News Release: J. Richard Carpenter MS ’72 receives Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame Award

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October 23, 2017

Oct. 23, 2017

Contact: Cheryl Knauer



Carpenter of Westminster, Md., is a professor of kinesiology at McDaniel and a 1972 alumnus of the college

WESTMINSTER, Md. – J. Richard Carpenter of Westminster, Md., is a recipient of the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame award from McDaniel College. A professor of kinesiology at McDaniel, he earned a master’s degree in education from the college in 1972.

Presented annually during McDaniel’s Homecoming, the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame award is presented to a graduate and former athlete who has performed outstandingly as an undergraduate athlete and who has contributed to society since leaving the college.

Carpenter has taught at McDaniel since 1969 after earning a bachelor’s degree in physical education and history from West Virginia Wesleyan College, where he was an all-American baseball player and all-league football player. He earned a doctorate in education from West Virginia University in 1979. 

In addition to teaching in the exercise science and physical education department, he coached swimming for seven years, football for nine years, track for 19 years and doubled as cross-country coach for six seasons. 

He served as director of athletics at the college from 1984 until stepping down in 1999. In this role, he led the college into membership with the Centennial Conference.

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