The Catholic Memorial High School Athletic Hall of Fame posthumously enshrined Ralph "Gus" Andrews, a longtime Stoughton resident, and former CM basketball coach, as part of the school's 2012 induction class.
Andrews, who lived in Stoughton for 37 years, passed away at his Stoughton home on March 30, 2011, at the age of 67. He still has family living in town.
Andrews was the head basketball coach at the all-boys Catholic high school from 1972-1982, winning three consecutive Catholic Conference titles ('73-'75). He was also a former High School Basketball Coach of the Year recipient.
The Induction took place Nov. 23 at Moseley's On The Charles in Dedham.
In addition to Andrews and six other individuals, the Catholic Memorial undefeated 1969 state championship basketball team was also inducted with the Hall of Fame Class of 2012. Andrews served as an assistant coach on that team.
Andrews' wife, Janet, and his four children, Michelle, Mark, Matthew and Melissa, all attended the induction ceremony.
Andrews was also a biology and physical education teacher at CM from 1968-1982, before becoming a Certified Financial Planner with Ameriprise Financial for 25 years, retiring in 2006.
An accomplished coach, Andrews has been honored for his play on the court as well. The 1961 graduate of North Quincy High School (where he was class president and a captain of the basketball team) is a member of that school's athletic Hall of Fame.