The late, Rita Briggs ’47 – Baseball player. The softball diamond is named after her. Played women’s professional baseball in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) which is recognized in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown,George Scullane ’52 – Great athlete in the 50s who played college football in Louisiana then went on to teach and coach at Ayer High.
The late, Dr. Charles Brown ’66 – Three sport athlete and state 100-yard dash record holder until Joe Morris of AHS broke his record in 1978. First native-born African-American to receive a Ph.D from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, Ga.
Joe Morris ’78 – Three sport athlete. State 100 yard dash record holder. Received a football scholarship to Syracuse University where he broke all rushing records. Played professionally for the NY Giants and was on a Super Bowl winning team under coach Bill Parcells.
Suzanne Heuman Nelsen ’81 – One of the top female athletes ever at AHS. 1400 point basketball scorer before there was a 3-point line. She led the Panthers to two district championships and state finals.
Shawn Murphy ’91 – Three sport athlete, top basketball player on Clark Tournament winner, went on to play college football at Northeastern University and UMass Lowell.
1980 Football. Super Bowl champs Featured three of Joe Morris’ brothers (Larry, Mike, Jamie), Neil Connor, and Mike Dolan, among others.
Joe Hickey – Baseball and basketball coach (1966-1981) Hickey coached many top teams that went on to win league titles and qualify for districts.
Retired teacher, AD, coach, and great AHS athlete as a student who has spent a large portion of his life dedicated to athletics and student athletes at AHS and ASRHS.