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Richard Callahan

Class of 1960

Richard retired after 35 years as the Recreation and Parks Director for the City of Annapolis, Dick has been serving as a commissioner of the Housing Authority of Annapolis for the last 7 years promoting essential youth services for the many dysfunctional children living in public housing. He also served 4 years on the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame Committee. A member of the Walden Golf Club, he enjoys golf, boating, traveling and staying in shape at the new Annapolis Recreation Fitness Center.

Richard is a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame. His citation is copied below:

Heralded as an outstanding basketball prospect when he arrived at Washington College, Dick Callahan played up to his promise in the cage sport, and added a fine lacrosse career.

In basketball he was not only a top offensive threat, scoring over 1,000 points, but he was a great defensive player. He guarded the opposition’s leading offensive threat, where his height, quickness and anticipation were great strengths.

He was named to the All-Maryland and all Mason-Dixon Conference during the 1958-59 and 1959-60 seasons. He was named by his teammates most valuable player three straight years and was co-captain his junior and senior years.

He picked up lacrosse while at Washington College and his natural abilities sent him to the top. In 1958 he teamed with Joe Sieved and Mickey DiMaggio, both Hall of Fame members, to form Don Kelly’s unforgettable “60 minute midfield.” So named by Baltimore Sun Sports Editor Bill Tanton, they scored a total of 93 of the Shore ten’s 126 goals during a 7-3 season that included a 16-to-6 thrashing of the University of Virginia.

Dick Callahan was named to the USILA All-American squad in 1958 and 1959 seasons he was also elected co-captain. An injury sidelined his senior season.

He was active in College life, serving as Senior Class president and was named to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.

He has remained active in athletics and serves the City of Annapolis as Director of Parks and Recreation.