Former Men's Tennis Standout Dave Haggerty ('79) Selected to USTA Hall of Fame
Oct. 18, 2011
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. - Former George Washington men's tennis standout and Athletic Hall of Fame member Dave Haggerty ('79) will be honored on Saturday, October 22 when he is inducted into the United States Tennis Association Middle States (USTA MS) Hall of Fame. Haggerty is one of just four inductees at the 18th annual Induction Dinner and Auction this Saturday.
Established in 1994, the prestigious Hall of Fame boasts 82 prior inductees, including tennis legend and women's rights pioneer Billie Jean King. The USTA MS is one of 17 USTA sections, encompassing Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, a 35-mile radius around New York City and northwestern West Virginia.
Haggerty was a four-year letterwinner for the Colonials from 1975-79. He began his career at the No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles spots as a freshman, and worked his way up to No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for the next three seasons. In all three of Haggerty's seasons as the top seed he was chosen team MVP.
Throughout his four years with the Colonials, Haggerty posted an overall singles record of 84-26, while his career doubles record was an even more impressive 98-12. He saved his best year for his senior season 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 while working for three sports companies: Prince, Dunlop/Slazenger 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
He began serving a two-year term as Vice President on the USTA Board of Directors in January 2009 and is also a member of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Women's Circuit Committee.