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George H. Linzee '69

George Linzee
Boys' Varsity
  • Football
  • Wrestling
  • Crew

George Linzee '69, from Port Jefferson, NY, attended Tabor for four years. His outstanding achievements in varsity football, wrestling and crew were magnified by his impressive academic success in the classroom and his leadership as wrestling co-captain, freshman dorm proctor and chief editor of the '69 yearbook.

For three years, George started as the Tabor football team's offensive and defensive end. His senior year, George caught seven touchdowns passes, earned Best Lineman Award and was selected as the offensive end on the All-New England Scholastic team. His sophomore year in wrestling, George placed 4th at the National Prep Championship, earning the status of Wrestling All-American. He then went on to place 2nd in the '67 New England Class "A" 177 lb. Championship. In '69, he and Jeff Young '69 were selected wrestling co-captains. Together, with new head coach Tim Walsh, they proved to be a historic team, both achieving an undefeated season and first ever New England Class "A" Team Champions. During that season, George won all 13 of his matches, 11 by pins, and went on to become the New England Class "A" 177 Ib. Champion. In crew, George rowed first boat for three years, the last two in the stroke position. One of the few Tabor athletes to compete twice at the Royal Henley Regatta, he rowed on both the '67 and '69 Henley teams. Given his outstanding record and leadership in three varsity sports, Tabor presented George with the Outstanding Contribution to Athletics Award at the '69 Commencement ceremony.

In the classroom, George earned a total of nineteen course awards during his time at Tabor. Junior and senior years, he received the '68 Harvard Prize Book for Outstanding Scholarship and Character, the '69 Morehead Scholarship, the '69 Hamilton Webster Thayer Prize for Outstanding Record in School Citizenship and the Harvard National Scholarship Award. Post Tabor, George rowed in the '70 Harvard freshman first boat that placed third in the Eastern Sprints. He also competed on the Harvard varsity wrestling team his junior year. After college, George went on to a 42-year career at The Stony Brook School where he established its marine programs, taught marine science, and coached football, wrestling and sailing. During this period, George established the local sailing league, played a major role on the district and national boards of high school sailing, and was recognized for his teaching, coaching and service to the Long Island community.