Richard M. Corbet ’52
Member Of Three Undefeated Teams Captain Of First Undefeated Basketball Team. “In the annals of Pingry School, the name of Corbet is symboli of athletic ability.” So begins an article in the 1952 Pingry Record. Richard M. Corbet earned eight Varsity letters at Pingry playing football, basketball and baseball. Few athletes have the distinction of participating on three undefeated teams. Corbet contributed greatly to the success of the undefeated 1950 and 1952 football teams. On the gridiron, he gained a reputation as being unstoppable. During one of the most exciting games in the 1951 season, Corbet scored the winning touchdown against Morristown School in the last minutes of play. In the 1952 season he was responsible for the longest run of the game against Delbarton. They won the game 20-14 to finish undefeated in the last season on the Parker Road Oval. In basketball, Corbet was known as an excellent playmaker. His strong leadership as team captain set a high standard for those after him as he led Pingry’s first undefeated basketball team to championships in the New Jersey Headmaster’s and Coach’s Tournament. Corbet’s athletic ability was also a tremendous asset to the baseball team where he was known for his incredible speed and skill. According to one article in the Pingry Record, “No one can quite match Corbet on the hit and run or stolen base list.” Richard M. Corbet and his father, William J. Corbet ‘21, are the first father and son duo to be inducted as individuals into Pingry’s Athletic Hall of Fame.