Thursday, February 09, 2017

Fitting Honor

Dartmouth has posted a video celebrating Dr. Thomas Clarke '66, the team's honoree at the recent Ivy Football Association Dinner in New York City:

For a story I wrote about Clarke for the IFA page, click HERE.
The Bay State Banner retells the story of Matthew Bullock, Class of 1904, the first black football player at Dartmouth, an honorable mention All-American, the first black head coach of a predominantly white college (Massachusetts Agricultural College, precursor of UMass), and a Harvard Law School Graduate who would go on to serve nine governors as a member of the Massachusetts Parole Board.
Ultimate Rugby Sevens has a story about new Penn State rugby coach James Willocks, who has traded the Upper Valley for Happy Valley. In addition to working with Dartmouth rugby, Willocks was an assistant strength and conditioning coach for Buddy Teevens' team in Hanover before heading out to State College.

Asked, "What made Dartmouth special and what most excites you about the new program," he answered this way:
Dartmouth will always hold a special place with my family and I. The people, Coach Hickie, Coach Magleby, Coach Teevens are all incredible and I learnt so much from all of them and will be forever thankful for my time there. Anyone who has been to the Corey Ford Rugby Club will know that it is, in my opinion, the best rugby facility in the country. This alone is a huge draw card for students to attend USCD camp!