37 Notable alumni of
Springfield College

Springfield College is 1211th in the world, 444th in North America, and 417th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 37 notable alumni from Springfield College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates along with research and academic staff.

  1. John Cena

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    John Cena
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    writerprofessional wrestleractorvoice actormusician
    Biography

    John Felix Anthony Cena is an American professional wrestler, actor, television presenter, philanthropist, and former rapper. Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, he is currently signed to WWE.

  2. James Naismith

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    James Naismith
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    Canada Flag Canada
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    1861-1939 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    inventorbasketball coachwriterclericphysician
    Biography

    James Naismith was a Canadian-American physical educator, physician, Christian chaplain, sports coach, and inventor of the game of basketball. After moving to the United States, he wrote the original basketball rule book and founded the University of Kansas basketball program. Naismith lived to see basketball adopted as an Olympic demonstration sport in 1904 and as an official event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, as well as the birth of the National Invitation Tournament (1938) and the NCAA Tournament (1939).

  3. William G. Morgan

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    William G. Morgan
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1870-1942 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    inventorteachervolleyball playerpedagoguefilm editor
    Biography

    William George Morgan was the inventor of volleyball, originally called "Mintonette", a name derived from the game of badminton which he later agreed to change to better reflect the nature of the sport. He was born in Lockport, New York, U.S.A.

  4. Hyozo Omori

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    Hyozo Omori
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    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1876-1913 (aged 37)
    Occupations
    educator
    Biography

    Hyozo Omori was a Japanese physical education specialist who studied in America and married the American artist Annie Barrows Shepley. In Japan, they established Yurin En (友隣園; House of the Friendly Neighbor), which was a settlement house and leader in the Japanese playground movement. Omori introduced basketball and volleyball to the country and was the team manager at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics in Sweden.

  5. Roscoe Brown

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    Roscoe Brown
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1922-2016 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    aircraft pilot
    Biography

    Roscoe Conkling Brown Jr. was one of the Tuskegee Airmen and a squadron commander of the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group.

  6. Boris Pash

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    Boris Pash
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1900-1995 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Boris Theodore Pash, born Boris Fedorovich Pashkovsky was a United States Army military intelligence officer. He commanded the Alsos Mission during World War II and retired with the rank of colonel.

  7. Garry St. Jean

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    Garry St. Jean
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Garry St. Jean is an American former professional basketball coach and executive.

  8. John Quinlan

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    John Quinlan
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    professional wrestlerbodybuilderfitness modelactor
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    John Joseph Quinlan nickname Stoneface, is an American actor. He is a former bodybuilder, professional wrestler, fitness model, fashion model, art model and romance cover model. In 2012 he was an official image model and brand ambassador for the supplement company Nutrabolics. In December 2015, Quinlan was signed on as the lead male actor for the 2019 film, A Sense of Purpose: Fighting For Our Lives by producer Jillian Bullock. In February 2020, Quinlan was selected to play the villain role of Marvel Rhino for the TV/Web Series: Spider-Man And The Monsters of Manhattan set to be released in July 2021.

  9. Donald M. Payne

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    Donald M. Payne
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-2012 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Donald Milford Payne was an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 10th congressional district from 1989 to 2012. He was a member of the Democratic Party. The district encompassed most of the city of Newark, parts of Jersey City and Elizabeth, and some suburban communities in Essex and Union counties.

  10. Craig Shirley

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    Craig Shirley
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Craigan Paul Shirley is an American consultant and author of the 2011 New York Times bestseller "December 1941" as well as four books on Ronald Reagan.

  11. Mark Banker

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    Mark Banker
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    screenwriterAmerican football player
    Biography

    Mark John Banker is an American football coach. Banker is currently the safeties coach at Washington State University. He was previously the assistant head coach and inside linebackers coach at the University of Hawaii. Previously, he served the defensive coordinator of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, the Oregon State Beavers and the San Diego Chargers.

  12. Nancy Darsch

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    Nancy Darsch
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    basketball coach
    Biography

    Nancy Darsch was an American women's basketball coach who worked at both the professional and NCAA Division I college levels. A native of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Darsch was a 1973 graduate of Springfield College. She also earned a master's degree in physical education from the University of Tennessee. Darsch was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame on September 25, 2014.

  13. Harold Drew

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    Harold Drew
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1894-1979 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    basketball coachathletics competitorAmerican football player
    Biography

    Harold Delbert "Red" Drew was an American football, basketball, and track and field coach for over 40 years. He was the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team from 1947 to 1954, compiling a 54–28–7 record and leading the team to appearances in the Sugar, Orange and Cotton Bowls. He also served as an assistant football coach at Alabama from 1931 to 1941, including the undefeated 1934 team that won the national championship and played in the 1935 Rose Bowl. Drew also served as Alabama's track and field coach for 23 seasons continuing into the mid-1960s. He was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1971.

  14. William Yorzyk

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    William Yorzyk
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-2020 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    swimmer
    Biography

    William Albert Yorzyk Jr. was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and one-time world record-holder.

  15. Andrew Hatcher

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    Andrew Hatcher
    Years
    1923-1990 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Andrew Hatcher was an associate press secretary to President John F. Kennedy and a founder of 100 Black Men of America in 1963.

