in the HHW Hall of Fames first induction class. Jake served in the US Army for three years and graduated from Duke University, where he earned All-Conference in soccer and baseball.

He played in the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City As organizations before arriving at Steinert in 1960, where he proceeded to coach JV soccer and varsity baseball and basketball. In basketball, Tarr coached three SHS teams setting a then-school record for victories in 1972-73 when the Spartans won the Central Jersey Group IV title. Tarr moved up Klockner Road to teach and coach at Nottingham for several years before retiring in 1992.


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