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Douglas Tilley

Class of 1954

Douglas is a member of the Hall of Fame. His citation is below:

An outstanding all-around athlete playing soccer, basketball and baseball, Doug Tilley lettered ten times.

“A coach’s dream on the field,” according to soccer coach Ed Athey, Tilley instilled confidence in other players and adjusted his play to opponent’s changes in strategy. He earned Mason-Dixon Conference honors in three of his four seasons. As captain of the 1953 squad, he led the team in scoring with 14 goals.

In basketball, he was a floor general from his guard position–earning letters three seasons.

Because of the Korean War, there was no baseball program in Doug Tilley’s freshman year of 1950, but under J. Thomas Kibler the sport resumed in 1951. Tilley immediately became a mainstay at second base and captained the 1954 Mason-Dixon Conference Championship team.

The Simpers Medal–awarded to the best all-around athlete–was presented to this versatile player. A true letterman, he also was president of the varsity club that year.