Gerald M. Healy
Gerald M. Healy
Class: Class of 1950
Sport: Football, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Public Relations
Enshrined: Inducted October 17, 1992

Jerry was involved in all aspects of the Purple Knight athletic program during his days on the hilltop. He participated in baseball, football, and hockey--playing the first two as a freshman and sophomore, and hockey as a freshman, junior, and senior.  Hockey was his strongest suit, as he was the lce Knight starting goaltender for three seasons, including the state championship team of 1949-50. It was in sports publicity, however, that Jerry probably made his greatest contribution. As an undergraduate, Jerry co- founded the College's first publicity office, served as SMC's first sports information director (under Hall of Famer John Donoghue '32), and was a founder and first editor- in-chief of The Michaelman. He also wrote a weekly sports column for the Burlington Daily News, and compiled the first SMC sports record book, encompassing the College's first 46 years of athletics. Jerry was the public relations director of the National Basketball Hall of Fame, retiring in 1991.

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