Springfield College Men's Gym, Class of 1904
- Springfield College Men's Gym, Class of 1904
A photograph of the class of 1904 in gymnastics attire at Springfield College inside what is most likely to be East Gymnasium of Judd Gymnasia. At this time athletics and Gymnastics was integrated into the main curriculum at Springfield College, requiring every man to participate.
- Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Springfield College Gymnastics Team Papers
International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)
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The history of Gymnastics at Springfield College goes all the way back to nearly the founding of Springfield College in 1885. Dr. James Naismith, the creator of Basketball, was an early SC Gymnast. Leslie Judd, widely considered a father of modern Gymnastics, was head coach for many years. In 1955, Frank Wolcott began coaching the men’s gymnastics team at Springfield College. Bob Cargill followed up Wolcott and coached the team for 1 season from 1981-1982. The team was then coached by Steve Posner, who remains as the head coach today. He has coached the team for 30 seasons and has an overall record of 137 wins and 206 losses. During the 1990-1991 season, Eric Weiskopf took over as head coach and Posner returned during the 1991-1992 season.