Class of 1966
George was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000. His citation appears below:
George Allan Reddish grew up in the Eastern Shore town of Denton, MD, attending North Caroline High School where he was an outstanding student and athlete. He graduated from Washington College in 1966 with a B.A. in psychology.
Al, as he was known while he was an undergraduate, proved to be one of the most outstanding and most versatile members of the track and field program. Known primarily as a sprinter and broad jumper, he also helped the team by competing in the triple jump, the high jump, the 110 high hurdles, the 330 high hurdles, the 440 relay and the mile relay. During his senior year, he was a member of the 480-yard shuttle hurdle relay team that tied Roanoke College at the Mason-Dixon Conference Relays championship. At the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships in his senior year, he finished second over 24 other competing teams in both the 440-yard and 220-yard dash. Al was co-captain of this team and was awarded the Most Valuable Player Award. He also earned a letter in soccer in 1964 playing a halfback position.
After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Military Intelligence Branch. Al served a year in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star. After retiring as a captain, Al continued to serve his country in the Army Reserve rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, receiving the Meritorious Service Medal.
From 1979 to June 2000, Al served as a guidance counselor and social studies teacher for the Delaware Indian River School district. He also coached track, cross country and basketball. Washington College is proud and honored to induct George Allan Reddish into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this 21st day of October, 2000.