David was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005. His citation is below:
Every great athletic program must build a foundation to pave the way for future success. David H. Marshall ‘88, the first “blue chip” player recruited for tennis, was that foundation for Coach Fred Wyman.
A three-sport athlete and All-State selection in tennis from Milford High School in Delaware, David earned the nickname “workhorse” with his desire to compete, play and win every day. He became the standard by which future players were measured. Some of the standards David set: 129 singles wins against 19 losses, and 119 doubles wins against 17 losses. He became the first nationally ranked tennis player in Washington College history, peaking at #29 with partner Paul Bress ‘87. He earned the first of two Middle Atlantic Championships in doubles with Paul and Peter Maller ‘90, respectively.
David was voted the team’s Most Improved Player after the 1985 season and was the Most Valuable Player on the successful 1987 NCAA Final Four team. In 1988, he served as captain for a team that earned a first-place ranking; he was a Player of the Year Finalist for the NCAA Division III. He will always be remembered for his NCAA semi-final win that clinched Washington College’s highest finish up to that point.
Away from the court, David served as an officer in the Lambda Pi Delta fraternity, earned the Beneficial Merit and Gray Pickney Leadership scholarships, was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, participated in the Campus Christian Fellowship and received the prestigious Eldridge Eliason Award his senior year. Since graduation, he has earned a master’s degree in business and a doctorate in education. He has founded his own company. Meanwhile, David has won 9 USTA Delaware state championships, 4 USTA Middle States championships and has been a USTA National quarter- and semi-finalist. In addition, he has coached 104 state champions, 41 sectional champions, 10 national champions and 1 US Open qualifier. He credits all of his accomplishments to Coach Fred Wyman, who talked him into traveling down Route 213 to help change the history of Washington College tennis.
Washington College considers it an honor and privilege to induct David H. Marshall into the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame on this seventh day of October, 2005.
Lecturer in Business Management
- B.A., Washington College, 1988
- M.S.M., Wilmington College, 1993
- Ed.D., Wilmington College, 2002