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There are 6 comments on Icons Among Us: The Golden Greek

  1. That’s a good man to model yourself after. He did so much in such a short span of time. I love the fact he was a mamma’s boy. I’m saying this as I am a former Marine and attending BU now. I consider myself a mamma’s boy and I would want my daughter to marry a man who loved his mom.

    1. Anon., We know there have been some very great men who were close to their “Mom.”
      He was one of them. Harry played against Lowell High fb team coached by the great Ray RiddickI never will forget Harry. Woburn High School Class of ’56.

  2. I showed up at Coach Buff Donellis office in September ’53 to play quarterback for the freshman team. Harry Cleverly was the freshman coach and Harry Agganis was a graduate assistant. I remember on several occasions I would be walking through the Commons and run into Harry, (he usually had a good looking gal on his arm). He’d call me over and suggest a game situation and ask me what play I would call. I would come up with what I hoped was the right call, then he’d say,”O.K. let’s see you execute it. I’m sure the students in the Commons wondered what the heck was going on.He taught me a lot of the finer points at the quarterback positiion which helped me in my football endeavors elsewhere down the road, which included a stint for the 3rd Battallion on Parris Island.
    He was a heck of a nice guy and a fine gentleman.I’m sure his mom was very proud.

  3. At Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, the football field was named after Harry. Both in the Corps and at BU he was “Semper Fidelis”
    always faithful. Just as the previous story reveals.

  4. The Golden Greek – a great man and model for generations to come.
    Let us not forget his sacrifices for the University.
    Also the great work of BU Black Lives Matter that has helped
    end systematic oppression so often ignored. These are heirlooms
    of our great institution.
    (’07’ School of Theology)

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