Edward A. Dinneen
Sport:
Year of Graduation:
Year Inducted:
Men's Tennis
1920
1973

Biography

Dinneen was one of Holy Cross’ best tennis players.  The captain of the 1920 team, he also served as manager of that team and scheduled for the first time some of the best teams in the East, including powers Yale and Harvard. Soon after entering HC, he quickly developed into an outstanding tennis player and became college champion by winning the largest tennis tourney in HC history by besting a field of 94. He's also the donor of the Edward Killeen Memorial Trophy, emblematic of the college tennis championship.

Dinneen was also a recognized authority on the history of Holy Cross athletics and a major organizer of the Varsity Club, serving as its first secretary upon its inception in 1951.  He was honored in 1970 with the "In Hoc Signo" award for long and meritorious alumni services.  He passed away in 1980.