The 2010 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees
George Durward ’51 – Student Athlete
George Durward ’51, a well-loved classmate, tremendous athlete, and caring young man was inducted into the Lexington Christian Academy Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010. George left an enduring mark on the students, faculty, and community members who had the privilege of knowing him before he passed away. In 1950, Christian High School established the George Durward Memorial Award in his memory. David Folsom ’57, a close family friend of the Durward family, received the plaque in honor of George’s induction into the Hall of Fame.
Mr. Reg Henley ’69 – Assistant Basketball Coach, Junior Varsity Basketball Head Coach; Boys Varsity Basketball and Baseball Player
Reg Henley ’69, a recipient of the George Durward Memorial Award for Boys, was inducted into the Lexington Christian Academy Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010. He was a three-year member of the Varsity Basketball and Varsity Baseball teams, and captain of both teams during his senior year. Reg was also a member of the Chorale and yearbook staff, and served as senior class president.
After graduating from Virginia Union University, Coach Reg returned to the Boston area and started coaching at Middlesex Community College and then Haverhill High School, before joining former classmate Paul Rouse ’68 as a basketball coach at LCA. Coach Reg served as an assistant basketball coach, and even as a Junior Varsity head coach, under three separate coaches: Paul Rouse ’68, Josh McPherson ’77, and Steve Heintz, before retiring from coaching in 2003.
Scott Stevens ’87 and Edson Cardoso ’01 spoke on behalf of Coach Reg as former players, colleagues, and life-long friends.
Thanking all those who had made it possible for him to attend LCA, including his coach and mentor, Miles Strodel, and his parents, who both worked multiple jobs to make his attendance at LCA possible, Coach Reg challenges those in attendance to overcome the obstacles in their lives, alluding to one of the most cherished lessons he learned early on from Miles Strodel—“nothing beats failure but a try.”