Former coach to faculty member Jack Falstick, Billy McBride, spoke to the Eaglebrook community for the final Hilly Chase Speaker Series of the 2022-2023 Academic Year. McBride is the Associate Athletic Director for Diversity and Inclusion, the Director of Club Sports, and a Senior Coach at Amherst College. See photos from his speech here.
During his presentation, McBride spoke about his experiences and the challenges he overcame to achieve his many successes in life. These include his draft to the San Francisco 49ers, being named First Team All-City in football and basketball, and All-Upstate in football. McBride, most noticeably in addressing the crowd, compared the journey that people go through in life to a bike he rode for over twenty miles every day. His speech resonated with students and faculty alike as he pulled audience participation by asking questions. See the recording of the night’s event here.
Following his presentation, Billy McBride sat down in the Eaglebrook Podcast studio with Kellen R. ’23 to discuss race, athletics, and how, from his experience, they intertwine. Listen to the full podcast here.