GEORGE S. TATEROSIAN
1993 INDUCTION TO THE RHODE ISLAND AQUATIC HALL OF FAME
At LaSalle Academy, in 1958, George was the varsity swim team captain in his senior year, was a high school All American selection, won a national AAU championship, and was named the Outstanding Schoolboy Swimmer in Rhode Island.
At the University of Connecticut, George earned a B.S. in Physical Education in 1962, a M.S. in School Administration and Supervision in 1964, and a SixthYear degree in Administration and Supervision of Secondary schools in 1969, from Fairfield University. He taught freshman and sophomore physical education classes at UCONN while still a student and coached the swim team from 1963 to 1964.
He was selected as the outstanding ROTC Cadet out of 2500 candidates at UCONN and was chosen to represent the class of 1962 at their graduation ceremony.
George was a physical education teacher at Middlebrook Junior High School and physical education and aquatic director at Hillcrest Junior High. He taught physical education at Trumbull High School and was a teacher of adult physical education in aquatics. Presently he is department chair for Physical Education and Health in Trumbull.
George has been active with the American Red Cross for over 36 years. He has been counselor and head waterfront director for the Rhode Island Boys Scouts of America, was a swimming instructor in the Willimantic YMCA, and was poo! director and swimming instructor for Rolling Hills Country Club in Wilton, Connecticut. He served as regional YMCA Aquatics Director in Danbury, CT and for the past 25 years has been the Town of Fairfield Waterfront Director.
He has assisted in the writing and photography for a book for the elementary school level on physical education, has initiated a program for handicapped swimmers at UCONN, and has written curricula for aquatic and physical education programs for junior and senior highs.
George has received the Friendship Award in Education from the Trumbull Education Association, an American Red Cross Volunteer Award for over 10,000 hours of service, was selected the Outstanding Swim Coach of the Year in Connecticut in 1983 and 1989 and was elected to the Trumbull High School Coaches Hall of Fame.