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Alumni Weekend 2008

Sep 2, 2008
by Staff

This past May, Flagler College graduates gathered on campus for Alumni Weekend, and more than 400 helped kick off the event on the new terrace between Markland House and the Ringhaver Student Center. The opening-night reception offered alums a chance to mingle or explore the new student center and play ping pong.

Other highlights from Alumni Weekend included a faculty/alumni reunion in the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum and the Hugh Shaw Memorial Long Board Contest. A record 48 surfers turned out for the annual surfing event and beach barbeque, which also raises money for a scholarship fund.

Athletic Hall of Fame inducts four

Flagler College inducted three former athletes and one former coach into the Athletic Hall of Fame during Alumni Weekend. Inductees have made a significant contribution to the intercollegiate sports program, as well as significant impact in their communities since leaving Flagler.  
Robert V. Moullin, ‘88, Soccer Coach 
Moullin served as the head coach for the Flagler men’s soccer program for 15 years (1982-96). He led the Saints to 11 district playoff appearances, three district championships and three Florida Sun Conference titles. Moullin was also named the Florida collegiate “Coach of the Year” twice. Moullin coached five NAIA All-Americans, seven Academic All-Americans and many more who achieved All-Region or All-Conference accolades. Moullin now serves as the director of coaching for the AFC Lightning Soccer Club based in Fayetteville, Ga.

Douglas E. Potkay, ‘76, Tennis 
Potkay starred on the tennis courts for Flagler from 1973-76. He played an integral role in building a foundation of success for Flagler tennis. In the 1975-76 season, Potkay posted a 32-3 record playing at No. 1 singles. He also won the Invenarry Tennis Singles Championship in Miami in 1974 and then teamed with fellow Flagler player Frank Carleton to win the doubles title. Potkay went on to play professionally on the world tour.

James C. Presley, ‘91, Basketball 
Presley was a four-year starter in men’s basketball at Flagler from 1986-90 and earned NAIA All-District 25 honors three times. He is among the all-time leaders in several categories, including points (1,243), rebounds (646) and field goals made (472). Presley’s 243 rebounds in the 1989-90 season rank seventh in the history of the program. He was also part of Flagler’s 131-85 demolition of Embry-Riddle in the 1988-89 season. Presley was selected as the team’s most valuable player twice.

Peter J. Ryan, ‘86, Tennis
Ryan was a two-time NAIA All-American (1982 and 1984) in tennis and earned the prestigious Ward-Ballinger Outstanding Player Award, signifying the NAIA’s best tennis player, in 1984. He was the second Flagler player to win the award. He and Colin Crothers advanced to the NAIA doubles championship in 1984.
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Mark Your Calendars: Alumni Weekend 2009 is April 30 – May 3

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