Hall of Fame 2019

David Raymond '59

Dave Raymond arrived at Williston Academy in the fall of 1956 having been recruited by swim coach Wilmot Babcock out of Crosby High School in Waterbury, CT. He was a terrific all-around athlete who also played baseball and soccer. He was a two-sport captain and a three-year starter in all three sports, a rare accomplishment during his era. In addition to his athletic achievements, Raymond served on the Honor Committee as a senior and was appointed as Head Waiter, a respected leadership position during the era of formal meals. After graduation, Raymond headed to Trinity College. He was a record-setting swimmer in the Trinity pool. His college career culminated with his earning the coveted Blanket Award for winning nine letters in three sports. During his senior year, he was awarded the George Sheldon McCook trophy, given to the college’s best male athlete. He later earned the Alumni Medal for Excellence for his commitment to the college. Raymond entered the plastics industry, and formed his own company representing New England electronics and plastics manufacturers. In his spare time, he founded a Boy Scout troop and was treasurer and senior warden of his church. He also served on the board of trustees for Williston for five years. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Vermont.