the world record in his weight class for the neck bridge. • Frank Telfair Grady Sr. (' 47 AB, ' 49 LLBJD), 86, of Laurinburg; Nov. 23, 2005. Grady was chief District Court judge for the 13th Judicial District from 1975 to 1980. He was in private practice for a number of years and was a Recorder's Court judge. He was past president and charter member of the Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club and former com- mander of the American Legion Post in Elizabethtown. In WWII, he was in the Army and served in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. For many years he was chairman of the Bladen Counry Morehead Scholarship Committee. • O.G. "Reddy" Grubbs (' 41 BSCOM), 86, of Redding, Conn.;June 4,2005. Grubbs retired as president of the marketing clivision of Fieldcrest Mills. In WWII, he was a fighter pilot in the
Navy. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying
Cross twice and the Air Medal three times. He
was president ofUNC's New York Metropolitan
Area Alumni Chapter. At UNC, he was a
member of Pi Kappa Alpha. • William Hart
Gulley (' 47 AB, ' 57 MA, '61 PhD), 85, of
Winston-Salem; Dec. 19,2005. Gulley retired as
an associate professor of sociology at Wake
Forest University in 1987. In WWII, he was in
the Navy and a member of its boxing team.
After serving in the Pacific war zone, he was
with naval intelligence in the National Security
Agency. During the Korean War, he was
stationed in Guam.• Betty BoIce Hall (' 42
MA), 87, of Tucson, Ariz.; Sept. 9, 2005. Hall
was an associate professor in me meater department of Southern Connecticut State College.
She was involved in children's theater at several
universities, taking theater troupes to perform at
area schools. • Chris A. Hansen (' 42 MSSE),
90, of Peoria, Ariz.; Jan. 8, 2006 . H ansen was
director of research services at the National
Institutes of Health and served as assistant surgeon general of the Environmental Control
Administration. For three years, he was vice
president for planning and physical plant at
Georgetown University. After his move to
Arizona, he was active with the Nature
Conservancy and Habitat for Hunlanity.•
Frank Whitaker Hardy (' 44, ' 47 BSCOM),
84, of Richmond,Va.; Nov. 10,2005. Hardy
was a lawyer in private practice. In WWII, he
served in the Army and, at UNC, belonged to
the track and field team. • Frederick
Thornett Hardy (' 40 AB, ' 42 MA), 89, of
Riclmtond,Va.; Dec. 16,2005. Hardy was head
Coach Rabb Made a Name for UNC Baseball
It's no wonder that the name Walter Rabb ' 41 (MAED) once was synonymous with
UNC baseball. After all, Rabb was the coach
for 31 seasons, from 1947 to 1977, leacling
the team to four ACC conference titles, four
NCAA tournament appearances, two NCAA
district titles and two trips to the College
World Series. Along the way, he earned a rep-
utation as a coach who not only built winning programs but also first-rate young men.
Rabb, who earned a master's in education at
UNC, died April 4 in Chapel Hill. He was 91.
"Coach Rabb epitomized what the title
'coach'means in every positive way," Director
ofAtllletics Dick Baddour ' 66 recently wrote
on the official Web site of Tar Heel athletics.
"He loved his university, the game of baseball
and the young men who played for him. He
was one of the most universally respected
individuals I have ever known."
The Rabb legacy continues: Today the
teanl is coached by Mike Fox ' 78, a player on
Rabb's final team in 1977.
After graduating from N.C. State, where
he played shortstop on the baseball team,
Rabb spent time in the Yan.kees' minor
league, then canle to UNC for graduate
school. In 1942, he was hired as assistant
baseball coach and was named head coach in
1957. His teams won 540 games.
Rabb garnered many honors throughout
the years. He was named ACC Coach of the
Year in 1964, after leacling the team to a 14-0
record in league play, which still stands as me
only unbeaten conference mark in ACC history. He received the Will Wynne Award for
outstanding service to the sport, was named to
the American Association of College Baseball
Coaches' Hall of Fame and was president of
the American Association of Baseball Coaches.
He coached 10 All-America selections, a
national player of me year, Dave Lemonds
' 70, and ACC Athlete of the Year Danny
Talbott ' 67.
As UNC baseball coach for 31 years, Walter Rabb ' 41
(MAED) led his team to 540 wins and numerous honors.
Cary Boshamer Stadium was
home to its 1,000th baseball
When Rabb retired, he wasn't quite ready
to leave me game he loved, so he went to
most of me team's home games. He and his i friend Louis Rubin, English professor emeri-
tus at UNC and founder of Algonquin
Books, positioned themselves behind home
plate near the dugout, keeping close watch
!; 1 on all the action.
Rabb's love of baseball extended beyond
8 the University, however.
Rubin credits Rabb as me moving spirit
behind the N.C. Collegiate Summer League,
which eventually died out as more ofthe
outstanding collegiate players headed for bet-ter-known sun1l11er leagues, such as the one
in Cape Cod.
Anomer project of Rabb's was the Central
Carolina Babe Ruth League for 15- to 18-
year-olds. Rabb was founding president of
the league, which covered seven counties,
and he served as its secretary-treasurer.
Rubin is quick to point out that many
people knew Rabb far longer than he clid.
Rubin said ilieir friendship really began with
Rabb's retirement."Walt had many friends,"
Rubin said. "He was one of the most popular, most respected and least self-serving persons I've ever known."
Rabb adopted a favorite expression of his
predecessor as baseball coach, Bunn Hearn
' 37, referring to his former players as "old
leaguers." For Rabb, it was a term of affection that acknowledged the bond that those
who participated in the baseball program
In addition to coaching, Rabb was UNC's
clirector of intramural athletics and served as
assistant athletics director and, for a few
months, as interinl athletics director. His
friendship wim textile industrialist Cary
Boshamer ' 17 led to Boshamer's funcling of
the stadium, dedicated in the 1972 season, me
year before Boshamer's deaili. In April, the
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