|Title:||Class of 1989|
Dr. Robert J. Reidy Jr., your initiation, drive, and determination were instrumental in the establishment of the varsity hockey program at Worcester State College.
You combined your efforts with Frank Shea, the late Matthew Hehir, and the late John Coughlin to elevate the program from club to varsity status in 1965.
You were an outstanding defenseman in hockey and excellent defensive catcher in baseball, playing four years on each team.
Your leadership qualities were evident as you were elected a tri-captain in hockey in the '67-68 season and a co-captain in baseball in 1968. In 1968 you became the first Worcester State College hockey player to be selected to the Worcester College All Star team. You were also president of the Men's Athletic Association in 1968. You went on to serve as an assistant ice hockey coach at Wachusett Regional High from 1968 through 1970.
You were an All-City Baseball All Star selection by the Worcester Telegram and Evening Gazette newspaper while playing for St. Stephen's High School.
After graduation from Worcester State, you continued to distinguish yourself as a scholar and you were the recipient of two Charles S. Mott Foundation Fellowships, one at Central Michigan University in 1970-71 and one in the doctoral program at the University of Connecticut in 1975.
You continued your active participation in challenging physical activities as a biathlon competitor, and each year you participate in a 100 mile bicycle ride for cancer research. You bring pride to Worcester State College in your present position as the Superintendent of Schools for the East Greenbush Central School System in New York.
Dr. Robert J. Reidy Jr., it is with further great pride that we induct you into the Worcester State College Athletic Hall of Fame.