[Congressional Record Volume 153, Number 138 (Tuesday, September 18, 2007)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1908]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                       HONORING MR. CARL ULLRICH

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                            HON. JOE SESTAK

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                      Tuesday, September 18, 2007

  Mr. SESTAK. Madam Speaker, I rise before you to honor Carl Ullrich on 
his recent induction in the Army's Sports Hall of Fame and his lifetime 
of service to our Nation's young athletes and his service to our Nation 
both in U.S. Navy during World War II and in the U.S. Marine Corps 
during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Ullrich was the first civilian director 
of athletics at the Military Academy at West Point serving in that 
capacity from 1980 to 1990. He oversaw five winning football seasons, 
the program's first three bowl game appearances, and negotiated a deal 
to ensure the winner of the Commander in Chiefs Trophy was invited to a 
post-season bowl game.
  Mr. Ullrich has a long career in mentoring and teaching our youth and 
young adults, starting in 1952 with a coaching position at the Friends 
Academy in New York and includes serving as a couch at Irvington High 
School and Newark Academy in New Jersey, freshman crew coach at Cornell 
University, varsity crew coach at Columbia University and Boston 
University, and as an assistant commandant at the Sanford Naval 
Academy. He served as athletic administrator at the Naval Academy for 
11 years where he supervised the areas of admissions, counseling, 
recruiting, eligibility, Congressional liaison, and NCAA and AlAW 
policy, and coached the Navy varsity crew for 6 years, winning the 
Eastern Intercollegiate championship in 1971.
  Additionally, Mr. Ullrich has served as athletic director of Western 
Michigan University, the President of the Metro Atlantic Athletic 
Conference, and in many capacities for the NCAA and ECAC. He has also 
served as the initial Executive Director of the Patriot League, and 
most recently as the Athletic Director of St. Andrews Presbyterian 
College. He was awarded the Eastern College Athletic Conference's James 
Lynah Distinguished Achievement Award in 1995 in recognition of his 
outstanding success in his career and his extraordinary contribution in 
the interest of intercollegiate athletics.
  Mr. Ullrich served his country in active duty in both World War II 
and the Korean Conflict reaching the rank of Captain in the U.S. Marine 
Corps.
  Madam Speaker, I ask you to join me in honoring Carl Ullrich, an 
inspiration to over five decades of this nation's young athletes and an 
exemplary role-model of service and dedication for them to follow.

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