Brian Iggulden is a part of a legacy at Ridley that spans generations. His lifetime of contributions to the school are as impressive as his athletic achievements, but, since the latter prove more measurable, let’s stick to the stats.
As a Lower School student, Brian was a leader on the football, hockey and cricket teams. In Upper School, he captained the Under 16 Football, First Hockey and First Cricket teams, played First Soccer, and helped his team win the Little Big Four Cricket Championships of 1966 and 1967.
After graduation, Brian represented Middlebury College at the freshman and varsity levels in both soccer and hockey. He was the co-captain of the Middlebury hockey team for two years and, along with his line-mate, the first juniors to be named captain in the school’s history. He was also voted to the all-state and all east teams in his junior year.
And Brian also celebrated an impressive cricket career, captaining the Canadian Colts in 1967 (the first Canadian-born captain), representing at the provincial level and touring the U.K. with the national team in 1974. He maintains an active and fulfilling sporting life, playing golf and tennis. Some of his fondest memories involve playing in tennis championships with his children Natalie and Michael, who were also graduates of the school.
When asked to share the greatest lessons learned from sport, it comes as little surprise that Brian quotes the schoolmasters who helped shape our school, defining what it means to be a Ridleian in terms of both character and grit:
“If you win say nothing, if you lose say less.” – Harry Griffith
“If you know you are out, walk in.” – Ed Burn