Monday, October 1, 2018

Bucky Hatchett

William F.  "Bucky" Hatchett

September 10, 1927
Montclair, NJ

October 14, 2011
Verona, NJ

1943-44 Verona High School - New Jersey (High School)
1944-45 Verona High School - New Jersey (High School)
1945-46 Verona High School - New Jersey (High School)
1946-47 Rutgers University (College)
1947-48 Rutgers University (College)
1948-49 Rutgers University (College)
1949-50 Rutgers University (College)
1950-51 Saratoga Harlem Yankees (ABL)
1950-51 Paterson Crescents (ABL)

Hatchett was a three-sport star at Rutgers, playing baseball, football land basketball there. A popular student athlete, Hatchett was the first black student to be voted president of the senior class at Rutgers. After graduating, he would play basketball in the ABL, first with the Harlem Yankees and then with the Paterson Crescents. He would serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and after his return home, began a career in teaching and coaching. He would later work in human resources at RCA before retiring.

He and his wife, Ora, had one son and two daughters.

He is sometimes listed as "Buddy" Hatchett.

New York Age, April 9, 1949
Obituary, Verona-Cedar Grove Times, October 19, 2011


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