ROBERT H. DALLING, SR.
He attended Prep School at Blair
Academy from 1924 to 1929.
He received varsity letters in 1927,
1928 and 1929.
Mr. Dalling then attended Lehigh
University for 4 years.
In 1932 and 1933 he won The Eastern
Intercollegiate Wrestling Championship at 125 lbs.
After completing school he began his
coaching career at Blair Academy.
He was Head Wrestling Coach at Blair
for 32 years.
During his coaching career his record
was 22 winning seasons, 7 losing seasons, 4 tied seasons, 4
undefeated seasons, 7 State Championships and 1 National
He was also a 20 year member of the
New Jersey Scholastic Referee Association.
GRADUATED SUSSEX HIGH SCHOOL IN
1945. EARNED 4 VARSITY LETTERS IN SOCCER AND 4 VARSITY LETTERS IN
BASEBALL. ENTERED THE ARMY IN 1945 AND PLAYED BASEBALL ON THE ARMY
TEAM ON GUAM AT MITCHELL FIELD. HE PLAYED ON THE SEMI-PRO SUSSEX
FARMERS FROM 1947-1953.
PLAYED IN THE NORTH JERSEY BASEBALL
LEAGUE FOR THE SUSSEX CARDINALS FROM 1954 – 1963 AND WAS PLAYER
MANAGER FROM 1957-1963. HIS TEAMS WERE UNDEFEATED IN 1959, 1961,
1962 AND 1963.
HE WAS ELECTED MANAGER OF THE YEAR IN
HE THEN COACHED SUSSEX BABE RUTH
LEAGUE FOR 17 YEARS. HE WAS FOUNDER OF THE HIGH POINT MIDGET
FOOTBALL HAWKS AND SERVED AS PRESIDENT FOR 13 YEARS.
HE WAS FOUNDER OF THE WANTAGE GIRLS
SOFTBALL TEAM AND WAS HONORED FOR HIS SERVICE WITH THE WANTAGE
TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD.
GRADUATED FROM FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL
IN 1950. AT FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL HE EARNED 3 VARSITY LETTERS
IN BASEBALL, AND IN 1950 WAS TEAM CAPTAIN AND EARNED ALL-COUNTY AND
HE EARNED 2 VARSITY LETTERS IN
FOOTBALL AND WAS TEAM CAPTAIN AND NAMED ALL-COUNTY AND ALL-STATE IN
HE STARRED WITH THE FRANKLIN MINERS
OF THE NORTH JERSEY PRO FOOTBALL LEAGUE AND IN 1956 THE TEAM WON THE
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 13-0 SEASON RECORD.
RECEIVED A B.A. IN CLASSICAL
LANGUAGES FROM SETON HALL UNIVERSITY IN 1954.
EARNED HIS M.A. IN ADMINISTRATION AND
SUPERVISION FROM MONTCLAIR STATE COLLEGE IN 1960.
HE TAUGHT IN VERONA SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR
31 YEARS AND WAS VARSITY BASEBALL COACH FOR 9 SEASONS. HIS
TEAMS WON 4 CONFERENCE TITLES AND 2 STATE TITLES.
HE ASSISTED AT VERONA HIGH SCHOOL. 10
YEARS AS FOOTBALL COACH AND WAS HEAD COACH FOR THE VARSITY FOR 2