Athletics Hall of Fame
Gerard Cassedy '29
Class of 2011
Football, Track, Hockey, Crew
President of the Class of 1929, Gerry Cassedy received varsity letters in four sports at Nobles, including football in the fall, ice hockey in January and February, track in February and March and, finally, crew in the spring months.
He played on the football team for two years as a back, he was a key contributor on defense for the hockey team and he was very successful in the hurdles and the “600” on the track team.
Gerry was best known, however, as an oarsman. He rowed at Nobles for five years and made the Russell Cup crew his second year on the team. He was on an undefeated second crew during his third year, he stroked a successful crew his fourth year, and he was captain of the team during his Class I year. Richard T. Flood’s The Story of Noble and Greenough School describes him as “the best known of Coach Terry’s oarsmen” and “a great Nobles stroke.” When Gerry continued his rowing career at Harvard, he “earned the name ‘Killer’ for the relentless pace he set in stroking Harvard to three wins over Yale.” Gerry was inducted into the Harvard Hall of Fame in 1970.