Friday, May 25, 2018

Ross Merrick

Dr. Roswell Davenport Merrick


Born:
July 20, 1922
Brooklyn, NY

Died:
January 24, 2004
Kilmarnock, VA


Career
1939-40 James Madison High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1940-41 Springfield College - Massachusetts (College) Freshmen
1941-42 Springfield College - Massachusetts (College)
1942-43 Springfield College - Massachusetts (College)
1943-44 New Britain - Connecticut (Independent)
1945-46 New Britain - Connecticut (Independent)
1946-47 Elizabeth Braves (ABL)
1946-47 New Britain Teachers College - Connecticut (College) Head coach
1947-48 New Britain Teachers College - Connecticut (College) Head coach
1948-49 New Britain Teachers College - Connecticut (College) Head coach
1949-50 New Britain Teachers College - Connecticut (College) Head coach
1950-51 New Britain Teachers College - Connecticut (College) Head coach
1951-52 New Britain Teachers College - Connecticut (College) Head coach
1952-53 New Britain Teachers College - Connecticut (College) Head coach 

Merrick played baskeball at Springfield College and then semi-pro before serving in the military during World War 2. After the war, Ross took the head coaching job at New Britain Teachers College (now Central Connecticut State University), a post he held for seven seasons. During this time, he continued his education at NYU and Boston College, eventually getting a doctorate. He left his coaching job to become the Dean for the  College of Education at Southern Illinois University. In 1958, he moved to DC to represent SIU at the American Alliance for Health. Taking to the Washington scene, he would become the Executive Director of the National Association of Sport and Physical Education until his retirement in 1990. He also established the U.S. Fitness and Sports Council and served as Executive Director.

Ross died in 2004.

Source:
Legacy.com

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