Jeremy Foley ’74, and the athletic programs he oversees at the University of Florida, were profiled in an article about collegiate athletics in the New York Times, Sept. 2.
“Foley, 57, who played lacrosse at Hobart College and has run the Boston Marathon, is competitive,” notes the article.
Speaking of competition, Foley is quoted, “It is what we do here: we compete. It makes our work fun. It reflects positively on our institution.”
In 2008, Foley received the Hobart Alumni Association’s Medal of Excellence. The honor is awarded to an alumnus who, by reason of outstanding accomplishments in his particular business, profession or community service, has brought honor and distinction to his alma mater. Foley received the Medal on the heels of leading his athletic program to national titles in both men’s basketball and football in the same calendar year. He is the first to do so in collegiate athletics history, accomplishing the feat in 2006. During his tenure, 15 Gator athletic teams have won national titles and 95 have taken SEC titles.
Foley was a psychology major at Hobart, and played on the football and lacrosse teams. His gift helped fund the Raleigh Foley Kraus Varsity Strength Training Center in the Bristol Field House.
The full article is available online.