  16. Paul E. Lefebvre

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    Paul E. Lefebvre
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    military officer
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    Paul E. Lefebvre is a retired Marine Corps Major General and was the third Commanding General of the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command.

  17. Erin Pac

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    Erin Pac
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    bobsledder
    Biography

    Erin Pac is a former American bobsledder who competed from 2002 to 2010. She won two medals in the mixed bobsled-skeleton team event at the FIBT World Championships with a silver in 2007 and a bronze in 2008.

  18. Guy Lowman

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    Guy Lowman
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1877-1943 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    baseball playerbasketball coach
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    Guy Sumner Lowman was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach and a player of baseball. He served as the head football coach at Warrensburg Teachers College—now the University of Central Missouri (1907), the University of Alabama (1910), Kansas State University (1911–1914), and the University of Wisconsin–Madison (1918). Lowman also coached basketball at Warrensburg Teachers College, now known as the University of Central Missouri (1907–1908), the University of Missouri, (1908–1910), Kansas State (1911–1914), Indiana University (1916), and Wisconsin (1917–1920) and baseball at Central Missouri State (1907–1908), Missouri (1909–1910), Alabama (1911), Kansas State (1912–1915), and Wisconsin (1918, 1921–1932).

  19. Leslie Mann

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    Leslie Mann
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1892-1962 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    baseball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Leslie Mann was an American college football player, professional baseball player; and football and basketball coach. He played outfield in the Major Leagues from 1913 to 1928. He played for the Boston Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, New York Giants, and Chicago Cubs. He was the head basketball coach at Rice Institute (1919–1920 season) Indiana University (1922–1923 through 1923–1924 seasons) and Springfield College (1924–1925 through 1925–1926 seasons). He compiled a career record of 43–30 in five seasons as a head basketball coach.

  20. Grace Diaz

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    Grace Diaz
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    Dominican Republic Flag Dominican Republic
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Grace Diaz is an American politician who is a Democratic State Representative from Rhode Island representing District 11 in the city of Providence, Rhode Island. She was the first Dominican-American woman elected to state office in the history of the United States of America.When she was appointed vice-chair of the Rhode Island Democratic Party she became the first Latina woman in Rhode Island to serve in such a high-ranking position. She has continuously advocated for legislation on issues such as women, children, and minorities; affordable housing, social justice, reform for the criminal justice system; and immigration issues.

  21. William C. Chasey

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    William C. Chasey
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-2015 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    William Carmen "Bill" Chasey was the founder and president of the Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility (FCSR) in Warsaw, Poland. He was an educator, author, research scientist, inventor, and served as a senior campaign advisor to President Ronald Reagan.

  22. Edward Junge Hickox

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    Edward Junge Hickox
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1878-1966 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
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    Edward Junge Hickox was an American basketball coach and administrator. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he coached the basketball team of Springfield College from 1926 to 1941, coached the American International College basketball team from 1944 to 1947, was a chairman of the National Basketball Rules Committee from 1945 to 1948, served on the board of directors of the Basketball Hall of Fame from 1959 to 1966 and was an executive secretary of the Hall of Fame from 1949 to 1963.

  23. David P. Valcourt

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    David P. Valcourt
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    1951-.. (age 70)
    Biography

    David Paul Valcourt is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Army. He served as the Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command from February 25, 2008 to May 3, 2010, after serving as Commanding General, Eight United States Army. He was previously the Commanding General of the Field Artillery Center and Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

  24. Fernando Picó

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    Fernando Picó
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-2017 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    historianchildren's writer
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    Fernando Picó Bauermeister, S.J. was a Puerto Rican Jesuit, historian and academic. Picó was a leading expert on the history of Puerto Rico and was considered an authority on the island's 20th century history. One of his best known works, Historia General de Puerto Rico, is widely utilized in Puerto Rican history curricula. He was a professor of history at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, from 1972 until his death in 2017.

  25. Glenn Adams

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    Glenn Adams
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Glenn Charles Adams is a former designated hitter and corner outfielder in Major League Baseball. He played for the San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins, and Toronto Blue Jays in a career spanning eight seasons.

  26. Henri S. Rauschenbach

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    Henri S. Rauschenbach
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Henri S. Rauschenbach has served as a Massachusetts legislator and a high-ranking official in state government. He is on the Board of the Northeast Midwest Institute and the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute.

  27. Dexter W. Draper

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    Dexter W. Draper
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1881-1961 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    basketball coach
    Biography

    Dexter Wright Draper was an American football player and coach, as well as a pediatrician. He was an All-American tackle at the University of Pennsylvania from 1905 to 1907. Draper became head football coach at the University of Texas immediately following the resignation of W. E. Metzenthin in 1909. After compiling a 4–3–1 record, including two losses to Longhorns rival Texas A&M, Draper resigned. He later coached at Franklin & Marshall College and The College of William & Mary before entering his chosen field as a pediatrician. Draper also was the head coach for the William & Mary Tribe men's basketball team from 1913 to 1916. He led the Tribe to a 15–18 record during his two-year tenure. Draper's stint as the football coach from 1913 to 1915 produced a 1–21–2 record.

