William “Red” Alley, Jr. ’48
William “Red” Alley Is One Of Few Three Letter Athletes In His Class. According to the 1948 Blue Book, William “Red” Alley was best known for his accomplishments on the athletic field, where he earned ten Varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball. Alley’s yearbook praised his ruggedness despite his lighter stature. Alley was able to fill many positions on the football field. Although he played exceptionally well on the defensive side, Red was renowned for his multiple touchdowns. Red was a vital member of the Big Blue basketball team. He was always a top scorer and his continuous contributions to the team led to many wins. One of the finest moments in Pingry basketball history took place in the game against Edison when Red sank a long shot to win the game 41-39. On the baseball field, Red earned four Varsity letters and served as captain of the team during his senior year. As a pitcher, Red rarely gave up a hit and was known for his incredible control of the ball. His baseball skills were honored at graduation where he received the Graham Churchill Award, which is given every year to an exceptional baseball player at Pingry. After his post-graduate year at Pingry, Alley attended Dartmouth College, where he ran freshman track and played both freshman and Varsity football. He went on to donate his time as commissioner and coach of Little League baseball.