Ed O'Donoghue
Ed O'Donoghue

Ed O'Donoghue was the greatest field athlete in Boston StateCollege track and field history. His 1967 season was nothing shortof spectacular, winning the NCAA Division II National Championshipin the hammer throw, while becoming the first track All-American inschool history. Not only was he the first Warrior to win an NCAAfield championship with his throw in Salt Lake City, Utah thatyear, but he helped Boston State to its second consecutive NewEngland Small College Athletic Conference crown, while winning theNESCAC championship in the hammer. The 1968 graduate never lost toa NESCAC competitor in the hammer throw during his entire careerand competed in such prestigious meets as the Boston College Relaysand the Penn Relays. O'Donoghue is the school's record holder witha throw of 164'8" in the hammer and a mark of 48'4" in the 35lb.weight toss. Following his graduation from BSC, he became thevarsity track & field coach at Bridgewater-Raynham RegionalHigh School from 1972-99 as well as the football team's defensivecoordinator from 1972-89, while earning his masters degree fromBoston State. He also lent his knowledge to NCAA Division I hammerchampion Boris Djerassi of Northeastern University in his quest fora spot on the United State Olympic squad at the 1980 trials. Acompetitive weight lifter and power lifter, he finished second inthe Massachusetts Bench Press Championship in 1984 and third in theMassachusetts Powerlifting Championship in 1980. He retired asSuperintendant of the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School Districtafter 31 years and also earned a masters degree from BostonCollege. He is currently an educational consultant/guest lecturerat Bridgewater State College, where he received the DistinguishedService Award in 1999.