Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Belated Birthday, Frank!

On 10 February famous rower and coach Frank Cunningham celebrated his 90th birthday. To pay tribute to Cunningham, the Washington State Senate passed a resolution honouring him for his service to the community and the nation as a teacher and coach. In an article, Cunningham, who was a teacher for 30 years and a coach for 50, said: “It was fun to meet the governor and it is nice to get that kind of attention. But it was kind of a charade.” Read the whole article here.

In November 2010, Cunningham was the recipient of USRowing’s highest honour, the USRowing Medal. He began to row at Noble and Greenough School in Massachusetts in 1937, and during the 1940s he rowed in different crews at Harvard University. Cunningham has coached many of the U.S.’s most prominent scullers.

HTBS would like to send Frank Cunningham a Happy Belated Birthday Greeting!

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