1984 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
From 1949 to 1953, the late James England excelled as a varsity defensive end for the Colonials. He was selected to the All-Southern Conference team and was awarded the Outstanding Senior Trophy. Following his graduation, he began a career in the field of education that spanned nearly 30 years.
At the time of his death in 1982, he was Director of Student Activities at nearby Lee High School where he had also taught health and physical education, coached football, baseball, basketball and served as a guidance counselor since coming to Lee in 1959. Prior to coming to Lee, Mr. England taught science and coached football at Chamberlain and Bell Vocational High Schools in Washington, D.C. In November 1982, Mr. England's memory was honored by Lee High when they named their football stadium the "James W. England Field".