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Albert B. Heagy

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1965


University of Maryland

Born in 1906 in Rockville, Maryland, Heagy was educated at the Western High School, graduating in 1926, and at the University of Maryland, graduating with a BS degree in 1930. While in high school, Al played three years of football and basketball and captained the basketball team his senior year.

At Maryland, Al made nine varsity letters -- in football, basketball, and lacrosse, and captained the lacrosse team in 1930. He was a member of the All-Maryland University lacrosse team in 1930, and also was selected on the All-American team that year. He was a member of the All-Star South football team as an end in 1930, was class president at Maryland for three years.

After graduating from the University of Maryland, he started as an assistant coach and coached continually until he retired after the 1965 season. He was co-coach with Jack Faber for 25 years or more and became head coach when Faber retired after the 1963 season. During his coaching years at Maryland, the team won championships in 1936, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1955, 1956, and 1959.

Al entered the state inspection service in 1930 as a chemist and had a continually rising career in the Department of Chemistry for the state. He was a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland. He was a state chemist, a job to which he was appointed in 1962. Al is a member of the state of Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame.

At Maryland, he was a member of the Arts and Sciences Executive Committee, board of directors of the "M" Club, and chairman of the Scholarship Fund. He was the first executive director of the "M" Club Foundation. With all these time-consuming positions Al has managed to work steadily in his community, being a past councilman and Mayor of University Park, member of the Civil Defense Corporation, Draft Board Advisor, Prince George County Heart Association, College Park Rotary Club, Parent-Teachers Association and the Boy Scouts. He had been either chairman or president of all these organizations during his life at the University of Maryland.

Al Heagy passed away in 1990.