Rev. Ralph F. Linnehan SSE
Rev. Ralph F. Linnehan SSE
Class: Class of 1921
Sport: Baseball, Basketball, Coach, Athletic Director
Enshrined: Inducted October 16, 1987

Called "one of the College's greats" by the Burlington Daily News in reference to his basketball prowess, but the compliment also applies to his overall contributions to Saint Michael's. A baseball and basketball standout as a student, he was ordained in 1926. Served the College for the next 54 years as an instructor and administrator in both academics and athletics. As an innovative member of the faculty, he created courses and majors in English, Education, Latin, Speech, Sociology, and Theology, He coached several sports in the early years of the College, and coached basketball in the 1940's. Also served Saint Michael's as Treasurer and Athletic Director during his tenure. Named a founder and life member of the James Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

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