Monday, July 7, 2014

Newly Discovered Sportsman

 Last week my son was attending a collegiate rugby development camp at Dartmouth College.The facilities at Dartmouth for rugby include the Corey Ford Clubhouse. I had never heard of him.
 Upon entering the clubhouse between watching my son's matches, I was treated to a display case that told me all I needed to know about this interesting sportsman.
Ford was a writer who contributed to Field & Stream for 30 years and wrote about characters from the "Lower Forty Shooting and Inside Straight Club." He lived in Hanover New Hampshire, hunted birds,wrote, and coached boxing and rugby and was a mentor to class after class of Dartmouth men. When he died, he directed that his estate be liquidated to build a clubhouse for the rugby team. His writing in Sports Illustrated about taking the Dartmouth Rugby team to England in the 50'swas featured in the display case. After reading this prose, I was on the hunt for this book. I am watching Ebay  right now to try and bag a copy.


brohammas said...

Alex Magelby did great things while coaching
Dartmouth. Love that facility.

M.Lane said...

I've never heard of him either. And, I'm now on the lookout for a copy!!