C. Roy Rylander

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He was a training-room pioneer and a coach at the University of Delaware for 30 years before he began developing a Blue Hens training program that now is represented at numerous campuses in the
nation. He coached gymnastics until the early 1950s and as tennis coach for 41 years compiled a record of 343-176-1 and had a Middle Atlantic Conference title team in 1974. His 1975 team had a 15-1
record in dual meets. Roy was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame in 1986 and the University of Delaware Hall of Fame in 1995. His career at Delaware covered 42 years.



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