SHORE REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICSHALL OF FAME CLASS OF 1998-2006Kathryn Leslie SnyderShore Regional Class of 1973Kathryn’s four-year high school career spanned at a time when female sports were in their infancy and many of her outstanding accomplishments did not receive the type of recognition that they would today. If Kathryn competed in today’s arena, she would surely be recognized as one of the most accomplished high school athletes in her sports.
Kathryn received eight varsity letters in her athletic career at Shore Regional High School in the sports of field hockey, basketball and track. In field hockey, she earned three varsity letters and was Captain of her senior team. Kathryn was honored by being named to the First Team All-Shore in 1972.
In the winter, Kathryn earned varsity letters in her junior and senior years and was also the team Captain. (Female high school basketball began in 1971-72). During this two-year period, she scored 875 career points, and was named the Kirwin Award Winner in 1973 as the Outstanding Female Basketball Player in the Shore Area.
Many of Kathryn’s greatest accomplishments were in track and field where she received three varsity letters. She holds the Shore Regional record in the high jump, long jump and javelin and was honored as a First Team All-Shore performer in 1973. Kathryn also was a state champion in the high jump, long jump and javelin in 1971, ‘72, and ‘73.
During her athletic career, she was honored as the Daily Record Athlete of the Year in 1973-73, the WOBM Athlete of the Year and was twice named the Asbury Park Press Athlete of the Week.
After leaving Shore, she attended Trenton STate College and participated in field hockey, basketball and track and field. But Kathryn’s contributions did not stop upon her graduation from college.
She has been involved in high school athletics for over 20 years and has coached many championship teams and athletes at Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin. In basketball, her teams have won 315 games, nine conference championships, and the South Jersey Group IV Title in 1997. She has been named “Coach of the Year” by the Asbury Park Press and Star-Ledger in 1994. As a field hockey coach, her teams have won 100 games and were divisional champion in 1996. For her accomplishments, Kathryn was inducted into the Jersey Shore Sports Hall of Fame in 1995 and the NJSICA Hall of Fame in 1998.
Kathryn currently is a teacher and coach in the Southern Regional School District and resides in Toms River with her husband, Ken, and their three children, Erin, Brandon and Morgan.