Colin Casey ’06 received the University of Richmond’s Dan Woolley Award on Saturday, February 21, in honor of his role as the head manager of the men’s basketball team. The Woolley family presented the award to Colin during the Richmond vs. Charlotte basketball game. Chosen by Richmond’s Athletic Department, Colin is the first recipient of this award. He has been one of the men’s team managers for the past three years, serving as the head manager this season. Colin, who will graduate from the University of Richmond next year, also will serve as the team’s head manager for the 2009-2010 season.
The following remarks were made at the February 21 award presentation:
"Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the court at this time Charlsie, Herb, Charles, Mary Ann and Ben – members of the Dan Woolley family. They are here tonight to present the Dan Woolley Award which is presented to a manager of the men's or women's basketball team to assist with educational expenses. Dan Woolley graduated from UR in 2005 with honors from the Robins School of Business. He served as the team manager from 2002-2005 and was a member of the NCAA tournament team in 2004. Dan passed away on October 14, 2007 leaving a great influence on the University of Richmond. The Woolley family would now like to welcome this year's award winner, please join us in a round of applause for the 2008-2009 Dan Woolley Award recipient, Men's Basketball Manager Mr. Colin Casey. Congratulations, Colin, and thank you to the Woolley family for their attendance this evening. If you would like to make a donation to the Dan Wooley Award please contact the Spider Club office. Thank you."
Dan Woolley graduated from the University of Richmond in 2005 and served as team manager of the men’s basketball team from 2002 to 2005. Unfortunately, Dan suffered from health complications and passed away in the fall of 2007. To honor his memory, Richmond’s Department of Athletics established the Dan Woolley Educational Fund through the University's Spider Club. This fund grants financial assistance to a senior athletic manager’s educational expenses from the men’s and women’s basketball programs each year. Click here to read more about the Dan Wooley Educational Fund.