Adele Boyd, CHS ’49, inducted into Philly Sports Hall of Fame

Cheltenham High School alumna Adele Boyd ’49 was recently inducted into the Philly Sports Hall of Fame as part of a 16-member 2022 induction class.

Boyd was a longtime field hockey coach at Ursinus College where she led the Lady Bears to three consecutive second-place finishes in the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) national championship during the late 1970s. Boyd is also a member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame and was in the inaugural class of the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988.

A native of Glenside, Boyd, who passed away in 2018, graduated from Ursinus in 1953, and earned a master’s degree in education from Temple University. In 1954, she was hired by Cheltenham High School, where she taught English and physical education and coached the women’s field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse teams.