Warwick football announces 2017 Hall of Fame Class

| 19 Jul 2017 | 12:43

— Warwick Football is proud to announce its 2017 Hall of Fame: James DePonte (1980 graduate), Ryan Darcey (2006 graduate) and Rian White (2010 graduate).
All three of the inductees have had big impacts on the history of Warwick football and will be introduced at the Warwick Football Golf Outing on Friday, Aug. 11, at Hickory Hill Golf Course in Warwick.
James DePonteJames anchored an offensive line that was the best in the Orange County League, including seven All County Football Players: DePonte, Rick Lekoski, Fred Whaley, Russ Pfeiffer, Dave Holt, Steve Zuk and Brian Kittner.
The 1979 team finished 8–1-1, including a 40–18 win over Goshen and a 14–7 win over Monroe-Woodbury.
Following Graduation DePonte earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from the University at Albany and serves as an advisory board member for its School of Business.
He is a partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers in New York City.
He is married to Maureen DePonte (26 years) and resides with their two daughters in Stamford, Connecticut.
He is the brother of Warwick Football Hall of Fame member Paul DePonte.
Ryan Darcey Ryan Darcey led the Wildcats to Division Titles in 2004 and 2005 as QB/Athlete. Selected football captain as a senior, Darcey’s 4th down and 19 yards to go scramble against Minisink Valley for a first down let the Wildcats to the Division Title and AA Football Playoff Berth.
Darcey was an All-League and All Section Selection.
Following graduation he was a four-year starter at Fordham University as an outside linebacker for Coach Tom Massella where he played on the Fordham Patriot League Champion Team of 2007.
Darcey coached for the Fordham Rams for a year then left the Rams for a successful career on Wall Street.
He returned to his football roots where he is currently employed by the New York Jets as offensive video coordinator entering his sixth year in Green and White.
Ryan and his wife Rebecca and daughter Madison recently moved back to Warwick.
Rian WhiteRian was the quarterback and key contributor to the Wildcat Division Championship 2009 Team that finished 8-2.
His career statistics as a quarterback include 4,089 passing yards, 50 passing touchdowns and 26 rushing touchdowns.
He had a QB rating of 123.1 in his senior year, with 31 passing touchdowns. He was selected as Section 9 AA Offensive Player of the Year and All State QB.
White played two years of football at Villanova and graduated in 2014 with a degree in finance.
He works for Motorola Solutions in Chicago and is engaged to Warwick graduate Taylor Totaro. They plan to marry next spring.
For information regarding the Friends of Warwick Football Golf Outing where the 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees will be introduced or to nominate a future Hall of Fame player, coach or alumni, contact Gregory Sirico at gsirico@wvcsd.org or (845) 222 – 1402.

This story and photographs were provided by Athletic Director Gregory Sirico.