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Athletic Hall of Fame

Richard Magere

Richard "Rick" Magere


At Rochester:

  • Exceptional blocking fullback and three-year starter in football, earned a reputation as the cornerstone of UR offense
  • Transferred to the University after freshman season as a scholarship athlete at Villanova University
  • 20-7 career record; 12-game winning streak ('70, '71)
  • 1970 Phillips Cup recipient
  • Chosen 1971 Stinger of Year-Offense
  • Known as the "Go" 'who makes the UR go'"
  • Called "the best player I ever played with" by quarterback Greg Conrad '72
  • Teamed with two-time All-American Rich Parrinello '72 to give Rochester one of the East's best backfields
  • Resident Advisor and Frosh Orientation as a senior
  • BS in Psychology and History in 1972


  • MS in Educational Counseling, SUNY Brockport in 1979
  • Teacher, Counselor and Assistant Coach of football and track at Bishop Kearney High School from 1982-1987
  • Director, Business and Technical Placement in UR Career Services and Placement
  • Named Outstanding College Member of the Year by Eastern College Personnel Officers in 1986 and Volunteer of the Year with spouse, Kathy, by Center for Youth Services
  • Assistant Director, Athletics and Recreation, then Associate Director, University Health Service and Athletics and Recreation (1987-1997)
  • COO Mt. Hope Family Center
  • Active recruiter of students athletes on and off campus since returning to UR