We have had some Gallaudet presidents that loved
sports. Only one, in fact, coached a Gallaudet
varsity team in one sport years before he became
the president.

It was Leonard Elstad, who coached the 1923
and 1924 baseball teams while attending
Gallaudet as a graduate student. The 1923
season was heartbreaking; Gallaudet went
2-10, but 8 losses were by three runs
or less, and interestingly enough his two
wins were by one and two runs.

He wasn’t lucky with the 1924 team, going
2-5 with these blow out defeats!