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C. Howard Tilley

Class of 1950

Tilley was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1994. His citation is below:

Howard “Bulldog” Tilley was an outstanding soccer and baseball player at Washington College. A four-year letterman in both sports, he excelled as a fullback on the soccer team and was a catcher and first baseman on the diamond squad.

During his career at Washington College, the soccer team won 19 games, lost 9 and tied 4. The 1947-48 team, champion of the Mason-Dixon Athletic Conference after eight wins, was the only soccer team in the history of the College to go undefeated. In recognition of their outstanding talent, Howard Tilley and two other members of the team were invited to participate in the Regional Tryouts for the National Olympic Team.

In soccer, Howard was known for his long goal kicks, During one of the varsity games, one of those kicks traveled the length of the soccer field and landed in the goal at the opposite end of the field. The ball traveled 112 yard to score, a record that still stands at Washington College.

In baseball, he was an outstanding fielder at first base and called an intelligent game as catcher. He was what is known as a .300 percentage hitter and was always dangerous at bat with men in scoring position. He served as captain of the soccer and baseball teams during his senior year. In addition, he lettered as a guard in basketball.

An outstanding student, he was a member of the Varsity Club, serving as president in 1949 and 1950, and belonged to the Theta Chi fraternity. At his graduation, he received the Simpers Award, given to the best male athlete in the class.

After college, Howard was employed with the duPont Co. for 40 years, serving in the Division of Sales and Marketing. He is now resides in Jekyll Island, Georgia, where his hobbies are golf and biking.

Washington College is very proud to induct Howard Tilley into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this first day of October, 1994.