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Al Sawdy served as head trainer at Bowling Green for 24 years. The Hudson, MI native received his degree from Eastern Michigan University following time in the U.S. Navy. Serving as head football coach at Fostoria High School in 1941, Sawdy took a job as a trainer with the Detroit Lions. After taking a job at a college in Beloit, Wisconsin, Harold Anderson brought him to BG to serve as athletic trainer and associate professor of Health & Physical Education.

A 1966 Helms Hall of Fame inductee, Sawdy also worked as a trainer for the United States at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, and at the 1959 Pan-American games in Chicago.

Sawdy passed away on March 9, 1967 and was inducted to the BG Athletic Hall of Fame in October of that year.

(Taken from The BG News, October 12, 1967.)
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