Athletic Hall of Fame - Rodman Scheffer P'72, '84, '87
Rodman C. Scheffer was a standout soccer goalie for four seasons at Brown University, where he started for three seasons, was named an All-New England goalie twice and received an invitation to the 1948 Olympic trials.
Scheffer posted seven shutouts in his career and allowed just nine goals his senior season - feats that paved the way to the Bruins’ New England Championship in 1950 and earned Scheffer a spot on the All-American Second Team.
Scheffer arrived at Tilton in 1964 and held a variety of positions but is best known for his roles as Director of Athletics, Head Coach of boys’ varsity soccer and Head Coach of boys’ varsity lacrosse. The latter sport he is credited with introducing to Tilton in 1967. Under his guidance and in only its second varsity season, the lacrosse team was named Lakes Region Champions with a perfect 8-0 record. The team followed this up with back-to-back championship game appearances in 1970 and 1971.
A force at Tilton, Scheffer instilled competitive skills, team discipline and fair play in his players during 11 years, resulting in 83 career wins. Additionally, Scheffer’s wife, Claudia, is credited with writing the first Tilton Fight Song, still in use today.
Scheffer has been inducted in Hall of Fames at both of his alma maters - Northfield Mount Hermon School, Class of 1946, and Brown University, Class of 1950. At NMH, Scheffer competed in football, soccer, ice hockey and baseball in addition to being recognized as an All-American. From 1950 to 1962 he served as a faculty member and coach at NMH.