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2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee Spotlight: Daryl Arroyo '84

2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee Spotlight: Daryl Arroyo '84

Springfield, Mass. - March 1, 2019 - Springfield College is proud to announce that Daryl Arroyo '84 is one of the six individuals who will be inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 13th.

If you are interested in attending the induction celebration and celebrating Daryl's career and impact on Springfield College, please register online here!

Arroyo has left a last legacy on the Springfield College wrestling program from his time as both a student-athlete and head coach.  During his collegiate wrestling career, Arroyo earned NCAA Division II All-America honors after finishing sixth in the country at the 118 pound weight class in 1984.  In 1990, Arroyo took over the reigns of the wrestling program and had a decorated career at the helm.  In addition to owning a record of 303-167-6, Arroyo produced 70 national qualifiers, 27 NCAA All-Americans, 67 Scholar All-Americans, and 45 conference champions.  Arroyo guided Springfield to 10 New England Wrestling Association Championships and five top-10 finishes on the national stage at the NCAA Championships.  He has previously been recognized as the NEWA Coach of the Year five times, has has been inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, NCAA Division III Wrestling Hall of Fame, and the New England Wrestling Association of Fame.

Additionally, Arroyo served as the Chair of the Springfield College Department of Physical Education and Health Education from 2008-2011 before leaving Alden Street to become the Director of Athletics, Physical Education, Recreation, and Intramurals at Alfred State College.  He is currently the Division Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, Kinesiology and Athletics at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif. 

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