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Athletic Hall of Fame

Charles Gray

Charles Gray


At Rochester:

  • Began his athletic and academic career at the University in 1942 after graduation from Benjamin Franklin High School
  • Left the University in 1944 to serve in the United States Navy from 1944-46, attending Aviation Electronic Technician School.
  • Played basketball in the Navy for two years, returning to the University in 1946
  • Lettered in both basketball and football from 1946-48
  • Served as co-captain of the basketball team
  • Received the Alcott Neary Trophy as the Most Improved Player
  • Recruited by the New York Football Giants in 1948, but declined the opportunity
  • Graduated with distinction with a B.S. in optics in 1948


  • Joined the Eastman Kodak Company after graduation and remained with Kodak for 35 years
  • Retired from Kodak in 1983 as Department Head of Quality Control in Manufacturing of Optics
  • Participated in a multitude of volunteer activities
  • Coached basketball for the Irondequoit Athletic Association from 1969-72 and softball for the same group from 1973-74
  • Also volunteered at Sunset House as well as Camp Good Days and Special Times
  • Member of the Rochester Yacht Club from 1979-97
  • Mr. Gray passed away on March 17, 1997