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Michael S. Finn '74

Michael Finn
Michael S. Finn '74
Boys' Varsity
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Lacrosse

Michael Finn '74, a native of Natick, MA, arrived at Tabor Academy in 1971 and proved to be an exceptional varsity athlete in football, basketball, lacrosse and crew. As a sophomore, on the 1971 undefeated varsity football team (7-0), he started on defense while also playing on offense. In his junior and senior (co-captain) seasons, he started on both offense and defense, and rarely ever came off the field. Michael played varsity basketball and was elected captain both his junior and senior vears. In 1972, with no previous experience, Michael tried out for Tabor crew, and by the following year, he was selected stroke oarsman on the first boat in the 1973 Henley Royal Regatta. In his senior year, Michael again tried something new, turning his attention to lacrosse, and it was no surprise that he excelled on the field. That vear, Michael was the recipient of the General Excellence in Athletic Skills and Team Soirit Award.

After Tabor, Michael attend the University of North Carolina on a full football scholarship. Playing football for a Division I school was a big challenge, but Michael attributes his success to the incredible coaching and mentoring that he received as a student-athlete at Tabor. As a freshman, he plaved in 9 of the 11 reqular season games, and as a sophomore, he was one of the two starting tight ends. His junior year, Michael moved over to linebacker, and senior year, returned to his original tight end position helping the Tar Heels become ACC Champions. In the four years at UNC, his teams participated in three post-season Bowl games (The Sun Bowl in El
Paso, TX. The Peach Bowl in Atlanta. GA and the Libertv Bowl in Memohis. TN).

After graduating from UNC in 1978, Michael returned home establishing a career as an executive for his family's paper business. In 2008, he began umpiring high school baseball games and has
gone on to umpire baseball for Division I and I New England colleges.