Hall of Fame 2017

David Felsen '62

A soccer, basketball, and baseball player, David shared the Denman Award, recognizing the best all-around athlete, with Charles Vernon their senior year. David notes, “Having attended Williston allowed me to be the great beneficiary of the coaching and encouragement of Ray Brown, Rick Francis, Dan Carpenter, and Charles Duggan.”

David attended Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania. He served as co-captain of the Haverford College varsity soccer team and went on to coach the team, seeing them to a league championship and two NCAA top-16 appearances. As a Haverford soccer player, David was named the All-Conference (Middle & Atlantic Conference) goalkeeper and the All Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware goalkeeper. He was honored by Haverford as the 2016 recipient of the Larry Forman ’60 Award.

David continued to share his passion for athletics throughout his career as a teacher and headmaster at Friends’ Central School, where he also served as a mentor for summer programs. He also taught, served as an administrator, and coached varsity basketball for the Germantown Friends School for 16 years, where he brought home five championships and founded Basketball & Reading Clinics. David was recently involved in creating a youth basketball center with a strong academic component near his home in north Philadelphia.