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Stanley, Robert '47 - Football

During the 1946 season at Ridley, Robert was named captain of the First Football team. Teammates and coaches alike, agreed the title was rightfully bestowed on an athlete who had distinguished himself both in football smarts and fidelity to his team. And they were right: that season, he led them to another Little Big Four Championship.

Bob 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. When he returned to the school in 1955, it was to teach history and science, Bob continued to contribute to Ridley sports; he coached 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 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)
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