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Olav Kollevol

Athletic Director (Inducted: 1992-93)

Olav Kollevol

Olav Kollevol served for 25 years as Lafayette's Director of Athletics, before retiring from his post in December of 1989. A 1945 graduate of Colgate University, Kollevol came to Easton in 1965 following a 10-year association with his alma mater as a coach and athletic administrator.

An outstanding athlete at Colgate, he was a defenseman and captain of the 1942 Red Raider ice hockey team which was undefeated in 14 games. He also played catcher on the baseball team and center on the football squad under the legendary Andy Kerr. After serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Kollevol signed a baseball contract with the Boston Braves' organization, and spent three years in the Braves' farm system, advancing to the Triple A level before an arm injury signaled the end of this career in 1948.

While on College Hill, Kollevol served as Chairman on the NCAA's eligibility committee and District II vice-president of the NCAA Council. He is also past president of the ECAC and a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.

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