Coached By: Walter Reese
Albert Ray is still spoken of highly in the Copiague and Rutgers athletic communities. Just last year, his name was thrown around as one of the most elusive runners in Rutgers football history on a random message board, some 25 years since he played for the Scarlet Knights.
The 1978 Ray Enners Award winner, Ray still has Copiague's career scoring record with 241 points - 31 more than the next person on the list. He played football and lacrosse in high school and college and was equally as brilliant in both.
At Rutgers, Ray earned a total of seven varsity letters between the two, and was a three-time All-America selection for lacrosse. He participated in the North-South All-Star game in 1982, and won the Coursen Award the same year as the school's top male student-athlete. Like wise, he won the William Miller Trophy as the lacrosse team's top player.
In football, Ray is No. 10 all-time in rushing attempts with 474 from 1979-1981. He led the team in rushing those three years.
According to Rutger's, who inducted Ray into its Olympic Sports Hall of Fame in 2005, he served as the assistant director of the NCAA Volunteer Youth Program after college, was invited to try out with the Denver Broncos and coached high school football and lacrosse at Copiague and at Franklin High School in Somerset, N.J., where the football team won a pair of state titles. He is also a member of the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Hall of Fame.