During the 1946 season, Robert Stanley ’47 was named captain of the First Football team. Teammates and coaches agreed that this title was rightfully bestowed on an athlete who had distinguished himself both in football smarts and fidelity to his team, which he led to another Little Big Four Championship that season. Bob Stanley also represented himself well on the ice during the hockey season and in track and field events in the spring, narrowly missing the Senior Cup on his final Sports Day. Bob continued his contributions to Ridley sports when he returned to the school in 1955 to teach history and science and, no surprise here, to coach football, hockey and track. Clearly, Bob had taken the lessons learned under the guidance of Dr. Griffith to heart, instilling in his boys the same principles of play and sportsmanship that he had himself learned on A squad. In 1986, Bob became the Director of Development and led the campaign which gave the school its Second Century Building.
“The word “quit” was just not in him.” – Bill Bartlett (Classmate)