Harold Monier ’28
Captain of Record-Breaking 1927-28 Basketball Team Harold Monier excelled in basketball during his senior year at Pingry. In addition to serving as captain of the 1927-28 Basketball Team, Harold was the team’s highest scorer that season with 129 points. That team proved to be the most successful basketball team in Pingry’s history at the time with a record of 15 wins and 4 losses, and the players defeated some of the best teams in New Jersey. In every game, Pingry was leading at the end of the first half. They were Pingry’s first basketball team to win seven consecutive games, and the team advanced to the semi-finals of the State Tournament. As a football player, Harold’s senior year was also memorable because of a game against Newark Academy on November 10, 1927. In the third quarter, Harold jumped to intercept a Newark pass and ran 55 yards for a touchdown. Then, in the fourth quarter, he ran 60 yards for his second touchdown of the game. Pingry won the game 19-0. He earned eight varsity letters at Pingry: three for basketball, three for football, and two for baseball. After graduation, Harold attended Williams College, where he played for the varsity basketball team during his sophomore, junior, and senior years. In 1932, he returned to Pingry as head coach of the 1932-33 Basketball Team, and he coached them to a winning record.