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Hall of Fame Spotlight: Robert Jojo (Coach)

Hall of Fame
Class of 2017
Robert Jojo

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Robert Jojo (Football Coach) – The winningest head coach in program history with 42 career victories (.667), Coach Jojo guided the Hudson Valley Community College football program to four Region 3 Championships (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004) and three North East Football Conference (NEFC) Championships (2001, 2003, 2004). Coach Jojo's 2003 team earned a spot in the Graphic Edge Bowl where Emmanuel Marc rushed for 269 yards and earned the game's Most Valuable Player award. Coach Jojo was named Coach of the Year in the NEFC three times and also awarded the 2004 Paul Bishop Award given to the best coach at Hudson Valley Community College. 

Coach Jojo mentored his student-athletes and helped them achieve their athletic goals beyond Hudson Valley Community College. Jojo coached 90 student-athletes that went on to play at four-year schools, 20 student-athletes went on to play at Division I institutions and two student-athletes that went on to play in the National Football League (NFL). Fellow inductee, Darnell Stapleton is the only student-athlete to go on and win a Super Bowl (Pittsburgh, Super Bowl XLIII). There have been four student-athletes to win NEFC Player of the Year honors, eight NJCAA All-Americans (three First-Team members) and another fellow Class of 2017 inductee, Emmanuel Marc was named the 2003 NJCAA National Offensive Player of the Year.