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Athletic Hall of Fame

George M. Angle

George M. Angle


  • Known as the legendary “Father of UR Crew”
  • He has made a profound impact on UR coaches, rowers, and the sport of rowing since 1981
  • Co-founded the “Head of the Genesee Regatta” in 1989
  • Helped make UR Rowing Club into a varsity sport in 2009
  • Inspired the UR’s Alumni Rowing Network
  • Inspired, advised, mentored, supported, and raised funds for the UR Rowing program
  • Became a UR Administrator in 1963
  • Became Vice President of Business Affairs and Associate Treasurer
  • He retired as the Senior Executive of Public Affairs in 1989
  • He competed in the world’s largest regatta at age 87 and is still rowing
  • The George M. Angle Trophy is presented annually to the Men’s Open Eight Champion