Induction Year: 2013
Category: Basketball; Coaches
Zander started her teaching and coaching career at Sachem High School in 1971. She was the girls varsity basketball coach from 1974-93. In more than 21 years of coaching, she won 338 games, including nine league, four county, two regional and one state title. She won gold, silver and bronze medals over the years at the Empire State Games.
She was named Coach of the Year numerous times by leagues and the media. She was named the National High School Basketball Coach of the Year for the 1990-91 season. She was the first woman ever to be inducted into the New York State Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Risa lives in Blue Point.