  28. Appleton Adams Mason

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    Appleton Adams Mason
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    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1880-1938 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    basketball coachathletics competitor
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    Appleton Adams Mason was an American football player, coach of football and basketball, and physical education instructor. He served as the head football coach at Warrensburg Teachers College—now the University of Central Missouri (1908–1909), Tulane University (1910–1912), and New York University (1918), compiling a career college football record of 15–23–4. Mason was also the head basketball coach Warrensburg Teachers from 1908 to 1910 and at Tulane for the 1912–13 season, tallying a career college basketball mark of 23–13. He was born in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, and died on December 20, 1938, in the New Rochelle Hospital in New Rochelle, New York.

  29. W. T. Cook

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    W. T. Cook
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1884-1970 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    baseball playerbasketball coachAmerican football player
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    William Thomas Cook was an American college sports coach. He was Davidson College's head football, men's basketball, baseball, and track and field coaches in the early 1900s. He compiled overall records of 5–9 (football), 0–1 (basketball), and 9–20 (baseball).

  30. Vaughn Blanchard

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    Vaughn Blanchard
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1889-1969 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Vaughn Seavey Blanchard was an American track and field athlete who competed in the 110 m hurdles and in the exhibition baseball tournament at the 1912 Summer Olympics. He attended Bates College in Lewiston Maine and later became a well known physical education proponent in Michigan.

  31. Harry A. Dame

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    Harry A. Dame
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1878-1933 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Harry Austin Dame was an American football coach.

  32. Ralph Mitterling

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    Ralph Mitterling
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1890-1956 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    baseball playerbasketball coachAmerican football player
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    Ralph "Sarge" Mitterling was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach. He played Major League Baseball as an outfielder for the Philadelphia Athletics during the 1916 season. Mitterling served as the head football coach at Ursinus College from 1919 to 1920, at Susquehanna University in 1923, and at East Stroudsburg State Teachers College—now East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania—from 1926 to 1935, compiling a career college football record of 47–52–7. He was also the head basketball coach at Ursinus from 1919 to 1921, tallying a mark of 17–28, and the head baseball coach at the University of Pittsburgh from 1939 to 1954, amassing a record of 89–106–1. Mitterling died on January 22, 1956 at Veteran's Hospital in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  33. Herman G. Steiner

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    Herman G. Steiner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1897-1982 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    head coach
    Biography

    Herman G. Steiner was an American football, baseball, and track coach, athletic trainer, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head coach of the Duke Blue Devils football program during the 1922 college football season. Between 1921 and 1927, he was also the Assistant Director of Physical Education at Duke University and served stints as the school's head baseball coach, head track coach, trainer, and director of intramural athletics.

  34. Albert I. Prettyman

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    Albert I. Prettyman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    Died in 1963
    Occupations
    athlete
    Biography

    Albert I. Prettyman was a coach and athletic administrator at Hamilton College. During his coaching career he was head coach of many sports including basketball, track and field and football, but the majority of for his coaching work was in ice hockey. When he died the American Hockey Coaches Association called him "the father of college hockey."He was also director/coach of the 1936 USA Winter Olympics hockey team, winning the bronze medal. Prettyman was a member of two Olympic Committees and the founding,and a lasting, member of the NCAA Hockey Rules Committee.

  35. Ira Van Cleave

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    Ira Van Cleave
    Occupations
    head coach
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    Ira H. Van Cleave was an American football and baseball coach. He served as the head football coach at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas two seasons, from 1913 to 1914, and at Whittier College in Whittier, California for one season, in 1920, compiling a career college football coaching record of 13–7.

  36. Daniel Joseph Tomasulo

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    Daniel Joseph Tomasulo
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    scientistpsychologist
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    Daniel Joseph Tomasulo is an American counseling psychologist, writer, and professor who teaches positive psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University in the Spirituality Mind Body Institute (SMBI) clinical psychology program, and in the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the Director of the New York City Certification in Positive Psychology for the New York Open Center. His clinical specialization is in psychodrama and sociometry, with an academic specialization in intellectual disabilities. Tomasulo developed Interactive Behavioral Therapy (IBT) and later Positive-Interactive Behavioral Therapy (P-IBT), forms of group psychotherapy for people with intellectual disabilities, and coauthored the American Psychological Association’s first book on the subject: Healing Trauma: The Power of Group Treatment for People with Intellectual Disabilities (2005) with Nancy Razza. Tomasulo is also the author of: Action Methods in Group Psychotherapy: Practical Aspects (1998), Confessions of a Former Child: A Therapist’s Memoir (2008), American Snake Pit (2018), and Learned Hopefulness, The Power of Positivity To Overcome Depression (2020).

  37. W. J. Keller

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    W. J. Keller
    Occupations
    head coachAmerican football player
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    William J. Keller was an American football coach. He served as the second head football coach at Vanderbilt University. Keller coached the Vanderbilt Commodores for one season in 1893, compiling a record of 6–1. He also played and served as team captain for both the 1893 and 1894 seasons. At Springfield he played for Amos Alonzo Stagg.