Elliot Roundy (1934-1935)
Elliott Roundy had a burning passion for the sports world, particularly the schoolboy sports world. Elliott was involved in sports from his days as a young boy up until his passing.
A Marblehead High School graduate, Elliott played on the MHS football team, where he was an All-Star interior lineman for two years, as well as the baseball and basketball teams, all of which captured Northeastern Conference championships during the 1934-35 academic year. Elliott attended Colgate University playing four years of baseball and two years of football for the Red Raiders. After serving in the Navy from 1942-46, he returned to his hometown to live and raise
In 1950, Elliott embarked on what would become a legendary 32-year teaching and coaching career at Ipswich High School. While at IHS, he served as head coach of varsity football, baseball and basketball from 1951 to 1963. Elliott also spent 25 years officiating football, baseball and basketball at the high school level. He was inducted into the Massachusetts State High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 1979 in recognition of his two Class D State Championship titles (1954 and 1955) and 22-game winning streak.
From 1963 until 1982, Elliott was Ipswich's first full-time director of athletics. Upon his retirement in 1982, Elliott was one of the founders of the Marblehead Magicians Gridiron Club. In 1983 he received the Club's inaugural President's Award for outstanding contributions and in 1991 he was recognized with the Monsignor John P. Carroll Community Service Award.
His was a life rich in sportsmanship, helping his fellow man and the enjoyment of watching young people succeed in athletics, the classroom and life.