Todd Scully

Last updated

Todd Scully
Todd Scully running mile relay in college track meet.jpg
Todd Scully receives the relay baton from Frank Murray in a 1968 track meet at Lynchburg College in Virginia.
Personal information
Full nameClark Todd Scully
Born(1948-09-13)September 13, 1948
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
DiedSeptember 6, 2021(2021-09-06) (aged 72)
College teamLynchburg College Hornets

Clark Todd Scully (September 13, 1948 September 6, 2021) [1] was an American racewalker. He competed in the men's 20 kilometres walk at the 1976 Summer Olympics. [2]

He competed on the track and field team at Lynchburg College in the 1960s, and graduated with a chemistry degree in 1970. [3] He later returned to Lynchburg College for a graduate degree in physical education and secondary education in 1975. [3] He is a member of the University of Lynchburg Sports Hall of Fame. [4]

He was selected for the Olympic team in 1980, but the U.S. boycotted the games. A 2014 alumni magazine of Virginia Tech, where he was a graduate student in 1980, described his disappointment: "You just spent four years making progress and improvement, and you end up not being able to use it. Between '76 and '80, I think I set seven world records. ... I was ready to compete." [5]

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Louisiana Tech University</span> University in Ruston, Louisiana, US

Louisiana Tech University is a public research university in Ruston, Louisiana. It is part of the University of Louisiana System and classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Virginia Tech</span> Public university in Blacksburg, Virginia

Virginia Tech (VT), formally the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI), is a public land-grant research university with its main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. It also has educational facilities in six regions statewide, a research center in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and a study-abroad site in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland. Through its Corps of Cadets ROTC program, Virginia Tech is a senior military college.

Jesús David "Jesse" Vassallo Anadón is a former competition swimmer and world record-holder who participated in the 1984 Summer Olympics for the United States. In 1997, he became the first Puerto Rican to be inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. From 2004 to 2009, he served as the president of the Puerto Rican National Swimming Federation.

Les Robinson is an American former college basketball coach and athletic director at East Tennessee State University, North Carolina State University, and The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. He is a member of the Southern Conference Hall of Fame and the only person to have been both Head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director at 3 different Division I colleges.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Campbellsville University</span> Private Christian university in Campbellsville, Kentucky, U.S.

Campbellsville University (CU) is a private Christian university in Campbellsville, Kentucky. It was founded as Russell Creek Academy and enrolls more than 12,000 students. The university offers associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees.

Cornell Desmond Brown is an American football coach who is the linebackers coach for the New Orleans Breakers of the United States Football League (USFL). He was a former American college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons. He played college football for Virginia Tech, and earned All-American honors twice. Drafted late in the sixth round of the 1997 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens. In 2013, Brown was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Virginia University of Lynchburg</span> Private HBCU in Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S.

Virginia University of Lynchburg (VUL) is a private historically black Christian university in Lynchburg, Virginia. The university is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools and offers instruction and degrees, primarily in religious studies, including a Doctorate of Ministry program. The campus is a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

David López-Zubero Purcell, also known as David Zubero, is a former competitive swimmer who represented Spain at three Summer Olympics and won an Olympic bronze medal in 1980. Zubero was born in the United States, swam in international competition for Spain, and holds dual Spanish-American citizenship.

Elfi Schlegel is a sportscaster for NBC Sports and a former college and national champion gymnast from Canada. She is generally regarded as a top 50 Canadian gymnast of all time, and one of the best of the late 1970s alongside Monica Goermann and the late Sherry Hawco.

William Mason Furrer is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Bears, Phoenix Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Houston Oilers, St. Louis Rams, and Jacksonville Jaguars.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kenny Carr</span> American basketball player, power forward

Kenneth Alan Carr is a retired American basketball player. Carr was the 1st round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1977 NBA draft.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Robert Walter Johnson</span> American physician

Robert Walter "Whirlwind" Johnson was an American physician, college football player and coach, and founder of the American Tennis Association Junior Development Program for African-American youths, where he coached and fostered the careers of Arthur Ashe and Althea Gibson.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Hunter Carpenter</span> American football player (1883–1953)

Caius Hunter Carpenter was an American college football halfback who played for both Virginia Tech and North Carolina. Carpenter was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1957, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1973, and was in the inaugural induction class of the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 1982.

Helen Eileen Johns, later known by her married name Helen Carroll, was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Edward P. Hurt</span> American football player and coach, basketball coach, college athletics administrator (1900–1989)

Edward Paulette Hurt was an American football, basketball, and track coach. He served the head football coach at Virginia Theological Seminary and College—now known as Virginia University of Lynchburg—in Lynchburg, Virginia from 1925 to 1928 and Morgan State College—now known as Morgan State University—in Baltimore, from 1929 to 1959. Hurt also had long tenures at the head basketball and head track coach at Morgan State. Across those three sports, his teams at Morgan State won 36 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) championships and produced two Pro Football Hall of Famers and an Olympic gold medal winner. Hurt's Morgan State Bears football teams won six 6 black college football national championships and 14 CIAA titles. Hurt also served as the school's athletic director from 1958 to 1970. He played college football at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Betsy Mitchell is an American competition swimmer who was a world record-holder, world champion, and Olympic gold and silver medalist. She also was a member of the United States' 1994 Rowing World Championship team.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Eugene Mayer</span> American football player (1892–1918)

Eugene Noble "Buck" Mayer was an American football player. He played college football at the halfback position for the University of Virginia Cavaliers football team from 1912 to 1915. In 1915, he became the first football player from a Southern school to be recognized as a consensus first-team All-American. Mayer died during World War I while serving in the United States Army. He was posthumously inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.

Alberto Eugenio Mestre Sosa is a former competition swimmer who represented Venezuela at the 1980 Summer Olympics and 1984 Summer Olympics.

Patrick David Kennedy is an American former competition swimmer who specialized in butterfly and individual medley events.


  1. "Big Island man killed in Bedford County crash". wdbj7. Retrieved September 8, 2021.
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Todd Scully Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  3. 1 2 University of Lynchburg alumni records
  4. "Sports Hall of Fame Members". University of Lynchburg. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  5. "Firsts in Virginia Tech History | Virginia Tech Magazine | Virginia Tech". Retrieved May 29, 2019.