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Dave Haggerty
Dave  Haggerty

Men's Tennis (Inducted 2008)


David A. Haggerty won four letters in men's tennis at GW between 1975-79. Haggerty, who played No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles as a freshman, played No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for the next three seasons, and was chosen MVP in each of those years.

Haggerty's singles record during his college career was a sparkling 84-26, while his career doubles record was an even more impressive 98-12. He saved his best year for his senior year when he was 23-5 in singles and 26-2 in doubles. That season he won the All-Metro championship for the fourth consecutive year.

Professionally, Haggerty has been an influential member of the tennis industry for more than 25 years working for three sports companies, Prince, Dunlop/Slezenger and Head. He joined Head Racquet Sports in 1998 and since 2002 has been CEO of Head USA of Norwalk, Conn., with responsibility for Racquet Sports, Winter Sports and Diving divisions for the United States, in addition to his role as President of Penn Racquet Sports.

A native of Trenton, N.J., and product of Pennsbury High School in Fairless Hills, Pa., Haggerty and his wife, Patti, now live in Pennington, N.J., and have five children, Maureen, David, Suzanne, Molly and Megan. Haggerty is also a member of the Mercer County (N.J.) Tennis Hall of Fame.