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September 17, 2013

O-State to induct seven Saturday

Staff Report

Franklin resident David Bailey and six former student-athletes will be inducted into the Oneonta State Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Bailey became the Red Dragons’ first hired athletic trainer in 1963 and held the position for the next 16 years. He will be honored with basketball players Tom Nuttall (Class of 1965) and Ralph Christian (1977); tennis players Alan E. Chaskin (1970) and Susan Ritter Monfort (1991); baseball player Richard Yandoli (1977); and multisport athlete Rosemary Sorensen Harvey (1973) in Oneonta’s 15th Hall of Fame class.

The seven will be inducted during a ceremony at the Alumni Field House at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Class of 2013 brings the total number of O-State Hall of Famers to 110. Bailey will be the seventh honorary inductee. The rest of the Hall features former student-athletes, coaches and administrators.

David Bailey

In addition to serving Oneonta as its athletic trainer, Bailey also took charge of intramurals and coached golf. He went on to become the men’s athletic director from 1977-79, then left the college to join the United States Sports Academy as its Director of Sports Medicine.

Bailey stayed with the academy until 1984, then worked as a physical therapist for Orthopedic Associates in Mobile, Ala., until 2000.

In 2000, Bailey served Spring Hill College as a part-time athletic trainer. He retired in 2002.

Alan E. Chaskin

Chaskin is the first men’s tennis Hall of Famer. He was the team’s top player from 1967-70.

Chaskin played at first singles as a freshman and won his his first SUNY Athletic Conference title in 1967. He went on to win two more conference singles crowns, as well as a doubles championship in 1969.

The Red Dragons’ MVP as a senior, Chaskin went on to teach middle-school science for 33 years in the Patchogue-Medford School District. He also coached modified tennis for 30 years.

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